The Wild hasn't made any splashy additions to its roster yet this offseason, but the team did make a move Saturday to create more cap space to maneuver by placing winger Tyler Ennis on unconditional waivers to buy out his contract, sources said.
Of the Wild's eight selections, five were centers, with Jack McBain headlining the pack. McBain racked up 58 points, including 21 goals, in 48 games last season with Toronto in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The Wolves and Wild, both desperate for young talent, held picks later in the first round of their respective drafts, meaning they had no chance to acquire a sure-thing superstar. Maybe they got lucky.
It wouldn't make sense for the Wild to return the same lineup after cutting ties with Chuck Fletcher. A significant revision aimed at helping the team achieve staying power in the playoffs feels logical, but it will be gradual.