How will Wild reshape roster after a dull finish to draft?

How will Wild reshape roster after a dull finish to draft?

Fletcher won't say right this second what he has up his sleeve. But he didn't buy out Thomas Vanek's contract for no reason. He has his paws in multiple trade scenarios.

Keith Tkachuk had big role in Wild top pick Luke Kunin's development

June 26
The longtime NHL star has known Luke Kunin since the Wild draft pick was 5 years old.

Wild draft pick will try to rebuild his image

June 26
Dmitry Sokolov, considered by most experts to be a top-15 or even top-10 draft pick heading into this past season, fell all the way to the Wild at 196th overall.
Wild
June 26
Luke Kunin and Wild management.

A look at the Wild draftees

With comments on the four picks by Wild assistant GM Brent Flahr.
Wild
June 26

A look at NHL free agency

Details for the days and weeks ahead.
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Wild
June 25
Thomas Vanek

Vanek's contract is bought out, creating $5M in cap space

The Wild cut ties with Thomas Vanek only two years after the former Gophers star turned down long-term, mega-million dollar offers from other clubs.
Wild
June 25
Luke Kunin, center.

Wild lands a Badger with its first-round pick

Wisconsin's Luke Kunin thinks of himself as a center and, maybe most importantly for the Wild and its offense-starved fans, a goal scorer.
Wild
June 25

NHL draft sets record with 12 Americans selected

Top pick Auston Matthews is the first of a record 12 Americans taken.

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  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Dallas 50 23 9 109 28-11-2 22-12-7
    St. Louis 49 24 9 107 24-13-4 25-11-5
    Chicago 47 26 9 103 26-11-4 21-15-5
    Nashville 41 27 14 96 23-11-7 18-16-7
    Minnesota 38 33 11 87 21-16-4 17-17-7
    Colorado 39 39 4 82 17-20-4 22-19-0
    Winnipeg 35 39 8 78 18-19-4 17-20-4
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Anaheim 46 25 11 103 25-10-6 21-15-5
    Los Angeles 48 28 6 102 26-12-3 22-16-3
    San Jose 46 30 6 98 18-20-3 28-10-3
    Arizona 35 39 8 78 22-15-4 13-24-4
    Calgary 35 40 7 77 21-16-4 14-24-3
    Vancouver 31 38 13 75 15-21-5 16-17-8
    Edmonton 31 43 8 70 19-20-2 12-23-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Florida 47 26 9 103 25-11-5 22-15-4
    Tampa Bay 46 31 5 97 25-13-3 21-18-2
    Detroit 41 30 11 93 22-13-6 19-17-5
    Boston 42 31 9 93 17-18-6 25-13-3
    Ottawa 38 35 9 85 21-14-6 17-21-3
    Montreal 38 38 6 82 22-16-3 16-22-3
    Buffalo 35 36 11 81 16-19-6 19-17-5
    Toronto 29 42 11 69 14-18-9 15-24-2
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 56 18 8 120 29-8-4 27-10-4
    Pittsburgh 48 26 8 104 26-11-4 22-15-4
    NY Rangers 46 27 9 101 27-10-4 19-17-5
    NY Islanders 45 27 10 100 25-11-5 20-16-5
    Philadelphia 41 27 14 96 23-10-8 18-17-6
    Carolina 35 31 16 86 19-15-7 16-16-9
    New Jersey 38 36 8 84 19-17-5 19-19-3
    Columbus 34 40 8 76 18-17-6 16-23-2
  • Goals
    Z. Parise MIN 25
    C. Coyle MIN 21
    N. Niederreiter MIN 20
    T. Vanek MIN 18
    M. Koivu MIN 17
  • Assists
    R. Suter MIN 43
    M. Koivu MIN 39
    M. Granlund MIN 31
    Z. Parise MIN 28
    J. Pominville MIN 25
  • Points
    M. Koivu MIN 56
    Z. Parise MIN 53
    R. Suter MIN 51
    M. Granlund MIN 44
    N. Niederreiter MIN 43
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.33
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1679
    D. Kuemper MIN 464
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 32
    D. Kuemper MIN 6
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 50
    P. Kane CHI 46
    J. Benn DAL 41
    V. Tarasenko STL 40
    J. Pavelski SJ 38
  • Assists
    E. Karlsson OTT 66
    J. Thornton SJ 63
    P. Kane CHI 60
    E. Kuznetsov WAS 57
    B. Wheeler WPG 52
  • Points
    P. Kane CHI 106
    J. Benn DAL 89
    S. Crosby PIT 85
    J. Thornton SJ 82
    E. Karlsson OTT 82
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    B. Bishop TB 2.06
    J. Gibson ANH 2.07
    B. Elliott STL 2.07
    C. Schneider NJ 2.15
    B. Holtby WAS 2.20
  • Saves
    H. Lundqvist NYR 1788
    C. Anderson OTT 1754
    T. Rask BOS 1697
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1679
    J. Quick LA 1671
  • Wins
    B. Holtby WAS 48
    J. Quick LA 40
    M. Jones SJ 37
    B. Bishop TB 35
    (4) Players 35
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Wild
June 25
Nate Prosser

