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  • Wilderness Walk: Matt Boldy, the Golfer

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    Thomas Williams

    That's Wild

    • Hockey players golf during the offseason, but Minnesota Wild winger Matt Boldy is taking it to a different level. Boldy just accepted a sponso's exemption to play in the PGA Tour Canada's CRMC Championship at Cragun's Legacy from August 28 to September 3. Boldy has been an amateur golfer since he was a kid, so this is just a natural step to do it just a tad more seriously.
    • The 2023 NHL Draft is next week and with the 21st overall pick and two second-rounders, the Wild have some options in this deep class. One guy is Samuel Honzek who could be just a very good player, and versatile as well. [Hockey Wilderness]
    • After a disappointing season with the Wild, Marco Rossi is determined to be a full-time NHLer. He will be spending his summer training in Minnesota to really make that extra effort. [The Athletic]

    Off the trail...

    • What's next for the Ottawa Senators after the sale to new owner Michael Andlauer? [ESPN]
    • Henrik Lundqvist, Tom Barrasso, and Mike Vernon headline this goaltending-heavy Hockey Hall of Fame class. Others heading to Toronto are women's hockey legend Caroline Ouellette, longtime NHLer Pierre Turgeon, and coach Ken Hitchcock. [NBC Sports]
    • One player that keeps on getting snubbed from the Hall year after year is Alexander Mogilny. He produced at a Hall of Fame level and the history of him being the first Russian player to blast through the Iron Curtain to defect to North America and play in the NHL, is a good enough story by itself to get recognized. [Defector]
    • The NHL is putting a stop to specialized warmup jerseys, due to the handful of players last season that were called out for not wearing their team's Pride Night warmup sweaters last season. Now, the league is making a sweeping decision to ban them all, so no more Hockey Fights Cancer, military appreciation, Lunar New Year, or other cool and unique jerseys that typically get auctioned off for charity. Woof. [CBC]
    • The Calgary Flames are having a bad time. At least four players have expressed their desire to play elsewhere, by way of trade or just walking to free agency next Saturday. Calgary might be without Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin, Tyler Toffoli, and Mikael Backlund next season; who are essentially the majority of their good players remaining after Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk left last year. [Yahoo Sports]

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    There seems to be a lot going on and the certainty with the cap at least gives GMs opportunities to do deals without reluctance for those reasons.

    Teams will have to replace players or make trades in ahead of free agency. This is the kind of environment where Guerin could take advantage. Not certain he could land Elias Lindholm but the availability of other UFAs, and the teams with cap constraints might allow the Wild better opportunities here than in previous off-seasons?

    There are players who might retire, teams who need goaltending, drama in Calgary & Toronto, big name UFAs, deep draft, new GMs looking to put a stamp on their start. 

    Weird idea, but isn’t Dumba from Calgary? They’re losing Hanifin. Maybe the Wild ink Dumba and trade for Lindholm so both teams get a good result. Maybe a 2024 pick from MN to sweeten the pot? Considering Calgary might lose some guys for nothing, maybe Guerin could get creative and go after Lindholm? 

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    Would Dumba like to go home? He doesn't need to be resigned to be traded, but Calgary will want to speak to the agent before a deal. 

    I think that Elias Lindholm is exactly the type of center we need. We need a guy who can play with the big guns and who has defensive acumen. He's a real center, not a converted one. 

    On a personal note, did y'all miss me? No, I didn't bail on everyone, but we had a family trip to the Grand Canyon. We saw the south and west rims and toured Hoover Dam. It was all very impressive. That was my first time in Phoenix and Las Vegas. I arrived in LV about a week after the parade, though. There were water restrictions all over the place out there, and Lake Mead was down about 100' from capacity, 70' from normal. 


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    Yeah good you're back. Sounds like a fun trip. Dominating beer league goalies on Monday night is fun but being the foremost reply-guy isn't as gratifying. Perhaps a reminder that I might be over-doing it to a degree with the MN Wild opinions. :classic_biggrin:

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    1 hour ago, Protec said:

    Yeah good you're back. Sounds like a fun trip. Dominating beer league goalies on Monday night is fun but being the foremost reply-guy isn't as gratifying. Perhaps a reminder that I might be over-doing it to a degree with the MN Wild opinions. :classic_biggrin:

    I did read most of the articles while gone, just didn't reply. I can tell you this, having the comments sections continually bounce around on the phone was absolutely annoying! I'd probably have launched the phone into the Canyon had I tried to comment with all of that going on!

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