- Now that the Minnesota Wild are in the final week of their training camp and their preseason, we are getting a much more clear picture of what the roster is going to look like. Earlier this week the Wild slimmed the roster down to just 31 players -- and even then, that includes some injured players like Sam Hentges and Daemon Hunt. Without those two injuries, the Wild are down to 17 forwards, eight defensemen, and three goaltenders. [NHL dot com]
- When Bill Guerin came in to Minnesota, he did some house cleaning by trading out some of the older veterans to form a roster in his image. Well, now with some contract extensions, the roster is going to look like the one he tore down. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Hunter Haight is one Wild prospect that is getting some more recognition throughout the right circles. Still, he strives to be a name that people talk about. [The Hockey News]
Off the trail...
- Ranking the NHL's 32 goalie tandems. Are the Boston Bruins still on top and who are some rising pairings that could see some Vezina hype? [ESPN]
- Trevor Zegras finally got his contract. On Monday, the Anaheim Ducks signed their star to a three-year deal at a fairly normal cap hit. [Yahoo Sports]
- The Toronto Maple Leafs have not really had any recently drafted players on their roster for some time. No offensive depth and no cheap players playing above their cap hit. That is potentially all changing as Matthew Knies and Nick Robertson are aiming for important spots in this lineup. [Bay Street Blues]
- The Vegas Golden Knights can't try and copy the Tampa Bay Lightning to attempt to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. They have to form their own path. [NBC Sports]
- Brandon Sutter is just the most recent name on a growing list of aging veterans who are not able to keep up with the increased speed and skill in today's NHL. [The Hockey News]
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