NHL Rumors: Wild Trying To Acquire Forward Via Trade

The Minnesota Wild lost a big piece due to their big salary cap issues. Next season may be one in which they just try to get through without too much bleeding. The team was forced to trade Kevin Fiala since they didn't have the money to sign him. Over the next three seasons the Wild have over $42 million of cap space taken up by the buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

The team will have to rely on young players coming in and contributing, as they don't have much room to add. Michael Russo reported that the Wild are continuing to work on the trade market to add another forward. The team has a short list of forwards for next season and have a defenseman they could potentially move for a forward or separately to free up space in Matt Dumba.

The Wild appear to have $3-4 million to work with to add a forward. They obviously don't like what's still out there in terms of the free agents and may very well be targeting a team who needs a bit of defensive help. The hope for Minnesota is that they can still stay competitive through these three years where they are paying a ton of money in dead cap. To do that, Bill Guerin is smart to work the market and use every bit of cap space the team can while game-breaker Kirill Kaprizov is on the team.

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