Let’s go over some news and notes:
- Will the Wild beat the Canucks in their play-in series? Kyle’s perfect pup Josie thinks so. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Speaking of the play-in series, who has the edge in goaltending? Spoiler, it’s not the Wild. [Hockey Wilderness]
- You won’t believe this, but there’s been another holdup for Kirill Kaprizov as he tries to come to North America. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Who was responsible for Kevin Fiala breaking out in 2019-20? Apparently it was Dean Evason. [NHL]
- Who should be on the Wild’s all-time draft team? You already know Marian Gaborik and Mikko Koivu are in the lineup. [The Hockey News]
- You need to watch Beyond Our Ice immediately.
Off the trail...
- Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones has tested positive for COVID-19. [NBC Sports]
- That said, a grand total of just two players tested positive in the first week of training camps, which is definitely good news. [Sportsnet]
- The Norris finalists have been revealed. Who you got? John Carlson, Victor Hedman or Roman Josi? [NHL]
- Who will win the Selke? Should it be Patrice Bergeron, Sean Couturier or Ryan O’Reilly?