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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/14/2020 11:13:28 AM   
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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/14/2020 11:24:52 AM   
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I'm curious as to how active Guerin will be in the trade market before the season. I think he still really wants to move Dumbo. I would not be surprised if he packaged Dumbo and Greenway for a center.

That would make us the lily white team of Calvin Griffith's dreams. Rural MN would love it too.

Shut the f*** up Donnie.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/14/2020 11:41:43 AM   
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I'm curious as to how active Guerin will be in the trade market before the season. I think he still really wants to move Dumbo. I would not be surprised if he packaged Dumbo and Greenway for a center.

That would make us the lily white team of Calvin Griffith's dreams. Rural MN would love it too.

Shut the f*** up Donnie.


I would answer....Ask Russo who they would replace Dumbo with (byfuglien)...it still is about performance for both Greenway and Dumba....

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/14/2020 12:45:16 PM   
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The great thing about hockey to me is, I actually had to think for awhile about what you were insinuating there
It didn't even dawn on me that we were discussing two players of color, until you highlighted it.

My bad.



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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/14/2020 1:05:49 PM   
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Enough with the political angles Matt. Quit fishing sports threads with your trollage, please.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/18/2020 10:03:55 PM   
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20 years ago today, led by a rookie named Marian Gaborik, The Wild record their first win in franchise history.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/23/2020 9:57:34 AM   
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Fun to watch the playback of the first win over Dallas last night
Its cool to watch your team do well, because your goalie played very well.
Forget what that feels like, when you are a Wild fan.

(in my best most-interesting-man-on-the-planet voice)
"We never get good goalie performances. But when we do, they usually come from Alex Stalock"

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/23/2020 10:07:16 AM   
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Still hard to watch Mike Modano playing for anyone, but Minnesota.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/23/2020 10:22:30 AM   
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Still hard to watch Mike Modano playing for anyone, but Minnesota.

was still amazed by him
Incredible combo of skill and size and speed
Best player on the ice, yet rarely got that credit
Loved his game. He was making 2020 moves last night in a game from 2000
VERY VERY VERY few of those 2000 guys skill levels would get them a roster spot today
(and yes, they would have been better out of necessity) …. but you can really see when you look back that far …. his game was way ahead of his time.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/23/2020 10:42:23 AM   
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My hatred for Norm "Gropey" Green intensifies every time I saw a clip of Mike Modano playing for Dallas.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/23/2020 11:03:49 AM   
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Turned out to be a helluva squad we gave them
Hatcher is that D man we always lacked, Modano that superstar, lots of good players we could have called our own all these years
Still the dumbest team move in the history of sports
Shouldn't have been allowed
This Wild franchise could have went to Dallas if they still didn't have one in 2000

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/23/2020 3:40:11 PM   
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Well that happened faster than I thought.


Wild sign Marco Rossi to three-year, entry-level contract

October 23, 2020, 4:19 PM

The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Marco Rossi to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Friday.

Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed by the Wild.


Rossi, who led the OHL in assists (81) and points (120) last season, was selected ninth overall in the 2020 NHL Draft.

The five-foot-nine product of Feldkirch, Austria, was named the OHL's Most Outstanding Player of the Year, making him just the second European import player to win the award.


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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/23/2020 3:47:58 PM   
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Wild sign first-round draft pick Marco Rossi to entry-level contract

By DANE MIZUTANI | dmizutani@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press

Less than a month after the Wild selected him with the No. 9 overall pick in the NHL draft, Marco Rossi signed a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday.

“A dream comes true,” Rossi tweeted. “Can’t be more happy to sign my first NHL contract with the Wild. Thank you to my family who sacrificed so much for me and thank you to anyone else who helped me along this way.”

This move was expected as general manager Bill Guerin made it clear that 19-year-old forward will be given every chance to make the roster out of training camp. He is a highly skilled offensive player with so much game breaking ability that NHL Central Scouting compared him to Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand before the draft.

Undoubtedly the best chance the Wild have at hitting on a No. 1 center, Rossi played 56 games for the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League last season, producing 39 goals and 81 assists. He was the OHL’s most outstanding player last season. He was viewed by many draft analysts as the most NHL-ready prospect other than No. 1 overall pick Alexis Lafreniere.

BRIEFLY
In another transaction Friday, the Wild re-signed defenseman Louie Belpedio to a one-year, two-way contract. He was the Wild’s last pending restricted free agent.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/24/2020 8:20:15 PM   
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Happy 66th birthday to former North Star Harold Snepsts!

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/25/2020 3:02:24 PM   
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Wild sign first-round draft pick Marco Rossi to entry-level contract

By DANE MIZUTANI | dmizutani@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press

Less than a month after the Wild selected him with the No. 9 overall pick in the NHL draft, Marco Rossi signed a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday.

