Found November 09, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Michael Rand of RandBall at the Star Tribune, (Proprietor disclaimer: Again, this is very, very fake. Just so we’re clear). The battle for the hearts and minds of Minnesota pro hockey fans came to an indeterminate conclusion with the current franchise declaring victory while the former franchise was left wondering why the new team decided to run a practice after the game. The Minnesota North Stars reunited last night to play the Minnesota Wild in a much-anticipated matchup that many thought would never happen. In fact, many predicted it could not happen. Just as recently as last week University of Minnesota engineering professor Dr. Buzz Killjoy stated, “The laws of physics and well as our experience on this planet of the space-time continuum will prevent such a game from ever happening.” Don’t tell that to the North Stars or the Wild, though. “Hockey isn’t about string theory or absolute versus relative time or even a consistent, logistical narrative,” said Wild coach Jac...

The green coats are coming!

The Minnesota Wild are here.  It seems strange for that to be an alarming thing, but surprise, surprise they’ve won 5 in a row.  Their penalty kill and their goalies are vying for bestest ever in the universe.  Yes, the sky could fall. That pk has been perfect for at least 5 games in a row, 21 or 23 successful penalty kills or something.  But against who?  Eeek!  The Red...

Wild to honor Boogaard before Nov. 27 game

The Minnesota Wild announced that the team will hold a special pre-game tribute to former player Derek Boogaard on Sunday, November 27 against the Calgary Flames. The family of Derek Boogaard including parents Joanne and Len, and siblings Aaron, Krysten and Ryan are scheduled to be in attendance. A Derek Boogaard tribute video will be shown during the pre-game ceremony. The Wild...

VIDEO: Brad Staubitz, Tim Jackman spend more time hugging than fighting

The Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames featured an unusual bout Tuesday evening in Calgary. Brad Staubitz and Tim Jackman left the confusion to some. Staubitz, however, is finding his way as an enforcer, with +20 minutes in the box and on to his third scrum of the season. He’s your average early 20s-something looking to solidify a spot in the NHL after taking on 13...

Wild fall short in San Jose

They say possession is 9/10ths of the law, and in NHL rules terms you can say an official's call is nearly 9/10th's provable guilt.  When officials make a call, its almost a given that half of the fans watching will love the call and about the same number will hate it.  They may gain some cheers for the calls benefiting the home team, but those fans can become instantly...

Wild begin road trip with win in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- he Minnesota Wild are getting impressive goaltending no matter who they start in net. Despite sitting out the past four games, Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots as the Wild won their fifth straight, a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. It was Backstrom's first start since Oct. 27, against Anaheim. Backup Josh Harding had started and...

Wild To Honor Boogaard November 27

On November 27, Minnesota Wild fans will get one more chance to say goodbye and to remember Derek Boogaard, the beloved tough guy who called Minnesota home for most of his professional career. Boogaard, who tragically passed away in May, w...

The ‘Tuzzi is a Little ‘Woozy

When Bertuzzi missed one game with the “flu” I believed it.  But when it was two in a row, I started to get suspicious.  Turns out I might have been right: Bertuzzi hasn't been the same since being hit in the face by Devin Setoguchi's stick in the Oct. 29 game at Minnesota. He played the next two games, but it kept getting worse, so he has sat out the past two. ...

Recap: Calgary vs. Minnesota

Rust was not a problem for No. 1 goalie Niklas Backstrom.

Cam Gore: Sharks down the Kings and prep for the Wild

The Sharks must be feeling a load off their backs after they beat the Kings Tuesday night and didn’t squander away the two goal lead. Things don’t get any easier for them when the Wild come to town Thursday night. This will be the return of former Sharks Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley who were dealt to the Wild this summer. These players were part of the NHL’s...

Sharks 3, Wild 1

Patrick Marleau scored two power-play goals in the second period, and the San Jose Sharks snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory over the Wild on Thursday night. Torrey Mitchell also scored in the second period for the Sharks, who have won eight of nine. Antii Niemi stopped 21 shots and remained undefeated in four games against the Wild. Kyle Brodziak...

Interview: YouTube Hockey Names Guy tells (almost) all

Guillaume Latendresse of the Minnesota Wild has, shall we say, a challenge name to pronounce for the layman. The NHL's official pronunciation guide tells us it's GEE-OHM lah-TEHN-drehs. YouTube sensation 'Runforthecube' disagrees, offering up an alternative on one of his 1,000 NHL player name videos: gully-OHM lah-TEEN-dress-aye. Eh, close enough. The videos produced...

Backstrom leads Wild past Flames

Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Backstorm's 41 saves helps Wild put out Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Backstrom blanks Flames, Wild win 5th straight

Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
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