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Report: Granlund extension in the works

According to Wild beat writer Michael Russo, the team and the agent representing Mikael Granlund have begun discussions on a contract extension. Granlund is one of only two remaining forwards set to become restricted free agents after this season. The other is Erik Haula. According to Todd Diamond, Granlund’s agent, the center’s new deal “is not going to be as long as Coyle...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler Cheap-Shots Mikael Granlund, Receives Major Penalty (GIF)

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler is a top two-way center, but he often plays on the edge. He crossed the line at the end of Friday night’s Ducks-Wild game by receiving a major penalty for charging Minnesota forward Mikael Granlund. Wild winger Zach Parise, who had been battling with Kesler all game, stepped in to defend Granlund and received a major penalty for cross checking...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Turnovers cost Wild in 2- loss to the Ducks

Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise and Jason Pominville celebrate a goal scored in Anaheim. I don’t know about you, but it’s beginning to feel like season hasn’t really started yet.  Remember those two games against the Colorado Avalanche?  They might as well have been an extension of the pre-season.  There is only one other team in the entire league who has played a mere two...
Via State of Hockey News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes on Mikael Granlund

#490159155 / Mikael Granlund came into the 2014-15 season with heightened expectations after showing flashes of why he was such a highly touted prospect since being drafted. Granlund was the 9th overall selection in the 2009 NHL entry draft, after some strong seasons in the SM-Liiga (Finnish Elite League) and two impressive World Junior Championships in 2010 and...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Mikael Granlund blocks three shots in final minute to preserve win (video)

Mikael Granlund again came through with some late-game heroics for the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, blocking three shots in the final 60 seconds of regulation to preserve a 2-1 lead and give the Wild a series-tying victory in Game 4 against the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs were swarming the zone 6-on-4, as the team […] The post Wild’s Mikael Granlund blocks three shots in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild trade rumors approaching the deadline

Minnesota Wild trade rumors approaching the deadlineJust two days from the trade deadline, the Minnesota Wild trade rumors have begun swirling similar to last year. According to reports, the Wild are rumored to be interested in a number of players who will likely be on the move over the course of the next 48 hours. Minnesota is among the most talented teams in the NHL when it comes...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Granlund needs to adjust to pace of play, improve strength

ST. PAUL, Minn. Mikael Granlund entered the NHL with immense expectations for the young center. Granlund was a cult hero in his native Finland, a world championships star and a one of the best players in the Finnish Elite League playing against players much older. He was the biggest name prospect entering the NHL last season, less than a year after The Hockey News named him the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild send Granlund to AHL to get playing time

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo doesn't doubt the NHL ability of rookie forward Mikael Granlund, but Granlund's development and regaining his confidence for now will have take place with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Granlund, a healthy scratch in three of the past four games, was reassigned to Houston Tuesday by the Wild. Considered the...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild phenom Granlund eager for NHL action

ST. PAUL, Minn. The NHL lockout was both a blessing and a curse for Minnesota Wild prospect Mikael Granlund. The 20-year-old Finnish center spent part of the lockout playing for the Houston Aeros, Minnesota's affiliate in the American Hockey League. While with the Aeros, though, Granlund suffered an ankle injury that sidelined him for a month. When he was healthy, Granlund...
Via Fox Sports North
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Granlund focused on hockey, not lockout

ST. PAUL, Minn. On Sunday, Mikael Granlund traded his white Houston Aeros jersey for a suit and tie. Instead of hockey skates, the 20-year-old Finland native donned a pair of brown dress shoes. This isn't exactly how Granlund had hoped to look as his Aeros team hosted the Rockford IceHogs at the Xcel Engery Center, where Granlund could possibly soon call home as a member of...
Via Fox Sports North
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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