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Where it sits

Created by: jnowariak
Initial Creation Date: Aug 4, 2021
Published: Aug 6 at 6:34
Team: 2021-22 Minnesota Wild
Team Explanation
Let’s assume Fiala takes the arb award and Kap signs for 4 years, where do things stand? The forward group is probably *better* than it was last year but the d corps is the question mark. I think many fans are going to be disappointed when we play the league at large and it could see lots of guys move out at the deadline (Sturm is probably very high on that list).

I would not be surprised to miss the playoffs TBH and I don’t think an Eichel, or any other C, addition really changes that. Brassard is a stop gap until Rossi is ready. IDK, I really wonder what Fiala could fetch.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Fiala, Kevin1$6,000,000
Kaprizov, Kirill4$8,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Brassard, Derick1$1,000,000
Trades
MIN
  1. 2022 7th round pick (SJS)
OTT
  1. Rask, Victor
Additional Details:
Rask needs a situation where he can get reps in a contract year. The main idea is that you don’t give up assets to move him.
Buyouts
  • Ryan Suter: $2,371,794
  • Zach Parise: $2,371,794
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
SJS
MIN
SJS
2023
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
2024
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$75,855,255$0$1,582,500$5,644,745
Left WingCenterRight Wing
MIN
Zuccarello, Mats
$6,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 3
MIN
Eriksson Ek, Joel
$5,250,000
C
UFA - 8
MIN
Kaprizov, Kirill
$8,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 5
MIN
Boldy, Matthew
$880,833
LW, RW
RFA - 2
MIN
Hartman, Ryan
$1,700,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
MIN
Fiala, Kevin
$6,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
MIN
Greenway, Jordan
$2,100,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
MIN
Sturm, Nico
$725,000
C
UFA - 1
MIN
Foligno, Marcus
$3,100,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
Brassard, Derick
$1,000,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
MIN
Gaudreau, Frédérick
$1,200,000
C
UFA - 2
MIN
Bjugstad, Nick
$900,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MIN
Brodin, Jonas
$6,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 7
MIN
Spurgeon, Jared
$7,575,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 6
MIN
Talbot, Cam
$3,666,667
G
UFA - 2
MIN
Goligoski, Alex
$5,000,000
LD/RD
NMC
UFA - 1
MIN
Dumba, Matt
$6,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
MIN
Kähkönen, Kaapo
$725,000
G
RFA - 1
MIN
Kulikov, Dmitry
$2,250,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
MIN
Addison, Calen
$795,000
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
MIN
Rossi, Marco
$894,167
C
RFA - 3
MIN
Merrill, Jon
$850,000
LD
UFA - 1

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Aug 6 at 6:35
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if you aren’t willing to give up assets to move rask then rask isn’t moving lmao
Aug 6 at 6:39
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Quoting: Alfie11
if you aren’t willing to give up assets to move rask then rask isn’t moving lmao


That’s fair, it’s not critical for the Wild to do anything with him but I think it’s best for both parties to move on. I only moved him to OTT since their Athletic beat reporter mentioned him as a short term, low cost option.
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Aug 6 at 7:01
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No fight for Wright?
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Aug 6 at 7:06
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Quoting: TanSor
No fight for Wright?


I don’t think we’re *that* bad. And I think the young core can learn a lot by being in a playoff race and if they miss, then it’s a relatively strong top of the draft. If they make it, they make it.
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Aug 6 at 8:23
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Quoting: TanSor
No fight for Wright?


If Brodin, JEE, Foligno, and Kaprizov/Fiala are all healthy; and MN gets decent goaltending it falls righting the same spot they've been "too good to be bad, yet too bad to be good" meh zone. Take away 2 of those things and the team starts entering that bad territory though.
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Aug 6 at 8:33
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Quoting: wabit
If Brodin, JEE, Foligno, and Kaprizov/Fiala are all healthy; and MN gets decent goaltending it falls righting the same spot they've been "too good to be bad, yet too bad to be good" meh zone. Take away 2 of those things and the team starts entering that bad territory though.


Hot take, I think Kaprizov and Fiala aren’t the keys to success. If you lose those two, you definitely get worse but any of the other 3 would have a bigger impact.
Aug 6 at 8:40
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Quoting: jnowariak
Hot take, I think Kaprizov and Fiala aren’t the keys to success. If you lose those two, you definitely get worse but any of the other 3 would have a bigger impact.


JEE, Brodin, and Kaprizov have the biggest impact imo. Bad goalies will sink any team, for sure, but I don;t think a Dub/Stalock or Kemps/Backy situation happens this year for MN.

Don't get me wrong, losing both Fiala and Kaprizov would kill the team too. I think it could still function, and pull out too many wins to be a true bottom feeder, if one of them was playing.
 
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