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If there is any constant in sports, there is almost always change. Rosters change, front office shake ups, and in rare occasions teams relocate. Unfortunately for the good fans in Houston the team relocated, and while Houston's loss is now Des Moines (and possibly the Wild's) gain. Another common change is who is manning the bench, and with the location change the Aeros' bench boss John Torchetti moved onto coach Moscow Dynamo in the Kontinental Hockey League. The team hired Grand Rapids, Minnesota-native Kurt Kleinendorst to be the new Iowa Wild's bench boss. Kleinendorst brings a wide variety of experience to the position as he's been at virtually every level of hockey you can imagine. He leaves his head coaching duties at the University of Alabama-Huntsville where he served as Men's team coach last season. The 52-year old will have some big expectations placed upon him, with a roster full of promising young players as well as a market that will want...
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Over on Kukla’s Korner, there was a blog post this morning making reference to a report that the Minnesota Wild could be leaving Minnesota. Of course, the story was written by Charley Walters, aka. Shooter. If you go to the story, it appears to that the article has already been edited, because if you go the link you will not see the article text that is mention in this blog post...
It’s always been mind-blowing to think that the Minnesota Wild – sold-out main attraction in THE STATE OF HOCKEY – could be an annual money-losing franchise. Granted missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs doesn’t exactly fill the coffers but this is like cultivating the richest soil on the farm and only being able to grow dandelions.
The losses haven’t been massive in past years...
The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Tyler Cuma to a one-year, two-way contract.
The 23-year-old Cuma had one goal and 11 assists in 42 games last season for the Houston Aeros in the AHL. The Toronto native made his NHL debut with the Wild in the 2011-12 season, playing in one game. Cuma was the team's first-round draft pick in 2008 at 23rd overall, but at this point...
As pointed out this morning on Twitter by Adrian Dater...
Reports are out that the Minnesota Wild have recorded a $30 Million loss this past season; according to Charley Walters of TwinCities.com out of St. Paul.
Is the State of Hockey at risk of losing their second National Hockey League Franchise? Continue reading "Could Minnesota Lose Another Team?"
According to a published report, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold had to pay a literal king's ransom in order to pull off the coup of all coups.
Leipold saw an opprtunity to acquire not one, but two premiere free agents. He moved rapidly and in stealth-like fashion. He and Wild GM Chuck Fletcher cornered the market on July 1, 2012, when they shocked the hockey world when...
Josh Harding's charity for multiple sclerosis, "Harding's Hope," took home $40,000 (as did David Clarkson's children's charity) after the conclusion of the NHLPA's charity golf classic in Toronto on Tuesday (which, oddly enough, included former NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow), and harding addressed his battle with MS while speaking with the Canadian...
It was a pretty easy bet for Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding to get the Masterson Trophy this past NHL season...
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Harding hasn't let him slow down his workload and he even started in the Wild's first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks...
Sportsnet's Chris Simpson caught up with Harding in Toronto...