Found April 22, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, From the Final in 2012 to Finality in 2013. And when Martin Brodeur was asked if he could define the difference in the Devils from one year to the next in the moments following regular-season Game 45 elimination from playoff contention with yesterday’s 4-1 Garden defeat to the Rangers, the all-time goaltender didn’t hesitate. “There’s Zach,” he said, meaning captain Zach Parise, the first-line winger who left the Eastern Conference champions behind in July to accept a 13-year, $98 million free agent offer from his home state Wild. “That’s a top-three forward we never got back.” continued

Wild ready for critical final week

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. Zach Parise stepped off the ice at the St. Thomas Ice Arena on Saturday and calmly declared the Minnesota Wild are ready for their critical final week of the season. Parise is well accustomed to being in this spot, in playoff contention heading into the final week of the season. In his seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils, Parise's teams only missed...

What Happened To The New Jersey Devils?

from Stan Fischler at the Daily Freeman, In Newark, where the Devils enjoyed an unprecedented season-long run of sellouts at Prudential Center, fans are massaging their scalps, wondering how the plunge from the penthouse to the pits occurred almost without warning and precedent. Or, as Mr. Devil-turned-broadcaster Ken Daneyko says, “I’ve never seen anything like this...

Harding, Dowell and Veilleux called up from Houston

ST. PAUL, Minn. Josh Harding is coming back to the Minnesota Wild and he's bringing Jake Dowell and Stephane Veilleux with him. Harding, out since Feb. 7 as he adjusted to change in medication to combat his multiple sclerosis, finished a two-game conditioning stint with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. With Minnesota losing 4-1 to the Calgary Flames on Sunday...

Wild: Granlund, Zucker down; Dowell, Veilleux up

The Minnesota Wild have added grit and experience for the final stretch of the regular season. The Wild recalled forwards Jake Dowell and Stephane Veilleux from their AHL affiliate in Houston on Monday and reassigned young forwards Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker to the farm club. With three games remaining, the Wild are in a fight for a playoff spot in the Western Conference...

Wild playoff ticket strips for sale Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. Closing in on their first playoff appearance in five years, the Minnesota Wild announced Sunday they will be selling playoff ticket strips beginning Monday at 10 a.m. on the team's website. The playoff ticket strips include a seat for each potential home game for the first two rounds, up to a possible eight games. Minnesota is currently in seventh place in the...

Video: Stephen Gionta checked into the Florida bench, Panthers shove him right back out

When New Jersey forward Stephen Gionta was trying to slip past Florida defenseman Dmitri Kulikov, he must have assumed he was about to take a big hit. Gionta tried to nimbly jump beyond the check, but instead found himself knocked over the boards and sitting next to the Florida bench. Gionta likely imagined that once over the boards he'd have no problem safely making his way...

Wild suffer fifth straight loss at home

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild returned home from a successful road trip with the ability to sew up their first playoff appearance in five years. Minnesota had three home games before finishing the season with one game at Denver. Three of the games were against non-playoff teams. Yet, the Wild's home hasn't been providing the comforts it had earlier in the season....

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils

TODAY’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils today at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m. — TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 23-17-4 (50 pts). The Rangers [...]

Two goals, 16 seconds apart is enough to give the Wild a huge 2-1 win over Los Angeles

I was watching TV in between hockey games this weekend and I came across the disaster film 2012.  The film gives you the unbelieveable tale of the Mayan Prophecy coming true and the Earth hits its own 'reset' button as a combination of Earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami devastate the planet.  Luckily, the great (wealthy) nations of the world had planned for this disaster...

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings 4/23/2013 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (24-18-3)  51pts  2nd in the Northwest 2.40 Goals For (19th) 2.60 Goals Against (15th) 17.9% Power Play (16th) 80.2% Penalty Kill (21st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17G 19A = 36pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 25A = 35pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 14G 20A = 34pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 4G 28A = 32pts 5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 7G...

On The Road Again: Wild Move AHL Franchise to Iowa

The new logo for the Iowa Wild (courtesy of Back in the early 70′s the city of Houston Texas was graced with a hockey franchise in the now defunct Western Hockey Association. Named the Aeros, the people of Houston were treated to six winning seasons, five 40+ win seasons, three finals appearances, two Avco Trophies (the WHA’s Stanley Cup), and the first ever Father...

Kings-Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild concluded a stellar second half of March with a victory over the Los Angeles Kings, and it seemed inevitable they would be heading to their first postseason in five years. Then came struggles in April and a home losing streak that could become the worst in franchise history Tuesday night, leaving Minnesota's playoff fate in limbo as it meets a Kings team fighting...

Flames, MacDonald burn the Wild in 4-1 home loss

Just give up already, you know its over, its pointless, resistance is futile are all things Wild fans might be thinking as their team plays the Calgary Flames.  If you expect the Flames to just throw in the towel then you do not know this team which has fully embraced the role of spoiler as they rallied to beat 2nd place Anaheim and then held on to beat a desperate Detroit team...

Weekend Update: Boston Strong

photo by: Jim Rogash/Getty Images Welcome to the Weekend Update. This is the weekly article that keeps you up-to-date on the NHL standings, provides you with videos from around the world of hockey in the week that was, and informs Nashvillians on the televised NHL games in the upcoming week. In this edition, Reimer shuts the door on Elias, Parise scores a hard-working...
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