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Wild, Haula agree to terms on two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with Erik Haula on a two-year contract. The former Minnesota Gophers center tallied seven goals in 72 games with the Wild last season and one goal in two playoff contests. Haula knocked in six goals in 46 games in his rookie season with the club in 2013-14, plus four more in 13 playoff games. The native of Finland was selected by the Wild in...
Via Fox Sports North
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duluth to host 10th annual Hockey Day Minnesota, presented by Wells Fargo

The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, today officially announced that the outdoor games for the 10th Annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Duluth's Bayfront Park along the shore of Lake Superior. Proceeds from the event will benefit Duluth area youth hockey programs. The 2016 event will mark a decade of Hockey...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Dumba asks permission from Len Boogaard for number change

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba elected to change his jersey number, but not without first making a phone call.Dumba asked permission from Len Boogaard if he was accepting of the 21-year-old changing his number from 55 to 24, which was the jersey worn by Boogaard's late son Derek. The younger Boogaard played with Minnesota from 2005-2010 before passing away the following year...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: Minnesota Wild

  Today our analysis of the NHL Central Division’s offseason movements focuses on the Minnesota Wild. After covering the Nashville Predators’ changes and the St. Louis Blues’ offseason moves, we look at Colorado’s budding rivalry. Relying on a shutdown defense quarterbacked by Ryan Suter and an emphasis on competent, possession-heavy play, the Wild have been a solid team...
Via BSN Denver
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild are 'still very excited' about Kuemper

The Minnesota Wild made sure to lock up the goaltender who essentially saved their season, Devan Dubnyk, rewarding him with a six-year, $26 million contract this offseason.But what does that mean for Darcy Kuemper, the 25-year-old goaltender who was supposed to take the reigns in the near future?Kuemper, a 2009 Minnesota sixth-round pick, had a shaky season this year, finishing with...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Alex Tuch Follows Sick Shootout Goal With Terrific Celebration (Video)

July can be a pretty brutal month for sports, especially during the MLB All-Star break. Apparently Alex Tuch knows this, because he provided the sports world with an absolute gem of a highlight this weekend. Tuch, a 19-year-old Minnesota Wild prospect and former Boston College star, took the ice for a scrimmage at the Wild’s development camp Sunday. The scrimmage had to be decided...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Making All the Right Moves

View image | The draft has come and gone and free agency is now into its third week. Many teams have spent money hoping that they added the right pieces. The Minnesota Wild have spent money this offseason, but for all the right reasons. They have built their franchise from within with few drastic moves and fans look forward to seeing how the newly arranged team...
Via TopSportsReport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Tuch struts his stuff after beautiful shootout goal

It's difficult to tell which was nicer, Alex Tuch's shootout goal, or his celebration?You be the judge.Tuch dragged the puck around the discarded stick, waited patiently and flipped it right in. He then put his stick in his "sheath" and high-stepped past the opposing bench.Tuch was drafted 18th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2014 NHL Draft. He's a big power forward who scored...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks sign F Chris Stewart

Reports have surfaced that former Minnesota Wild forward Chris Stewart signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. The Minnesota Wild let Chris Stewart walk into free agency this summer after he failed to live up to his $4.15 million cap hit. After being traded to the Wild from the Buffalo Sabres, Stewart scored three goals and 11 points in 20 regular season...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Green rolls to a 6-3 victory over Team White

2015 1st ronder, Joel Eriksson Ek working his way in close in the 2nd half of Saturday’s prospect scrimmage. Do you remember your first major athletic contest you ever played in?  I remember my first varsity game like it was yesterday.  Stepping out from the locker room and making my way to the football field and to a massive crowd of people outside of Fred Moore Junior High...
Via State of Hockey News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign D Folin to two-year deal

The Minnesota Wild on Saturday re-signed defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year contract. The team initially announced the deal on its official Twitter page. Folin, a 24-year-old native of Gothenburg, Sweden, played in 40 games for Minnesota last season. Folin recorded two goals and eight assists, all told. The defenseman owns 11 points, 13 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating in...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin re-signs with Minnesota Wild

Christian Folin re-signs with Minnesota. (Photo/Getty Images)The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year, two-way contract starting with the 2015-16 season. Folin spent the past two years with the Wild after opting to turn to professional hockey after only two years with the UMass Lowell River Hawks. Over the past two seasons, Folin has tallied 11 points...
Via Mill City Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minnesota Wild Prospect Camp Opens This Week

SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 26: Joel Eriksson Ek poses after being selected 20th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) With the ‘free agent frenzy’ behind them, the Minnesota Wild switches its focus towards the collection of young players in its prospect pool...
Via State of Hockey News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild officially announce signing of Dubnyk to six-year deal

A week after agreeing to a contact with Devan Dubnyk, the Minnesota Wild officially signed the standout goalie Saturday. Dubnyk received a six-year contract worth a reported $26 million. ''We've analyzed it to death,'' Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said last week at the NHL Draft. ''We've looked at it every which way and we're very comfortable with this signing.'' Dubnyk was...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild free agency focuses on Iowa, rather than making big splashes for the big club

Well, if you’ve pulled this up you’re probably saying to yourself “hey, free agency opened on Wednesday and today is Friday, aren’t you a bit late to the party?” Sure, you are correct. However, as I type this, I am gazing over the beautiful shores of the Canadian side of Rainy Lake. When you’re on vacation like I am, it’s hard to feel a push to write when you just want...
Via State of Hockey News
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Reilly Goes Wild

According to a report, college free agent defenseman Mike Reilly has chosen to stay home and sign with the Minnesota Wild. Reilly’s father is a minority owner of the Wild, and he played his collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota. The Blackhawks were rumored to be one of the other finalists he was considering. […] The post Report: Mike Reilly Goes Wild appeared first...
Via Committed Indians
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reaching a deal with Devan Dubnyk may be difficult for Wild

According to Bob McKenzie, the Minnesota Wild and Devan Dubnyk may have more trouble reaching a deal than initially expected (H/T to Ian McLaren of theScore for transcribing). Well, Devan Dubnyk negotiations have been going on a week or two now. There’s no deal in place at this point. That’s not to suggest that they can’t get a deal done, but it’s going to be difficult...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 11, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  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
May 17, 2015  |  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
May 12, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  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...
May 08, 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: 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

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