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Nominations for the Masterton Trophy are still pouring in from around the NHL. Despite the fact we aren't even sure which men will be on the final ballot, there's already a clear favorite for this year's trophy. We wish a big "good luck" to this year's nominees as Minnesota's Josh Harding is the clear favorite to take home some hardware.
The Masterton is awarded to the player that exhibits "to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey". If you're familiar with Harding's story, you're aware that the previous sentence sounds like a perfect description for the Minnesota goaltender.
Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the fall of 2012. The disease affects the brain and spinal cord and impacts the central nervous system. Prior to his diagnosis, Harding was feeling dizzy and started seeing black dots during a workout. These symptoms are common in those suffering with multiple s...
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The Minnesota's Wild's new American Hockey League affiliate, the Iowa Wild of Des Moines, Iowa, announced today that Todd Frederickson has been named the team's first president. Frederickson had served as the AHL's Vice President, Team Business Services, since 2008. Frederickson will begin his duties with the Wild in mid-May.
"We are thrilled to add someone...
The Minnesota Wild have called up Carson McMillan from the Houston Aeros, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Friday.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward has scored 18 points while recording a plus-4 rating in 64 games with the Aeros and is currently tied for third in the AHL scoring three shorthanded goals. The 24-year-old native of Manitoba made his NHL debut with the Wild in...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
The chances of the Oilers actually digging in and beating the Wild in Minny are slender, to say the least, where they’ve only lost 19 of the last 20 to the Wild, outscoring the Oilers 69-32. Yeah, 19 of 20. Where Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom is 17-0 against them at the Xcel Energy Center, with a 1.34 average, a .948 save percentage...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The stakes were simple: Win, and the Minnesota Wild were in the playoffs.
Nobody saw this coming.
The Wild played perhaps their most disappointing game of the season Friday night, falling 6-1 to the visiting Edmonton Oilers, who have already been eliminated from postseason contention. Minnesota now has just one more game Saturday at Colorado in which to clinch...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild took care of their end of the deal Tuesday night by beating the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in a hard-fought game.
Now, the Western Conference could help Minnesota secure its first playoff berth in five years before the Wild even play again.
Minnesota, after Tuesday's 2-1 win, holds the seventh spot in the West with 53...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was suspended two games for elbowing Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville in Tuesday's 2-1 Minnesota victory, according to a tweet from Los Angeles Times reporter Lisa Dillman.
During the second period Sunday, Brown had the puck near the side boards and saw Pominville closing in. As Pominville approached, Brown turned...
The Minnesota Wild looked like they were going to miss the postseason for the fifth straight year following a terrible start to April.
A clutch win over the defending Stanley Cup champions, though, has Minnesota on the verge of returning to the playoffs.
The Wild only need to beat Edmonton at home Friday night or win at Colorado on Saturday to secure a playoff berth, and the Oilers...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The time on the scoreboard was ticking toward zero. The Minnesota Wild were clinging to a one-goal lead the Los Angeles Kings weren't ready to give up on.
Kings defenseman Slava Voynov signaled to a teammate on the other side he was open, corralled a perfect through-the-slot pass at the far edge of the right circle and...
A few years ago, the motto for the football team I coach was "One Shot". "One Shot" was meant to represent all of the times in a person's life where you get one chance to succeed. A job interview, an important project, maybe a first date. The lesson is you want to prepare yourself mentally, physically and emotionally to execute a plan and be successful...
Corey Potter and Nail Yakupov both scored two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers prevented the Minnesota Wild from clinching a spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a 6-1 rout on Friday night.
Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle each added a goal and two assists for the Oilers, who won for the second time in 11 games but will miss the playoffs for the seventh straight season. Nikolai...
Minnesota Wild (25-18-3) 53pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.48 Goals For (21st)
2.56 Goals Against (15th)
17.8% Power Play (16th)
80.3% Penalty Kill (21st)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17G 20A = 37pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 25A = 35pts
3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 14G 20A = 34pts
4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 4G 28A = 32pts
5. #10 Devin Setoguchi...
After blowing their first chance to clinch a playoff berth, the Minnesota Wild's postseason fate has come down to what they hope is not the last game of their season.
Looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat, the Wild can still make the playoffs for the first time in five years with a road victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Minnesota (25-19-3) has less...
Just having a little look at the standings and the games remaining. Hard to believe the NHL regular season will come to an end this weekend.
Oilers have two remaining games, and should lose both. Please, lose both. They play against the Minnesota Wild in Minnie and that's always death. Then, they play at home against Vancouver, which is a game they could win, so they should...
Good morning. It’s draft day! You can listen to my thoughts on it on yesterday’s R&C Radio, to follow along with my mock from yesterday.
Josh Harding is a nominee for the Masterson trophy.
Here are a few guys who could be drafted anywhere tonight. Or Saturday, for that matter.
Scouting the scouts.
Chicago 3, Cleveland 2 – Congratulations to the White Sox...