“A dream comes true,” Rossi tweeted. “Can’t be more happy to sign my first NHL contract with the Wild. Thank you to my family who sacrificed so much for me and thank you to anyone else who helped me along this way.”

This move was expected as general manager Bill Guerin made it clear that 19-year-old forward will be given every chance to make the roster out of training camp. He is a highly skilled offensive player with so much game breaking ability that NHL Central Scouting compared him to Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand before the draft.

Undoubtedly the best chance the Wild have at hitting on a No. 1 center, Rossi played 56 games for the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League last season, producing 39 goals and 81 assists. He was the OHL’s most outstanding player last season. He was viewed by many draft analysts as the most NHL-ready prospect other than No. 1 overall pick Alexis Lafreniere.

BRIEFLY
In another transaction Friday, the Wild re-signed defenseman Louie Belpedio to a one-year, two-way contract. He was the Wild’s last pending restricted free agent.

I'm probably more excited for this draft pick than any Minnesota pick since Modano.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/26/2020 7:26:09 AM   
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Happy 66th birthday to former North Star Harold Snepsts!

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/27/2020 2:17:40 PM   
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The Wild signing Rossi really makes me think that they fully expect him to be on the roster, either out of camp or during the season. I can’t see burning a year of his entry deal if they expected him to play in juniors all year.

Assuming Rossi makes the team out of camp, our centers will likely be Rossi, Eriksson Ek, Bonino, Sturm and Rask. My guess is that Bjugstad and Johansson move to the wing since most scouting reports say they are better suited to that position.

The question becomes; what are the line combinations likely to be? Here is my 99 and 47/100ths % speculative thoughts on the combos.

They will want to pair Fiala and Kaprizov in hopes of developing a legitimate #1 line. I would guess that Eriksson Ek would get the first shot at centering that line. Those two will need a center who is a good passer, has high IQ and can play a strong in the defensive zone while being fast enough to get up ice and play offense with them. That sounds like Ek in spades to me. Also, unlike typical Swedish players, EE has a definite shit monger streak in him. His agitating is likely to draw attention and bodies away from Fiala and Kaprizov.

Rossi could slot up as high as the second line, assuming he makes the team. I doubt they want him up here, centering the 4th line and getting 8 minutes a game. Zach is undoubtedly in the top 6. I am guessing Greenway plays the other wing to add some physicality and the element of a heavy game to the line. I suppose they could put Zuccarello there, but that makes for an awfully small line.

I see Zuccarello on a third line with Marcus Foligno flanking Nick Bonino. Good checking unit with enough of an offensive element for the 3rd line.
That leaves the collection of spare parts Nico Sturm, Victor Rask, Marcus Johansson, Nick Bjugstad and Ryan Hartman to fill out a 4th line.

Kevin Fiala	 / Joel Eriksson Ek / Kiril Kaprizov
Zach Parise / Marco Rossi / Jordan Greenway
Marcus Foligno / Nick Bonino / Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Johansson / Nico Sturm / Nick Bjugstad
	Victor Rask	Ryan Hartman


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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/27/2020 2:39:18 PM   
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Shooter McGuerin is hitching a wagon on that boy and ridin.
He'd have to be injured, or flop in a huge way …. to not be in the mix, imo.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/27/2020 2:55:29 PM   
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Shooter McGuerin is hitching a wagon on that boy and ridin.
He'd have to be injured, or flop in a huge way …. to not be in the mix, imo.

Agreed based on two things.

1. The only reason to sign a draft pick to his entry deal right away is that you expect him to make the team. There is no incentive to sign him otherwise. In fact it would be stupid to sign him otherwise.

2. If Rossi is going to be on the team, Guering isn't going to want splitting his time between the 4th line and the press box.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 10/27/2020 3:00:26 PM   
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Two moves that I still have a feeling will be made before the season are trading Dumba and Zuccarello.

I think it is no secret that Guerin would like to move Dumba. The Wild have a lot of money tied up on defense and some good players waiting in the wings like Calen Addison and Louis Belpedio.

I think Zuccarello would like to move on as much as Guerin would like to move him. He signed here because he liked Fenton and bought into his vision. I don't think getting him to waive his no trade will be a problem.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 11/2/2020 10:13:57 AM   
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Wild Draft recap from The Athletic

2020 Draft Grade: B+
Getting Marco Rossi is a big piece, as a player who projects as a first-line forward and an important young piece for any team. On Day 2, I thought the Wild maximized their picks, getting four players in Marat Khusnutdinov, Ryan O’Rourke, Daemon Hunt and Pavel Novak who have solid or better chances to become NHL players.

