Minnesota Wild Rumors: Team Keeping Defenseman For Multiple Years

The Minnesota Wild got much more than what they paid for in the trade deadline acquisition of John Klingberg. It wasn't the best move for him to sign with the basement-dwelling Anaheim Ducks this season since it hurt his stats so much. Despite that, he settled into his new team and played well leading up to the deadline.

Once Klingberg was traded, he continued to play well for a stronger team and with a good opportunity. He got power play time and produced two goals and nine points in 17 games. It's not as high as should be expected of a $7 million player, but he may not be looking for that much after this season. Length of contract and a good team to play on might take priority. The Wild could provide both. Despite dealing with a lot of dead cap, the Wild have proven to be a strong team once again. Things are looking brighter for the future, and even though the team has Calen Addison and Brock Faber on the rise on the right side, Klingberg could be a safety net for a few years.

Kligberg has really played well in the postseason and is also playing his off-side, proving that is a possibility for the future. He has more points than games and if something works, don't change it. He has become comfortable in Minnesota and the success may convince both sides to work out a deal.

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