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Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

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That’s Wild

-The Minnesota Wild and young goaltender Kappo Kahkonen reached agreement on a two-year deal. Kahkonen was a restricted free agent. [Hockey Wilderness]

-GM Bill Guerin is going all-out in the rebuild this offseason and it has certainly been a wake up call for some. The Wild are going to look like a significantly different team in 2020-21 and The Athletic’s Michael Russo covers it all. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

-The biggest name in free agency has finally signed with their new team, as defenseman Alex Pietrangelo put pen to paper on a seven-year, $61.6-million contract ($8.8-million AAV) with the Vegas Golden Knights. [Knights On Ice]

-Due to the significant add on the blue line, the Golden Knights had to trade fellow defenseman Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks for a third-round pick. [Knights On Ice]

-It’s just transaction after transaction, but the Montreal Canadiens signed Tyler Toffoli to a sweetheart four-year deal with a cap hit of $4.25-million. Might be the steal of the offseason. [Eyes On The Prize]

-Times might be changing sooner rather than later in Buffalo — a city used to sporting disappointment. The new-look Sabres with Taylor Hall on Jack Eichel’s wing for at least one year might make their presence known in the Atlantic Division...well Hall certainly thinks so.

-Alexis Lafreniere was the first player drafted last week to officially sign his entry-level contract. Certainly a busy week in October for the 19-year-old.