WILD DEAL DMITRY KULIKOV TO ANAHEIM
The Anaheim Ducks acquired defenseman Dmitry Kulikov from the Minnesota Wild for future considerations.
What does it give the Anaheim Ducks
In Kulikov, the Ducks land a solid, no-nonsense defender with plenty of NHL experience. He should help with Anaheim's commitment to build with youth as a veteran presence along the blueline.
What does it give the Minnesota Wild
This was a pure salary dump by Minnesota, as Kulikov was a useful depth defenseman for the Wild. His departure may create an opening for Calen Addison to (finally) make an impact on defense.
There is no fantasy impact here, as Kulikov is mostly a defensive D-man with obvious limitations.