Tanguay and Wild Talking

“Left winger Alex Tanguay, tied for third on the all-time scoring list against Minnesota with 38 points in 41 games, is considering a contract offer from the Wild, his agent said on Thursday…”(source-StarTribune.com)

It would be a good move on Tanguay’s part to sign a 1 year deal to re-establish himself as a star calibre player before looking to sign a long-term deal. As we’ve seen throughout the off-season, teams are reluctant to give significant contracts to second tier talent with the salary cap expected to go down in the coming seasons.

According to Tanguay’s agent Ritch Winter, “This will be a decision that is based largely on opportunity,” Winter continued. “Minnesota or somewhere else will be a place he’s going to go to have a career year. We’re continuing those discussions, and the Wild is very, very much on his radar.”

The Minnesota Wild have about $4 million in cap space and could really use some more offense, but I’m not sure another left winger is really what they need. They already have Martin Havlat for the first line but at the right price Tanguay would be a solid second line player.


  1. Johnny T

    August 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

    It would be a good move for the Wild, they could use some more offense.

    He may be a second line player to start, but we all know Havlat will not stay healthy for an entire year.

  2. Derek

    August 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Havlat did play 81 games during the regular season and 16 playoff games for the ‘Hawks last year (it was a contract year though). That said, you’re probably right about him getting injured and missing some time at some point this season, especially considering he just signed a long-term deal.