The Minnesota Wild have made some big trades so far in the offseason. One in particular I didn't like.
1st: Minnesota trades a 2021 Conditional 7th Round Pick to the Penguins in exchange for Nick Bjugstad.
2nd: Minnesota trades Eric Staal for Marcus Johansson
3rd: Minnesota trades Devan Dubnyk and a 2022 7th Round Pick for a 2022 5th Round Pick
4th: Minnesota Wild trade Luke Kunin and a 2020 3rd Round Pick for Nick Bonino, 2020 2nd round pick, and 2020
Some of my takes and observations:
In the short term, no, these don't look good...but looking at the big picture, I think they were all ok to good.
And I think this isn't even close to being the final roster shakeup....what you have posted about looks like just the beginning of a long reshape.
Wild lost literally NOTHING in trading a 7th for Bjugstad. Not saying 7th rounders are worthless, but I think we can all agree that the likelihood of getting an impactful NHL pla