Found January 12, 2013 on
Fox Sports North:
The Minnesota Wild have released their schedule for the abbreviated 48-game 2013 season. Minnesota will open with an 8 p.m. Saturday home game against the Colorado Avalanche -- a game that will serve as the nightcap to Hockey Day Minnesota, presented by Wells Fargo.
The 2013 season will feature 24 home games for the Wild, including four three-game homestands. The first of those homestands starts the season -- beginning with the Avalanche and then Sunday against the Stars and Tuesday against the Predators. Conversely, Minnesota also will have three three-game road trips and will play nine back-to-backs this season.
Minnesota will play 18 games against its Northwest Division foes, including five games against Calgary. Additionally, the Wild will play the remaining members of the Western Conference three times each. There will be no regular-season games against the Eastern Conference.
Minnesota's home slate will be highlighted by contests against the defending Stanley Cup champi...
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from Michale Russo of the StarTribune,
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ST. PAUL, Minn. All of last week, Mike Yeo had to sit in the stands as a spectator as the Minnesota Wild players took part in unofficial team skates. Since the NHL lockout was not officially over, Minnesota's second-year coach still couldn't be on the ice with his team until everything was signed, sealed and delivered.
That moment finally came for Yeo on Sunday, the first...
In the wake of the lockout ending and the thrill of an accelerated training campo beginning tomorrow (yes, tomorrow), the Flyers management are already at it. According to serveral sources including TSN's Bob McKenzie, that the Flyers have signed 31 year old defenseman Kurtis Foster.
Foster, a right handed shot, brings a great shot on a third pairing or a power play unit. Looking...
The Minnesota Wild will host a Wild Wednesday fan appreciation day this week, culminating with a free scrimmage at Xcel Energy Center that will be televised live at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports North. The broadcast for the Red and White Intrasquad Game will begin with "Wild Live" pregame at 6:30 and be immediately followed by "Wild Live" postgame.
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According to a report from Flyers insider Tim Panaccio, unrestricted free agent Kurtis Foster will be added to the Flyers’ blue line once the lockout is officially over. Foster, 31, is a big body to add to the defensive […]