Wild players excited about new faces, team dynamic

Jordan Schroeder and Nate Prosser are happy about the organization's new coaching staff and the change they'll bring to the group.
Wild
June 24

North Stars alumni support change within Wild organization

Minnesota North Stars alumni Jack Carlson, Brad Maxwell and Henry Boucha are pleased with the Wild's recent hire of new head coach Bruce Boudreau and the direction of the organization.
Wild
June 24
Wisconsin's Luke Kunin, center

About Luke Kunin

A look at the Wild's first-round draft pick:
Wild
June 24

First-round draft picks in the Wild's history

WILD FIRST-ROUND PICKS2016: Luke Kunin, C, University of Wisconsin, 15th overall2015: Joel Eriksson Ek, C, Farjestad (Sweden), 20th overall2014: Alex Tuch, W, U.S. National Development…
Wild
June 24

NHL draft: first-round selections

FIRST ROUND No. Team Player, Pos. 2015-16 team  1. Toronto Auston Matthews, C Zurich (Switzerland)  2. Winnipeg Patrik Laine, RW Tappara (Finland)  3. Columbus Pierre-Luc…
Sports
June 24
Kieffer Bellows picked by the Islanders.

Kieffer Bellows goes to Islanders, Riley Tufte to Dallas

Bellows played last season for the U.S. under-18 team, while Tufte was Minnesota's Mr. Hockey.
Sports
June 24
Luke Kunin and Wild management.

Wild takes Wisconsin center Luke Kunin with 15th pick

Kunin had 19 goals for the Badgers last season.
Sports
June 24
Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek (26) tried to set up for a shot...

Vanek's contract bought out by Wild to create salary cap space

While disappointed, Thomas Vanek said: "I'm grateful I got the chance to play for the Wild. It was a dream of mine." The move will free up about $5 million to use toward signing other players.
Wild
June 24
WIld GM Chuck Fletcher, right, and owner Craig Leipold at the 2011 draft.

Wild begins NHL draft as part-time player with just two picks in first six rounds

Trades leave Chuck Fletcher with just two picks in first six rounds.
Sports
June 24

Trade talk: Wild would need young, scoring forward for a defenseman

Tonight at 6 p.m., the first round of the NHL Draft will take place. The Wild currently picks 15th and GM Chuck Fletcher is getting calls about his young defensemen.
Wild
June 24

Vanek could be bought out of final year with Wild

GM Chuck Fletcher has indicated that he may need to buy out the final year of Thomas Vanek's contract to pay other players, an NHL source said.
Wild
June 23

Wild GM Fletcher has trade chips to play with

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has been involved in trade conversations for weeks. Fletcher said he feels there's a good chance to "improve the team" via trade at this weekend's draft.
Wild
June 23

NHL teams know Vegas expansion draft means loss of 'decent assets'

Las Vegas was announced as the 31st NHL franchise Wednesday, and next year's draft means every current team will lose one player.
Wild
June 22

Recent and notable No. 15 picks in the NHL draft

A look at the type of player historically available in the Wild's first-round draft slot - No. 15.
Sports
June 22

Las Vegas will be NHL's 31st team; expansion draft rules announced

The league will be going to Sin City

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