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Report: Coyotes, Wild discussed Domi deal prior to Galchenyuk trade

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The Montreal Canadiens reportedly weren't the only team interested in acquiring Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes.

Prior to the Friday trade that sent Domi to the Canadiens, a deal was discussed that would've seen the playmaking winger moved to the Minnesota Wild, sources told Michael Russo of The Athletic.

The reported transaction would've seen the Coyotes acquire forwards Jason Zucker and Nino Niederreiter in exchange for Domi and, potentially, center Christian Dvorak.

Russo added that the Coyotes likely would've also taken on expensive forward Tyler Ennis, who carries a $4.6-million cap hit for one more season, according to CapFriendly.

It would've been a major cap-clearing move by new Wild general manager Paul Fenton.

To Arizona (Salary) To Minnesota (Salary)
Zucker (RFA) Domi (RFA)*
Niederreiter ($5.25M) Dvorak ($839K)
Ennis ($4.6M)

*Domi has since signed a two-year extension with the Canadiens that carries a $3.15-million cap hit.

The 26-year-old Zucker, a restricted free agent, is coming off a career year in which he posted 64 points, so it's safe to assume he's due a significant raise on his current $2-million salary.

In the end, the Coyotes shipped Domi to the Canadiens for forward Alex Galchenyuk.

Report: Coyotes, Wild discussed Domi deal prior to Galchenyuk trade
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