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Wilderness Walk: Is a rebuild in the Wild’s near future?

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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

  • With the known cap crunch coming in and the unknown situation when it comes to future big-time contracts for Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov, does it makes sense for the Minnesota Wild just to accept the fact that a rebuild might be best? [10K Rinks]
  • Our Top 25 Under 25 ranking is starting soon, but before that, we’re going to explore the young players that were eligible but just missed the cut. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • In case you missed it, Kaprizov does have a tentative agreement with his KHL club, just in case he can’t get a new contract. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Speaking of Kaprizov, he’s playing a dangerous game with these negotiations. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • On the other side of the RFA coin, Kevin Fiala is having ongoing discussions to avoid arbitration and pen a new deal with the Wild. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • Making a full-season NHL schedule is a nightmare and the Olympics only make it worse. [ESPN]
  • If the offseason is good for anything is a series of fun Down Goes Brown thought exercises. This time? Which team can make the best six-team roster of players drafted in different rounds. Why not eh? [The Athletic]
  • Broad Street Hockey interviewed Philadelphia Flyers (and former Wild) GM Chuck Fletcher about a variety of topics. [Broad Street Hockey]