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The Slumps of Wild Past Help Define this Year’s Slump

Minnesota Wild fans have become used to these extended midseason slumps, but how does this season’s slump compare to those of the past? Before this month, many Minnesota Wild fans believed the team wouldn’t have their seemingly annual slump and that Head Coach Bruce Boudreau was experienced enough to help adapt the team if they did begin to struggle. Unfortunately, the Wild have...
Via Hockey Wilderness
19 hours ago

Minnesota Wild Case For Stanley Cup

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Should Mikael Granlund be Considered Elite?

It’s been a career year for 25-year-old Mikael Granlund. Through just 70 games this season, he has posted career highs in goals, assists, power play points and shots. Granlund currently sits 12th in the NHL in scoring and leads the Minnesota Wild with 66 points and only 12 penalty minutes. Not only has Granlund developed statistically, he has also developed as a skater and a...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Wild Need to Rediscover Their Game

The Minnesota Wild have to be plenty excited to be done with the month of March. A month that has seen the top team in the Central Division and Western Conference drop five straight games, with a 2-8 record for the entire month. For a team that has looked so dominant for a majority of the season, the Wild seem to have lost a bit of their mojo and with only 11 games remaining in...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Minnesota finishes road trip with a 3-1 loss

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Victor Rask scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:24 to play and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 Thursday night. Teuvo Teravainen added an empty-net goal with 1:24 remaining. Derek Ryan also scored for the Hurricanes and Eddie Lack stopped 30 shots. Carolina has points in five straight games (3-0-2). Mikael Granlund scored for Minnesota and Devan...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL admits their current bye week format didn’t work

The NHL has had a long list of highly questionable ideas. Whether we’re talking about the infuriating “intent to blow” rule or the infamous Guardian Project, some ideas have been worse than others. One recent change, giving each team in the league a five-day bye week, was one of those good ideas on paper which failed to pan out as expected. The bye week was originally intended...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild GM apologizes to team scouts after trading away top picks

Throughout the year, NHL team scouts exhaust many hours in cold rinks around the world breaking down the play of draft-eligible players with one common goal: Finding the next star for their respective teams. Sometimes, all of that effort gets expunged when a general manager deals high assets for an immediate return.Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher recently gave up three high draft...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise scores in return as Wild dispatch Sharks

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise scored in his return to Minnesota's lineup and Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves as the Wild held on for a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. Eric Staal had two goals for the Wild, who won for the third time in four games. Jason Pominville assisted on Parise's 15th goal to open the scoring. Parise and Pominville each returned after missing three games...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Minnesota Wild players have the mumps, because the NHL is apparently stuck in 1824

If you loved playing both NHL ’94 and The Oregon Trail as a kid, we have the news story for you.After five Canucks players were diagnosed with the mumps last week, two Wild players have been quarantined with the infection as well. It’s a full-on league outbreak.According to the NHL’s release, other members of the organization with symptoms have also been placed in isolation...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise, Pominville diagnosed with mumps

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with mumps and must miss at least three games. The Wild announced Monday, shortly before faceoff against Los Angeles, that Parise and Pominville have the highly contagious virus along with other members of the organization. The veteran wings have been placed in isolation for a five-day...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: AHL players fight on and off the ice in wild brawl

Vince Dunn of the Chicago Wolves and Kurtis Gabriel of the Iowa Wild had a pretty spirited fight in the third period of their game on Saturday night. After they exchanged punches on the ice, the two weren’t finished as they met up off the ice in the tunnel and fought a bit more. Watch Dunn dish out a HUGE right to knock Gabriel to the ground as security rushes in. Blues fans were...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Devan Dubnyk and Where Did He Come From?

There are many humorous anecdotes about hockey goaltenders and their assorted peccadilloes. Hardcore hockey fans always look to the beloved Denis Lemieux from the classic hockey movie Slapshot when they need an example of the quintessential off-his-rocker character that many goalies embody. After all, you have to be somewhat insane to place yourself squarely in the path of six ounces...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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