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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

  • With Mikko Koivu departing the team as a free agent and signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Minnesota Wild are in search of their next captain. We have one question, is Marcus Foligno the choice? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • In his latest organizational rankings, The Athletic’s prospect expert Corey Pronman, the Wild find themselves bumped up by a spot with their productive draft earlier this month. [The Athletic]
  • Dan Myers talks to forward Jordan Greenway after signing his extension, focusing on how he can improve under this transitional Wild team. [NHL dot com]

Off the trail...

  • There will be hockey, relatively soon. The IIHF have released the schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championships. The tournament will be held within a bubble and will take place over the holidays, as usual. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks have not been their previous dynastical self for a while now, but I guess the team is trying to ease into a rebuild with a strong message to their fans.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs continue their wrestle with the cap ceiling, signing RFA forward Ilya Mikheyev to a two-year deal. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Hockey legend and trailblazer Willie O’Ree turned 85 earlier this week and has a brand new book on the shelves. NHL dot com’s William Douglas sat down with O’Ree on the Soul On Ice podcast, to talk about his book about his amazing journey. [Color of Hockey]
  • Another day, another drafted player signing their Entry-Level Contract. Defenseman Kaiden Guhle has signed his first professional contract with the Montreal Canadiens. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Forward Karson Kuhlman has a really kuhl name to go along with his new two-year extension with the Boston Bruins. The restricted free agent will carry a cap hit of $725,000 through the 2021-22 season. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]