Western Conference (NHL)

Wild acquire center Martin Hanzal in trade with Coyotes

In acquiring center Martin Hanzal, the Minnesota Wild are going all in trying to win the Stanley Cup this season.

The Wild traded a 2017 first-round pick, 2018 second-round pick and conditional 2019 fourth-round pick and minor leaguer Grayson Downing to the Arizona Coyotes for Hanzal, forward Ryan White and a 2017 fourth-round pick. It's a hefty price for the 30-year-old pending unrestricted free agent but one the Wild are willing to pay ahead of Wednesday's NHL trade deadline.

"We're just putting our chips in the middle of the table for this year," Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher said on a conference call Sunday night. "We like our group, and we...

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