According to Tankathon, the Minnesota Wild have a 3% chance at the 1st overall pick in this year’s draft and a 9.8% chance at drafting somewhere in the top 3. The show begins tonight at 7 PM Central, and you will be able to watch it live on NBCSN, Sportsnet, and TVA Sports.
“The Wild could have more than $18 million in space to utilize during this longer-than-usual offseason that begins this week with no playoffs.”
News of Note
“Canadian players to U.S. teams? It’s less likely than you think.”
“As the Danish Lions prepare for the Division I Group A World Cup in Hungary next week, they’re also working on a bigger mission: to make it to the Olympics.”
“A look at which players are stealing the show in Espoo as we approach the end of the group stage.”
“It was a scene Kacey Bellamy couldn’t have imagined during her childhood in Westfield, Massachusetts, but one she’s thrilled to be a part of now on the other side.”
Off the Trail
“It’s that time of year! The ’18-19 NHL regular season ended on Saturday, and that means the time to argue about the NHL player awards has begun.”
“From Keith Gretzky to Bill Guerin, the Oilers have plenty of options for their new GM. And they can’t let past glory determine who they end up selecting.”
“From rivalries to repeats, there’ll be a lot on the line when the NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday.”
This seems like tempting fate, but at least the Senators will have their own lottery picks moving forward.
All Around the Nation
“Reports indicate that Todd McLellan is the leading candidate for the Sabres job.”
“Before you hate-reply, at least read some of the article.”