Wild GM Fletcher: Torchetti 'serious' candidate for coaching job

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher is about to embark on another coaching search, the third of his tenure and a critical one for the immediate future of the team and Fletcher's own standing as the leader in the front office.A three-month scramble to get to the playoffs hasn't left him much time to consider the exact qualities Fletcher is looking for...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild GM: Torchetti a 'very serious candidate' to be coach

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher says interim coach John Torchetti is ''definitely a very serious candidate'' to be the team's permanent head coach. Fletcher held an end-of-the-season media session Thursday, four days after the Wild were eliminated from the playoffs by Dallas. Torchetti took over for the fired Mike Yeo in February and helped turn...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek Was Dealing With Broken Ribs

The Minnesota Wild had to account for yet another disappointing season Wednesday as they cleaned out their lockers. Among the day’s revelations was the extent of the injury to Thomas Vanek. He told the Star Tribune’s Michael Russo that he had broken and displaced ribs. He was frustrated having to watch the postseason from the sidelines. “It’s one of those injuries where...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Jordan Schroeder Joins U.S. World Championship Roster

The U.S. National Team has added another forward, USA Hockey announced Wednesday. Minnesota Wild winger Jordan Schroeder will join the team for the upcoming 2016 World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Schroeder is representing his country on the international stage for the sixth time in his career, which includes some very impressive performances in World Junior...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Questions ahead for Wild, Torchetti after roller-coaster ending

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Heard this one before? Their season on the verge of expiration, the Minnesota Wild stormed back with a vengeance.The thrilling third-period rally against Dallas ended a fraction of an inch short, though, triggering another earlier-than-expected vacation despite a 4-0 deficit that ended in a 5-4 defeat on Sunday and gave the Stars the Western Conference quarterfinal...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Inconsistency Kills the Minnesota Wild’s Postseason

When the puck dropped in St. Paul Sunday afternoon, everyone was ready for a battle.  The Minnesota Wild had just snatched victory from the jaws of defeat only a day and half ago in Dallas to take the Game 5 win.  The momentum was on the side of the Wild, and it seemed that even the most hard-line skeptics were starting to move to the optimist side and believe that the Wild might...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Watch the Minnesota Wild's tribute to Prince

The Minnesota Wild paid tribute to local music legend Prince Sunday, and before Game 6 of the Wild-Stars playoff series, fans inside the Xcel Energy Center observed a moment of silence in honor of the Minnesota native. The Wild changed their goal music to Prince's 1984 hit Let's Go Crazy. Minnesota went down 4-0 to start the game, but scored four goals in the third period. The...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild changed their goal song and honored Prince in Game 6

The sporting world has been paying their respects to Prince over the last couple days, but the Minnesota Wild took their tribute to another awesome level. Prince, one of the most famous individuals to have been born in the state, was recognized in several different ways as the Wild hosted the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of their first round playoff series. Prior to the game, the rally...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Up and down season ends for the Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild’s 2015-16 season came to an end today as they were eliminated by the Dallas Stars in six games.  The first round series was a lot like the Wild’s season, as they fell behind 2-0 and were playing catch up the rest of the series.  The first part of the season went well as the Wild were consistently in playoff position, until a mid season slump led to the firing...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2 goal night by Koivu earns Wild 5-4 overtime win in Dallas

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 20: Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild makes a save in net as Jared Spurgeon #46 of the Minnesota Wild and Patrick Eaves #18 of the Dallas Stars look on during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2016 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Stars defeated the Wild...
Via State of Hockey News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard work and determination earn Wild 5-3 win to get Minnesota back in series against Dallas

NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 17: Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 17, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Wild 7-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Towards the waning portions of Game 2 of the Minnesota Wild’s I had a Stars fan tweet me to harass a sarcastic tweet I made about the incitement...
Via State of Hockey News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild struggle in first two games

So far the first round match up between the Minnesota Wild and the Dallas Stars has been very one sided.  The Stars won both their home games to start the series and now take a 2-0 lead into Minnesota.  The Wild will have to win the rest of their home games and take one in Dallas if they want to knock off the Stars. Game one was a blowout as the Stars won the game 4-0 and the Wild...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: how game three is do or die

The Minnesota Wild have been playing like a team that doesn’t know it’s the playoffs. Guess what? It’s the playoffs, and they are down two games. Tonight is game three in St. Paul, MN, and the Wild need to do something to get the home fans back on their side. The team has not won since March 29th when they knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks to sweep the season series, and they...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild finally score in 2-1 loss in Game 2 against Stars, down 2-0 in series

DALLAS, TX – APRIL 14: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save against the Minnesota Wild in the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 14, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) After Thursday night, I don’t know if I’ll be able to stomach...
Via State of Hockey News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Stars vs. Wild

VitalsDallas: (50-23-9) 1st in Central DivisionMinnesota: (38-33-11) 5th in Central DivisionSeason SeriesDallas took four of the five games played against Minnesota this season, although three of them came in overtime.Looking at the MatchupNHL.com is suggesting that the season series between the Stars and Wild isn’t the best way to gauge how they’ll match up in Round 1, given...
Via Yardbarker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michal Neuvirth makes great save to preserve win

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth made an absolutely incredible stick save with just 1.6 seconds left to preserve a 3-2 Flyers victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. This is just an unbelievable play, and it’s equally as stunning that the puck didn’t somehow cross the line (if it did, we can’t conclusively say so): close...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo wasn’t happy with Adam Oates consulting Wild players

The Minnesota Wild canned Mike Yeo on February 13th to give a boost to a team which had been wildly inconsistent. The team is on the right track under new coach John Torchetti, responding by winning four of their last five games. In a revealing interview with Michael Russo of the Minnesota Star Tribune, Yeo admitted his coaching was undercut by consultant Adam Oates. Russo reports...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The next four games could decide the Minnesota Wild's fate

Under different circumstances, the Minnesota Wild would simply be gearing up for its upcoming stadium series matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that has booted them from the playoffs three seasons in a row.But this Minnesota team has a lot on its plate and is playing more than just the day-to-day tilt leading up to a potential redemption game against a division rival....
Via Yardbarker
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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