With last night’s 4-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights, the Minnesota Wild now find themselves in the top 3 of the Central Division.
“Charlie Coyle’s eighth goal of the season broke a 2-2 tie and sent the Wild to victory over Vegas, and into the third spot in the Central Division.”
Tending the Fields
“There’s always a few. Some, on the outside looking in, bull their way into the center of the conversation. Others... force themselves to the forefront.”
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. AT least that’s the message NHL teams want to send teenagers previously passed over at the NHL draft.”
News of Note
“The lone action in the NWHL this weekend saw the Connecticut Whale travel to Minnesota to face the Whitecaps for a pair of games.”
“Can this please be a thing?”
“No women from outside Canada or the United States have been enshrined in the Hall since it opened in 1961.”
Off the Trail
“The San Jose Sharks are shutting down defenceman Erik Karlsson until after the all-star break, head coach Peter DeBoer told reporters on Monday.”
From Jordan Eberle to Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner to nothing.
“Rinne makes 35 saves, Arvidsson scores again for Nashville.”
“Niskanen said players addressed ‘a few things that feel like a mess right now.’”
An introduction to a new metric for contract values based on the WAR model by the Evolving Wild twins.
All Around the Nation
“I used statistics to identify scorers who don’t help their teams win.”
It’s hard to believe, I know, but someone actually thinks Milan Lucic would improve their team.
“Carter Hart has performed well since his National Hockey League debut, but will he become the feverishly-sought-after savior of this team too soon?”