What do you do this off season? Who do the wild lose in the expansion draft?
I don't think they can afford to lose Coyle, Zucker or Nino (Granny obviously will be protected)
I would do everything I could to get Poms to waive the NTC for the draft. No way they would pick him anyways.
Haula would suck to lose, but would be easier to swallow then the 4 I mentioned earlier.
I would prefer it be either scandella or brodin in that order. Dumba is frustrating as ****, but he is a RH shot and has a ton of potential. Scandella would be perfect since it would clear some needed cap room as well.
Lou Nanne was on KFAN last night talking about how getting Pominville to waive his No-Trade-Clause would be the best scenario for the Wild, and possibly even Las Vegas.
This was why:
1. Las Vegas still needs to hit the Salary Cap floor with their roster, so they're going to need a few guys who do have bigger contracts.
2. If this were to happen, the Wild can make a deal with Las Vegas along the lines of pick Pominville from us and we'll give you someone else too or a draft pick.
He also mentioned that these type of discussions are probably happening with every team, so I don't know how likely this would be to actually happen, and I guess it's up to Pominville.
Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 45, Speed: 45. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but will sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)