The dramatic summer saga of the Minnesota Wild GM job is over. The Wild hired Massachusetts native and former Bruin Bill Guerin on Wednesday to replace the departed Paul Fenton. Guerin, a longtime member of the Penguins’ front office staff, most recently as an Assistant GM will take the reigns as GM for the first time. Meanwhile, the New York Islanders went bargain shopping and landed an established veteran on a short-term deal.
Bill Guerin has been hired as the fourth General Manager of the Minnesota Wild, concluding one of the strangest GM sequences in recent memory. He’ll take over an organization that looks vastly different than when he first interviewed for the job 14 months ago. (Hockey Wilderness)
Hiring Guerin wasn’t the only move made by the Wild on Wednesday. The club agreed to terms with RFA Joel Eriksson-Ek on a two-year contract. The center was the club’s first round pick in the loaded 2015 NHL Entry Draft. (Star Tribune)
The New York Islanders dipped into the bargain bin on Wednesday as they look to replace the departed Val Filppula. New York inked veteran free agent Derick Brassard to a one-year deal worth a reported $1.2 million. (Lighthouse Hockey)
Big news for those of you who stream your hockey content, NHL Network will now be available on PlayStation Vue. (Engadget)
It’s been a busy summer for the New York Rangers, but the club still has two key RFA’s they have yet to sign in Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Lemieux. What’s the hold up? (Lohud)
In case you missed it yesterday, the Boston Bruins and head coach Bruce Cassidy have begun negotiations on a new contract. (Boston Hockey Now)