Wild sources indicate free agent defenseman, and Duluth native, Sean Hill, will sign with the Wild in the next few days. Hill, a graduate of Duluth East High School(*), is a 37 year old, rugged defenseman who will bring some sorely-needed attitude to the blue-line for the club. Think of him as a nastier version of Keith Carney. It's expected to be a 1 year incentive-laden contract.
(*) I won't hold this against him, however. I also won't continue to hold a grudge against Hill because he shunned the University of Minnesota-Duluth and went to play for some other school in Madison. Well, maybe just a little grudge.