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Catch up on the latest Minnesota Wild news as we all wait for the NHL Trade Deadline in six days.

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There are just six days left until the NHL Trade Deadline, and the anticipation of more trades has everyone nervous, including the Minnesota Wild, who play the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 7:00 PM Central.

Wild News

It’s the end of the Wild as we know it (but be careful what you wish for) | Star Tribune

“The same fans who decry various Wild mainstays as passive underachievers like to imagine those players’ values magically double on the trade market.”

Wild reassigns Rau to Iowa | Star Tribune

The Minnesota Wild also recalled the Iowa Wild’s captain, Cal O’Reilly, yesterday.

Parise Opens Up About Devils & Wild | The Hockey Writers

“It’s been almost seven years since Zach Parise left the New Jersey Devils for the Minnesota Wild.”

Thousands attend, tune in to inaugural Wild Gaming Tournament Finals | Wild Official Site

“Pro gamers Bouch 26, Yung Gren claim first place in Wild’s first-ever esports tournament.”

News of Note

Canada’s Laura Stacey has an incredibly high ceiling | The Hockey News

“At 24, the Markham Thunder right winger is coming into her own on the international stage and her performance in Toronto at the Rivalry Series demonstrated just how dominant the youngster can be.”

Reflections on Game Three of the 2019 Rivalry Series | The Ice Garden

“Breaking down Canada’s 2-0 win in Detroit.”

Her or Me with Boston Pride skaters Dana Trivigno and Haley Skarupa | The Ice Garden

“Longtime teammates are put to the test.”

Women’s WCHA Playoff Picture | College Hockey

“This coming weekend is the final weekend of the regular season in the women’s WCHA.”

Off the Trail

The Lightning’s dominance might cost Kucherov the Hart Trophy | The Hockey News

This is almost as stupid as disqualifying a player for their team’s failure to make the playoffs.

Star power, depth define Trade Bait board a week before deadline | TSN

“With one week to go before the NHL’s trade deadline, the TSN Trade Bait Class of 2019 is shaping up to be the best in recent memory.”

NHL Trade Buzz: Potential trade between Senators, Jets gaining traction | NHL Official Site

“Ottawa GM, other staffers have reportedly been in Winnipeg for four days; Islanders unlikely to move rentals.”

All Around the Nation

What’s wrong with Patrik Laine? | Arctic Ice Hockey

“There’s a lot going on with Laine’s puzzling season, and it’s not all on his shoulders.”

Nikita Kucherov is chasing NHL scoring history | Raw Charge

“Kuch is scoring like we haven’t seen in decades.”

Ryan Miller Makes NHL History as Winningest US-Born Goalie | Die By The Blade

“Former Sabres netminder notches 375th career win.”