What Went Wrong: Nashville Predators

The defending Presidents’ Trophy winners took to 2018-2019 with designs on improving their position, but ultimately fell short. Despite cataloguing 100 points in the regular season, the Preds were third in the Western Conference behind the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames. In the playoffs, they were defeated by the Dallas Stars in the firstContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Nashville Predators”

Wild: Minnesota Trades Granlund to Nashville for Fiala

The Minnesota Wild have jumped in the pool, trading centre Mikael Granlund to the Nashville Predators for winger Kevin Fiala. This is the third trade between these two teams this season. This trade appears to be another brick in the wall built by Minnesota general manager Paul Fenton, who’s been crying himself to sleep atContinue reading “Wild: Minnesota Trades Granlund to Nashville for Fiala”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild have been happy to find themselves in the post-season for each of the past five seasons, but they haven’t made it past the second round and that’s not sitting well. The club did pick up a franchise-best 49 wins last season and they reached 106 points, but they were eliminated in theContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Minnesota Wild”

Minnesota Signs Granlund to Three-Year Deal

The Minnesota Wild have signed centre Mikael Granlund to a three-year contract worth $17.25 million, the team announced Tuesday. The signing comes on the heels of Minnesota’s inking of Nino Niederreiter on Sunday. The 25-year-old Granlund was set for an arbitration hearing on August 4, but the signing avoids the proceedings and puts one moreContinue reading “Minnesota Signs Granlund to Three-Year Deal”

Who’s Next: Four Compelling Restricted Free Agents

With a number of unrestricted free agents snapped up and a few still available, teams are turning their collective attention toward a number of restricted free agents. A few RFAs have been signed recently, including Alex Galchenyuk, Oscar Lindberg and Zach Hyman. Some have filed for salary arbitration and some teams are beginning to negotiate,Continue reading “Who’s Next: Four Compelling Restricted Free Agents”