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Wilderness Walk: Yaroslav Askarov 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:

- With the 2019-20 season in the rearview, here are five Wild players who may have played their last game in Minnesota. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Not surprising news, but the Penguins have officially decided to hold onto their first-round pick in this year’s draft, meaning the Wild will get their first-round pick in 2021. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Who should the Wild select with the No. 9 overall pick? According to Corey Pronman, Yaroslav Askarov. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

- Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officiating in Game 1 of their series against the Bruins. [Canes Country]

- If you thought the Penguins were going to fire Mike Sullivan after their poor series against the Canadiens, you thought wrong. [PensBurgh]

- That doesn’t mean the rest of the coaching staff is safe, though. The Pens fired three assistant coaches yesterday. [PensBurgh]

- Carey Price made one of the craziest saves of the year against the Flyers last night.

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