With the Stanley Cup Playoffs over, the offseason will be in full swing in the upcoming weeks! News on Carson Soucy, Devan Dubnyk, and Ryan Donato, plus more.
Welcome to the first edition of Off The Trail: Minnesota Wild Weekly Report!
This will basically be a weekly newsletter and report normally posted during the weekend.
This will cover Minnesota Wild updates, news, and rumors around the league along with the list of articles posted in the respective week.
Minnesota Wild Report: Carson Soucy Negotiations & Potential Trade Partner In San Jose
Michael Russo reported the Wild were closing in on a multi-year deal that could pay Soucy $2.75 million annually. As of today, the deal is done according to Russo. All signs point to Carson Soucy’s deal is finalized, it is unknown what is holding the deal up right now. An official statement should come out anytime soon.
Carson Soucy could have signed with any NHL team on October 9th. According to Frank Seravalli, more than a third of the NHL’s teams were hungry to see Soucy hit the open market. It is not a shock that there was significant interest in Soucy given his level of play this year, but it is rather surprising that there were more than ten teams having a real interest in signing him in free agency.
The San Jose Sharks have shown interest in Devan Dubnyk and Ryan Donato. There could be a potential deal here between the two clubs.
It sounds like Guerin is trying to fetch a first-round pick for Dubnyk. It sounds as though Donato and Dubnyk are different discussions and it may not be a package deal which was originally reported as the most likely case scenario.
News & Rumors Around The League
The Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers made a transaction Friday. The Florida Panthers acquired a 2020 fourth-round pick in exchange for defenseman Josh Brown.
The Nashville Predators are exploring moving; Matt Duchene, Ryan Johansen, Kyle Turris, and Nick Bonino. (Frank Seravalli)
The Arizona Coyotes could think about testing on the market on forward Clayton Keller. (Elliotte Friedman)
The Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin says their 16th overall pick is available for trade for an immediate top-six forward. (Marc-Antonine Godin)
The Columbus Blue Jackets are listening to offers on Merzlikins and Korpisalo. They want a top-six center in return. (Pierre Lebrun)
Jack Eichel has told the team he doesn’t want to rebuild. Trade speculation could start if they are bad at the deadline next season. (Darren Dreger)
Multiple teams have called Florida about the potential availability of goaltending prospect Spencer Knight. (Craig Custance)
Ottawa, New Jersey, Minnesota, Carolina, and Edmonton all eyeing goaltending prospect Yaroslav Askarov in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft. (Elliotte Friedman)
Note: I strongly discourage the Wild from selecting a goaltender in the first round because the obvious need is at center and goalies are all over the map and are too unpredictable.
Top Articles This Week At Gone Puck Wild If You Missed It
– Joey wrote an awesome article on Guerin seeking a culture change, you can find it here.
– Make sure you read Lake’s mailbag article here.
– I wrote an article assessing Marcus Foligno’s defensive game which can be found here.
– I also wrote an article on potential players being bought out that the Wild could look into which can be found here.