- The Minnesota PWHL team is coming together. After the announcement that the State of Hockey will be home to one of the first six teams of the new Professional Women's Hockey League, the team has revealed the first three players to sign with the Minnesota club: forward and Team U.S.A. captain Kendal Coyne Schofield, Kelly Pannek, and blueliner Lee Stecklein. [Sportsnet]
- The Minnesota Wild made significant splashes at the trade deadline last season but the only player remaining that was acquired during that period is Marcus Johansson. He appeared to be the perfect offensive contributor that the Wild were missing, but was his short stint here just smoke and mirrors? [Hockey Wilderness]
- Former Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau has been brought on by the OHL's Niagara IceDogs, where his son Ben is an assistant coach. [The Hockey News]
Off the trail...
- It's fantasy hockey season and here's a little guide on how to draft your centers. [ESPN]
- The Arizona Coyotes signed general manager Bill Armstrong to a contract extension. [Yahoo Sports]
- The Ottawa Senators are going to have some eyes on them and top center Tim Stutzle managed to talk about some of that pressure. [NHL dot com]