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Video: AHL players fight on and off the ice in wild brawl

Vince Dunn of the Chicago Wolves and Kurtis Gabriel of the Iowa Wild had a pretty spirited fight in the third period of their game on Saturday night. After they exchanged punches on the ice, the two weren’t finished as they met up off the ice in the tunnel and fought a bit more. Watch Dunn dish out a HUGE right to knock Gabriel to the ground as security rushes in. Blues fans were...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch an AHL player throw a vicious haymaker during brawl near locker rooms

Saturday night's AHL contest between the Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild was a nasty affair both on and off the ice. It was reminiscent of the old-time hockey days in which players would beat fans with their own shoe. Late in the game, a brawl broke out on the ice and several players were sent to the showers early after earning major fighting penalties. But before they could get...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

3 Wild Trade Deadline Targets

With trade deadline speculation in full force around the league, the Minnesota Wild have yet to tip their hand in regards to any potential activity. It’s clear that the current Central Division leaders are buyers if a move is going to be made, but few rumors have made sense or proven credible. I’ll preface this deadline exploration by first saying I am firmly in the camp that...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Make Vancouver your next Wild Road Trip

A review of my trip to the beautiful British Columbian metropolis, home of Rogers Arena and some apologetic chirpers. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia with Mrs. Pants and a few friends, where we watched the Wild take on the Canucks. It was an awesome weekend excursion, highlighted by a 6-3 Minnesota win, a Mikael Granlund hat...
Via Hockey Wilderness
1 day ago

Wild Vets Trending in Opposite Directions

The Minnesota Wild have been enjoying continuous success throughout the 2016-17 season and have not lost back-to-back games since the beginning of December. Their forward and defence corps are both as deep as ever and a multitude of players are breaking through with career seasons. Yes, there are a lot of positives happening in the North Star State but it’s not all roses...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Minnesota Wild: Scandella Deadline Deal Is Possible

Approaching Wednesday’s trade deadline rumors seem to be picking up around the Minnesota Wild and the possibility that they might move defenseman Marco Scandella.  With a perceived down turn in performance and looming tough choices movement of the veteran defender could make sense in a deadline deal. The March 1st trade deadline is quickly approaching […] Minnesota Wild: Scandella...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

The Minnesota Wild as Comic Book Characters

As some of you may be aware, I’ve recently become slightly involved kind of obsessed with comic books. It’s been a whole thing. So, in the absence of hockey, hot taeks, and actual analysis, here is my list of which Wild player would be which comic book character. When the character isn’t a title character, I’ll list which comic they’re in. Charlie Coyle - Bruno, Ms. Marvel...
Via Hockey Wilderness
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
7 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
13 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
17 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
24 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...
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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