Minnesota Wild Extend Kevin Fiala

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The Minnesota Wild have re-signed key forward Kevin Fiala. This deal will keep the skater in the Twin Cities for next season. Fiala’s new contract is for one year and $5.1 million. The deal avoids arbitration. Elliot Freidmann of Sportsnet was first with the news and the team gave confirmation on their official account. Done […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey Analysis: First Half of July

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The NHL offseason is coming at us fast and furious. Signings, injuries, buy-outs, etc. – things are happening daily. It’s time to take a pause and provide some fantasy hockey analysis on the recent fantasy-relevant news. Fantasy Hockey Analysis – Signings Wayne Simmonds Re-signed Simmonds is far from the stat-stuffing asset he used to be […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wild Re-Sign Nick Bjugstad

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The Minnesota Wild have re-signed free agent forward Nick Bjugstad to a one-year contract worth $900,000. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. Bjugy is back! The #mnwild has signed forward Nick Bjugstad to a one-year contract. 👏 More 🗞 » https://t.co/f5ZKaRKvXR pic.twitter.com/kbstaa47jB — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) July 5, 2021 Nick Bjugstad Returns to […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild

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Hello and welcome to perhaps the final Sunday edition of NHL rumours before the offseason officially begins! The Stanley Cup matchup is so very close to ending and that means rumours about trades and signings are nearly about to explode. That also means many more reasons to check-in for the latest hockey news here at […] READ MORE


RFA Joel Eriksson Ek Signed with Minnesota Wild

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The Minnesota Wild signed Joel Eriksson Ek, a restricted free agent centreman, to a eight-year contract worth $42 million, or $5.25 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2028-29 season. #mnwild today announced the club has signed forward Joel Eriksson Ek to an eight-year, $42 million contract ($5.25 million AAV) that goes through […] READ MORE


2021 Minnesota Wild Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


Midseason 2020-21 NHL Awards by the Numbers: Selke Trophy

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With the NHL season at around the half-way mark, we are going to look at which players in the NHL deserve which award so far. We will be breaking down the midseason 2020-21 NHL awards. In this series, the Last Word on Hockey team will decide who should have won each award based on the […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild Play-In Preview

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Welcome, at last, after months of anticipation and fear, to the very weird world of the 2020 Not-The-Stanley-Cup-Playoffs! The strangeness of this hybrid “playoffs for players, not for teams” play-in round doesn’t change the goal. Beat your opponent, win the series. Lose, and go home. With that in mind, we examine a match of polar […] READ MORE



Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Minnesota Wild

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE