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Wilderness Walk: Back from break

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

2023 NHL All-Star Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Now that the fumbled experience of the NHL All-Star Game is behind us, we can focus on slightly more important things, like the Minnesota Wild winning some games down the stretch and cementing a spot in the playoffs.

Still, it was inspiring to see how little Kirill Kaprizov cared about the whole event — he had former teammate Kevin Fiala take his place in the fastest skater event on Friday, and then just had one little instance of that weird goaltender challenge. And then, he finished the actual game with zero points. It is perfect. It is inspirational.

That’s Wild

  • With Matt Boldy’s extension solidified, the Wild have some difficult decisions to make this summer when it comes to signing the other players that still need new contracts. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • Well, Bo Horvat is staying on Long Island. On Sunday it was announced that he signed an eight-year deal with the New York Islanders, less than a week after being traded there. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Well, maybe the NHL will do a better job for next year’s All-Star Game in Toronto. [The Hockey News]
  • Behind the scenes at some of the skill competition’s events. [ESPN]