Found January 20, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Michael Russo of Russo’s Rants, Just when you think you’ve seen its absolute worst, just when you think it can’t get any lower, just when you think it can’t play any crummier, the Wild does what it did tonight here at Air Canada Centre. Just a terrible performance, a terrible effort, an unwatchable display in a 4-1 loss to the Leafs in the center of the Hockey Universe and seen coast-to-coast across Canada. To cut-and-paste from my game story… “I’ve been coaching for quite awhile, and I’ve been part of a lot of games I didn’t like, and this one ranks right up there,” coach Mike Yeo said. In a maddening display, the Wild passed into skates, coughed up pucks in the neutral zone, looked like bullfighters Ole-ing at the blue line, played pylon in the defensive zone and refused to lay bodies on net-crashing Maple Leafs. In the offensive zone, instead of playing dump-and-chase, the Wild dumped and watched the puck come right out. The Wild generated two, maybe three scoring chanc...

Yeo will experiment with top line vs. Toronto

THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: With captain Mikko Koivu out, Wild coach Mike Yeo will experiment with a new the top line Thursday night in Toronto. Warren Peters will center the No. 1 line of Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi. The first line is a big jump for Peters who has mostly been a third- and fourth-line center and has played in only 62 NHL games. Still, Yeo points out that the...

Wild recall four from Houston, send down two

SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild shuffled the bottom of their roster Friday, sending two players to Houston of the AHL and recalling four more. Forwards David McIntyre and Casey Wellman will head to the Aeros. Forwards Matt Kassian, Jed Ortmeyere, Chad Rau and defenseman Nate Prosser will return to the Wild, who have just two wins in their last 17 games amid a run of injuries...

Hockey Day Minnesota dedicated to Jablonski

If you enjoy the sport of hockey, this Saturdays sixth-annual Hockey Day Minnesota is circled on your calendar. FOX Sports North, in partnership with the Minnesota Wild and Wells Fargo, will broadcast 16 consecutive hours of hockey coverage starting at 9 a.m. The big day includes three high school games from Lake Minnetonka, Colorado College vs. the University of Minnesota from...

Wild have struggled mightily on the road

TORONTO -- Sometimes it is amazing how much can change in just one month of NHL hockey. The Minnesota Wild hit their high-water mark Dec. 13 as they reached the top of the NHL standings. To get to the top of the heap, they won seven consecutive road games and found ways to win even when they might not have deserved to. Since then, they have gone 0-8-2 away from home and seen three...

Hockey Day Minnesota will feature exclusive Jack Jablonski interview

FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the National Hockey Leagues Minnesota Wild and Wells Fargo, today announced new details for the Sixth Annual Hockey Day Minnesota taking place on Saturday, January 21. The day will include over 16 hours of consecutive hockey-related programming as well as an all-day telethon with multiple on-air elements dedicated to Jack Jablonski. The telecast...

Please Don't Panic, Chuck

One month ago the Minnesota Wild were riding high, things were going great. They were on top of the Western Conference, the Houston call-ups were all producing and Mike Yeo looked like a genius. Fast-forward to today, the team is struggling badly, the rookies look over matched and their captain is out for at least a month. What should be done?Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is at a crossroads...

New Hockey Day Minnesota Details Announced

FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and Wells Fargo, today announced new details for the Sixth Annual Hockey Day Minnesota taking place on Saturday, January 21. The day will include over 16 h...

New Minnesota Wild iPhone App

The Minnesota Wild has partnered with AT&T to develop a new Minnesota Wild App for iPhone, now available on the App Store. The Minnesota Wild App delivers an interactive experience that fans can enjoy while rooting on their favorite team -...

Ken Beckett: Wild Thing - Lupul Registers Three Assists as Leafs Down Wild

A meeting with the struggling Minnesota Wild helped Toronto put an end to their modest slump, as Joffrey Lupul led the Maple Leafs with three assists in a 4-1 victory on Thursday. For his three-point performance on the night, Lupul was awarded first star of the game honours. A shuffling of the Leafs' lines paid off, as Lupul's three point night was the fifth time this...

Koivu not ruling out All-Star appearance

The NHL has agreed to delay for a few days naming a replacement for injured Mikko Koivu in the All-Star Game because the Wild captain still hopes to play.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Minnesota Wild – Game Preview

                The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to avoid their first 4 game losing streak of the season tonight as they host the injury plagued Minnesota Wild at the Air Canada Centre. After losses to the Sabres (2-3), Ranger (0-3), and Senators (2-3), the Leafs find themselves 3 points out of 8th spot in the East and have prompted coach Ron Wilson to play boggle with the...

Ken Beckett: Maple Leafs Game Day - Game 46: Wild vs. Leafs

Something has got to give on Thursday at the Air Canada Centre, as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild meet up for the first time this season, with both teams looking to snap a three-game losing streak. This is the first and only meeting between the two clubs this season. In last year's lone meeting on Mar. 22 in Minnesota, James Reimer stopped 22 shots to lead the...

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