Found July 29, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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 but columnist Charlie Walters of the Pioneer Press reported on Sunday that the Wild ran up a significant debt in the 2012-13 lockout shortened NHL season even as a playoff team. From the Press: A little birdie says the Wild lost $30 million during their abbreviated 2012-13 season and a cash call was made to team investors in February. The Wild paid bonuses totaling $20 million to sign free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. So do we blame the NHL lockout for this reported debt or owner Craig Leipold’s up-front money to Parise and Suter? This isn’t the first “little birdie” to chirp at Walters. It’s fairly obvious ...

Shooter: Wild could leave Minnesota?

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...

Wild re-sign defenseman Tyler Cuma

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...

Could Minnesota Lose Another Team?

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 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?"

Iowa Wild hire Kurt Kleinendorst as its first Head Coach

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...

Josh Harding Talks MS

((HT: Sportsnet)) 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...
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