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Wilderness Walk: Cash Money Monster

Some possible free agent targets for the Wild and McDavid signs for all the money and all the years (allowed).

Minnesota Wild v Nashville Predators
Could we see this familiar face in a Wild sweater again?
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Not a lot of Wild news today, at least at the time of this writing. There are only a couple of days left before UFA season opens up, so if a trade was going to happen, today or tomorrow seems a likely time for it to happen. Of course, general manager Chuck Fletcher could wait until after the stupid money bloodbath that is the opening few days of UFAs being available to make a move. Maybe he wants to see which teams attempt to lure a UFA defenseman or right winger but fail, indicating their likely interest in a deal with the Wild. If so, it’s a clever move but it could be too clever by half if the other GMs are willing to outwait the Minnesota Wild who have at least a couple free agent signings they’ll want to complete themselves.

Connor McDavid will reportedly sign a $13.5 million per year for eight years (the maximum allowed under the current CBA). That would officially make McDavid the highest paid player in the NHL and a cash money monster, hence today’s song (some strong language).

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