The Minnesota Wild have had an interesting offseason, but that hasn’t stopped the team from making a few moves.
The Wild are making a major splash with the trade of Mark Streits contract, but it’s a pretty big deal.
The Strikers had just won the Stanley Cup, and Streit was the centerpiece of that team.
He’s had a tremendous career, but he’s also had to deal with the fact that his team lost a lot of games during his time in Minnesota.
So what does it all mean?
The deal will likely be viewed as a major win for the Wild.
In addition to bringing back the team’s two most important players, Streit will get a lot more than $7.5 million in cap space.
Streit is an elite center who has become one of the best players in the game at his position, and his trade could allow the Wild to continue to develop that skill set and get younger.
In addition to the big cap hit, Streits addition will also make the Wild much more mobile, which will be a major advantage in the Wild’s offense.
Streitt’s departure will give the team more room to move on in the off-season, and the team has plenty of cap room in the summer of 2021.
Strikers first round pick and center Chris Stewart will be the team to watch.
Stewart has struggled this year and struggled to find his scoring touch, but Streit can provide some much needed scoring punch for the team.
Streit’s presence will likely mean the loss of two veterans, but the return of one will make things much easier for the other veterans.
The addition of Stewart will give Minnesota the pieces it needs to compete for the Stanley Cups again in the near future, and they’ll be back in the playoffs next season.
This is a big deal for the Minnesota Wild.
Streits departure opens up a ton of space for the next wave of players, and it will help to solidify the team as one of hockey’s elite.
Mark Streit traded to Minnesota for a 2018 1st round pick.