Found January 13, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Before we talk about the game last night between the Hawks and the Wild at the United Center, congratulations are in order. Three Hawks (so far) have been named to this year’s All Star squad. Marian Hossa will make his 5th trip to an All Star game, receiving the news yesterday on his 33rd birthday.—As a side note, I was wondering & would like your opinion on this. Hossa has over 400 goals. Do you think that 500 goals is an automatic trip to Toronto and the Hall of Fame or just a ballot opportunity. Another words, is that number losing the magic it once had?  Just curious.—Toews & Kane will both be making their 3rd trip. I say so far because there still may be a shot for Duncan Keith, I feel. As always, time (and unfortunately injuries, will tell). Patrick Sharp, last years All Star game MVP is out due to injury (3-4 weeks, wrist). Sharpie, with 20 goals & 20 assists would have most likely made it 4 Hawks. Too bad. On to the game. It was Ray Emery (9-3-2) against Josh H...

Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 slate altered

The Minnesota Wild, FOX Sports North and Wells Fargo on Thursday announced that, despite the diligent efforts of a local event committee, the three high school hockey games originally scheduled to be played outside at Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka as part of the sixth annual Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 will now be played indoors at the Pagel Activity Center in Minnetonka on Saturday...

Mikko Koivu selected to NHL All-Star Game

SAINT PAULMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Captain Mikko Koivu will represent the Wild at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa on January 29. Koivu has collected 33 points (9-24=33) and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 39 games this season. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound native of Turku, Finland leads the Wild in points, assists, plus-minus rating (9), multiple-points games (7) and time on ice per game...

Tough night, tough finish for Wild

Mikko Koivu might be the biggest casualty from a hard-fought shootout loss to St. Louis.

Blue Jackets claim LW Gillies off waivers

The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed left wing Colton Gillies off waivers from the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Gillies was a 2007 first-round draft pick. He has two assists in 37 games this season with the Wild. The 22-year-old racked up 11 goals and 15 assists in 64 games with Houston of the American Hockey League last year. Gillies was a member of Canada's gold medal-winning...

For Wild, waiving Colton Gillies shatters status quo

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Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane Named NHL All-Stars

On Thursday, Blackhawks forwards Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa were named to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa. Hossa enters Thursday seventh in the NHL with 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists) in 42 games. Toews is tied for … Continue reading →

First Update: Wild 1, Blues 0

The Wild go ahead at 7:13. David McIntyre tips a shot in traffic that changes direction and caroms past Jaroslav Halak. It is McIntyre's first goal.

Columbus Blue Jackets Claim Left Wing Colton Gillies Off Waivers from the Minnesota Wild

Tweet COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed left wing Colton Gillies off waivers from the Minnesota Wild, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations...

Wild-Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild occupied the top two spots in the Western Conference as recently as Dec. 26 before recent slumps contributed to their drop in the standings. Coming off much-needed victories, Chicago and Minnesota meet Thursday night at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the then-conference-leading Wild 4-3 in a shootout in the most recent meeting Dec...

Third Period: Blues 3, Wild 2

Jaroslav Halak stopped Minnesota's Matt Cullen, Dany Heatley and Devon Setoguchi in the shootout and the Blues win 3-2, their first shootout win of the season. 

Minnesota Wild (22-15-6) at Chicago Blackhawks (25-13-5), 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Even after failing to hold a late lead on Tuesday, Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo was still happy with how his team played, saying the Wild resembled the club that was atop the NHL standings a month ago.

Happy Birthday, Mr. All-Star

For his 33rd birthday, Marian Hossa got quite a gift, his 5th selection to an NHL All-Star Team.
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