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Sometimes you just get lucky. Maybe its something simple at finding money on the ground, or scratching off a winning lottery ticket. Or perhaps its finding something you thought you lost a long time ago. What makes it fun is the unexpected discovery, even if its something you owned the fact did not think you'd see that item again now makes it almost seem like a prize. When the Minnesota Wild used its 7th round pick (191st Overall) in 2011 to select the Ottawa 67's Tyler Graovac it was the NHL equivalent of buying a lottery ticket. I will admit, I do not buy lottery tickets for a very simple reason. I think they're a waste of money. I think you don't win enough to justify their expense, so I never buy them. However, if you buy a ticket you have a chance, albeit a small one to win big. The later rounds of the NHL draft is much the same way. Players drafted beyond the 3rd round have just a 12% chance of making it, which is actually a pretty good percenta...
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MINNEAPOLIS By now, Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise should have already played in seven regular-season games with his new team. Instead of skating at Mariucci Arena on Sunday in a charity game, Parise should have been preparing to take on the Washington Capitals on Monday night at Xcel Energy Center.
Instead, the National Hockey League lockout has forced Parise and the rest...
MINNEAPOLIS A group of locked-out National Hockey League players decided to turn their downtime into a good cause.
More than 30 current and former NHL players gathered at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus for the Defending the Blue Line charity hockey game. Shane Hudella, a First Sergeant in the Minnesota Army National Guard, started the program in 2009. His...
Over the last four years, the Milwaukee Admirals have dominated the Houston Aeros. Milwaukee held a 19-4-1-1 mark against Houston over the last couple years, including a 5-4 overtime win last Sunday at the Toyota Center. Coming into the game, the Admirals were one of two teams in the American Hockey League who had not scored first in a game this season, with Adirondack being the...
from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,
Two days ago at the "Champs for Charity" game in Chicago, Ryan Suter talked with Craig Custance from ESPN the Magazine and took some swipes at the owners, including Wild owner Craig Leipold....
In the story, Suter questioned whether Leipold negotiated the 13-year, $98 million contracts given to he and Zach Parise in good...
"It's disappointing. If you can't afford to (sign contracts) then you shouldn't do it. (Leipold) signed us to contracts. At the time he said everything was fine. Yeah, it's disappointing. A couple months before, everything is fine, and now they want to take money out of our contracts that we already signed."
-Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild on the...