Found December 15, 2011 on
Iâm going glass half full this morning. And Iâm sure some will say thatâs being negative or pessimistic.
Bottom line, the Hawks took 2 road points last night against a very good teamâand the only team ahead of them in the Western Conferenceâ the Minnesota Wild. One huge difference between this yearâs Hawks club and last years is just that: points going in the bank.
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FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: The injuries keep piling up for the Minnesota Wild. Center Mikko Koivu will not play Saturday against the New York Islanders.
Minnesota's captain, who leads the team with 28 points, was injured during Thursday's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, and coach Mike Yeo says Koivu is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
"You see him go off the ice...
Niklas Backstrom has been here before, but it has been a few years since his name was tossed around when the Vezina Trophy was being discussed. It was the 2008-09 season, and Backstrom was coming off back-to-back 30-plus win seasons. He put up tremendous numbers on a team that missed the playoffs and eventually finished second to Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.The next two years...
ST. PAUL, Minn. By this time next year, the Minnesota Wild will be in a new conference following the NHL's realignment. When that happens, games against the likes of Winnipeg and Chicago will be conference games.After losing 2-1 Tuesday on the road to the Jets, Minnesota fell 4-3 in a shootout at home Wednesday to the second-place Blackhawks. Both games showed that the Wild...
Residents of the State of Hockey continue to be amazed that their Minnesota Wild have the best record in the NHL. Many are also surprised at who leads the team in goal scoring.
The correct answer is a third-line center better known for his blue-collar work ethic and strong defensive play, Kyle Brodziak.
He had two goals in Saturday's win in Phoenix to bump his season total...
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, Pierre-Marc Bouchard suffered a broken nose and cut lip Tuesday night when he was driven face-first into the boards by a Winnipeg defenseman. But the Wild winger said he thinks he has avoided what everyone who knows his history fears—a concussion.
Unfortunately for the Wild, Guillaume Latendresse hasn’t.
One game after returning from...
A Win Where The Wild Things Are: Blackhawks 3 Wild 3Hawks win rap battle 2-0.
(Yeah, another lame title. Sorry about that). On the surface, it looked like it would be a standard Hawks/Wild game on Versus: middle of the week in Minnesota, hot Wild team, strong defensively and Nick Backstrom in goal. This had 1-0 Wild win written all over it. Sometimes, these things don’t go to...
Captain Mikko Koivu injured himself late in Wednesday night's loss to Chicago.
from Michael Russo of Russo’s Rants, Pierre-Marc Bouchard is in the house, road the bike and is now on the ice. I’m no doc, but broken nose is a guarantee, and coach Mike Yeo pretty much confirmed that (“nose is smashed up”). Also has a cut lip. Still, depending on how he feels, he’s a game-time decision. Yeo said he wants to make sure Bouchard feels good because of his...
Making a grand return to his home state, former Miami University standout Jarod Palmer is slated to make his National Hockey League debut Saturday as he was called up to the Minnesota Wild, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Friday.
The latest is captain Mikko Koivu, who hurt his leg in overtime against Chicago. First word is it isn't serious.
An intriguing matchup between Western Conference powers is on tap tonight in Minnesota, where the Wild entertain the Chicago Blackhawks in a battle of division leaders from Xcel Energy Center.