Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
colonel42

Who will be the next Wild Player??

22 posts in this topic

I see they picked up a new back up goal tender and there was a comment about using Hardy as trade bait. Any one have inside info??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, this mornings Mpls rag says the Wild has signed a center from the AHL to a one year deal. In prior NHL experience he has scored 6 goals in 44 games. Wow!

I hope this is not the last of the exciting free agent signings we were told to expect becasue if it is.......yawn!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, I was hoping for more of a splash this offseason! Sitll waiting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty sure the Wild said they were going for Saku(Signed with Ducks) and if that doesn't work out they would try and work a trade because they felt there wasn't much quality left out there. There was also some talk of keeping some cap room open because a few teams are currently over the cap and they might be able to work out a nice deal. I feel Harding will be moved some time before the season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Teams might want to wait to see how Harding plays now.(with a new wide open style of hockey in front of him) I don't think this new style is going to be any differant. You still need to play D if you want to win.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Teams might want to wait to see how Harding plays now.(with a new wide open style of hockey in front of him) I don't think this new style is going to be any differant. You still need to play D if you want to win.

I agree, they way they addressed the D in FA I dont see a real wide open offensive style next season. Defense wins championships

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DO NOT TRADE HARDING.

Why? They got a SOLID goal tender in Backstrom, and they have a stud in the AHL. why not trade him and get some players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No kidding, TRADE HARDING!!! Find a team that is over the cap and needs a solid goalie. We could make out like thieves in a situation like that. Isn't Chicago still over the cap?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fletcher was on Ch. 4 with Mark Rosen on Sunday and this question came up. Fletcher said that Harding "deserves a shot somewhere to be a #1 goalie", so he's willing to trade Harding if they can get a good player or two in return.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just way to much stress in MN sports these days. Who will the Wild trade Harding for?? Three top Twins players are begging for infield help who will the Twins pick up??? Or not?? The Vikings will the Ex-Packer sign or not. The T-Wolves are trading like mad?? Everyday is a waiting game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm guessing a little closer to the season start, there will be a lot more trade activity for the Wild. Teams who are over or close to being over may try to make some space before the season starts. I really do think Harding is as good as gone and I completely agree that he deserves a #1 position somewhere. Hopefully that somewhere has some good offensive talent in exchange.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep they need to trade him for the Wild and for his sake. He deserves a shot IMO. Before DR gave Backs the big contract I was hoping they would move Backs and sign Harding as their longer term goalie. I think both of these guys are starting NHL goalies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fernandez, Backstrom, then Harding. Can't argue with these front office selections.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harding is younger and has a better up-side. If Wild could trade Backstrom there would be more return.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harding is younger and has a better up-side. If Wild could trade Backstrom there would be more return.

No way, Backs is solid, Lets not turn the wild organization into the twins organization, and trade away our veterans just to have young talent. Signing Backs was a very good move for the Wild

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree keeping Backs was a good move. Had the new Wild Management decided to rebuild the team I'd say trade him for as much as possilbe and keep Harding for the future. After seeing them sign Havlat and go after Koivu it pretty clear they want to win now and try and restock through the draft. Hopefully it all works out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just have a lot of faith in Harding- he would be a solid #1 and will improve if put in more game situations. I just wonder what Backstrom could have or would have brought to us in terms of a trade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No way we get rid of Backs...Harding on the other hand is not proven and I realize that is because he has not been given the chance but it is way too risky to find out. He is a great backup goalie but when he starts asking for more than $2 million we need to trade him.

The fact is at this current time not many teams are looking for a number 1 or a 1B goalie so trades would not be the best route at this time. At the trade deadline, however, things may be different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our goaltending is top notch. I'd have complete faith throwing Harding between the pipes during any game this season. As for Backstrom, it's hard to up-trade for someone when he's the most consistent goaltender in the NHL. What we need is some high-profile scorers that can put the puck in the net. The wild has struggled with consistent offense since day one and hopefully with all the new moves being made this year things will improve.

Any news on Alex Tanguay? *fingers crossed*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Fortunately for country never does anything like this, minds it's own business and stays out of all foreign governments affairs
    • Apparently, some of the newer cell phones now have a GLONASS (Russian GPS) chip in them, as well as a U.S. GPS chip.  The GLONASS system has a reputation for working well in the northern hemisphere.   I'll probably just stick with my old hand-held Lowrance and topo maps, but the technology is out there for those who want to use it.     In 2007, Putin issued a Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, opening GLONASS up for unrestricted public use. This was an attempt to garner public and industry interest, and to challenge the homogeny of the American GPS system. By 2010, GLONASS achieved complete coverage of Russia’s territory. One year later, thanks to its orbital satellite constellation, it achieved global coverage. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/glonass-gps-alternative-never-knew-existed/
    • Love the first amendment.  Also want consistency in application.  
    • Seen on the channel 5 news the other night, plans to remove a dam in River Falls. They didn't specify which dam, or if it would be both dams. The movement is gaining popularity, especially with residents. And more input meetings will be planned. However, if the project is ok'd, it doesn't sound like it will be in the near future. I'm all for the dam removal! Both of them!
    • Hey Dave, I am sorry to hear that. If you need anything you have my number.  Send me a PM or text and let me know whats going on. Recurring infection? Low blood supply?     
    • Yes. But he has a great plan to utilize the excess rail capacity in the country by relocating those who disagree with him. It's gonna be a real gas. 
    • 100% A-OK is how that's working out, but I'm not surprised by the continued confusion. Even beside Texas vs Johnson, the idea of stripping citizenship from people hasn't stood up in court.
    • You must have been on some sh*tty ice for it to do that... Love my heavy spud bar, if it doesn't go through in a couple wacks I feel pretty darn confident in stepping...Spud bar,picks,pfd,rope, common sense all ya need
  • Our Sponsors