Found February 08, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Ok, not really. But, I thought it would only be fair since I was Canuck bashing yesterday. And, I have had it with this team already!!!! Brutal, brutal, brutal performance last night. I feel bad for Setoguchi. He couldn't buy a goal if Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were bank rolling it for him. And then, reading the comments after the game. Every so often, a reader is reading my mind in his...

Wild Thursday: Granlund toiling, yet confident

THURSDAY'S STORY LINES: For the first time in his young career, 20 year-old forward Mikael Granlund will be a healthy scratch. Granlund, who has struggled of late, said after morning skate Thursday: "I need to be better. This is a tough league." Granlund added this is not a place he wants to be and he needs to work hard to improve. Mike Yeo said though he thought...

Frustration mounting for slumping Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. Returning home from a pair of road losses, the Minnesota Wild believed their chance to pull out of their mini slump existed in Thursday night's game against the Northwest Division rival Vancouver Canucks. Defenseman Ryan Suter said the heading in Thursday's contest against division-leading Vancouver was, "It's a playoff game." Minnesota then...

How to Beat the Goalie: Backstrom

Read the quick bit on how to beat Niklas Backstrom by clicking "Read More".  More to come... Here is How to Beat Niklas Backstrom. Get him moving: As said earlier, Backstrom has a tendency to flail around a reach for the puck once it is passed across the ice, instead he should make the easy slide to make the save. People, pucks to...

Clayton Stoner hammers Alex Burrows

Minnesota Wild Defenseman Clayton Stoner lays the woods to Vancouver Canucks forward fraud Alex Burrows. This a textbook legal hit. So far through one period this is the only bright spot for the Minnesota Wild.

Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild: Taming the Wild

Love ‘Em & Hate ‘em Boxscore | Recap Definitely wouldn’t want to be a Wild fan right now. Their two big off-season acquisitions haven’t changed anything in Minnesota. It’s the same old bland brand of hockey. The Canucks meanwhile are now off to their best start in eight years, so there’s that. Love ‘Em 1. Stellar Schneider It’s been a long time since Cory Schneider...

Canucks 4, Wild 1

Corey Schneider made 22 saves and Mason Raymond had a power-play goal and an assist in the second period to lead Vancouver past the sputtering Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Thursday night, the fourth straight win for the Canucks. Niklas Backstrom gave up two scores in each of the first two periods for the Wild, and Josh Harding was in the net for the final frame. Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins...

Roster changes not enough as Wild can't bury its chances in 4-1 home loss to Vancouver

A popular song from the late 1960's once said, "A time to build up,a time to break down, A time to dance, a time to mourn, A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together" these were lyrics from Turn, Turn Turn by the Byrds.  This would be an accurate description of the Minnesota Wild as of late as they attempt to adapt and shuffle its lines try to find...

Predators-Wild Preview

The last thing the sputtering Minnesota Wild need right now is to face arguably the league's best defense and perhaps its hottest goaltender. That, however, is likely what they'll be up against Saturday night when they host the Nashville Predators. Expectations are sky high for the Wild (4-5-1) after the offseason signings of high-scoring forward Zach Parise and defenseman...

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators 2/9/2013 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (4-5-1)  9pts  (3rd in the Northwest) 2.10 Goals For per Game (27th in the NHL) 2.80 Goals Against per Game (17th in the NHL) 22nd ranked Power Play (16.2%) 11th ranked Penalty Kill (82.9%) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 6G 4A = 10pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 2G 6A = 8pts 3. #77 Tom Gilbert ~ 3G 4A = 7pts 4. #15 Dany Heatley ~...

Predators @ Minnesota Wild (Game 11): Preview

(Getty Images) The Nashville Predators head to the Twin Cities for the final time this season to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. This will be the second of three chances to give former team mate Ryan Suter a loss. These teams are heading in two different directions in the standings. Nashville is rising and jumping teams, while Minnesota is slowly moving...

Wild Wednesday: Coyle practices with top line

WEDNESDAY'S STORY LINE: There was a new look and new face at the Wild's practice. It appears rookie Charlie Coyle could start on the top line with Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu. The 20-year-old skated with Parise and Koivu in practice, and Dany Heatley -- who has zero points in the last three games -- was moved to the second line with Matt Cullen and Pierre-Marc Bouchard....

Michael Stuart: Game 10 Preview: Lightning vs. Devils

Fresh off a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Tampa Bay Lightning are back in action tonight to take on the New Jersey Devils. With a rather paltry 1-2-0 record on the road, the Lightning will be looking to right the ship against one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams. Despite losing Zach Parise in the off-season, the Devils have performed admirably to...
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