What Bill Guerin’s Quiet Deadline Means for the Future of the Wild Roster

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What’s the saying? It’s always calmest before the storm?

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA – DECEMBER 12: Marcus Foligno #17 of The Minnesota Wild celebrates his goal with teammates against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of the game at Xcel Energy Center on December 12, 2019, in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Despite the rumor that the Wild might make a blockbuster trade with the New York Islanders, it was a relatively calm day for Minnesota. There were rumors that Eric Staal could be on the move to the Philadelphia Flyers and Chuck Fletcher, who signed Eric Staal while he managed the Wild. There were also rumblings of teams calling on Greg Pateryn. Alex Galchenyuk could have been flipped. Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin drew interest, but the price -for now- was too high for any other GM to meet.

What does that mean for Minnesota’s future? I think the Wild are going to have a very active draft day and offseason. We somewhat knew that it was going to be difficult for Minnesota to try to move any of the big contracts at the deadline- it’s just not the type of deal that gets done at the Deadline, which for Minnesota is a very good thing. Here are players that could depart from the Wild in the offseason

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