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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...
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Wild’s Jason Zucker Nearly Gets Throat Cut By Hockey Skate

After Patrik Nemeth’s scary incident on Saturday night, Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker had an even scarier moment on Sunday. He came inches from having his throat cut by a Los Angeles Kings player and this is as scary as it gets. Thankfully Zucker is fine. [@myregularface] [@myregularface] The post Wild’s Jason Zucker Nearly Gets Throat Cut By Hockey Skate appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Quick shuts the door on Minnesota after a solid road effort in 2-1 loss

Charlie Coyle protects the puck from Drew Doughty. The old saying goes if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.  The Minnesota Wild are going to get that chance this afternoon as they play the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.  The Kings are determined to show that there is no Stanley Cup hangover and they’ve had a strong start so far.  Los Angeles...
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Searching for first power-play goal, Yeo divides units into young vs. veterans

The Minnesota Wild have won two of their first three games, but one area that they’ve struggled in is the power play. So far they’re 0-for-11 and are actually negative overall if you factor in the shorthanded goal that they’ve allowed. Wild coach coach Mike Yeo attempted to address that during yesterday’s practice by creating two new power-play units with one compromised...
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Wild’s Darcy Kuemper Makes Phenomenal Last-Second Stick Save

Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made a fantastic last-second stick save to preserve a tie with Anaheim int he third period. The Ducks would eventually score and get the win, but this save is a definite save-of-the-year candidate. [@cjzero] The post Wild’s Darcy Kuemper Makes Phenomenal Last-Second Stick Save appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Turnovers cost Wild in 2- loss to the Ducks

Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise and Jason Pominville celebrate a goal scored in Anaheim. I don’t know about you, but it’s beginning to feel like season hasn’t really started yet.  Remember those two games against the Colorado Avalanche?  They might as well have been an extension of the pre-season.  There is only one other team in the entire league who has played a mere two...
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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...
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Ryan Carter brings grittiness to Wild

Ryan Carter is no dummy. Stu Bickel never had taken a faceoff in his career, so when the defenseman skated to the center faceoff dot just before the opening draw of a game between the Devils and Rangers late in 2012, Carter “understood what that meant.” It was another chapter in the Hudson River Rivalry. The teams had a rough-and-tumble meeting that season where the Devils...
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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...
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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...
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Notebook: Fontaine back with Wild and on second line

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Curiosity was peaking Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo in training camp when he united second-year forward Justin Fontaine with captain Mikko Koivu and high-scoring winger Thomas Vanek. With Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville proving Yeo couldn't split them up, the coach was left to look for a partner for Koivu and Vanek, the team's high...
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Jonas Brodin Signs Six-Year Extension With Minnesota Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension. The deal was announced Sunday. Brodin has started his third season with the Wild, who drafted him out of Karlstad, Sweden, with the 10th overall pick in 2011. He joined the team as a 19-year-old, the youngest defenseman in the NHL who led all rookies in average ice time with...
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Minnesota Wild bury Avalanche in season opener

Wow. That’s all that really needs to be said after the Minnesota Wild dismantled the Colorado Avalanche in its season and home opener at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night. The Wild displayed both depth and tenacity for 60 minutes while chasing Semyon Varlamov from the net in a 5-0 victory. Zach Parise started off the season on the right foot by scoring a goal and adding a pair...
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Minnesota Wild: 5 bold predictions for the 2014-15 season

Thursday night marks the opener of the Minnesota Wild’s 15th and arguably most anticipated season in franchise history. Key additions over the last five or so years have led to hype that can be backed up by legitimate skill players as the team is as deep with talent as it has ever been. There is no doubt that it’s Stanley Cup or bust for the foreseeable future in the State of...
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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...
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