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Wilderness Walk: Watch Dean Evason welcome Kirill Kaprizov to Minnesota

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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 may not have won the draft lottery, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still draft a superstar with the No. 9 overall pick. [Zone Coverage]

- Kirill Kaprizov is here, and Dean Evason was on the ground to greet him when he stepped off of the plane in Minnesota.

Off the trail...

- Did you miss last night’s game between the Lightning and Blue Jackets? If so, that really sucks for you. Five overtimes, baby! [Raw Charge]

- The game was so long that the NHL had to push the series opener between the Bruins and Hurricanes to Wednesday morning. [Stanley Cup Of Chowder]

- John Davidson, president of the Rangers, had a “personal discussion” with Henrik Lundqvist about his future. Unsurprisingly, there’s still some uncertainty about his desire to return to New York. [New York Post]

- The Sabres unveiled their new royal blue uniforms yesterday, and they are quite snazzy.

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