Found May 15, 2013 on
From the âbetter late than neverâ side of life, here is my season ending blog regarding the Minnesota Wild.
On the positive side of life, the Wild made it back to the playoffs. Barely. But, they made it in. Hindsight being 20-20, the more interesting stories would have resulted from the Wild not making the playoffs as I believe heads would have rolled and Brian Burke may well have been r...
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding has been named one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."
Harding, 28, has been battling with multiple sclerosis since he was diagnosed with the illness late last summer...
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom has undergone sports hernia surgery.
The team announced that Backstrom's operation went as planned on Thursday morning in Philadelphia. The procedure was done by Dr. William Meyers.
The 35-year-old Backstrom aggravated the injury while warming up before Minnesota's first game of the Western Conference quarterfinal series at Chicago...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Goaltender Niklas Backstrom underwent surgery on Thursday to repair the sports hernia that caused him to miss the entire playoffs for the Minnesota Wild.
Backstrom, who tied for the league lead with 24 wins in the regular season, missed the entire playoffs after coming up with an injury in the pregame warmups of Minnesota's first-round playoff series against...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Chuck Fletcher was still awake early Saturday morning, unable to sleep a little over 24 hours after the Minnesota Wild's season ended with a first-round series loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
It was 3:30 a.m. and Fletcher was staring at the ceiling, still stinging from an abrupt end to a season filled with so much promise. Ever thinking and unable to sleep,...
Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season's nominees for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The award is presented to ''the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.''
Crosby returned to form this year after missing extended...