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A bad trade rumor, Predator’s mounted a comeback, and the IIHF Worlds in today’s news.

Minnesota Wild v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

We actually have some Wild news coverage today!

It’s May and there’s still hockey going on, but we’ve definitely been getting a preview of the hockey drought that is coming. So enjoy it while you still can, folks.

There’s a trade rumor tumbling around out there that is so awful that I dare not even type it out here, but there’s a link below to Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts that includes it. Take a look, but be prepared to be angry.

Wild News

NHL expansion draft looms over Wild's offseason moves - StarTribune.com
Pretty sure it’s going to hurt no matter what. Chuck’s job is to minimize the pain and make it meaningful in some way.

STAFF POD: NHL/NBA Playoffs, Twins-Wild Comps and Home Field Advantage | Zone Coverage - Cold Omaha
Arif Hasan got his start as a Fan Poster with our cousins at The Daily Norseman. Pretty cool, right?

Minnesota Deserves Winter Classic
JUST DON’T MAKE US PLAY CHICAGO.

Tending the Fields

Greenway Relishes Chance to Soak Up Experience at World Championships - NHL.com

Greenway may not be getting much playing time, but as one of the three non-NHL players on the roster, it’s a prime opportunity to learn from the best.

Off the Trail

Predators rally in third to take 2-1 series lead over Ducks - Sportsnet.ca
Strong compete level on display dealing with the frustration of TWO disallowed goals.

Expansion draft preview: Central Division | The Hockey News
I can feel thousands of Stars fans willing the Knights to take one of their goaltenders from across the pond.

30 Thoughts: Should St. Louis target Eberle for scoring help? - Sportsnet.ca
#2 - NO. NO. NO. NEVER. NO. YOU CAN’T MAKE ME. NOOOOOOO.

Vegas reaches AHL deal with Chicago Wolves - Sportsnet.ca
Not exactly a quick jot to get from Chicago to Vegas. Wonder how that’ll affect their willingness to call up players.

Five infamous — and costly — post-season own goals | The Hockey News
There is one ranked above Steve Smith’s series ending own goal. Can anyone guess what it is?

Predators anthem singer irked at being upstaged by country stars - Sportsnet.ca
Seems like this is just the way of things when your team plays in Music City.

World Championships

IIHF World Championship: USA vs. Russia | Newsday
It’s almost like the US is taking this seriously. Maybe Hockey USA did learn something from the World Cup fiasco after all.