Recent content from Sarah McLellan
Wild assistant McLean named coach of team's minor-league Iowa affiliate
Assistant Brett McLean is taking over as head coach of the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa, meaning Wild coach Dean Evason will be adding to his NHL staff
Wild's offseason moves will be vital, but limited by financial issues
Management is focusing on the future instead of the past as the Wild wade deeper into an offseason that's low on salary cap space yet ripe with significance.
Will they still be Wild? A player-by-player look at the roster
The Wild have little flexibility in their budget but plenty of decisions to make when it comes to their roster. Hockey writer Sarah McLellan's outlook for each player on the team as it relates to the 2023-24 season.
Wild GM unconcerned with the past, says season was not a failure
Bill Guerin cited salary cap issues and said the latest first-round playoff exit was "not the narrative for this team" as they build toward bigger goals.
Wild look for more from young players Addison, Rossi
The team needs growth from defenseman Calen Addison and center Marco Rossi in their second seasons to help deal with a tight budget.
Gustavsson, Fleury ready to see how Wild handle goalie situation
"Call me when the contract is done," said Filip Gustavsson, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. "Not going anywhere," said Marc-Andre Fleury.
After another early playoff exit, Wild left to ponder the what-ifs
From Joel Eriksson Ek's broken leg to Kirill Kaprizov's scoring slump, players were left with more questions than answers.
After a season spent honing a playoff edge, Wild reach a dull conclusion
A 2022 postseason flop caused the team to change its approach, but the fix failed vs. the Dallas Stars.
Missing offense, lapses on defense end Wild's season in 4-1 loss to Dallas
The same issues that pushed the Wild to the brink of elimination also ended their season: A meek offense thwarted by Stars goalie Jake Oettinger and and defensive lapses that led to Dallas goals.
Kaprizov-Zuccarello split among line changes for Wild
The adjustments, designed to revive a sluggish offense, separated Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello, and also included Matt Boldy and Marcus Johansson being split up.