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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

  • The Minnesota Wild’s young netminder Kaapo Kahkonen is earning some comparisons to a former goalie that held the starting role here for quite a while. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

  • The NHL and ESPN have reached an agreement on a new seven-year broadcasting deal for the media giant to become one of the league’s media partners starting next season. [Sportsnet]
  • According to Pierre Lebrun, Buffalo Sabres center and former Wild man, Eric Staal, is welcome to a trade to a contending team prior to the April 12 trade deadline. The Edmonton Oilers might be one of those teams that are interested. [TSN]
  • If the New York Rangers could do it all over again, would they pick someone different than Alexis Lafreniere with the most recent top selection? [The Athletic]
  • Since making grand statements and displaying them across the broadcast and arena through the playoff bubble, what has the NHL done about diversity since? [The Athletic]