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

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That’s Wild

  • In the next installation of our Top 25 Under 25 series, we have Brennan Menell, the offensively-gifted defenseman that’s over in the KHL for the next season. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler speaks with Wild prospect Ivan Lodnia (and four other North American prospects that went over to Europe in the fall offseason), to touch base with how he’s doing in the KHL. [The Athletic]
  • Okay, seriously, did Zach Parise design a hat? [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • Just another weird story this offseason, newly-signed Vancouver Canucks goaltender Braden Holtby is stuck at the border with his tortoises. Without all the proper paperwork, the netminder isn’t allowed to enter Canada prior to the 2020-21 season starting in a couple months. [NHL dot com]
  • The Athletic’s Mark Lazerus goes over his 100 things he misses about hockey during this odd winter without the sport. [The Athletic]
  • How should the 2020-21 season be formatted? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Former Arsenal midfielder and World Cup winner, Lukas Podolski, helps out German hockey team Kolner Haie with a massive fundraiser, that now promises the past soccer star will suit up for the team in the future. [ProHockeyTalk]