Dane Mizutani brings sports pedigree to Wild beat for the Pioneer Press

Mizutani takes over as Chad Graff changes his role for the East Side newspaper Most fans are probably familiar with the name Dane Mizutani, who has taken over the Wild reporting beat for the Pioneer Press as Chad Graff has shifted into a new role. However, many may not be familiar with the experience Mizutani brings to the beat. Dane was kind enough to spend some time on the phone...
Via Hockey Wilderness
8 hours ago

Analyzing the Minnesota Wild’s Top Nine with Three Pairs

This week, we’re going to take a look at how the Wild might want to think about constructing the lines in the top nine. So, last week we took a look at my theory that the Wild as a team basically played with one hand tied behind its back by throwing out a forward group sharply divided between a solid top six and a dreadful bottom six. And I suggested in fun that perhaps GM Chuck...
Via Hockey Wilderness
12 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: What to Look For in the Preseason

The 2016-17 NHL preseason is off and running.  Here’s what Minnesota Wild fans should take away from preseason action. Training camp and preseason are underway, marking the official start of the NHL season. Sure, no meaningful games have been played yet, but hockey is back nonetheless. The Minnesota Wild are 1-1-0 thus far in the preseason. […] Minnesota Wild: What to Look...
Via Gone Puck Wild
14 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Expectations for the Kids Should Change

With a lineup comprised mostly of younger non-NHL roster players, the Wild turned in a sloppy performance in last night’s 4-1 loss to the Avalanche.  Looking at the team’s performance and Bruce Boudreau’s comments, one would have to wonder if expectations might be a little too high for these young players. Talent is only one […] Minnesota Wild: Expectations for the Kids...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Minnesota Wild: Carter Is Still Just Playing His Game

Ryan Carter has spent the last two seasons with the Minnesota Wild playing his game and doing it well for his hometown team.  Now even though the White Bear Lake native may be on a tryout playing for his spot on this team, he’s still just playing his game. Nine-year NHL veteran Ryan Carter has […] Minnesota Wild: Carter Is Still Just Playing His Game - Gone Puck Wild - Gone...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Boudreau era begins for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Bruce Boudreau era has begun for the Minnesota Wild. For the players, the demands will be many. The expectations will be as straightforward as can be. The experience also promises to be a lot of fun. ''Sometimes he doesn't even know what's coming out of his mouth when he's talking,'' forward Charlie Coyle said. The rotund new head coach, well-regarded for...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek: 'Minnesota just wasn’t a good fit'

Thomas Vanek wants a mulligan on his declining NHL career. Once an elite NHL scorer topping out at 43 goals back in 2006-2007, Vanek has seen his goal-scoring output fade over the past couple seasons. After signing a three-year contract worth $19.5 million with the Minnesota Wild, Vanek was bought out after scoring just 39 goals in two seasons. The 32-year-old signed a one-year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Shop stops selling customized Harambe jerseys

If you’re looking to buy a customized jersey with the Harambe nameplate on the back, you’re going to have to look elsewhere. The NFL Shop has stopped selling customized jerseys with the name of the late gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last May when a child fell into its enclosure. ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out this discovery on Wednesday. The New...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild pick new goal song and it’s pretty…crazy

The Minnesota Wild sent out a survey a couple of months back asking fans if they should have a new goal song. The answers to the survey have been overwhelming. Today, the Wild debuted their new goal song and it has a distinctive Minnesotan taste. You spoke, we listened: #mnwild will change its goal song to Prince’s #LetsGoCrazy → https://t.co/rz3r8Xof2b pic.twitter.com/rMSy2mxFUd...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild change goal song to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will celebrate their goals with Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy" this season.The Wild announced Tuesday they will use the song after the team scores at the Xcel Energy Center. The change comes in response to feedback received from a survey of season ticket holders this summer.They were polled after the Wild played the song during Game 6 of the...
Via Associated Press
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild officially change goal song to ‘Let’s Go Crazy’

When the Minnesota Wild took on the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the first round of the NHL playoffs just days after Prince’s death, the team decided to honor the Minnesotan by changing its goal song to “Let’s Go Crazy.” The song change will now be permanent. The team announced in a video Tuesday that “Let’s Go Crazy” will now be played after every Wild goal at home...
Via The Comeback
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

The Minnesota Wild, after courting fan opinion, have announced that Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” as the team’s official goal song in tribute to the recently departed and beloved local music icon. The Wild have been using Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to get Wild fans at Xcel Energy Center pumped up for years, but when the team played the Prince classic during Game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

What if the Minnesota Wild Were Magic: the Gathering Cards?

Magic the Gathering is a collectible card game that has been going strong since 1993. I remember it as if it were yesterday.  It my sophomore year in high school and I was in study hall with nothing to do.  My homework was finished and I was pretty bored just reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune when a few tables away from me some of my peers were playing this strange card game...
Via State of Hockey News
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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