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Wilderness Walk: Jan. 1 remains target for 2020-21 start

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That’s Wild

  • In case you missed it, Michael Russo was able to answer and bring up some questions in his latest notes blog. Byfuglien, Dumba, ECHL, and more. [The Athletic]
  • The Wild’s 2020 second-round pick, Marat Khusnutdinov, played a major role in securing Team Russia winning the Karjala Cup on Sunday. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Does bringing Dustin Byfuglien in make any sense? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Wild are inching closer to releasing their “retro jersey” in the coming weeks. Rumors are that it will have a specific North Stars theme. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • Despite the NBA rumored to be starting on Dec. 22, the NHL has made it clear that Jan. 1 still remains their target date.
  • If you ever wondered how teams stacked up against each other at structuring their cap, well here you go. [The Athletic]
  • Longtime Toronto Maple Leafs player and four-time Stanley Cup champion Howie Meeker passed away at the age of 97 on Sunday. [NHL]
  • In a recent NHL dot com story, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin stated that he will only play for two teams: the Capitals and Dynamo Moscow of the KHL. So since he’s slated to become an unrestricted free agent after next season, what will his next contract look like? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Florida Panthers have re-signed RFA defenseman Mackenzie Weegar to a three-year deal. [Litter Box Cats]