Let’s go over some news and notes:
- Life would obviously be much easier for the Wild if they didn’t have to worry about Ryan Suter and Zach Parise’s contracts, but they can still be competitive even with them on the books. [Zone Coverage]
- Throwback to that one time Brian Rolston pulled off a slapper on a penalty shot.
Off the trail...
- The NHL is evidently making some progress on finalizing a 24-team postseason format. [The Athletic]
- After 15 NHL seasons, forward Ales Hemsky has officially announced his retirement. [Copper And Blue]