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It's been nearly two months since Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo berated his struggling club during practice, seemingly in an effort to inspire a turnaround. Something clicked shortly thereafter, and Minnesota now finds itself holding a wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Wild seek a sixth straight road victory and fifth consecutive overall when they face the Carolina Hurricanes...
Via AP on Fox
10 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Pominville, Dubnyk lift Wild over Ovechkin-less Capitals

  Jason Pominville scored two third-period goals, Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Pominville tied the game with his 14th goal of the season off a scramble in front of the net at 9:19 of the period, then blasted a high shot past Braden Holtby from the left circle with 5:32 left after a Washington...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps Welcome Wild in the Snow. Ovi Out?

Please play, Ovi! (Caps Outsider) The Washington Capitals begin their five game homestead with a match up against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. This will be the first meeting of the season between the Caps and the Wild. The Wild comes into this game having won 12 of their last 15 games and riding a three-game […]
Via Capitals Outsider
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart Finds Out He’s Been Traded To Minnesota Wild On Live TV

Chris Stewart was being dangled by the Buffalo Sabres as trade bait on Deadline Day and so TSN had him call in to get his thoughts on the situation. Oddly enough, while he was on the phone, Stewart was traded and he found out straight from James Duthie where he was going. Stewart did a […] The post Chris Stewart Finds Out He’s Been Traded To Minnesota Wild On Live TV appeared...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional discussing daughter’s letter

Jordan Leopold is now a member of the Minnesota Wild, and as anyone who has seen his daughter’s adorable yet heartbreaking letter to the team’s coaches asking them to bring her daddy back home is aware, no one is probably more happy than 10-year-old Jordyn. Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minn., native who starred on the...Read More The post New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Chicks Fighting Colorado Avalanche Fans

There was a crazy fan fight at Saturday’s Colorado Avalanche-Minnesota Wild game and we now have video as to how the fight started and a good look at the hot chicks in the middle of the swinging and chirping. This one starts out slow with Bourque in a verbal war with a blonde Wild fan. He acts like he’s going to go after her…she chirps…he acts like he needs to be restrained…blah...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild trade former 1st round pick Zack Phillips to Bruins for Jared Knight

ST PAUL, MN – JUNE 24: 28th overall pick Zack Phillips by the Minnesota Wild poses for a photo portrait during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) When the Minnesota Wild drafted Zack Phillips at 28th Overall in 2011 in front of the hometown fans in St. Paul I turned to a friend of...
Via State of Hockey News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold’s Daughter Successfully Pleas For Minnesota Wild To Trade For Her Dad In Adorable Letter

Veteran puck-moving defenseman Jordan Leopold was one of the many names moved before today’s NHL trade deadline, and the 34-year old’s new squad should make his daughter very, very happy. Jordyn Leopold – the 11-year-old daughter of Jordan – sent a handwritten letter to the Minnesota Wild back in January pleading with them to trade Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CBJ trade Leopold to MIN for Falk, 2015 5th

In a trade that pretty much everyone saw coming, the Jackets dealt veteran d-man Jordan Leopold to Minnesota in exchange for a 2015 5th rounder and 26 year old defender Justin Falk. The part that no one really saw coming: the trade may have been facilitated by a lovely note that Jordan Leopold’s 11 year old daughter Jordyn wrote to the Wild management, imploring Minnesota to acquire...
Via BS Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion. According to Minnesota radio...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild acquire Chris Stewart, Jordan Leopold

The Minnesota Wild made two moves prior to Monday’s trade deadline. The Wild acquired Chris Stewart from the Sabres and sent Buffalo a econd-round pick in the 2017 draft. The Stewart deal came shortly after Minnesota acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Columbus Blue Jacketsfor Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick. Stewart, 27, has 11 goals and 25 points in 61...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart acquired by Minnesota Wild for 2017 2nd round pick

So, were you still digesting the trade for Jordan Leopold? Were you still having a nice, happy cry over the adorable letter his daughter sent to the Minnesota Wild? For myself, I was just finishing up the quick writing job on that acquisition. Knowing the Wild’s salary cap situation was a bit tight, I certainly wasn’t expecting a buzzer-beater trade (although there are still...
Via State of Hockey News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clutch efforts from 4th line and penalty kill lead the charge in 3-1 road win over Colorado

