- The Minnesota Wild aren't playing their first game of the 2023-24 regular season until Thursday but today is officially the start of the brand new NHL season. Because of that, the Wild unveiled their final roster to open their season. No big surprises here, and by carrying just 21 players on it, they're leaving some room to accrue some cap space for later. [NHL dot com]
- Minnesota is becoming a team that is an immovable object, in a bad way. [Hockey Wilderness]
- There are clear obstacles for the Wild in recent years but the team is still determined as ever to make the playoffs and make some noises during this next postseason. [StarTribune]
Off the trail...
- In this stage of his career, Jonathan Drouin might need some additional help that he did not receive on his former teams. Colorado might just be the place to rejuvenate him. [ESPN]
- The Winnipeg Jets are not getting any younger, but they are keeping around the core of this team. On Monday, the Jets signed center Mark Scheifele and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to seven-year, $59.5-million contract extensions that will keep them in Manitoba through the 2030-31 season. [NHL dot com]
- One rookie to watch for every team this upcoming season. [DailyFaceoff]
- Could the Nashville Predators trade one of their high-end goalies this season? [The Hockey News]
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