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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 wonderkid Kirill Kaprizov has been handed many monikers throughout his young career, but he really just likes them all and doesn’t mind any. [The Athletic]
  • Zach Parise was a healthy scratch for the first time as a member of the Wild and he did not take it lightly. Luckily for him, the team lost 6-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights so he can rub it in head coach Dean Evason’s face. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Let Kaprizov be himself and how he’s played so far. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin hit a dude in the nuts with his stick. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • After a brief stint on the NHL’s COVID protocol list, Sidney Crosby is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Thank God. [Pensburgh]
  • Speaking of the Penguins, they recently photoshopped masks on people in a picture of the new crowd at their arena, and admitted it. [Yahoo Sports]
  • With some contracts expiring the NHL is set to welcome a new set of national TV rightsholders. What exactly will that look like? [The Athletic]
  • Let’s go goal-by-goal to determine if Carter Hart has really had a bad year or not. [The Athletic]