Brandon Duhaime Could Reportedly Land Wild a Haul at NHL Trade Deadline

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The Minnesota Wild have been surging since the All-Star break, posting an impressive 7-1-1 record, a streak that has elevated them back into the NHL Playoff conversation, just 4 points behind the final Western Conference wild card spot.

But whether they are buyers or sellers before the trade deadline next week, it appears the Wild are shopping forward Brandon Duhaime either way. And there appear to be several interested teams.

Veteran NHL insider Frank Seravalli (Daily Faceoff) mentioned the Canucks as one team that likes Duhaime but Jacob Stoller (Hockey News) went even further, noting that Vancouver isn’t the only team pursuing the 26-year-old right winger.

Minnesota Wild could get haul for Brandon Duhaime at trade deadline

Brandon Duhaime has collected 6 points in 58 games so far this season, and has had very little impact offensively. He does lead the team in penalty minutes, however… so take that however you want. If Wild general manager Bill Guerin really can gain anything near “a haul”, the Wild should absolutely consider making a move.

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Duhaime’s role primarily lies on the fourth line, sometimes even in the press box. If other teams perceive greater potential in him, perhaps it’s time for the Wild to move on. Micheal Russo from The Athletic also suggests that it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Wild won’t re-sign “Dewey 1” this offseason.

Don’t be surprised, even if the Wild aren’t in “sell mode,” if Guerin at least contemplates trading Dewy 1 and Dewy 2. Teams looking to improve their bottom six are calling, especially about Brandon Duhaime. He’s 26, fast, physical, is a willing fighter and kills penalties, but it’s becoming increasingly clear the Wild don’t plan to re-sign him this offseason..

Russo – The Athletic

Duhaime has spent his entire career with the Wild, after they drafted him in 2016. He made his NHL debut with Minnesota in 2019, but it appears he is approaching his final games in a Wild sweater, whether he is traded now or walks away in free agency this offseason.

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