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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

  • Minnesota Wild head coach Dean Evason talks everything from Kaprizov to the upcoming captaincy. [The Athletic]
  • Russo is on a roll this weekend. Here he addresses the biggest concerns the Wild have for the 2020-21 season.[The Athletic]
  • In case you missed it, last week the Wild signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-way contract. Now with the minimum of three goalies — with the two on the 23-man roster and one in the taxi squad — the signing looks like a pretty shrewd move from GM Bill Guerin. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • The NHL is back baby! On Sunday afternoon, the league and players’ union came to an agreement for a 56-game regular season that will start on Jan. 13. Read for more info on everything from taxi squads to the new divisions. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • With all the West Coast Late Games, we’re going to be mighty tired all season long.
  • The Athletic staff came together to discuss the biggest questions facing each of the 31 teams this upcoming season. [The Athletic]
  • With the new divisions laid out, we can get some weird and wacky and wild Stanley Cup Final matchups. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Due to local restrictions, the San Jose Sharks will be holding their training camp in Arizona in the new year.
  • Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice says the new all-Canadian North division will be ‘awesome’, he also later added how out of this world it will be. [NHL dot com]
  • One of the key remaining unrestricted free agents left out there found a home this weekend, as forward Anthony Duclair signed a one-year deal with the Florida Panthers. [Litter Box Cats]