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Minnesota Wild: Home Ice Advantage Must Return

Prior to last season, the Minnesota Wild enjoyed a huge home ice advantage at Xcel Energy Center. That was not the case last season and was one of the leading causes of a disappointing season for the team. In the past three seasons, the Minnesota Wild have enjoyed major success at home. But last year […] Minnesota Wild: Home Ice Advantage Must Return - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
7 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Haula’s Production Will Continue This Season

Erik Haula’s first two seasons with the Minnesota Wild were certainly not what anyone expected.  Last year’s second half turnaround looked to reverse those years, but going forward can Haula keep up the production or will he fall back into the player he was the first two seasons? One of last season’s biggest surprises for […] Minnesota Wild: Haula’s Production Will Continue...
Via Gone Puck Wild
21 hours ago

Wild agree to 1-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have agreed to a one-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder. In the deal announced Monday, Schroeder will make $650,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL. He was the only Wild player to file for salary arbitration this summer. The 25-year-old had two goals and two assists in 26 games for the Wild last season, plus one goal in two playoff...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Four Wild Prospects Named to US Junior Evaluation Camp

USA Hockey announced the rosters Friday for their upcoming National Junior Evaluation Camp to take place 30 July – 6 August.  Four players from the Minnesota Wild have been invited to camp for a shot to represent the US in Montreal in December. The first move to the filling the roster that will represent the […] Minnesota Wild: Four Wild Prospects Named to US Junior Evaluation...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Wild Avoid Arbitration, Sign Jordan Schroeder

The Minnesota Wild and 25-year-old forward Jordan Schroeder have avoided player-elected contract arbitration by coming to terms on a one-year deal, according to multiple sources. The deal is a two-way contract, carrying a value of $650,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL, with $300,000 guaranteed, reports Tim Wharnsby. While he posted some strong possession stats and rate metrics...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

A "Wild" swing for the fences - Could it work?

At a reasonable price point, the Minnesota Wild shored up their forward depth with the signings of former marquee center Eric Staal and bruising winger Chris Stewart. With the potential for Tyler Graovac, and a rookie like Alex Tuch or Joel Eriksson-Ek, to fill out the bottom of the roster, the club is 10-11 top-9 forwards deep, but could they be better? The answer to this, of...
Via Hockey Wilderness
3 days ago

Wild Announces National Broadcast Schedule For 2016-17

The Minnesota Wild today announced that 12 of its games will be nationally televised during the 2016-17 NHL regular season. Eleven of the contests will be broadcast on NBCSN, while Minnesota’s game against Detroit in Saint Paul on Sunday, Feb. 12,...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Some Minnesota Wild Podcasts Worth Listening To…

3 in the Box, the Longest Running Underground Wild Podcast brings savvy, wit and plenty of laughs. Its almost August, are you missing some Wild hockey talk?  I think I might be able to help with that.  A little over a year and a half ago I got involved with a podcast that was running on the Alive & Social Network, on their Wild Wednesdays show that run hosted by Jeff Dubay...
Via State of Hockey News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Place Jordan Schroeder on Waivers

Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild placed RFA forward Jordan Schroeder on waivers, according to multiple reports. It’s a move you don’t often see in the middle of July. But it’s not the first time the Wild have done a move like this. Waiving him may actually be an effort to position themselves well for arbitration. Schroeder elected to take his salary negotiations to an arbitrator...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Minnesota Wild Development Camp & Camp Roster Announced

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 24: Luke Kunin poses for a portrait after being selected 15th overall by the Minnesota Wild in round one during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images) Summer camp is something most teenagers understand.  Its a chance to attend to people’s interest or in a more cynical perspective its a chance for...
Via State of Hockey News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild, Kuemper agree to terms on one-year deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.The Wild announced the signing on Tuesday.The 26-year-old Kuemper went 6-7-5 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.43 goals-against average for the Wild last season.He has played in 84 games over the past four seasons with the Wild and is 3-1-1 with 2.13 goals-against in nine...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign LW Jason Zucker for 2 years, $4 million

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract. The deal was done Wednesday, preventing Zucker from becoming a restricted free agent. He will make $2 million in each of the next two seasons. The 24-year-old played in a career-high 71 games last season, producing 13 goals and 10 assists. He ranked second on the...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild select Luke Kunin 15th Overall in 2016 NHL Entry Draft

SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 27: Jordan Greenway reacts after being selected 50th overall by the Minnesota Wild during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) On Wednesday, the announced that it will add an expansion team in 2017 in Las Vegas.  Sports writers are thrilled but I felt the overall reception on social...
Via State of Hockey News
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The one and only Ilya Bryzgalov wants to return to the NHL

Ilya Bryzgalov is planning to make an NHL comeback. The  35-year-old last appeared in the league in a poor eight-game stint with the Anaheim Ducks, but Bryzgalov in true-Bryzgalovian fashion told NHLPA.com he was able to “rest, both spiritually and mentally” and that his passion for the sport has returned. “I feel the passion inside and the fire in my eyes. I want to face...
Via The Comeback
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild and Bruce Boudreau

The speculation over whether or not the Minnesota Wild will try and compete for the Stanley Cup for the 2016-17 NHL Season seems to have come to a close with the signing of head coach Bruce Boudreau.  The decision will irk some fans who thought interim head coach John Torchetti deserved a chance after taking over for Mike Yeo and getting the Wild back into the playoffs, but Boudreau...
Via isportsweb.com
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau showcases pitching skills at Twins game (vid)

Recently hired Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau was tabbed with throwing out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Thursday’s Minnesota Twins-Toronto Blue Jays game at Target Field. And perhaps most surprisingly, not only did the southpaw Boudreau not embarrass himself, he showcased some serious pitching skills by tossing a pretty impressive backdoor breaking ball. Wild...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Dmitry Orlov tries to flip Nino Niederreiter

The hip check isn’t used too often in hockey these days, but when it’s deployed it usually results in a devastating collision. Dmitry Orlov tried to pull off an open-ice hip check on Nino Niederreiter, but things didn’t go according to plan. It was still a pretty good hit, but you can tell Orlov was a bit confused when Niederreiter didn’t flip as he had hoped. He also...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Mikael Granlund dangles around U.S. defenders

Mikael Granlund wishes he was still competing for the Stanley Cup with the Minnestoa Wild, but he’s making the most of the situation by showing off some incredible moves with Finland against the U.S. at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. Granlund wins a battle, but appears to be locked into the corner by Patrick Maroon and Connor Murphy. He has no trouble escaping. That’s a crazy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Devan Dubnyk kicks the puck into his own net

The Minnesota Wild didn’t show up until the third period of Game 6 against the Dallas Stars. Trailing 4-0, the Wild rattled off three goals (two in a span of 16 seconds) to get right back into the game. That’s when Devan Dubnyk lost sight of the puck and accidentally kicked it into his own goal.   Some crazy bounces have featured in this year’s playoffs and you can add this...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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