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Report: Wild, Dubnyk to begin contract talks this week

It could be argued that Devan Dubnyk was the most valuable player in the NHL over the final two months of the regular season.After being acquired by the goalie-desperate Wild in a deadline trade with the Coyotes, for whom Dubnyk was serving primarily as Mike Smith's backup, Dubnyk was simply ridiculous. In 39 games (including 38 consecutive starts at one point) he posted a 1.78 goals...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

To retire (a jersey) or not to retire, that is the (Josh Harding) question

ST PAUL, MN – DECEMBER 17: Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates a win of the game against the Vancouver Canucks on December 17, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Canucks 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) I’ll admit, I’m not an avid Twitter user like many are. I’ve used it even less since Minnesota...
Via State of Hockey News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Wild Draft Preview: Forwards

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 27: Alex Tuch is selected eighteenth overall by the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) For a 3rd straight season the Wild found their season ended by a lack of offense against the Chicago Blackhawks.  This year’s painful...
Via State of Hockey News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild’s top free agent priorities

As the offseason trickles along, the Minnesota Wild have important assets on their team who will become free agents on July first. General manager Chuck Fletcher will have to negotiate smart deals as he and his team try to finagle their way through a tight cap situation. Fletcher has a long summer in front of […] The post Minnesota Wild’s top free agent priorities appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves For The Wild

View image | The Wild had an unbelievable second half of the season thanks in large part to the play of Devan Dubnyk. With that said, they go into the offseason with questions like most teams. So lets take a look at the top 5 moves for the Wild this summer. 5. Rework the fourth line It is not a flashy move but having a fourth line you can roll out consistently...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft 2015: Potential draft picks for the Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild’s season has come to end, but the offseason, where championship teams are built, is just beginning. First on the offseason agenda is the NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida on June 26. The 2015 draft is one of the deepest drafts, in terms of talent, that we have seen in many years. Although […] The post NHL Draft 2015: Potential draft picks for the Minnesota Wild...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding is expected to retire

Josh Harding is a goaltender you couldn’t help but root for. Unfortunately, it sounds like his ongoing complications with multiple sclerosis will force him to retire from the game of hockey at the age of 30. Via the Star Tribune: Josh Harding, 30, who missed all season with complications from multiple sclerosis after playing two games with Iowa, is expected to retire. His contract...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Going with what they've got: It's time for young guns to step up

It’s time for the Wild to take a different approach this offseason. The last three summers, the Wild front office has taken to the free-agent market to bolster its lineup, and although the pickups of Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Jason Pominville, Matt Cooke, and Thomas Vanek have improved the quality of the team tenfold, it’s time for some of the younger guys to step up into bigger...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek and Suter’s Post-Season Power Play Comments Are Both Revealing and Damning at the Same Time

  at Pepsi Center on February 28, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 3-1. Some people say the truth hurts, while others bask in ignorance or denial.  The latter of which can either draw pity or contempt from those around them.  The more a person exhibits such behavior often they become ignored or they push those around them to feel compelled to set them...
Via State of Hockey News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Re-signing Dubnyk tops Wild's offseason to-do list

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild were humbled by their four-game sweep in the second round of the NHL playoffs by division rival Chicago. That doesn't mean they'll be moved to make major changes to their roster this summer. In interviews on Monday, players said they believed they had enough skill, grit and depth to win the Western Conference semifinal series against the Blackhawks...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Wild’s top five performers in the playoffs

The Minnesota Wild’s playoff run came to an end a lot faster than many fans had hoped, but it still had its bright spots and its shining stars. During these playoffs, many players stepped and performed at high-level this postseason giving Minnesota fans hope for years to come. Here are my top-5 Minnesota Wild performers […] The post The Minnesota Wild’s top five performers...
Via Along the Boards
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild must consider roster changes after latest playoff exit

Many great NBA players never won a championship in the 1990s because Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the decade with six titles in an eight-year span. Fast forward to the present and it’s another Chicago team doing something similar. The Blackhawks reached the Western Conference final for the fifth time in the last eight seasons with a 4-3 Game 4 win to a complete...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Alyssa Nelson, the Hottest Minnesota Wild You’ll Ever See

With the series shifting back to the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota, keep your eyes peeled for a blonde bombshell by the name of Alyssa Nelson. An avid Wild fan, the former Hooter’s waitress has made quite the name for herself as a model. She gained some internet notoriety last season when a Vine of her screaming “whoop his Charlie” went viral. As it so happened, Ms. Nelson’s Twitter...
Via Sports Mockery
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Endras the hero in Germany’s win over France

The clash between the host nations of 2017 was one of the afternoon games on the second day of the IIHF World Championships. Led by goalkeeper Dennis Endras, Team Germany escaped with a close win against the French team. France had the first chances on the man advantage in the 5th minute, when Damien Raux tested the reactions of Dennis Endras. He passed the test, but was also helped...
Via The Hockey House
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Hope the Third Time’s the Charm Against the Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise, left, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, watches during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) This season’s Western Conference semifinals will mark the third year in a row in which the Chicago Blackhawks have taken...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

This week in former River Hawk action: April 27-May 3

Former River Hawk Christian Folin returns to Minnesota. (Photo/Getty Images)The National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL playoffs are underway! This means a few former UMass Lowell River Hawks are in action this week. Only five former River Hawks remain in action as we inch closer to the first week in May. Christian Folin and the Minnesota Wild advanced...
Via Mill City Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayor in Minnesota asks Wild “Wtf was that?” after Game 4 loss

Chris Coleman, the mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, wasn’t sure what happened to the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 in their series against the St. Louis Blues. Following a dominant Game 3 win, the Wild were blasted at home by a lopsided score. Coleman’s reaction mimicked the feelings felt from Wild fans everywhere: .@mnwild #WTF was that? — Chris Coleman (@mayorcoleman) April 23...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Paul mayor after Wild’s blowout loss: ‘WTF was that?’

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (above, left, with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and mascot Nordy) took to Twitter on Wednesday night and articulated quite well the general disposition of Minnesota Wild fans in the wake of the team’s 6-1 shellacking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the teams’ playoff...Read More The post St. Paul mayor on Twitter after Wild’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vladimir Tarasenko scores pretty goal

The Blues woke up in a big way in Game 4 and Vladimir Tarasenko was a major factor in the team’s offense. Tarasenko scored earlier on a deflection, but his second goal of the night was a thing of beauty and was pretty similar to his insane effort against the Rangers earlier in the year. GIF: another look at Tarasenko's 2nd goal — Stephanie Vail...
Via Frozen Notes
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devan Dubnyk makes great save while leaving net

Game 2 between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues will likely be remembered for the Blues’ victory and Vladimir Tarasenko’s hat trick, but there was one save from Devan Dubnyk which deserves to be highlighted. The Wild pulled Dubnyk with time winding down in the third, but Dubnyk was forced to make a desperation save on a Steve Ott shot from center ice. (This video...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Folin back with Minnesota Wild

Christian Folin returns to NHL. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). After only days passed following his reassignment to Iowa and skating in a single game without tallying a point, Folin will return to the National Hockey League (NHL) level. The Gothenburg, Sweden native has...
Via Mill City Sports
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa Wild

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa. (Photo/Getty Images)The Minnesota Wild has reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Folin, who has only skated in two games since March 6, will hopefully get more playing time in Iowa. While at the National Hockey League (NHL) level this year, the defenseman has tallied 10 points (2g, 8a), a plus...
Via Mill City Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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