Minnesota Wild's 3 Worst Contracts of 2023-24

The Minnesota Wild have had a challenging season and it isn't mainly because a lot of their players have had poor years. They have so much cap space tied up and between that and injuries, it is very difficult to overcome. While they are close to a playoff spot, it is unlikely, but next season should be better. Let's take a look at the worst contracts on this team this season as it stands.

Alex Goligoski

The Wild have not got what they wanted from Alex Goligoski this season as he has sat out more than half of the games. With only 30 games played this season and averaging 15:33 of ice time per game, he is nowhere close to being worth $2 million AAV. This decline was quick from 2021-22 to last season, but it was expected this season in the final year of his deal.

Marcus Foligno

Marcus Foligno had a career year two seasons ago, and after that, expectations were raised. He is a player that does more than just produce points as he typically finds himself in the mid-20s by the end of the season. This season should be no different, except with his three-year, $3.1 million AAV contract coming to an end, he was re-signed for four more years at $4 million AAV, and he is 33 years old in the summer. It doesn't exactly look great, but with the cap rising, it will be manageable.

Filip Gustavsson

It has been a tough season for Filip Gustavsson, but don't get me wrong, I still think he is going to outperform his contract by the time it is over. Everything just seemed to go wrong for the Minnesota Wild this season and the goaltending hasn't been the greatest. There has been a huge drop-off in performance from last season to this one for the young goaltender on the first year of his deal and he has a 3.16 GAA and .897 SV% in 40 games played.

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