Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 4/3/13
I must admit I thought the Wild would be quiet during the trade deadline and as the hours ticked by with little to know activity it appeared as though my expectations would be fulfilled.  Then late in the afternoon, the rumors began flying the Wild were pushing hard for Buffalo Sabres right winger Jason Pominville and lo and behold they came true.  However the move did not come without a price, a steep one as it cost the Wild promising goaltender Matt Hackett and intriguing two-way forward Johan Larsson along with a 1st round pick in 2013 and a 2nd round pick in 2014.  The Wild also got a 4th round pick in 2014 from the Buffalo Sabres.  Minnesota wasn't done there picking up goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers for a conditional pick to the Anaheim Ducks.  So what does this mean for the Wild?   All humor aside the Wild clearly want to win now.  With a $5.3 million cap hit for this year and next year makes Pominville more than just a rental player.  Pominville currently has 10...
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