The 35-year-old is on pace for 25 goals this season, and come the deadline there will be plenty of contending teams interested in the kind of secondary scoring Staal can provide. As he breaks up what was an inconsistent and underachieving group in Minnesota, Fenton’s aggressiveness deserves praise. Nino Niederreiter, Charlie Coyle and Mikael Granlund were moved, and if not for an apparent paperwork issue at the wire Jason Zucker would have been gone too.

And I mean, as far as I know, they don’t want me to leave and I don’t want to, but again, that’s kind of part of the business. The NCAA men's hockey championship will return to St. Paul in 2024. also have some rumored interest in Zucker, NHL rumors: 5 teams who could have interest in Corey Perry, Look: Ads Celebrating Blues' Stanley Cup Win Run Before Game 6 of Bruins Series, NHL Trade Rumors: 15 players who may be moved this summer, Trade market is taking shape for Wild winger Jason Zucker, Top 25 Super Bowl Performances of All Time, Each NHL Team's Most Likely Future Hall of Famer, 30 Greatest Teams in Premier League History, 28 most memorable buzzer beaters in March Madness history. By sending Jason Zucker to the Penguins, Wild GM Bill Guerin fetched a quality prospect, first-round pick and potential deadline trade chip.

The deal was first reported by TSN's Bob McKenzie and confirmed by the Wild. The first big shoe to drop of the NHL Trade Deadline season hit thundered on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins finally got their hands on Jason Zucker. The Penguins acquired Jason Zucker in a trade with the Wild on Monday, Pittsburgh announced.

A World Junior Championship standout who led all tournament rearguards with eight assists, Addison was the best defensive prospect in the Penguins’ system. The owner explained why he was ordered to close. Sure, there were and are some decent pieces. Zucker has been one of the poster boys for that group of inconsistent underachievers, and even as Wild fans are sure to lament him being traded a move is coming whether anyone likes it or not. The true top-end talent, the honest-to-goodness game breakers, were few and far between, if not altogether non-existent. Extreme as that may sound, too, there is not, nor should there exist, a single untouchable on the roster. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Minnesota Wild and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. He was given every reason to start that process right about now, too. including the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio. There shouldn’t be a single one. (Photo by Sara Schmidle/NHLI via Getty Images). Your privacy is safe with us. Admittedly, not a single one of those potential trade-bait players will net the same return as Zucker. Dana White signs new 10-year deal with UFC. And quite frankly, in comments to Michael Russo of The Athletic (subscription required), Zucker seems a little confused himself. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Leave Playoff Gimmicks to MLB and Keep the NHL Post-Season Just the Way It Is, Teuvo Teravainen’s Team-Friendly Contract Is Paying Off for the Hurricanes. The MSHSL said he died in Hibbing Tuesday, and had tested positive for COVID-19.

Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. "Theoretically he can play himself into a new contract with the Wild," Rosen said. That makes the trade more about Addison and the first-round pick. While the first-round pick does have a lottery protection on it in case the Penguins miss the playoffs, Addison appears to be the crown jewel of the deal as a top defenseman prospect. At some point, be it this week, next week or the week after that, Guerin was going to have to accept reality and do what was best for a Wild organization that sorely needs a reset of its roster, to retool with younger players and to send packing a few valuable assets to recoup the pieces that will lead to a brighter future. So such a quick pivot away from him as piece of the future is a little odd.

Minnesota is five points out of the final wild-card spot, ahead of not a single team in the Central Division and project to be first-round fodder at best. Rather, moving Zucker has to the jumping off point for wholesale changes to the lineup, and regardless of what the record might say or how close the Wild may be to sneaking into a wild-card spot come the deadline, Guerin would be best to start fielding offers on his entire roster. (The 2020 pick, it should be noted, becomes a 2021 first-rounder if the Penguins miss the playoffs. After watching things as currently constructed for a bit, Minnesota Wild general manager Paul Fenton was active leading into the trade deadline this past season. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC.

Rumors attaching Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Phil Kessel trade surfaced recently, before Kessel used his veto power. 10:43. The Minnesota Wild kicked off what could be a very busy trade deadline on Monday night as they dealt longtime winger Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison and the Penguins' 2020 first-round pick. Given his production, experience and fairly friendly $3.25-million cap hit this season and next, Staal seems a prime candidate to head to a contender. He’s going to do what he wants to. The Minnesota Wild have traded left wing Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins for center Alex Galchenyuk, defenseman Calen Addison and a 2020 conditional first-round pick.

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Even those aforementioned talents, particularly Staal, Parise and Suter, find themselves far closer to beachfront living than the prime years of their careers. The Wild look to be going young, starting a rebuild or retool.". That's a good start, but Minnesota has far more work to do if it's going to start taking meaningful steps forward. But the fact of the matter is that the roster Guerin took over in Minnesota was old and on the decline.