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Marco Rossi, C (No. 9): Rossi dominated the OHL this season, scoring more than two points per game as one of the best players in the entire CHL. He was a major reason why the 67’s were an elite team. Rossi is an exciting player due to his skill and IQ. He has tremendous stick handling ability in tight areas and can slide off checks. He’s a great passer with a high level of offensive creativity who projects to play the half-wall on an NHL power play. Rossi’s skating is good, but he’s more of a skill player than a speedy player. He’s not the quickest small player you’ll ever see, but he has a powerful stride and good edge work to elude checks. While Rossi is undersized, he’s a very competitive player. He drives the net consistently, he can kill penalties very well and he can be used in tough defensive situations. His great skill and production are very appealing. He doesn’t raise to the top tier of the draft due to his size and speed combination, but he projects to be a top-line NHL forward because of how smart, skilled and competitive he is.

Andre Tourigny, coach of the Ottawa 67’s, on Rossi: “He’s relentless, his competitiveness is through the roof, he has tremendous hockey sense, good skills and a good shot.”

Pronman’s thoughts: In Rossi, the Wild get one of the best players in junior hockey last season. He’s a player with tremendous skill and a high compete level. He’s undersized and a good, not great skater. But the skill and compete level are so good that I think he can become a low-end, first-line center in the NHL who can play on both special teams. He becomes a very important part of the Wild’s future and gives them much needed young depth at center.

Marat Khusnutdinov, C (No. 37): Khusnutdinov has been a leader for Russia’s 2002 age group for years and was very impressive with his junior club this season, which was the best in MHL. He has high-end skill components to his game. He’s able to make highly creative plays with the puck, improvise in tough situations and be very coordinated in small spaces. He sees the ice very well and can make tough dishes to teammates. He’s a great skater too, using his speed to beat defenders wide and making hard plays to the net. He competes hard, frequently getting to the tough areas in the offensive zone and killing penalties well. Khusnutdinov isn’t special at any one thing and he’s undersized, but it’s the combination of his skill, speed and very high compete level that equals a projected NHL player.

Sergey Golubovich, Russia’s U18 coach, on Khusnutdinov: “He’s a very talented player and has a will to win.”

Ryan O’Rourke, D (No. 39): O’Rourke played a ton of minutes for the Soo, and while his point totals may not jump off the page, he was a driving player for that team and lined up in all situations. O’Rourke is a very smart defenseman. His skill won’t jump out to you on the ice, but he makes a lot of smart plays at both ends of the ice and has the occasional high-level offensive flash. He’s a very good defender due to his IQ and his physicality. He kills a lot of rushes and projects to play tough defensive minutes as a pro. The main knock on him is just fine mobility. I don’t think he’s slow, and I have seen above-average flashes of speed from him over the years, but quickness isn’t what makes him interesting from an NHL perspective.

Kyle Raftis, GM of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, on O’Rourke: “He had the highest average time on ice on our roster. He can jump-start our transition with a great first pass and create offense off the rush. He plays with a physical edge. He’s the one assigned to take on the toughest matchups.”

Daemon Hunt, D (No. 65): Hunt had a tough season as he missed most of the campaign after a skate blade cut his arm. A precursory look at his stat line may not inspire confidence with zero goals and 15 points in 28 games. I think he has some offense but that isn’t the strong point of his game. Hunt is a mobile and competitive defenseman. He isn’t super fast, but his edges are very good and his ability to evade pressure and walk the line is impressive. He closes on checks very well due to his feet and physical play, landing a few thundering hits this past season. Hunt’s offense is more from a good first pass as opposed to high skill plays, even if he was on Moose Jaw’s PP1. I think he’s creative enough as a puck-mover with his skating and defensive play that he could make it, but I can see why some would be hesitant.

NHL scout on Hunt: “He’s a tremendous defender because of his skating and physicality. The offense will be questioned but it’s in him, he had no forwards to get the puck to.”

Pavel Novak, RW (No. 146): Novak was intriguing the past two seasons due to the plays he makes with the puck. Inside the offensive zone he’s very dangerous due to his high-end vision and shot, standing out especially on the power play when he has space to make plays or wire a mid-distance shot. He had an impressive first season in North America, with 25 goals and 58 points in 55 WHL games. The offensive touch will translate to the next level, but he has work to do in the other aspects of his game. I wouldn’t call him soft or slow, but given he’s small and neither his speed nor competitiveness are standout attributes, he’ll have an uphill climb when he starts playing versus men.

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 11/16/2020 12:42:30 PM   
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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 11/16/2020 12:44:59 PM   
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Been kicking those retros around this morning
I really like it

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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 11/16/2020 12:54:52 PM   
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Those are so nice. I'd consider buying the hoodie from the video.
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RE: 2020 Wild Post Mortem Offseason & Draft - 11/16/2020 12:59:01 PM   
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I've got an old retro NS sweater that i wear to all games, esp on the road
Never gotten less than a dozen "sweet sweater" comments
Something about that color scheme appeals to the hockey classics lovers
It was so distinctive and so unique

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