WILD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wild’s Matt Cooke makes unwritten statement addressing 7-game suspension

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday afternoon regarding the 7-game suspension he was assessed for his knee-to-knee hit on Tyson Barrie during Monday’s 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. His statement read as follows (via Star Tribune): “First and foremost, I want to say that I’m disappointed and […] The post Wild’s Matt Cooke...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Solving the Kyle Brodziak problem (video)

It’s nearly impossible to think that Kyle Brodziak was able to score 22 goals and amass 44 points just two years ago during the 2011-12 season. It seems like it has been nearly a 180 degree turnaround since then as Brodziak has arguably been the Wild player who has struggled the most this season. With one year remaining on his contract and his play having faltered all season...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL levies seven-game suspension on Wild's Cooke

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke will miss the remainder of the Minnesota Wild's first-round playoff series, and potentially into the second round if Minnesota advances, after Cooke was suspended for seven games by the NHL on Wednesday night. Cooke was suspended for a knee-on-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie in Monday's Game 3, an eventual 1-0 overtime...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Niederreiter tasked with replacing Cooke in defending Avs' top line

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Returning home and getting the benefit of the final change, the Minnesota Wild gave the third line of Matt Cooke, Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine the task of shutting down the Colorado Avalanche's top line, which had dominated the opening two games of the series. Gabriel Landeskog, Paul Stastny and Nathan MacKinnon combined for seven goals and 17 points as Colorado...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs: Minnesota Wild in Good Spot Heading Into Game 4

65 minutes. That’s how long it took for the Minnesota Wild to score a goal in game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs. Fortunately for them, their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche didn’t score at all. A Mikael Granlund goal broke the tie and landed Minnesota back in the series. It was a game that Minnesota undoubtedly needed more than Colorado, as they trailed the Avalanche...

Wild's Cooke awaits suspension hearing; Yeo says would be 'loss to lineup'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A day after the Minnesota Wild's 1-0 overtime win in Game 3, head coach Mike Yeo was left to answer more questions about the status of forward Matt Cooke than the dramatic performance that helped Minnesota get to 2-1 in the first-round series with the Colorado Avalanche. Cooke, the Wild forward who played a key role in shutting down Colorado's top line...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible diving OT game-winner to beat Avs (video)

Despite setting a franchise playoff record with 46 shots on goal — essentially from every conceivable angle — during Game 3 of its series against the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild could not solve Semyon Varlamov. The Avs netminder had stonewalled the hometown team all night and had the crease and net locked down like […] The post Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikael Granlund Does Bobby Orr Impression With Amazing OT Goal (Video)

Bobby Orr scored his iconic flying Stanley Cup goal in 1970. Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund was born in 1992. Apparently the 22-year-old Granlund has been taking hockey history lessons, as he did his best to impersonate Orr’s classic play with an unforgettable goal in overtime on Monday night. The score gave the Wild a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche to narrow...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikael Granlund scores incredible OT goal to beat Avs

Mikael Granlund scored an incredible goal to beat the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, and also put the Minnesota Wild on the board in the series. 
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Granlund scores goal of the playoffs with overtime winner

Mikael Granlund may have just scored the goal of the playoffs in Game Three between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild quarter-final series. In overtime, the Wild forward deked around the entire Colorado defense, somehow kept control of the puck, fell to the ice, and shot it into the net.Pretty incredible for your first career playoff goal. The Avalanche now lead the series...
Via Talk Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: 3 keys to stopping Nathan MacKinnon

The Minnesota Wild has quickly dropped two games in the best of seven series with the Colorado Avalanche. The catalyst in the so far in this series has been 18-year-old rookie phenom Nathan MacKinnon, who has skated through and around the Wild nearly at will. His dynamic speed and agility combined with otherworldly vision has been the difference as MacKinnon has seven points in...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Makes Changes For Game 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After dropping the first two games in their first round matchup with the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo has made some changes to the lineup for Monday’s game. Ilya Bryzgalov, who was brought in at the trade deadline to help bolster the goaltending for the Wild in the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MacKinnon embarrasses Wild defense for goal

The legend of Nate MacKinnon continues to grow, and likely will continue to do so for some time. He was picked No. 1 overall in this past summer’s NHL draft by the Colorado Avalanche. The 18-year-old made the Avalanche’s opening-night squad, and stuck with the team all year. It’s not like they could send him down- he just kept picking up points, and with the 63 he notched this...
Via Around The Rink
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: Series preview and prediction

The Minnesota Wild open the first round of the playoffs Thursday against the dynamic and Central Division surprise Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have flourished this season behind a cast of budding superstars and a fiery coach in Patrick Roy. The question now is how this potent team will fair in the playoffs against the more seasoned Wild who have a worse record, but boast more experience...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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