After reshuffling, did Wild gain in talent or flexibility?

After reshuffling, did Wild gain in talent or flexibility?

Barring anything dramatic, the Wild’s offseason activity might be drawing to a close.
July 16
Wild re-signs Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy

Wild re-signs Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy

The Wild addressed three of its seven restricted free agents Tuesday, re-signing Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy.
July 13
The structure of the NHL gives it balance not seen in the NFL, MLB or NBA.

NHL stands out when strengths of major pro leagues are pondered

Out of the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, which league strikes the best balance when it comes to all-around fairness and ability for its teams to compete? Michael Rand and Chip Scoggins have their answers.
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July 10
Matt Cullen, right, with the Wild in 2018

Former Wild forward Matt Cullen says he's retiring at age 42

Cullen, who grew up in Moorhead, had two stints with the Wild, from 2010-2013 and again for the 2017-18 season.
July 8
Penciling in Mats Zuccarello, above, on the Wild’s top line frees up the team to try out other new combinations.

Boudreau exploring Wild's options for Zuccarello and Hartman

Free-agent additions add flexibility in shaping the Wild's lines.
July 6
Left wing Jason Zucker.

Projected Wild depth chart

Some possibilities for how lines and defensive pairings will shape up this season.
July 4
Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello: Wild was a team that 'wanted me the most'

A self-described "hockey nerd" new Wild forward Mats Zuccarello made it clear he felt coveted — a message the team was able to convey during the interview period leading up to the start of NHL free agency.
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July 1
Ryan Hartman, know as a gritty agitator, spent the final weeks of last season with the Flyers following a trade, then was dealt to Dallas before signi

Hartman goes from Flyers to Stars to Wild in matter of days

The Wild see Hartman as someone who is hard to play against, can make life difficult on the opponent and skates as an agitator with the ability to draw penalties and swing momentum.


  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Nashville 47 29 6 100 25-14-2 22-15-4
    Winnipeg 47 30 5 99 25-12-4 22-18-1
    St. Louis 45 28 9 99 24-15-2 21-13-7
    Dallas 43 32 7 93 24-14-3 19-18-4
    Colorado 38 30 14 90 21-14-6 17-16-8
    Chicago 36 34 12 84 19-14-8 17-20-4
    Minnesota 37 36 9 83 16-18-7 21-18-2
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Calgary 50 25 7 107 26-10-5 24-15-2
    San Jose 46 27 9 101 25-11-5 21-16-4
    Vegas 43 32 7 93 24-12-5 19-20-2
    Arizona 39 35 8 86 20-17-4 19-18-4
    Vancouver 35 36 11 81 20-16-5 15-20-6
    Anaheim 35 37 10 80 19-14-8 16-23-2
    Edmonton 35 38 9 79 18-19-4 17-19-5
    Los Angeles 31 42 9 71 17-21-3 14-21-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 62 16 4 128 32-7-2 30-9-2
    Boston 49 24 9 107 29-9-3 20-15-6
    Toronto 46 28 8 100 23-16-2 23-12-6
    Montreal 44 30 8 96 25-12-4 19-18-4
    Florida 36 32 14 86 20-13-8 16-19-6
    Buffalo 33 39 10 76 21-15-5 12-24-5
    Detroit 32 40 10 74 17-19-5 15-21-5
    Ottawa 29 47 6 64 18-19-4 11-28-2
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 48 26 8 104 24-11-6 24-15-2
    NY Islanders 48 27 7 103 24-13-4 24-14-3
    Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100 23-14-4 21-12-8
    Carolina 46 29 7 99 24-13-4 22-16-3
    Columbus 47 31 4 98 22-17-2 25-14-2
    Philadelphia 37 37 8 82 19-18-4 18-19-4
    NY Rangers 32 36 14 78 18-14-9 14-22-5
    New Jersey 31 41 10 72 20-14-7 11-27-3
  • Goals
    Z. Parise MIN 28
    E. Staal MIN 22
    J. Zucker MIN 21
    J. Spurgeon MIN 14
    K. Fiala MIN 13
  • Assists
    R. Suter MIN 40
    Z. Parise MIN 33
    E. Staal MIN 30
    J. Spurgeon MIN 29
    K. Fiala MIN 26
  • Points
    Z. Parise MIN 61
    E. Staal MIN 52
    R. Suter MIN 47
    J. Spurgeon MIN 43
    J. Zucker MIN 42
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.54
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1714
    A. Stalock MIN 472
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 31
    A. Stalock MIN 6
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 51
    L. Draisaitl EDM 50
    J. Tavares TOR 47
    S. Stamkos TB 45
    P. Kane CHI 44
  • Assists
    N. Kucherov TB 87
    C. McDavid EDM 75
    B. Wheeler WPG 71
    M. Marner TOR 68
    B. Burns SJ 67
  • Points
    N. Kucherov TB 128
    C. McDavid EDM 116
    P. Kane CHI 110
    L. Draisaitl EDM 105
    B. Marchand BOS 100
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    J. Binnington STL 1.89
    B. Bishop DAL 1.98
    R. Lehner NYI 2.13
    T. Greiss NYI 2.28
    J. Campbell LA 2.30
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1872
    F. Andersen TOR 1796
    C. Price MON 1791
    J. Markstrom VAN 1730
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1714
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 39
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 37
    F. Andersen TOR 36
    M. Jones SJ 36
    (2) Players 35
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  • Sunday, July 28
July 1

