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The Hockey News Podcast: How Legitimate are the Minnesota Wild?

Can the streaking Wild hang with the other juggernauts in the West Division? Is Jakob Chychrun a Norris Trophy threat? How did the Women's World Championship slip through the cracks? And more.

This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:

- Andrew Shaw retires at 29 because of concussions. Will we keep seeing more players leave the game before their 30s because of head trauma?

- Jakob Chychrun leads all defensemen with 16 goals. Has he entered the Norris Trophy chat?

- Cole Caufield finally debuts in the NHL. What's his long-term ceiling?

- Patrick Roy wants back into the NHL as a coach or executive. What role, if any, suits him best?

- The Minnesota Wild have won seven straight games. Are they a Stanley Cup threat despite sharing a division with the superpowered Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche?

- After the Nova Scotia government forces the cancellation of the Women's World Championship due to COVID-19 concerns, the IIHF admits it had no backup plan. Understandable or inexcusable?

- Listener mailbag, including: Who gets a higher AAV on his next contract – Brady Tkachuk or Andrei Svechnikov?

And more!

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