Matt Dumba and Marcus Foligno are the Wild's newest alternate captains, replacing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter after the two had their contracts bought out in July.
St. Louis scored two goals within 18 seconds early in the third period to break a tie and added two late empty-netters.
Veteran defenseman Matt Dumba is back despite a summer of expansion and trade rumors.
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The situation is complicated, for sure, but the threat that Kirill Kaprizov will return to Russia to play hockey feels more like a bluff than a realistic option.
Wild owner Craig Leipold did what fans should hope pro sports owners do: invest, roll the dice and try to win the big one.
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While Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek signed lavish off-season deals, Kevin Fiala is in on a one-year contract — and again in the position of having to prove himself.
The Russian star didn't skate on the first day but will be on the ice with teammates Friday.
On Thursday's Daily Delivery podcast, Guerin joined host Michael Rand to offer insights into the process that led to Kaprizov's five-year, $45 million deal just before the start of training camp.
During contract talks, which started in the spring, Wild GM Bill Guerin and Calder Trophy winner Kirill Kaprizov texted each other but this week was the first face-to-face conversation.
As hard as the Wild worked to sign Russian star Kirill Kaprizov, host Michael Rand explains there's harder work ahead. Plus, St. Thomas football and listener questions on the Daily Delivery podcast.