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 21: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck as teammate Zach Parise #11 looks on along with Semyon Varlamov #1 and Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche during overtime in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 1-0...
Via State of Hockey News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wild are on the verge of the playoffs, and that makes Colorado angry

The Wild played Colorado in Denver tonight, and completed a full season beat down the Wild have had over the Avs. Not only that, but they knocked the Avs out of the playoffs last year as well. Basically, Minnesota has owned the Avalanche for about a year now. The Wild are running hot, and the Avalanche are not. With only 3 seconds left, Patrick Roy sent a goon in Cody McLeod out...
Via The Rhino and Compass
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fontaine, Dubnyk come up big in Wild's win over Avalanche

  Justin Fontaine broke a second-period tie, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Erik Haula and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild, who improved to 4-0 against Colorado this season. They have outscored the Avalanche 12-1. Dubnyk started his 20th straight game since joining the Wild in a...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nino Niederreiter Game-Winning Goal Against the Predators

Check out this is a sweet goal by Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter. That's the 20th goal of the season for Niederreiter. Nino would score his 21st of the year to ice the game for the Wild. Finally, 21 goals is a career high for Niederreiter.
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Minnesota Wild Rank Amongst the Potential Playoff Teams?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Thomas...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fontaine, Dumba among players stepping up for hurting Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Starting his interview with reporters on Monday, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo offered vague updates on injured players such as Jared Spurgeon, Matt Cooke and Ryan Carter. Minnesota, which climbed to eighth in the Western Conference playoff standings with a win Sunday, has maintained its play without Cooke and forwards Jason Zucker and Carter, before losing...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin recalled by Minnesota Wild, Stu Bickel sent down

Christian Folin returns to Minnesota. (Photo/Getty Images)Christian Folin didn’t have to spend a long time at the American Hockey League (AHL) level after being reassigned on February 12. The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday, February 20 that the team has recalled the defenseman to the National Hockey League (NHL) and reassigned Stu Bickel to Iowa. This season, Folin has tallied...
Via Mill City Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Versatile Keranen finds way to NHL after under-the-radar Wild signing

The news comes as little more than a blip during the summer in the NHL. Signing a little-known forward from Finland doesn't carry the panache of bringing in a first-round draft pick like Mikael Granlund, nor does it come with the exhilaration of July 4 free-agent signings. When the Minnesota Wild inked Michael Keranen from the Finnish Elite League, they knew better. The signing was...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild recall Folin with Spurgeon out after taking puck to face

An errant puck is going to cost Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon at least one game. Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo said Spurgeon will not play Friday at Edmonton after Spurgeon took a puck to the face during Wednesday's overtime win at Calgary. The Wild recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Friday to help fill in for Spurgeon...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild assign Christian Folin to AHL’s Iowa Wild

Christian Folin heads back to the Iowa Wild. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Thursday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has assigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Iowa’s General Manager Jim Mill also announced the AHL club has also signed defenseman Collin Bowman to a professional...
Via Mill City Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Skate and survive: how movement makes all the difference for the Wild’s offense

Far too often has the Minnesota Wild’s strategy in the offensive zone devolved into a game of keep away around the edge. Defensemen would consistently swing the puck back and forth while the forwards held their positioning along the boards, looking to cycle the puck whenever possible and throwing a poor angled shot on net […] The post Skate and survive: how movement makes all...
Via Along the Boards
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Minnesota Wild Playoff Contenders?

It wasn’t so long ago that a video was released of Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo ripping his team to shreds at practice. The tirade went viral, and it seemed to suggest that Yeo’s tenure as head coach in Minny was coming to an end. It was a picture of the exasperation of a […] The post Are the Minnesota Wild Playoff Contenders? appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach Parise picks up his tooth off the ice

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise took a puck to the face on Tuesday night and ended up losing at least one tooth. He quickly found it. After spitting out some blood, Parise reached down and picked up a tooth off the ice. He then handed it to the Wild’s athletic trainer and headed for the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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