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Well, the time is nigh. We’ll soon find out who the Wild will lose to Las Vegas.

That’s not the largest travesty in hockey, though, if you ask Arizona fans. That honor goes to Shane Doan, who was apparently spat on and lambasted publicly before being released into the Wild like.... well, like most hockey players do at some point. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In Doan’s honor, I present a song that reminds me of him (the ‘older’ part, not the ‘women’ part).

Wild News

Wild Keep Defensive Core Intact...for Now
The NHL’s temporary trade freeze came and went with the Minnesota Wild making no moves.

Lakeville pals Poehling, Oettinger could be NHL first-round draft picks - StarTribune.com
Pals Ryan Poehling and Jake Oettinger could be first-round draft picks.

It’s a Shane what they Doan to him

Agent says Doan won't retire yet: 'Time for him to get a shot at the Cup' | theScore.com
Shane Doan isn't hanging up his skates.

3 fits for Shane Doan in free agency | theScore.com
21 seasons later, Shane Doan has to find a new franchise.

Report: Coyotes offer Doan front-office job | theScore.com
The Arizona Coyotes have offered the veteran forward a front-office position, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM's Craig Morgan reports.

Doan wasn't expecting Coyotes to let him walk, says it was owner's decision | theScore.com
Shane Doan says he was caught off guard when the Arizona Coyotes told him they wouldn't be signing him to another contract.

Coyotes Part Ways With Shane Doan
After over two decades of playing with the Arizona Coyotes (formerly the Winnipeg Jets franchise), Shane Doan’s playing career with the Coyotes is over.

Off the Trail

Expansion mock draft: Vegas Golden Knights take shape | theScore.com
Don't tell Tony

How the Blackhawks can shed salary to fit under new cap | theScore.com
The NHL and NHLPA have agreed on a salary cap for 2017-18, leaving the Chicago Blackhawks as the lone team with some shedding to do.

McPhee: Trade talks to end, Golden Knights will be selected Tuesday | theScore.com
Time is running out for the other 30 general managers to get their way in the expansion draft process.

Fleury opens playground as possible final act with Penguins | theScore.com
If Marc-Andre Fleury's days with the Penguins are indeed coming to a close, he won't soon be forgotten in Pittsburgh.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson to Be Named Captain of Coyotes: Report
it is being reported by Sarah McLellan of AZ Central Sports that 25-year-old defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson will be named the next captain of the Coyotes franchise.

Mock Expansion Draft: Golden Knights Select Best Contracts Available
Interesting thought experiment.