Will the Wild Repeat Previous Head Scratchers with Upcoming Extension Opportunities?

Locked On Wild - Your Daily Minnesota Wild Podcast

May 28 2024 • 33 mins

On today's episode of Locked on Wild, we look at how recent extensions may have turned out had the Wild taken a more businesslike approach to retaining who they view as their current core. We discuss whether or not Freddy Gaudreau should even have been retained, and why the right choice would have been to wait to see how Marco Rossi performed before deciding on if Freddy Gaudreau should have stayed around long term. We also discuss why the length of each deal is a concern given the age of players like Mats Zuccarello and the durability of Marcus Foligno and why one year extensions would have been most prudent for both guys. We also look ahead to Jake Middleton's "impending" extension and why the Wild continue to fall into the same trap by repeating the same mistakes over the years.

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