It was media day yesterday as Chuck Fletcher and many players spoke about the playoffs and the future. A few things of note:
It should be a a fun and interesting offseason! On to the walk.
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher looks ahead to a busy offseason | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com- Some good quotes from Fletch. Lots of work ahead for him and his staff.
Wild's Coyle downplays injuries | Star Tribune- Hockey players are tough.
Wild GM Fletcher wants to save cap space for team's young stars - TwinCities.com- Smart thoughts from Chuck. It's important to retain the pieces you've spent so long trying to get.
Minnesota Wild considering three goalies on roster next season - TwinCities.com- The goalie drama will most likely never end for this team
Mike Yeo Likely To Get Contract Extension- It seems like an obvious move at this point. The players support their coach.
Wild Signs Assistant GM Brent Flahr To New Multi-Year Deal- Good move by the front office. Flahr has done some great work with the draft.
Off The Trail
Milan Lucic not sorry about handshake threats, laments hockey tattletales | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- In typical Lucic fashion, Lucic refuses to apologize for his comments.
Marc Savard can't understand why NHL has been light on Matt Cooke | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Savard has every right to still be mad. His career ended in the worst way possible.
Report: Konopka's 20-game suspension resulted from over-the-counter supplement | theScore- Konopka claims he didn't know the drug he was taking was illegal. I blame Hoppy.
NHL Grab Bag: Milan Lucic Goes Off Script- Always a fun look around the league.
Habs, Fallon make bet ahead of Conference Final - Montréal Canadiens - News- Fallon makes a bet of epic proportions.
Twilight of an enforcer: A hockey player fights to stay in the game he loves - SBNation.com- Great article on how the enforcer is becoming extinct in the NHL.
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