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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 2020 second-rounder Marat Khusnutdinov has been able to shine in his recent performances on Team Russia in the World Juniors. He is just incredible. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Michael Russo explores what the new season’s layout means for the Wild from an economic point of view. Business being what it is and how limited their potential gate revenue can be, can bring up some issues. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

  • Boston Bruins legend and very tall man, Zdeno Chara has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals for basically nothing. You have to wonder why the Bruins would let their captain walk into a division rival — the two teams will play each other eight times this season — and contend for the Stanley Cup right beside them. It’s curious. [Japers’ Rink]
  • Locked away north of the border, the Winnipeg Jets believe they will keep Patrik Laine around and force his game into the next level. [NHL dot com]
  • The AHL season is going to be starting on Feb. 5, or that’s at least what they hope.