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Player update from Fenton, a look at the Cup windows in the Central, and more.

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Hey everyone,

We’ve actually got a little bit of Minnesota Wild news today. It’s not the juiciest piece of gossip on the planet, but in late August I think we’ll all take what we can get.

Wild News

Wild GM doesn't offer much, but says injured players should be ready - StarTribune.com
Ryan Suter, Zach Parise and Luke Kunin are all recovering from different injuries. New GM Paul Fenton wouldn't reveal specifics but said each is progressing.

Stanley Cup windows: Central Division – TheHockeyNews
A common question as we assess teams’ hopes for the upcoming season every summer: is your team in its Stanley Cup window? The answer is complicated. Some teams enter glorious, extended periods of contention. Others enter their now-or-never seasons, while some have missed their windows or seen them closed after ye ...

Off the Trail

Five NHL imports who could make an impact in 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews
Ahead of last season, Evgeni Dadonov and Vadim Shipachyov were expected to be the most high-impact import signings of the season. But the two couldn’t have ended up on further ends of the spectrum.

At the time of their signings last season, the then-28-year-old Dadonov and then-30-year-old Shipachyov were consid ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Remain Pretenders
Even with the acquisition of John Tavares this offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs are still falling short of contender status in the NHL.

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning talks Erik Karlsson trade rumours
Trade rumours involving Ottawa Senators star Erik Karlsson began to swirl again and the Vancouver Canucks were reportedly showing interest.

Canucks star Brock Boeser named Da Beauty League MVP - Sportsnet.ca
If Brock Boeser's performance in Da Beauty League is a sign of things to come in 2018-19 then Vancouver Canucks fans are going to be very happy.