Share on Facebook. Minnesota will receive Alex Galchenyuk, Calen … And most people would say that about me, and that’s just the way it works.”. The show is part of the new Live from Paisley Park concert series. That’s not at all to say the Wild were or are an organization devoid of talent or high-quality prospects, but if we’re really, truly being candid, there wasn’t much to love about the makeup of the group in Minnesota.

The Murdock City Council will vote Wednesday on a permit that would allow the Asatru Folk Assembly to open a place of assembly in the small town. The Minnesota Wild kicked off what could be a very busy trade deadline on Monday night as they dealt longtime winger Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison and the Penguins' 2020 first-round pick.

The newest member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jason Zucker, was among them, right up there with the Eric Staals and Zach Parises and Ryan Suters and Jared Spurgeons. Though he struggled to produce in Pittsburgh and is having undoubtedly the worst offensive campaign of his career, a new home could breathe some life into the 25-year-old. Pat Micheletti joins the show to break down what might be next. But I will say, I do want to be somewhere I’m wanted.”. Maybe with the Zucker deal done the Wild, with Guerin at the helm, can finally do that. The deal was first reported by TSN's Bob McKenzie and confirmed by the Wild. All Rights Reserved. Zucker has been a mainstay on the Wild after being selected as the 59th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Wild also acquire center Alex Galchenyuk and Calen Addison, a 20-year-old defenseman prospect.

He was last seen on a trail camera, with his truck left on a residential street. For years now, it’s been clear Minnesota needs to begin charting a course forward. Minnesota will get Pittsburgh's first-rounder in 2021 instead. And that’s what made Monday’s trade not only an inevitability, but an unquestionable step in the right direction for Minnesota. The Wild dealt the longtime winger in what could be a kickoff to a busy trade deadline. As for the most likely to move, however, there are a few players who might be well advised to have a bag packed. NBA Draft: If Knicks don’t take him, how far will RJ Barrett fall? Gerald Girard worked for nearly 13 years at the airport. When Bill Guerin accepted the post as GM of the Minnesota Wild, he was inheriting a mess. Subscribe to The Hockey News magazine.

At this point, it’s his deal to make or not make. With the Zucker move official, the Wild are now in full sell-mode at the deadline and as this trade showed, anyone could be available prior to Feb. 24. Wild insider drops a bombshell. The ex-Gopher could reportedly be headed back to Minnesota.

Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. With Addison now in the picture, the attention will turn to a suddenly crowded blue line, which SKOR North's Declan Goff seems to think will transition into another move prior to the deadline. Jason Zucker should be the next Minnesota Wild player that’s traded, and now he has practically asked for a trade. The NHL trade deadline hits at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. No, but I can say that about any position, any person in the world I wouldn’t totally agree with everything. Galchenyuk projects as a player that can play multiple positions, but his pending free agent status means he could be more of a piece that was used to make the salaries match. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. I’m going to stay out of it because realistically, I mean Paul’s never treated me poorly,” “I have respected Paul in his position and what he does.

"But that has to be viewed as a long shot now.

In addition to his accomplishments on the ice, his charity work off of it including the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital helped him win the King Clancy Memorial Trophy last season. Guerin not only landed Minnesota another first-round pick for a 2020 draft that scouts believe to be loaded with NHL caliber talent, but also nabbed blueline prospect Calen Addison. Fringe playoff contention and post-season trips where the Wild earned nothing but participation medals left the cupboards almost barren, the Kirill Kaprizovs of the system kicking around next to a few prospects inching ever closer to their best-before dates and a leftover ketchup packet or two. The Buffalo Sabres also have some rumored interest in Zucker, and with a limited no-trade clause kicking in on July 1 the Wild would probably like to make a move soon if they’re going to trade the 27-year old winger. Want more in-depth features and analysis? “So, I mean, I have respect for him and what he’s trying to do for his job.

- Duration: 10:43. "Playing with great poise and confidence for Canada’s World Junior Championship-winning squad, the young blueliner enhanced his reputation as a future NHL power-play weapon," Allan said in a January report.. "Often the only Canadian back with a man advantage, Addison tied for sixth among all scorers with nine points (including eight assists) in seven games.". Now he’s property of the Wild. That is an awfully big if.). The Wild have tried to trade Jason Zucker to 5 different teams. Minnesota Wild TRADE JASON ZUCKER To The Pittsburgh Penguins!!! For Guerin and Co. in Minnesota, though, this can’t be it. But with the Wild tied for last place in the Central Division, General Manager Bill Guerin has opted to put his own stamp on the team he took over in September. Though Penguins GM Jim Rutherford had to give up a boatload to his former protege, Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin. As the 53rd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Addison made the final roster for Team Canada in the 2020 World Junior Championship and made a major impression thanks to a heavy slapshot and offensive presence that the Wild could use on the blue line, but Dobber Prospects' Mark Allan states that there's still work to do before he turns pro next season.

Can I say fully that I agree with everything? BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 5: Jason Zucker #16 of the Minnesota Wild skates with the puck during an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on February 5, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. There it is.