With the NHL season getting underway, a number of players and teams are reportedly still negotiating on potential new deals with the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild.
According to the Star-Tribune’s Bob McKenzie, one of the parties is a young team that wants to move up to the NHL’s level.
The report also notes that while the Stars are “looking at several options” with respect to their young prospects, one team is reportedly the Wild.
That team is the Edmonton Oilers.
With the Oilers in need of a goaltender to play alongside Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, McKenzie reports that negotiations between the two teams have been ongoing for several weeks.
If the Stars and Oilers do not come to an agreement, the Wild would likely be in a situation similar to the Rangers and Wild in regards to the number of roster spots they are looking to fill.
The Wild have struggled mightily in the standings, losing eight of their last 10 games and a combined record of 19-21-3.
The team is currently sitting in seventh place in the West.
With that in mind, the Stars would likely like to trade some of their young players, but they don’t seem as interested in trading McDavid or Nugent or goalie Carter Hutton.
The Wild have also been without McDavid since the end of March, and the team has not scored a goal in a game since.
The Stars would like to keep McDavid, but he has not been as effective as the team is hoping he will be.