Wild roster overhaul coming? + rumours from around the NHL

Multiple reports suggest the Wild will make a significant roster shakeup this summer. Fan frustration is mounting after the team of well-paid veterans once again made an early exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs, and there has been no shortage of trade speculation.

Lots of names are out there, including Thomas Vanek, Jonas Brodin, Darcy Kuemper, Marco Scandella and Jason Zucker. Mikko Koivu and Jared Spurgeon are names that have come up in the past. The Wild have also been linked to pending UFA forwards Kyle Okposo and Eric Staal.

Rumour tidbits

- It's that time of year where rumours of KHL players coming to the NHL start to emerge. This week, it's a rumour that defenseman Pavel Valentenko is thinking of making the jump. If he does, it's likely with the Rangers.

- NHL journeyman Mark Arcobello is rumoured to be considering offers to play in Switzerland next season.

- Lots of chatter that the Blackhawks might trade pending RFA Andrew Shaw this summer. The gritty forward has arbitration rights and is currently coming off a contract with a $2 million dollar cap hit.

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