NHL free agent deals so far

Here's a wrapup of the deals that went down in the opening days of NHL free agency:
July 1
Mats Zuccarello celebrated a goal against the Blues on May 7.

Wild adds Zuccarello, Hartman in free agency

The well-traveled right wingers have combined for 756 NHL games.
July 1
The new bosses of the Timberwolves and Wild -- Gersson Rosas, left, and Paul Fenton -- weren't able to make much of an impact in the opening days of N

Scoggins: New Wolves, Wild bosses miss out on free-agency prizes

Welcome to Minnesota, Gersson Rosas and Paul Fenton. The start of free agency for the NBA and NHL left fans of the two local teams feeling a mixture of disappointment and anger. Perhaps some resignation, too.
July 1

Meet new Wild forward Mats Zuccarello

Find out a little more about the Norwegian-born right wing.
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July 1
Wild signs free-agent forwards Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman

Wild signs free-agent forwards Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman

Wild General Manager Paul Fenton discusses the acquisitions of right wingers Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman.
July 1
Phil Kessel

Coyotes get Kessel from Penguins

The former Gophers player and a Wisconsin native, had 27 goals and 55 assists last season, his fourth with the Penguins
June 29
Joe Pavelski

Wild could be in the free agency mix for Pavelski

The San Jose captain and proven scorer is likely to leave the Sharks for greener pastures.
June 28

Possible targets for Wild in NHL free agency

A look at five players the Wild could target this offseason.
June 28
Zach Parise (11) celebrated a late season goal at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild's schedule announced, season opens with three-game road trip

The Wild plays three games on the road before its home opener against Pittsburgh and then goes back on the road for three more games.
June 28
Marshall Warren, left, and Matt Boldy were constant companions at the Wild’s development camp Tuesday.

Buddy system: Prospects Boldy, Warren help each other on, off the ice

After meeting for the first time when they were eight years old, Matt Boldy and Marshall Warren have been teammates for years. forging a bond that goes well beyond the ice.
June 28
Filip Johansson

Johansson hopes to live up to billing as Wild's top 2018 draft pick

Defenseman Filip Johansson is aware of the pressure he inherited once he became the Wild's first-round draft pick in 2018.
June 28
Matt Hendricks played in 607 NHL games with Colorado, Washington, Nashville, Edmonton, Winnipeg and the Wild.

Decade-plus as NHL player prepared Hendricks for new role with Wild

Matt Hendricks joined the Wild as its assistant director of player development earlier this week — a role that enables him to stay connected to the game he loves while being home with his family.
June 25
Joel Eriksson Ek was among the restricted free agent forwards who secured qualifying offers from the Wild.

Aberg cut loose as Wild makes qualifying offers to seven players

Left winger Pontus Aberg, acquired from Anaheim in a midseason trade, was let go, along with three minor leaguers. Restricted free agents retained by the team include Joel Eriksson Ek, Ryan Donato and Kevin Fiala.

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