Wild Rumors: Marco Rossi's Trade Market Heating Up

Since the 2023-24 season ended for the Minnesota Wild, forward Marco Rossi has come up as a trade candidate in the rumor mill. After a breakout season this campaign, there is no question that he should generate plenty of interest. 

According to the Fourth Period, teams are starting to call the Wild about Rossi, as the Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, and Utah are all linked to the skilled forward. 

When looking at this list, the first thing that stands out is that each of these clubs failed to make the playoffs last season. As a result, it is not too surprising to see teams looking to take that next step having interest in a promising 22-year-old forward like Rossi. 

Rossi would fit well in the top six on each of these clubs, as they all need help down the middle. In addition, he would work on each of their power plays because of his playmaking ability and improving shot. 

Rossi appeared in all 82 regular-season games for the Wild this season, where he had 21 goals, 19 assists, 40 points, and a minus-4 rating. It was a good first full season for Rossi, but even with this being the case, it is starting to seem quite possible that the Wild will move him before the start of next season. 

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