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Wild Sign Free Agent F Thomas Vanek

On the first day of the NHL’s free agency period, the Minnesota Wild announced the signing of forward Thomas Vanek. Despite a disappointing playoff run with the Montreal Canadiens, Vanek was a highly sought forward in free agency, reportedly drawing interest from 6-8 other teams looking to sign the talented winger to a long-term deal.…

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Free Agent Frenzy Live Tracker

The NHL’s version of Christmas morning has arrived! It’s time for the free agent frenzy to begin. All day, we will be keeping track of all of the latest signings or trades, and give analysis on each of the transactions. Be sure to keep checking back here all day. Happy Free Agent Frenzy Day (and…

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A Wild Off-Season; Forwards Leading the Charge

Part four of a five-part season review/off-season preview. Part One: Mike Yeo Part Two: The Goaltenders Part Three: Blue Line Changes? Gone are the days of the Jacques Lemaire-inspired trap style offense that saw NHL fans terming the Minnesota Wild the most boring team in the league. Since adding offensive firepower via the free agent acquisition…

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Volchenkov Bought Out

The Devils announced today that they have bought out the final 2 years of defensemen Anton Volchenkov’s contract. By using their second compliance buyout (the first on goalie Johan Hedberg last season), the team will be saving $4.25 million in each of the next two seasons. They now will have just about $14 million in…

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What to Make of Tampa Bay’s Latest Trades

Last night was a hectic one on the NHL trade front, with the Tampa Bay Lightning making three separate trades. In the first trade, the Lightning sent forward Teddy Purcell to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Sam Gagner, finally putting an end to the Sam Gagner trade saga, or so we thought. About an hour…

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Minnesota Wild Select F Alex Tuch With First-Round Pick

In the first round of the 2014-2015 NHL Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected 18-year old forward Alex Tuch from Baldwinsville NY with the 18th pick of the first round. Tuch is currently playing in the U.S. National Team’s Development Program and is committed to Boston College. 18 years of age and coming in at 6-3…

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Breaking: Kesler Traded to Anaheim

According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, the Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa, and the 24th overall pick in the draft tonight. The teams will also swap third round picks – Anaheim will receive the 66th pick and Vancouver will receive…