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That’s Wild

  • Minnesota Wild head coach Dean Evason was named a finalist for the Jack Adams, but turns out he just finished second to Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Rod Brind’Amour.
  • Most recently on our 2021 NHL Draft board, defenseman Brandt Clarke has some potential to go anywhere in the top-15 or so picks. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Wild have a new ECHL affiliate and they’re named the Iowa Heartlanders. A great logo and a great location. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Maybe Kaprizov should ask for some good centers. [10K Rinks]
  • In the latest Seattle Kraken mock expansion draft, The Athletic has them taking Matt Dumba which is cruel. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

  • A look inside the 1987 brawl between the Flyers and the Canadiens. Neat. [The Athletic]
  • Something to hate read or just read: To win the Stanley Cup, you must have your heart broken first. [ESPN]
  • How Lightning head coach Jon Cooper’s journey to the NHL started on Long Island. [Sportsnet]