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The Minnesota Wild signed seven players over the weekend as NHL Free Agency opened up.

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Your Minnesota Wild signed some depth players over the weekend as NHL Free Agency opened up on Saturday.

Wild News

Wild signs seven players on Day 1 of free agency to address depth | Star Tribune

“On the first day of free agency Saturday, the Wild signed seven players to replenish the lost depth of recent weeks.”

Goalie Darcy Kuemper leaves Wild, signs with L.A. Kings | Pioneer Press

“Kuemper had spent his entire career with the Wild, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2009.”

Off the Trail

Marleau leaves Sharks for Leafs, Price commits to Canadiens | Star Tribune

Carey Price couldn't imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one.”

Five good, five bad signings on NHL Free Agent Day 2017 | Yahoo Sports

“These are among the lessons learned on NHL Free Agent Day 2017, which saw more hometown discounts than home run contracts.”

Capitals, in cap crisis, trade Marcus Johansson to Devils | Yahoo Sports

The New Jersey Devils are short a few extra draft picks while the Washington Capitals grab a little much needed cap space.

Carey Price, Connor McDavid, and the richest contracts in NHL history | Yahoo Sports

“A pair of franchise cornerstones were locked up on huge contracts during the span of a week when the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers inked Carey Price and Connor McDavid, respectively, to massive extensions.”