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Wild buried early in return home

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo gave thought to pulling goaltender Darcy Kuemper after Los Angeles scored twice. Yeo contemplated the decision again after another goal. Not pulling Kuemper early enough was among Yeo's regrets as the Wild lost 4-0 to Los Angeles. Kuemper allowed four goals on 10 shots in the first period. Niklas Backstrom replaced Kuemper in...
Via Fox Sports North
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild unable to dig out of 4-goal 1st period deficit as they fall 4-0 in home loss to Los Angeles

Zach Parise races into the Los Angeles zone. For grown ups, the holidays are often a nice excuse to return home to the comforts of family.  It entails packing up into the car, driving some untold distance and then sort of getting reacquainted with the family members you have not seen in a while.  At least this is what happens if you’re lucky.  The holidays can sometimes be...
Via State of Hockey News
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Zucker scores twice to lead Wild past Panthers

  The Minnesota Wild started fast and finished strong. Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead the Wild over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Minnesota scored two first-period goals, then held off a late surge by the Panthers to win for the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker, Wild cruise past Panthers, 4-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots to help the Wild win for the fifth time in six games. Shawn Thornton scored for the Panthers...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker scores twice to help Wild earn 4-1 road win over Florida

Can the Wild stop the red-hot Nick Bjugstad? All Star Games are often boring not only because they don’t really matter but in many cases the players are not trying that hard.  In NHL All Star games, what often makes them boring is the ridiculous unselfishness of some of the players.  While no one likes a puck hog, players often overhandle the puck or try to pass one too many...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pass-ive play costs Wild as they snap 4-game winning streak in 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay

Zach Parise tries to corral a loose puck. I remember when I was in 4th grade, and I was involved in a lot of different sports including basketball.  I played in a simple house league in my hometown, and they had two tournaments with one in the middle of the season and one at the end.  In the mid-season tournament where teams are paired effectively at random, my team which was pretty...
Via State of Hockey News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Wild sights and sounds

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Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker nets winner in final minute, Wild down Flyers

When the captain struck for a late power-play goal, it appeared the Flyers struggles in the standings were finally over. Just three minutes separated the Flyers from at least a point and a chance for more. But in the final minute, it all changed on a broken play. The puck took a strange hop off the end boards and went straight to the stick of Ryan Suter who threaded a pass to...
Via Flyerdelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild assign goalie Harding to AHL affiliate in Iowa

  The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Josh Harding to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. The move was made Tuesday after Harding cleared waivers. The 30-year-old was taken off injured reserve Monday. He hasn't skated with the Wild this season. Harding broke his right foot in an incident off the ice a few days before training camp and was put on a suspended list. His last...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding’s suspension lifted, placed on waivers

            The saga of Josh Harding continues and it just keeps getting odder. According to the Minnesota Wild, the goalie was activated from team suspension and then immediately placed on waivers. Considering his play in limited time last year, the question is “why was he placed on waivers?” The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Mike Russo has some...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild ride — goalie who reportedly broke foot kicking wall is waived

  The Minnesota Wild have taken goalie Josh Harding off injured reserve and placed him on waivers. The Wild announced the move Monday. If Harding is not claimed by another NHL team, he will be assigned to the Wild's American League Hockey affiliate in Iowa to get him back in game shape. Harding had been on a non-roster suspended list, since his broken right foot occurred off...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Parise shines in return

Minnesota Wild forward and leading scorer Zach Parise returned to the lineup last night and made an immediate impact. As reported by ProHockeyTalk, Parise returned from a concussion sustained in early November and found the back of the net twice last night.#466008071 / gettyimages.comJust four minutes and eleven seconds into Zach Parise's return to the ice, he was able to bury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise's return lifts Wild to much-needed division win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Something was lacking on the ice for the Minnesota Wild in their previous five games. The Wild were 2-3-0 during that stretch that included a three-game losing streak as they played without one of their unquestioned team leaders. Forward Zach Parise exited Minnesota's loss against Pittsburgh on Nov. 4 with a concussion and went on to miss the next five games, watching...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild reassigns Christian Folin to Iowa Wild

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports) The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday, November 14 they have reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and recalled defenseman Justin Falk. Folin skated in nine of the Minnesota Wild’s 15 games this season, missing a good portion of the start of the 2014-15 season due to illness. The Gothenburg, Sweden native...
Via Mill City Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Let’s get on with it about the 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild The Good Three goals, you guys! In one game, even! […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Sabres Combined for 3 Goals in 17 Seconds

The Minnesota Wild were having difficultly finding offense during their 4-game losing streak, but that quickly changed with their return to St. Paul on Thursday night. They managed to find the net four times in the opening period but also yielded two goals to the Sabres, including a wild 17 second blitz in that first Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres combine to score three goals in 17 seconds (video)

The Minnesota Wild is riding a four-game losing streak after starting the season 7-3 and the Buffalo Sabres are the worst team in the NHL with a 3-12-2 record. Both teams rank in the bottom half in the league in goals-per-game average with the Sabres sitting dead last, so it wasn’t expected that an offensive,...Read More The post Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres combine to score...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota Wild

From Hometown Hockey: Who: Minnesota Wild Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN When: 8:00PM Know thine enemy: The Wild are sliding hard right now, losers of four straight. Of course, part of the reason for that might have something to do with injuries to Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise. The latter is the team’s leading scorer, […] The post Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Minnesota...
Via Two Pad Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wasted Opportunity For The Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are sitting in an uncomfortable position right now. After looking poised to take a another step forward in their hunt to be cup contenders the Wild have opened the season to a mediocre 7-7 record. Things went from bad to worse as offensive catalyst Zach Parise was diagnosed with a concussion and now is out. With Parise sidelined and the Wild playing some middling...
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With The Wild?

The Minnesota Wild are on a three game skid and they have a combined 2 goals in those three games. With losses to Pittsburgh, Montreal, and Ottawa, the Wild are now 7-6-0, only one game above .500. This team has way too much talent to not be a top five team in the Western Conference. […] The post What’s Wrong With The Wild? appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference round-up

Anaheim Ducks The Ducks have started the 2014-15 season on the same torrid pace that won them the Western Conference regular season title a year ago. They stand 10-3-0, with the usual suspects Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf collecting 15 and 14 points respectively. The only question mark in Anaheim is their #1 goaltender. 21-year-old John Gibson started the season opener, got torched...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bookie claims Vanek’s gambling debt was over $1M

The Thomas Vanek gambling story just took an interesting turn. A bookmaker who pleaded guilty to laundering money has released some details regarding the case through his lawyer. The bookie pleaded guilty to laundering a $230,000 payment, one which was made with a New York Islanders check endorsed by Vanek, and discussed that the payment only covered a small portion of the debt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild Agree To 5-Year, $16M Contract Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term. The 22-year-old Coyle, in third season with the Wild, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team’s front office...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Difficult tests ahead hold the truth

Just as the Minnesota Wild’s season got underway in spectacular fashion, it has slowed to an early lull in the 2014-15 campaign as the team is currently awaiting its third game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The Wild, who haven’t played since defeating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday, are now entering the murderer’s row as far as the competition coming up...
Via isportsweb.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Jonas Dubin

#489866397 / gettyimages.com The Minnesota Wild took a big step on Sunday to ensure a strong defensive future by signing Jonas Brodin to a six-year, $25 million contract extension. The deal locks him up through 2021 and signals a move by a Minnesota franchise serious about maintaining a high level of play. A vital member of the Wild’s first blue-line pairing with Ryan Suter...
Via Beyond The Benches
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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