Minnesota Wild GM Calls Out Matt Boldy

Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin wants more out of Matt Boldy next season. The Wild GM didn't hold back recently when asked about the expectations on the young forward heading into the 2023-24 season.

Guerin met up with Michael Russo of The Athletic and had this to say about Boldy's game:

In talking to a guy like Boldy, his style of play in the playoffs doesn't … He's got to change certain things in his game. It is a different game in the playoffs. It's just different. And I think a lot of people get frustrated with that in hockey, but I think it's one of the things that makes hockey great is that it is a whole different ballgame. You look at the goals that are scored, they're hard goals. There's not a lot of pretty goals, and you've just got to get your nose dirty. For him, that's something that he's got to work on.

Boldy was a star during the regular season, scoring 31 goals and recording 63 points in 81 games. He then didn't score a goal during the Wild's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Dallas Stars. 

The 6-foot-2 Boldy is a former first-round pick of the Wild and someone Guerin is obviously expecting a ton out of next season. Both the GM and the player know the results weren't good enough these playoffs and expect a huge season from Boldy in 2023-24.

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