Not sure what MIN's financial situation is, but the reason Nashville dumped him was because they couldn't get his contract insured because of his injuries. Obviously money isnt a problem for the Leafs, but it's something to consider from the Wild's perspective.
Minnesota is not hurting for money. The owner wants to pinch a few pennies as our on ice product finally got bad enough, long enough that we don't sell out 100% of games anymore, but we're more than capable of being a cap ceiling team. We just haven't had anything to spend money on.