The Minnesota Wild are home from the Western Conference bubble with another postseason defeat. Their performance in the qualifying round against Vancouver provided more evidence that this is an incomplete team. Wild GM Bill Guerin and head coach Dean Evason spoke to the media following the team's arrival back home, via a Zoom press conference.
To use a hockey term from his playing days, he kept his head on a swivel. It crosses your mind," Carter said. I’m always aware of my surroundings at all times.
While it’s a bummer that the Wild won’t be getting the first pick in the draft, they will still be getting a selection in the top 10. The Wild are now locked in with the No. overall selection in the draft, and in a draft class that many consider to be one of the deepest the NHL has seen in recent years, the Wild can still add a very talented player to their roster with their first pick.