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Wilderness Walk: NHL could play 6 games per day during 24-team tournament

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

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Let’s go over some news and notes:

- The Wild have reportedly agreed to let Alexander Khovanov play the 2020-21 season in Russia. [Hockey Wilderness]

- What could the Wild’s 31-player roster look like going into the 24-team playoff tournament? Kaapo Kahkonen in net potentially? [Hockey Wilderness]

- Another year, another great season from Jared Spurgeon. And still, he gets almost zero league-wide recognition. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Xcel Energy Center has been ranked one of the top 10 arenas in the NHL, so that’s pretty cool. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

- It sounds like the NHL is going to play six total games — three in each hub city — per day during the 24-team tournament. [NBC Sports]

- The NHL is also reportedly targeting December 1 as the start date for the 2020-21 season. [ESPN]

- The Devils have a new head coach. Instead of hiring Gerard Gallant or Peter Laviolette, they went with Lindy Ruff! A very interesting choice. [All About The Jersey]

- The flat salary cap is going to hurt a lot of teams, but which clubs will feel the worst of it? [The Hockey News]

- We have tentative dates for the postseason!

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