The following article appeared on www.nhl.com on Tuesday, May 24, 2017 featuring former Princeton standout Brent Flahr, who is the the assistant general manager for the Minnesota Wild.
By Dan Myers
ST. PAUL -- In the weeks since a disappointing end to the 2016-17 season, the power brokers within the Wild have been gathering at team headquarters to get a jump on the 2017-18 season.
While the NHL will conclude the Conference Finals this week and begin the Stanley Cup Finals in the days after Memorial Day, the countdown is on until next season in Minnesota, with puck drop on opening night somewhere in the neighborhood of 140 days away.
Between now and then, the Wild will navigate an unprecedented summer, with an expansion draft, an entry draft, a free agency period and a prospect camp, all of which could help shape the team that will hit the ice for training camp in September.
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