WILD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Did the Wild make the right move firing Mike Yeo?

It was announced yesterday that Mike Yeo was fired as the coach of the Minnesota Wild. It wasn’t a very surprising move given what this season has been for the Wild. The team has vastly underperformed and haven’t played anywhere close to their potential and because of it Yeo was the casualty. This was easily the worst year for the team thus far. Their winning percentage this...
Via Bloguin Best
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Fires Head Coach After an Eight Game Slump

After losing the last eight games, the Minnesota Wild has called it quits on head coach Mike Yeo, who had served as head coach since 2011. The Wild have lost nine of the last ten games since the All Star break. After yesterday’s loss 2-4 to the Boston Bruins, Yeo made comments to the press that, “[He wasn’t] quitting on this group. [They’re] going to show some fight.” But...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild fire coach Mike Yeo, name John Torchetti interim

The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo and named John Torchetti the interim replacement. Yeo, in his fifth season behind the bench, had a 173-132-44 record in his time with the Wild.  Yeo was 1-17 in the playoffs, taking the team to the Western Conference semifinals each of the past two seasons. Torchetti joins Minnesota after serving as the head coach of the Iowa Wild...
Via Sports-Glory
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild fire coach Mike Yeo, following 8th straight loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo, following their eighth straight loss. Owner Craig Leipold confirmed the decision Saturday night in an email to The Associated Press, after Yeo told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis he'd been let go. The firing came a few hours after the Wild's 4-2 home loss to the Boston Bruins. That matched the franchise's longest...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo.
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Bruins

The character of the Minnesota Wild continues to be tested amid one of the roughest stretches in club history.Mired in their worst-ever home slide, the Wild look to avoid matching the team record with an eighth consecutive loss overall Saturday against the Boston Bruins, who are looking for a season-high sixth straight road victory.Loser of 12 of 13 and stuck in an 0-4-3 hole at...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Suter: 'I feel like we've hit rock bottom'

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter is tired of being a part of the same old story.Such is life when your club loses its seventh in a row (0-5-2) and 12th of the last 13 games (1-10-2) following Thursday's 4-3 setback to the Washington Capitals. The downward spiral has the sputtering Wild (23-21-10) residing two points behind the Nashville Predators (25-21-8) for the final wild...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yeo on Wild's woes: 'I'm not going to sit around and say, 'Poor me'

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has heard the rumors about his job security but insists he's not taking the bait - regardless of what former player Zenon Konopka's bunny has to "say" on social media.Yeo has seen Minnesota plummet out of a postseason picture after losing six in a row (0-4-2) and 11 of its last 12 (1-9-2). Thursday night's tilt with three-time Hart Trophy winner Alex...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Moment 2/9/16

Dumba takes a seat in the penalty box with 10:51 left in the second. Time for the PK! — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 10, 2016 Yes, that exclamation mark was necessary. Going on the penalty kill is what qualifies for excitement in Minnesota these days.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beanpot 2016: Minnesota Wild Draft Choice Alex Tuch Scores the Game-Winning Goal

This is a perfect example of why you try to get the puck deep. Great goal if you're an Eagles fan. Tough break if your cheer for the Terriers. It was an exciting game.Minnesota Wild draft choice Alex Tuch scores the game-winning goal to give the Boston College Eagles the Beanpot championship. Tuch overtime goal gave the Eagles a 1-0 win. The first in the Beanpots 64-year history...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild say Mike Yeo’s job is safe

The Minnesota Wild are spiraling out of control in the Central Division and blame is being thrown in numerous directions for the team’s slide. They’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they hardly resemble the team which many believed could be a legitimate contender. Questions are being asked of head coach Mike Yeo, and though it’s not fair to assign him all of the blame...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Kuemper, Dubnyk impressed by high school girl's 112-save performance

Count Minnesota Wild goaltenders Darcy Kuemper and Devan Dubnyk as two of the many who were impressed by the 112-save performance recorded by Apple Valley (Minn.) High School goaltender Taylor DeForrest on Wednesday.DeForrest stopped 112 of 115 shots in her team's 3-2 setback in six overtimes to East Ridge on Wednesday. DeForrest's save total nearly doubled the state's previous record...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota girls’ H.S. goalie makes 112 saves in 6-OT game, loses

Taylor DeForrest, a junior goalie for the Apple Valley (Minn.) Eagles girls’ high school hockey team somehow managed to make 112 saves on 115 shots in a six-overtime game … and still was on the wrong end in heartbreaking 3-2 loss. When it was all said and done courtesy of a goal from East Ridge (Minn.) Raptors senior forward Anya Hafiz after over 121 minutes played, the Raptors...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Similar Demons Haunt the Wild in 5-3 loss to the Islanders

Thomas Vanek at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Wild defeated the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. There is that moment when denial slams straight into reality.  There is an awkward pause as their mind has to wrap around the truth and being able to deal with it.  They can no longer attempt to just ignore what is really going on...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What happens after the All-Star Break for the Minnesota Wild?

It has been an extremely up-and-down past few weeks for the Minnesota Wild and it’s that time of the season where they need to get on a bit of a run. The All-Star break could not have come at a better time. The team had been struggling greatly on offense, and relying on defense and goaltending has been somewhat of a norm in recent weeks. The Minnesota Wild are one point behind...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk’s Gaffe Gives the Wild its 4th Straight Home loss in 2-1 shootout failure to Arizona

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 11: Nicklas Grossmann #2 of the Arizona Coyotes checks Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild against the boards during the third period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 11, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Wild 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) A few weeks ago the Wild enjoyed a big lead in the...
Via State of Hockey News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise’s Power Play Goal Sparks Resurgent Effort as Wild Shutout Kings 3-0

Drew Doughty during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 26, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. I have been binge watching old episodes of the X-Files in anticipation to the re-launch of a 5-episode mini-series starting this Sunday.  I loved watching X-files in my high school and college years, following the exploration into the paranormal and government conspiracies with Fox Mulder...
Via State of Hockey News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Spurgeon is one of the most underrated players in the NHL

Recently it was announced by the Minnesota Wild that they signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a four year deal worth $20.75 million. The undersized player is the unsung hero of the Wild as he has played most of his time this year with Ryan Suter, the big ticket signing from a few years ago. So, what prompted the Wild to lock up a player that seems so pedestrian? Spurgeon's alright…...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Wild create fantastic Star Wars tribute

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set to wreak historic havoc at the box office over the weekend, the Minnesota Wild created a fantastic video to pay tribute to the beloved space opera. Beginning of course with “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” the video opens with “Minnesota Wild” in the iconic Star Wars logo before beginning the tale with the patented...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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