Wild notes: Clutterbuck could be traded

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 29, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Despite a one-year extension for Cal Clutterbuck being on the table and waiting to be agreed upon, General Manager Chuck Fletcher has been shopping the hard-hitting winger all week.

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bhrnew1lJun. 28, 1310:46 PM

Good for Kyle Clutterbuck, the Wild were not working out for him anymore and he can't be happy. I thought he would be a real key player hitting the playoffs but I felt he looked inconsistent like most all of the other players on the team

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caferevJun. 29, 1312:23 AM

Michael, love your work, but I will say this one last time, so PLEASE pay attention: According to the Wild's own contract chart, on its very own Web site, Justin Falk is a UFA, not an RFA. That may explain why you haven't heard if he's been tendered; because he hasn't and can't be "tendered", as he is a UFA. Now, I suppose their information could be wrong, but of all the sources I'd trust on this issue, the Wild very own Web site would be first on my list.

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daytonsajokeJun. 29, 13 2:10 AM

the Wild are so far off talent wise from Chicago, Boston, San Jose, Pittsburgh et al that it seems futile to field a team. We don't even have cap space to sign anyone to upgrade the team.

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mikerussoJun. 29, 13 7:45 AM

I received an email with a comment from Caferev. Don't see it here to respond, but Justin Falk is indeed a restricted free agent

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ctillhockeyJun. 29, 13 8:12 AM

caferev, capgeek.com is a wonderful resource for NHL cap information. You should check it out, it's pretty cool. The Wild's website has a typo re Falk, so I see the source of your confusion.

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wdntyouknwJun. 29, 13 8:19 AM

If Edmonton won't give up their 7th overall for Clutterbuck (which they won't in this draft), the 37th and a prospect seems a good asking price to me.

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wildfan19Jun. 29, 13 8:50 AM

I think it's going to be tough to get rid of Gilbert. His play last season was horrible at times. With a 4 mil cap hit, I don't think other teams are willing to pay that. I read one of Russos earlier articles that Edmonton is really interested in Clutterbuck. Why not try to send him and Gilbert for something more than a second and a prospect? They need the defensive and PK help.

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wildfan2130Jun. 29, 13 9:30 AM

Wildfan19- Unfortunately, we got Gilbert from the Oilers in the Schultz trade. I sure hope they are able to trade Gilbert for anything, even like a 4th or 5th rounder. This is supposed to be one of the deepest drafts ever, I would love to get some more picks. I would love to see Brodziak traded, for a couple picks to free up some cap space.

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schmackdogJun. 29, 1311:31 AM

Agree on trading Clutterbuck. I love his energy and forechecking, but he does NOTHING else. Hopefully they can squeeze 2 picks and a prospect for him. It will be hard to get anything good for Gilbert, b/c everyone and their mother know we're desperately trying to unload him.

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percyroy12Jun. 29, 1312:09 PM

It is too bad Heater is hurt or the Wild could buy him out. I still like the Pominville trade. He had 8 points I believe in the 8 games he played for the Wild at the end of the season. Can't ask for much more than that. He is a big reason they made the playoffs, as lots of guys were struggling down the stretch. It's not his fault Dustin Brown cheap shotted him and he got hurt. I will take a proven thing in Pominville, who is still relatively young, I believe he's 30, than gamble on a draft pick, with who knows how they'll turn out. As far as Larrson, he is a nice player, but probably nothing more than a 3rd liner, and Hackett, he was behind Kuempher and Gustaffson on the prospect depth chart. Gustaffson is the Wild's goalie of the future. Dude is going to be legit. Fair trade for both teams. But the pressure is on Buffalo to nail this pick, if they don't, they basically gave up a proven scorer who is still young and a great leader (their captain) for a third liner and a ok goalie prospect.

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