Wild eliminated due to sputtering power play, little secondary scoring
The Minnesota Wild had high expectations for the playoffs following a franchise-best campaign in the 2021-22 NHL season. Unfortunately, the St. Louis Blues proved to be too tough of a task to handle in the opening round as they eliminated the Wild in six games. Outside of Kirill Kaprizov, few players showed up on a nightly basis and now it’s back to the drawing board as general manager Bill Guerin turns his attention to the offseason.
It’s going to be a busy season for Guerin and the rest of management. The Wild only have just over $8.1 million in cap space to spend due to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter’s buyouts kicking in, which could make it tough to retain a restricted free agent (RFA) like Kevin Fiala. In other …
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