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Dollar, Dollar Bills: Analyzing the Minnesota Wild’s current salary cap

It’s officially September. The autumnal equinox is right around the corner, which means the new hockey season is also in sight.

Many Minnesota Wild fans are likely entering 2019-20 feeling cautiously optimistic. After a nightmarish 2018-19 season highlighted by generally poor stewardship and objectively unsatisfactory transactions (Nino Niederreiter for Victor Rask, Mikael Granlund for Kevin Fiala, in case you needed a reminder) executed by former General Manager Paul Fenton, it appears the Wild have managed to stop the bleeding. Fenton is no longer employed by the Wild, and taking his place as General Manager is former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Bill Guerin, who won a pair of Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017.