Wild acquire Pominville from the Sabres
The Wild parted ways with goaltender Matt Hackett, forward Johan Larsson, a first round draft pick in 2013 and a second round draft pick in 2014.
It is a pretty hefty price a 30-year-old scoring forward, who has 10 goals and 15 assists in 37 games this season and a fourth round draft pick in 2014.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Repentigny, Quebec native is a good addition to the Wild, but the loss does not equal the gain.
The Wild gave up a top-six forward - widely considered a steal in the second round of the 2010 draft, a potential starting goaltender and two high draft picks.
According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher believes he can pay the price because of the large amount of prospects the Wild has in the system.
It would not be surprising if this trade rivals the deal Fletcher made with the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 12, 2010 as the worst in team history.
It is not an indictment on Pominville, but because of the loss.
The Wild added goaltender Jeff Deslauriers from the Anaheim Ducks for future considerations. The move was made to get some goaltending depth in the organization. The Wild currently have four goaltenders on the roster playing in North America; that includes Josh Harding and Deslauriers.