NHL Free Agency: Minnesota Wild Signs Matt Cullen and Eric Nystrom

July 1st, 2010 by Blake Benzel Leave a reply »

Day one of the official off season is in the books and, boy, was it a doozy for the Wild.

Two players, two needs filled, and the general manager already saying that the team might be done? Man, that’s got to be a good day at the office.

Before I get into the players the Wild signed, let’s look at that last statement—the Wild might be done with free agency.

First of all, the all-seeing, all-knowing Mike Russo said that Fletcher was comfortable with the six defensemen that the team has.

That means that he’s also comfortable with either Nate Prosser or Marco Scandella being the team’s number seven d-men.

So, let’s look at this.

Fletcher is comfortable with their number six defenseman being an injury-prone rookie and the other option being either a rookie defenseman with three NHL games under his belt or another with none?

I don’t buy it—at least not for someone who is as in depth about his ...

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