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2014-15 Minnesota Wild Preview: Shaky Goaltending Genuine Concern

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most talented teams in the league, but suspect goaltending remains a huge roadblock in the team’s quest for playoff glory. Let’s be honest. Any team that invites Ilya Bryzgalov to training camp on a tryout basis has goaltending issues. Josh Harding, who was one of the NHL’s three-best goaltenders when healthy last season, has reportedly been...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Emotional Ryan Suter Opens Up About Late Father During First Day Of Camp

It was an emotional first day of training camp for Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter. Following Friday’s practice, Suter addressed the media for the first time since his father, Bob Suter, passed away on Sept. 9. Bob Suter was most famously known for being a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980. The younger Suter detailed how he heard...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wild Goalie Josh Harding Suspended After Kicking Wall, Breaking Foot

Josh Harding’s non-hockey injury will cost him more than playing time. The Minnesota Wild goalie is out two to three months after suffering a broken foot away from the ice, and the team suspended the 30-year-old Thursday without pay until he is healthy enough to return, according to multiple reports. Harding suffered the injury after kicking a wall Sunday during an altercation...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harding Suspended Kuemper Signed

Well as I reported earlier, Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding suffered a foot injury that would sideline him indefinitely. The Minnesota Wild have now suspended Harding for the cause of his injury being non hockey related. Other reports had said he broke his foot because of kicking a wall.However, any goalie question marks that the team has had just hours ago about who was going...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Kuemper re-signed, Harding injury update

The goalie situation just got a little better in Minnesota. After Josh Harding’s injury, the Minnesota Wild couldn’t have felt comfortable going into the season without re-upping Darcy Kuemper. After losing Josh Harding to a sudden broken foot, the absence of Darcy Kuemper became much more difficult to handle for the Minnesota Wild. His contract dispute with Chuck Fletcher seemed...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Josh Harding suffers ankle injury, will miss start of training camp

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding was hoping to have a fresh start to the season. He will have to wait a little longer before that happens as he recently suffered an ankle injury.#459744471 / gettyimages.comHarding had a good start to last season until he was sidelined while changing medications for an illness. Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last summer and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding Breaks Foot, Hearts of Wild Fans

Josh Harding is hurt. Again. Wow. What a shocker. Some sources say he has a broken ankle, others say it's a foot, either way a goalie with a bad wheel and MS isn't exactly a guy you can lean on. Harding didn't even break the foot at camp, because camp hasn't started yet. He didn't break it during conditioning for the coming season, either. He broke it during an...
Via Razzball Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov accepts tryout offer from Wild

With news of the Minnesota Wild losing projected No. 1 goalie Josh Harding indefinitely with a fractured foot, the team wasted little time in bringing in some goaltending help. Ilya Bryzgalov has agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Wild and will be with the team when they open camp. Bryzgalov was acquired by the Wild at the trade deadline last season and went 7-1-3...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: What’s the deal with Darcy Kuemper?

It’s been wel documented that the biggest issue facing the Minnesota Wild coming out of this offseason is the goaltending situation. The last two weeks have seen that problem compound with the Wild’s inability to sign last season’s most used goalie in Darcy Kuemper. The dispute has lingered over the heads of the organization all summer and has become a minor distraction heading...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Minnesota Wild Line Combinations

On my way home from classes this morning, I was listening to Paul Allen and Michael Russo on the Nine to Noon show on KFAN for some preseason Minnesota Wild talk. Right now it looks as if Parise is playing with Granlund and Pominville, which puts Vanek down with Koivu and Coyle.Now I know that many of us Wild rubes wanted to see Vanek with Pommer and Granny, however, according to...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers made a “horrible mistake” by signing Ilya Bryzgalov

Most fans and hockey experts have acknowledged – perhaps repeatedly – that the Ilya Bryzgalov experiment in Philadelphia was a disaster of epic proportions. In situations like these, one which forces a contract to be bought out, the team responsible rarely acknowledges the mistake and often never speaks of the player in question. That hasn’t been the case with the Philadelphia...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Fans Speak, 2014-15 Pre-Season Edition

What kind of year will Zach Parise have in 2014-15. Staying connected is always important.  Whether in business or in your personal life, staying connected to people makes you aware of your strengths and weaknesses as well as gives you a valuable insight into what others are thinking.  I think this especially true when you’re talking about fans of sports teams.  Fans know their...
Via State of Hockey News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild continue their ascent in the West. #490159157 / gettyimages.comMINNESOTA WILDRoster changes: IN: Thomas Vanek (from Montreal), Justin Falk (from Rangers), Stu Bickel (from AHL Hartford), Jordan Schroeder (from Vancouver), Joel Rechlicz (from AHL Hershey) Pending UFAs/RFAs: Darcy Kuemper (RFA), Ilya Bryzgalov (UFA), Mike Rupp (UFA) Roster changes: OUT...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild re-signs Nino Niederreiter (video)

Let’s begin by showing this because after it has been four months and it still hasn’t gotten old. After a lengthy negotiation process with power forward Nino Niederreiter, the Minnesota Wild were able to come to terms agreeing on a reported 3-year, $8 million contract that will keep the winger with the team through 2016-17. Niederreiter, who was a restricted free agent, took...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Miracle on Ice’ Team Member Bob Suter Dies

Former Miracle on Ice defensemen Bob Suter passed away at the age of 57 on Wednesday. He becomes the first member of the 1980 U.S. gold medal-winning hockey team to die. The 57 year old Suter is survived by his son Ryan, who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild and is considered one of the top defensemen in the NHL. Ryan found out about the news while practicting with his team...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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