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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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild lock up Charlie Coyle

The Minnesota Wild took another step towards locking up its core on Wednesday, announcing that they have signed right winger Charlie Coyle to a contract extension. Coyle’s new deal will be for five years and $16 million, or a cap hit of $3.2 million per year. It starts next season and ensures that Coyle will be with the wild until the 2019-20 season. Wild general manager Chuck...
Via Sports-Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kuemper gets third shutout of season in Wild's 2-0 win over Coyotes

When the players are bemoaning the number of days off, when even the coach is “sick of practicing,” you know the bored-to-death Wild is tired of watching every other team play night after night and is ready to join the party more than once or twice a week. In large part because of a nonsensical schedule that had seen the Wild play four times in the season’s first 15 days,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kuemper and Spurgeon help Wild earn 2-0 home victory over Arizona

Wild battle for the puck in the offensive zone. I think Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo summed it up pretty well when he was asked how he felt about having just 4 games over the last 15 days, “We’re sick of practicing, right now we’re our biggest rivals.”  I can certainly relate to this.  When I used to be a freshman football coach, from the start of practice in early August often...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin picks up his first professional fight

Christian Folin has yet to find his way onto the score sheet so far this season for the Minnesota Wild by scoring a goal or assisting on another teammates goal, but he ended up on the sheet Sunday night. In only his fourth professional game, Folin made a legal hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar. However, Mike Richards didn’t think so and skated after the defenseman...
Via Mill City Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Wild are locking down their future

Part of what made the Wild so appealing last year and in the off season coming into this season were not only the superstars that the Wild had added, but also the influx of youthful talent. It was going to be important for the immediate success that those players develop rapidly. It would be important to the long term success that those players extract all the knowledge they can...
Via The Rhino and Compass
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Charlie Coyle To 5-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term. Coyle, 22, in his third season with the Wild, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team’s front office. The deal...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game #5: Minnesota Wild vs. Arizona Coyotes 10/23/2014 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (2-2-0)  4pts  5th in the Central 2.50 Goals For (19th) 1.00 Goals Against (1st) 0% Power Play (28th) 92.3% Penalty Kill (4th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2G 2A = 4pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 2A = 3pts 3. #16 Jason Zucker ~ 2G 0A = 2pts 4. #46 Jared Spurgeon ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 1G 1A = 2pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild Agree To 5-Year, $16M Contract Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term. The 22-year-old Coyle, in third season with the Wild, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team’s front office...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Charlie Coyle signs 5-year extension

Charlie Coyle piled up 30 points last year and has started this season with a pair of assists through four games. Not long after the Minnesota Wild extended defenseman Jonas Brodin, the team inked forward Charlie Coyle to a 5-year extension Wednesday afternoon. This is yet another one of many expiring rookie contracts the Wild had to deal with in order to keep its young talent with...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Jason Zucker Takes Skate To The Face, Escapes Without Injury (GIF)

Jason Zucker is a lucky man. The Minnesota Wild forward narrowly avoided a significant injury Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center after he was whistled for a tripping penalty. The scene on the ice could have been much, much worse, though, as the skate of Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford struck Zucker in the face on the play. Fortunately, it looks like Clifford’s blade...
5 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Difficult tests ahead hold the truth

Just as the Minnesota Wild’s season got underway in spectacular fashion, it has slowed to an early lull in the 2014-15 campaign as the team is currently awaiting its third game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The Wild, who haven’t played since defeating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday, are now entering the murderer’s row as far as the competition coming up...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Jonas Dubin

#489866397 / The Minnesota Wild took a big step on Sunday to ensure a strong defensive future by signing Jonas Brodin to a six-year, $25 million contract extension. The deal locks him up through 2021 and signals a move by a Minnesota franchise serious about maintaining a high level of play. A vital member of the Wild’s first blue-line pairing with Ryan Suter...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

After helping lead the team into the playoffs last season after being a late roster addition, the Minnesota Wild brought back Ilya Bryzgalov for a training camp tryout heading into this season, partly due to the uncertainty of the team’s goaltending situation. During Monday night’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Xcel Energy Center […] The post Wild goalie...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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