Wild Fans, It’s Deadline Day. Here, we’ll track all news and transactions relating with the Minnesota Wild
Feb. 24th, 2 PM, The Deadline
Sounds like Wild and Isles couldn’t come to terms. It might be an awkward locker room next practice/game.
Feb. 24th, 11:50 AM
Lots of rumblings that the Wild might be making a trade with the Islanders involving Zach Parise.
Andrew Ladd doesn’t exactly blow my doors off, but it’s a shorter contract and cheaper. I would have to think the Islanders would have to add good prospects and/or draft picks to make the deal worthwhile.
Rumors that teams are calling on Minnesota’s Greg Pateryn.
Unlike trading Dumba or Brodin (not likely happening today), moving Pateryn opens up a spot to give Louie Belpedio or Brennan Menell an extensive look with the Pro Roster for the last twenty-one games of the season, without taking too much away from the defensive six- opens up cap space too.
Disclaimer- This source is likely untrustworthy, but Hockey 24/7 claims that Brodin is likely to Toronto, and Toronto will likely look to move Tyson Barrie out to Vancouver.
My take: I don’t buy it. At all. Toronto and Minnesota could circle back in the offseason, but unlikely Brodin/Dumba get traded today, especially with Soucy injured for a lengthy time
There have been some rumblings that Florida would be interested in either of Matt Dumba or Jonas Brodin. The belief was Trochek would be part of the package for Minnesota, should the deal happen. That changed this morning when Florida traded forward Vincent Trocheck in exchange for forwards Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark, and Prospects Eetu Luostarinen and Prospects defenseman Chase Priskie.
I believe this deal makes it unlikely that the Wild acquire Trochek, but our own Brandon Quast pointed out that Carolina was actively interested in Brodin and Dumba, especially with the number of injuries they’ve had in their d-corps, and could flip Trochek.
Colorado Avalanche acquires Vladislav Namestnikov from the Ottawa Senators for a 4th-round pick in 2021. Early in the season, I had speculated that the Wild could bring in Namestnikov via trade-and-sign during the season or Free Agency, with belief that Guerin wanted to bring a Russian in with Kirill Kaprizov.
Minnesota trades Jason Zucker to Pittsburgh for Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison, and 2020 1st Round Pick* (could be a 2021 1st round pick if Penguins miss playoffs -spoiler they won’t). Read more on that trade here.
This post will be updated throughout the day! Check back for new info.