- Minnesota Wild head coach Dean Evason absolutely cannot get enough of the combination of Joel Eriksson Ek, Mats Zuccarello, and Kirill Kaprizov. He even said Joel was a “perfect fit” for them. [Hockey Wilderness]
- The Wild claimed center Rem Pitlick off waivers from the Nashville Predators. Whether or not the 24-year-old center gets in any preseason action is still to be determined, but he’s here and that changes some things. [Hockey Wilderness]
- We went around the Central division and ranked the goaltenders. [Hockey Wilderness]
- In Russo’s latest, he speculates that Marco Rossi will be heading down to Iowa and for a long time, as due to some loophole he’s eligible for any entry-level contract slide if he plays less than 10 NHL games this season. His rookie deal could be beneficial as the Wild go through the Suter/Parise buyouts. [The Athletic]
Off the trail...
- The Pittsburgh Penguins are pretty screwed when it comes to centers, eh? [NBC Sports]
- We might be getting a Jack Eichel trade soon. [Yahoo! Sports]