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The Minnesota Wild look to have their next General Manager as the Vegas Golden Knights have made the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the Washington capitals to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 win, and yesterday, the Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the Winnipeg Jets.

But in Minnesota, the Wild and Craig Leipold are said to have finalized a deal with Paul Fenton.

Wild News

Wild closing in on naming Paul Fenton as their next GM (UPDATE) | The Athletic (Paywall)

Paul Fenton has reportedly accepted the job as the Minnesota Wild’s new General Manager.

Switzerland earn silver medal at World Championships | Wild.com

After playing at nearly a point per game pace, Nino Niederreiter has won a silver medal with Switzerland in the 2018 World Championships.

What Will Wild Do With Zucker? | The Hockey Writers

“Ever since he was chosen in the second round (59th overall) in the 2010 draft, Jason Zucker has slowly worked to become a fan favorite in the State of Hockey.”

#BecauseItsTheCup

Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final, eliminate Jets in Game 5 | NHL

“Fleury makes 31 saves, Reaves scores tiebreaking goal for Vegas.”

Off the Trail

NWHL Players React to Minnesota Expansion | The Hockey Writers

Last week, Minnesota joined the NWHL, and there are plenty of reactions to go around.

Q & A with Brynäs IF’s Sonja van der Bliek | The Ice Garden

“The longtime CWHL goaltender is ready for a new adventure in Sweden.”

Senators Should Explore Trading Down in the Draft | Silver Seven

“With a lack of draft picks in recent years, the Ottawa Senators should look to move down from either one of their first round picks in order to get better quantity.”

Armchair GM: Three Ways GM Jim Nill Can Win the Offseason with Better Results | Defending Big D

“Nill doesn’t need to make a splash. His draft picks will help. But they still need a top six winger. It’s time to find out who’s expendable.”

Report: Nikita Soshnikov may head to KHL this off-season | St. Louis Game Time

“The forward only averaged 11 minutes of ice time this year.”