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

Winnipeg Jets v Minnesota Wild Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images

That’s Wild

  • The Minnesota Wild had one major problem last season: The powerplay was garbage. Through two games, are there any signs of improvement? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • You know who isn’t garbage? Marco Rossi. And do you know who scored his first professional goal on Sunday? Marco Rossi. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • On the other side of the prospect coin, winger Ivan Lodnia has been suspended by the organization after he did not report to the ECHL. This is after he did not make the AHL Wild roster. He went home to California instead. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The rivalry between the Wild and the Winnipeg Jets is potentially going to get heated this season. [10K Rinks]
  • The Wild are undefeated through two games, so something must be working. [StarTribune]

Off the trail...

  • Looking around the NHL at the players that stood out during opening week. [The Hockey News]
  • The Hayes family shared the details of Jimmy’s passing on Sunday, and the cause somehow made this already sad story even sadder. Very generous of his family to share the story, in the hopes that it might help someone else. [Boston Globe]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are relaxing their dress code a little bit this season. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The NHL is handing San Jose Sharks winger a 21-game suspension after producing a fake vaccine card. [Yahoo! Sports]