Minneapolis, MN – In Duluth, Minnesota today Kyle Turris and Yannick Weber were seen packing their bags on a one-way trip to Nashville, Tennessee in what could only mean the two young prospects have been traded. There has been speculation that the Rink Rats have interest in a couple of players in the Nashville organization so it will be interesting to see what the team has brought in for the two prized prospects if they were indeed dealt. Turris, who was acquired earlier in the season in exchange for prospect TJ Hensick and a package of good draft picks, has a ton of potential and will be a first line center in the coming years. Weber has been shopped around recently by Minnesota and is a potential top-four defenseman who will command a power play with aplomb.
Minnesota has been rumored to be looking for additional help up front and it’s long been known that they’ve liked defenseman Kyle Quincey. Perhaps this is the trade Minnesota fans have been looking for to help get the team over the hump and repeat some of the magic of the WHL15 season??? Time will tell.
Last season Minnesota acquired center Daymond Langkow before the All-Star break and it proved to be one of the biggest moves in franchise history as Langkow led the undermatched Rink Rats over the Las Vegas Bulls in the first round of the playoffs. The team would go on to add a few other key players and move on to the Cyber Cup finals only to lose to a surging, fresher Icedogs squad.
Minnesota handled the Hoodrats last night in a 9-2 victory and will travel to Edmonton to play the Dropkicks in their upcoming matchup. The Dropkicks are one of the best teams in the league so this will be a test for Minnesota’s potentially revamped roster.