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July 1, 2014 | 9:46am ET
Wild eyeing Vanek, Iginla

The Minnesota Wild has set its sights on unrestricted free agents Thomas Vanek and Jarome Iginla, but the team knows its in tough to sign either player.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Wild is hoping to sign Vanek to a short-term deal, but knows better offers will come from other clubs.

Vanek met with Wild head coach Mike Yeo on Sunday.

"Is it a deal-breaker if he loves everything about the team and they're shorter term than another team? I don't think it's to that extent," Vanek's agent, Steve Bartlett, told the Star-Tribune. "It's just one more of those boxes that you check when you're trying to make a decision."

TFP has learned that Vanek could sign a three-year contract with Minnesota, if he opts against signing elsewhere.

Vanek, 30, is being courted by several teams, but has narrowed down his list in the recent days.

In addition to Vanek and Iginla, who is looking for a two-year contract, the Wild has shown interest in center Paul Stastny, though he's unlikely to join Minnesota.

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