Have you enjoyed your quick reprieve from our Wilderness Walks? Well, it’s time to start walking again. The Minnesota Wild finally signed Dmitry Sokolov yesterday, and the San Jose Sharks shutout the Vegas Golden Knights.
To accompany us along this extra long walk is an extra long song from Yes.
Craig Leipold seems to think the Wild are only a few moves away from earning the Stanley Cup. Giles Ferrell examines that possibility here.
“The contracts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter do eat up plenty of cap space, but the notion that the Wild is stuck, salary-cap wise, is just plain incorrect.”
“The Sedin twins and P.K. Subban are the other finalists for the award, which honors leadership and strong community work.”
“Iowa Wild forward Sam Anas led the AHL team in goals and set a single-season franchise record with 26 in 70 games.”
“Forward Dmitry Sokolov tallied a career-high 96 points – including 50 goals – in 64 games in the Ontario Hockey League last season.”
“Palat gets two goals in first 3:19, Vasilevskiy makes 28 saves for Tampa Bay.”
“Jones makes 34 saves; San Jose penalty kill goes 5-for-5.”
2018 NHL Entry Draft
“That pick is a no-brainer, but the rest of the top 10 — let alone the top 100 — will be in the eye of the beholder, as we’ll certainly see on draft day.”
“A strong playoff performance can do wonders for a prospect’s draft stock. Same with a stellar showing at the under-18 world championship.”
“We’ve got news on several top goalie prospects, plus a look at the kids still making noise in the CHL and USHL playoffs in our weekly wrap.”
Off the Trail
“The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson for three games.”
“Wilson broke the rules and earned a three-game ban this time, but he has hurt plenty of people with his clean hits, too. And he’s not the problem in those cases. The NHL rulebook is.”
Don’t read this if you’re upset about last summer’s Expansion Draft.