Found October 04, 2013 on Goon's World:
I am actually surprised that Matt Cookes' shot off of the foot counted as a goal. At 1:04 of the first period in the Kings/Wild game, video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that Kyle Brodziak's shot deflected off Matt Cooke's skate and into the net in a legal fashion. The determining factor was that the speed of the puck propelled it into the net and that Cooke's skate only redirected it. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Minnesota.

Wild sign F Pominville to extension

The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Jason Pominville to a five-year contract extension. The Wild announced the signing on Thursday in advance of the team's season opener against Winnipeg. Terms were not disclosed but multiple reports have the deal worth $28 million. Pominville came to Minnesota from Buffalo last year in a trade for well-regarded prospects Matt Hackett and...

Pominville Signs Five-Year Extension With Minnesota Wild

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Jason Pominville to a five-year contract extension, through the 2018-19 season. Pominville, 30 (11/30/82), ranks tied for 19th in the NHL in assists (with Mikko Koivu) and 26th in scoring since the start of the 2007-08 season. He also ranks...

Harding’s Hope: the fight against Multiple Sclerosis

As the Wild prepare for their season and home opener against the Kings on Saturday, goaltender Josh Harding prepares for his first full season of NHL hockey since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last October. Last season, thanks to the season starting late because of the lockout, Josh had a lot of time to think about things and evaluate how to handle the news that he was...

Wild Signs Pominville To 5-year Extension

Heading into his first full season with the Minnesota Wild Jason Pominville is just starting to feel comfortable in the State of Hockey. Well he's going to start feeling at home in Minnesota because the Wild and has inked Pominville to a five-year contract extension. The winger ranks tied for 19th in the NHL in assists (with Mikko Koivu) and 26th in scoring since the start...

Wild’s Dumba set to make NHL debut

Minnesota Wild prospect Matt Dumba is primed to make his NHL debut against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The 19-year-old was selected seventh overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. His parents will be on hand. All warm and fuzzy feelings aside the defenseman wants to carry over an impressive preseason into high-level action for the Wild...

Wild hopes to start season right versus Kings

Despite finishing short of their aspirations last season, the Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild added little to their respective rosters. Instead, they're hoping their stalwarts can carry them further this year. Coming off their most successful two-year run in franchise history, Los Angeles plays at Minnesota on Thursday night in an opener for both clubs. The Kings made...

Wild Re-Up Jason Pominville To A Five Year Contract by   Steven Ellis

The Minnesota Wild have signed Jason Pominville to a five year, $28M contract. After the Sabres drafted in in the second round (55th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Pominville made his debut in the 2003-2004 season, and then after the 2004-2005 lockout spent most of the last eight seasons with the Sabres. Pominville is a 30-year-old American right [...]

Wild need young players to take next step

When Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick looked up after surrendering his second goal of the first period Thursday night Jonas Brodin was huddled with Wild teammates celebrating his power-play goal. To Brodin's right was Jared Spurgeon to his left Charlie Coyle and between them were Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund. That's a unit of three 21-year-olds with 20...

Jason Pominville: Wild extend contract with 5 year deal

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Wild and forward Jason Pominville have reached a deal to extend his contract five more years. The team announced Thursday morning that the deal was worth $28 million, which will be a cap hit of $5.6 million a year, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The two parties have […]

Wild drop first home opener in franchise history in 3-2 shootout loss to Los Angeles

A year ago, NHL fans across the world were annoyed and despondent.  Some, like myself threatened and followed through to boycott part of the season if the league and NHLPA did not settle its issues.  For some people, this meant losing their jobs as millionaires fought against billionaires, all sqabbling over who should get the lion's share of the fans' money.  Now, the...

Game #2: Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks, Saturday 10-05-13, 7:00pm CDT, Xcel Energy Center ...

Minnesota Wild 1 pt (0-0-1) 5th Central Division 2.00 Goals per Game (19th) 2.00 Goals Against per Game (9th) 20.0% Power Play (13rh) 66.7% Penalty Kill (24th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 0G 2A = 2pts 2. #25 Jonas Brodin ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 3. #24 Matt Cooke ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 4. #21 Kyle Brodziak ~ 0G 1A = 1pt 5. #22 Nino Niedereiter ~ 0G 1A = 1pt Top...

Thursday Dreaming, Hockey Season is Here

Change is the theme around the UND locker room this year. #hockey UND Hockey: A Season of Change — The Hockey Writers (@TheHockeyWriter) October 3, 2013 The Minnesota Wild have resigned Jason Pominville to a nice contract. Jason Pominville signs 5-year extension with the Minnesota Wild — Hockey Wilderness (@hockeywildernes...

Video- Who’s The Dirtiest Player In The NHL According To Some Swedes?

Sport Bladet (not translated) asked some of the Swedish players in the NHL who was the dirtiest NHL player.  Majority rules, Matt Cooke with Lucic, Ott and a few other names mentions. The video is in Swedish but the answers can be heard quite clearly.  
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