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Early preview of what the Minnesota Wild might be looking for prior to the trade deadline

Taking a look at what the Wild might be thinking at the trade deadline, we’re going to look at inexpensive options without term, with one unique exception. Taking a look at what the Wild might be thinking at the trade deadline, we’re going to look at inexpensive options without term, with one unique exception. I get to write once a week for the Hockey Wilderness and my articles...
Via Hockey Wilderness
3 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Calm Before the Storm

The Minnesota Wild have a five-day break before embarking on the final portion of their regular season schedule.  After their break the Wild must come out swinging as they look to tackle a hard schedule driving to the end of the season. After their five-day break, the Wild will finish the season in a whirlwind […] Minnesota Wild: Calm Before the Storm - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
5 hours ago

Slump-proof Wild not worried heading into bye week

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week. That's when the Western Conference leaders come back from their bye, the five-day gap on every team's schedule gained by the NHL Players Association as a concession for the new All-Star Game format. The league's current cumulative post-bye record is a woeful 4...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

West-leading Wild aim to avoid post-bye blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week. That's when the Western Conference leaders come back from their bye, the five-day gap on every team's schedule gained by the NHL Players Association as a concession for the new All-Star Game format. The league's current cumulative post-bye record is a woeful...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fixing the Wild’s 4th Line Carousel

The Minnesota Wild are in the midst of the most successful season in franchise history. The team sits first in the Central Division, first in the Western Conference and second in the NHL’s overall standings. They rank second in goals against, third in goals for and also lead the league with 10 players already reaching double digits in the goals column. The Wild’s only clear...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Minnesota Wild: What The Wild Learned from Lineup Experiments

The Minnesota Wild have spent the last month experimenting with their lineup and roster to evaluate their organization to see what they have and what needs they should address.  The results seem to suggest the future is bright for the Wild who have a lot of flexibility for possible moves heading into the trade deadline. […] Minnesota Wild: What The Wild Learned from Lineup Experiments...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Could the Wild Look Abroad for Roster Help?

We are now well into the NHL’s salary cap era where each of the 30 (soon to be 31) teams are constantly working on their own secret blueprints as they attempt to annually ice a competitive roster while staying below the league’s salary cap. We’ve seen teams attempt to bolster their rosters by overspending in July only to later find themselves handcuffed with their bad contracts...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Top 3 All-Time Wild Goalies

In 17 years of play, the Minnesota Wild have trotted out 16 goalies in total. An average of nearly a goalie per season may seem like a franchise constantly searching for a reliable backstop, but to their credit, the Wild have been remarkably good at finding goaltenders written off by other teams. Without question, a list of this nature simply won’t compare to the pedigree of teams...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Zucker scores twice, powers Wild to 5-2 win over Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night. Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu each had a goal and assist, and Eric Staal scored into an empty net as the Western Conference-leading Wild surpassed last season's total with their 39th win. Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves. Minnesota, which is 6...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gustav Nyquist’s vicious high stick on Jared Spurgeon

Gustav Nyquist might have a bit of an anger problem. After he was cross-checked to the ice by Jared Spurgeon, Nyquist spun around and nailed Spurgeon in the face with a high stick.When you watch the video, note how Nyquist makes sure to catch Spurgeon in the face with the blase of his stick as opposed to the shaft. That’s a horrible, horrible play.Nyquist received a double-minor...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL's offside review may have hit a new low in Blackhawks-Wild game

The NHL is in its second season of allowing head coaches to challenge the legality of scoring plays with an offside review. There's been plenty of frustration with the process over the past few years, but Wednesday night's Blackhawks-Wild game in Minnesota may have brought a new low.Nearly halfway through the second period, the Wild managed to tie the game on a play that featured...
Via FOX Sports
14 days ago

Goalies unhappy with NHL mandating smaller goalie pants

The NHL has is starting to phase in a new style of goalie pants, and goaltenders aren’t overly impressed with the midseason change.Starting Saturday, goalies will have to wear smaller, more fitted pants. Essentially the league is trying to make netminders' equipment not as needlessly bulky. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling isn’t a fan. Speaking with Chris Hine of the Chicago...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more clarification from the leagues.In its freshman campaign, the NHL’s coaches challenge had plenty...
Via Yardbarker
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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