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Zach Parise doesn’t take solace in the fact that he helped the Wild make the playoffs for the first time in five years last season. Parise doesn’t buy into the notion that simply making the playoffs equates a successful season.
After all this is a guy who traveled to the brink of winning the Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils the year before.
Parise still knows though that the Wild after years of restocking the cupboard and losing despite spending to the salary-cap ceiling needed to start somewhere.
But Parise has big aspirations and starting Thursday when the Wild opens the 2013-14 campaign against the Los Angeles Kings the Minneapolis native expects more from himself and his team.
Parise scored 18 goals and 38 points during last year’s shortened season. Over an 82-game span that’s a pace of 31 goals and 65 points. Not bad but for a proud player who scored more than a point per game three years ago for the Devils and a career-high 45 goals and 94 points in 2008-09 Parise ca...
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ever buy something you highly anticipated and had to wait to use it?
That's the feeling Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold had last year after going out and purchasing the premier free agents in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter and then having to sit through months of the lockout.
"That was pretty frustrating," Leipold said. "Knowing that we had...
ST. PAUL, Minn. One point Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo made clear in the preseason was his opening night roster wasn't going to be a permanent, set-in-stone final look at how the team will shape up this season.
Minnesota has several players on entry-level contracts and have the ability to mix-and-match during the season based on the types of matchups Yeo desires each game...
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...
The Wild and Pominville 30 have been talking about a contract extension since before camp began. It obviously hasn’t been signed yet and the season starts Thursday.
I hear the Pominville camp is looking for a long-term deal north of $5 million per – something the Wild has been trying to crack down especially since the team wants to make certain in a few years it can afford to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 [...]
Last season, the Minnesota Wild limped into the post-season. With all the excitement of actually finally making the playoffs again last season, itâs hard to remember the mood that existed in the last month of the regular season last year.
The Wild had just laid eggs at home against Calgary and Edmonton, would eventually go on to record their worst month of hockey going...
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Top 5 Scorers (2012-13):
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 18G 20A = 38pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 26A = 37pts
3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 4G 28A = 32pts
4. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 11G 10A = 21pts
5. #46 Jared Spurgeon ~ 5G 10A = 15pts
Top 3 PIM's (2012-13):
1. #28 Zenon Konopka ~ 117 PIM's
2. #16 Mike Rupp ~ 67 PIM's
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...
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 […]
Change is the theme around the UND locker room this year.
#hockey UND Hockey: A Season of Change http://t.co/X2hf6MQbg2
— 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 http://t.co/GU1rctfwM4
— Hockey Wilderness (@hockeywildernes...
Wild Fans, Itâs Time to Drop The Puckâ¦â¦â¦.
Those words will usher in a new season for the Minnesota Wild tonight as the Wild play host to the L.A. Kings.
Surprisingly, the Wild are 21-16-10, overall, and 11-7-6, at home, against the Kings.
Last season, the Wild won the season series 2-1-0, again to my great surprise given how physically gifted and talented...