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Wilderness Walk: Kurtis Gabriel signs with Sharks

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That’s Wild

  • Former Minnesota Wild draft pick and general good guy, forward Kurtis Gabriel, signed a one-year, two-way deal with the San Jose Sharks. A definitive feel good story.
  • Not a whole lot of other Wild news. We’re truly heading into the middle of the NHL offseason.

Off the trail...

  • The Dallas Stars announced on Tuesday that goaltender Ben Bishop and forward Tyler Seguin are going to be out long-term, up to five months. Which means missing two months if the NHL is starting on its targeted Jan. 1 date. [NHL]
  • The Detroit Red Wings have locked-up one of their core forward pieces in Anthony Mantha. The 26-year-old has signed a four-year deal with an AAV of $5.7-million. [Winging It In Motown]
  • The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn uses all of his numbers and declares the 10 best contracts in the NHL right now. [The Athletic]
  • What fun and wacky ways could the NHL start the season? [ProHockeyTalk]