WILD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chuck Fletcher’s battle with Jason Pominville’s contract

The following is what we are assuming to be an internal monologue had by Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher while trying to figure Jason Pominville. Alright Chuck. Gotta focus. You've got to get this off season mess all figured out. The expansion draft, free agency, the entry draft, and trade calls coming in like hot cakes. Holy smokes! Now what on Earth are you going...
Via Hockey Wilderness
7 hours ago

Why I’m a fan of the Minnesota Wild-an evolutionary tale

Losing the North Stars at a young age helped fuel my Wild obsession. Welcome to the refreshed Hockey Wilderness! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing...
Via Hockey Wilderness
8 hours ago

Aleš Stezka wins Clark Cup; Fletcher needs to make a decision

With rumors floating around of the goalie heading back to the Czech Republic, the clock is ticking for Wild management Backed by the most dominant netminder of the postseason, the Chicago Steel won their first ever Clark Cup after a 2-1 overtime win in Game 5 over the Sioux City Musketeers Tuesday night. Despite the well-earned hardware, rumors of professional contracts in his native...
Via Hockey Wilderness
8 hours ago

Will Neiderreiter or Granlund Get a Wild Contract?

As we approach the month of June, we’ll start to get a better glimpse of what this Minnesota Wild team will look like for next season. The Wild have several free agents that need to be re-signed and Wild management is looking to improve their team this offseason. Two of the Wild’s key free agents that need signing are Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund. Both players are coming...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Should the Minnesota Wild trade Nino Niederreiter?

As we approach the expansion draft in June, NHL teams across the United States and Canada are reevaluating their most valuable players. In the expansion draft, each club has two options for how they arrange their protected lists.  They can either protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters (either forwards or defensemen) and one goalie.  Most clubs...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL teams think Nino Niederreiter might be on the trading block

With the NHL Expansion Draft looming ahead in June, trade rumors are starting to swirl around the league as teams are forced to make some difficult decisions ahead of the 2017-18 season. One of the most interesting names to pop up is Nino Niederreiter of the Minnesota Wild who may be on the trading block despite a career year. As always, take the reports for what they are – reports...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the Brutal Electrode-Enhanced Training System That's Taking the NHL by Storm

If you were to walk in on one of Zach Parise's off-ice workouts, you might think you had stumbled into a grotesque science experiment. The Minnesota Wild winger might be down in a squat position for five straight minutes, sweat pouring from his face while multiple electrodes attached to his body send shockwaves through his muscles. No treadmill running. No cardio at all actually...
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Rundown: Wild’s Niederreiter Topic of Trade Talk?

The fast-approaching NHL Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights could very well lead to a flurry of trade activity in the final hours beforehand. Several teams are in a bind with the draft’s exposure requirements, as they risk losing good players and getting nothing in return. One of those teams that looks to be feeling the expansion draft squeeze is the Minnesota Wild. Despite...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

3 “Not-so Wild” Free Agent Candidates for the Wild

The Minnesota Wild and their general manager, Chuck Fletcher, have said that roster changes will be coming this summer. Fletcher has no plans to shake up the team in big ways, but we should expect to see some new faces in a Wild sweater next season. Fletcher has been known to make plenty of moves at the trade deadline, as well as free agency. The Wild are looking to fill some holes...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

NHL fines P.K. Subban for ’embellishing’ a legitimate shot to the head

During Game 4 of a second-round matchup with the St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was given a penalty for embellishment after getting hit in the head by Joel Edmundson. Few could see what the officials saw on the play, but apparently, somebody in the NHL’s offices agreed with the refs in the game.Subban was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Wednesday because...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Simple Diet Change That Helped Zach Parise Become an NHL All-Star

When Zach Parise first arrived in the NHL in 2005, he was just 21 years old. Like most 21-year-olds, he ate whatever required the least effort. For Parise, that often meant dining out at the closest restaurant. "When I first came in, I didn't really know a lot about nutrition. I was just out of college, and I was living on my own. So it was honestly what was easy and what was...
Via Stack
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Jason Zucker has surgery to repair midsection muscle

Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Jason Zucker undergoes successful surgery

Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Star Zach Parise Reveals His Favorite Drill For Building Extreme Skating Speed

Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise understands the importance of speed in the NHL. His ability to turn on the jets and beat defenders is a big reason why he's racked up 661 career points. STACK recently spoke with Parise, and the topic turned to how he builds skating speed. He revealed that his favorite drill for on-ice speed is Overspeed Crossovers. If you don't know what Crossovers...
Via Stack
21 days ago  |  Discuss

What went wrong for the Minnesota Wild

When the playoff season arrived, it hit the Wild like a slap-shot to the face.  After starting the series down 3-0 against the St. Louis Blues, the Wild came back and forced a game five on Saturday.  It was not enough, however, as a disheartening sadness rushed over the crowd in the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday as the Wild were knocked out of the playoffs by Magnus Paajarvi...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau claims Blues weren’t better than the Wild despite series loss

You can add another disappointing playoff result to Bruce Boudreau’s coaching record. That growing list of playoff shortcomings may be behind the coach’s comments following a Game 5 loss which saw his Minnesota Wild kicked out of the playoffs by the St. Louis Blues. Well … considering the Blues won four games and the Wild won just one, that actually does make the Blues the...
Via The Comeback
April 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk is already playing the blame game against the Blues

The St. Louis Blues are returning home with a surprising 2-0 series lead against the Minnesota Wild. Those two wins were due to some outstanding play from Jake Allen, some timely offense and some fortunate bounces. Things are bright in the St. Louis dressing room while the blame game is already being played by the Wild on the other side of the rink. Following Game 2, Devan Dubnyk...
Via Frozen Notes
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators visit sick teen during road trip to Minnesota

The Ottawa Senators might very well be in the thick of a playoff race heading towards the end of the NHL season. But in no way does this mean the team is too busy to visit a die-hard young fan that’s going through some difficult times.In the lead up to their game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, the Senators met with 16-year-old Jonathan Pitre, who is battling a rare...
Via Sportsnaut
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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