Minnesota Wild 2014-15 Season Preview

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Apr 10, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward

Thomas Vanek

(20) skates before the game against the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre. The New YorkIslanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports


IN – Thomas Vanek, Jordan Schroeder

OUT- Dany Heatley, Matt Moulson

Essentially trading Vanek for Moulson (who went back to the Buffalo Sabres, the Wild let Heatley walk without offering him a contract.  The roster remains intact, and is still growing into its own.  It was no surprise Vanek went to Minnesota where he went to college and has a home, but he needs to up his game from where it was last season if the Wild are going to get value for their money.