Found January 04, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The Minnesota Wild have seen their share of ups and downs this season along with a substantial amount of injuries but as they get ready pass the halfway point game No. 41 -- of the season they are right where they want to be.Coach Mike Yeo summed it up beautifully after morning skate on Wednesday."I think if you would have asked us back in October if we would have been alright playing Vancouver tonight with a chance to post 50 points in our 41st game, I think we all would have taken that," he said.If the Wild are going to upset the red-hot Canucks, who are 6-2-1 in their last nine games, they will have to find a way to score goals. Minnesota has scored just 16 in their last 10 games and has gone 1-6-3 in that stretch.The offense should get a pretty solid spike tonight with the return of forwards Devin Setoguchi and the Casey Wellman. Setoguchi has been out since suffering a lower body injury Dec. 6 at San Jose. With Setoguchi in the lineup, the Wild wer...

Setoguchi, Wellman activated from IR

SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have lost nine of 10 games but are finally getting back some players from the group whose injuries sent the team into a tailspin. Forwards Devin Setoguchi and Casey Wellman were activated from injured reserve Tuesday. Setoguchi (knee), 25, last played on Dec. 6 and haseight goals and five assists in 28 games. He was acquired from the San Jose...

Wild happy to have more practice time

TUESDAY'S STORY LINE: As games and miles traveled added up for the Minnesota Wild in December, something had to go: practice time. And with it went the team's hot streak, replaced by nine losses in its last 10 games. As the Wild usher in the first week of January, they have two games on the docket and four scheduled practice days. After their loss to Phoenix on Saturday...

Scandella tries to improve after being scratched

WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINES: "You are a healthy scratch." Those are words no NHL player wants to hear. Twenty-one year old defenseman Marco Scandella heard those words for the first time this season before Saturday's game vs. Phoenix. The Wild are carrying an abundance of defensemen right now and the young defenseman found himself watching from the press box. The...

Sioux Women to Introduce New Sweaters.... The Minnesota Wild 4th Jerseys (RW77)

Per Brad Schlossman:The Sioux women will debut the new Sioux jerseys against Lindenwood (not the park in South Fargo). Surely the women will smoke the first year Lindenwood...whatevers but what's more interesting is the jersey. Well, I'd show you the new picture, but... for some reason the image crashes my Firefox browser. So here is the link to it. (Maybe goon will...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Taylor Peters!

If you haven’t heard of him, you might want to tune in. Taylor is a forward for the Portland Winterhawks who spends his free time writing screenplays, blogging, repressing violent impulses against bad drivers and saving drowning kayakers from the polluted waters of the Willamette River on New Year’s Day. On the ice, he is one of several players who wear a rotating A and he likes...

Returning players not enough as Roberto Luongo shuts out the Wild, in 3-0 road loss

The Winter Classic has steadily become a highly anticipated spectacle for the National Hockey League and a chance to expand the reach of the game to fans that may not normally watch hockey.  There is just something about watching the game played outdoors that takes any of us who played our first hockey on outdoor rinks where we are able to make a connection.  We may not have been...

Madden signs one-year deal with Panthers

Veteran forward John Madden has signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers.The 38-year-old is one of the best defensive forwards in hockey, having won the Selke Trophy in 2001 with the New Jersey Devils.Madden, who won three Stanley Cup championships, is joining his fourth NHL team."John is a veteran player who brings to our team a wealth of playing experience,...

Iginla scores his 500th as Wild again come up short in 3-1 road loss to Calgary

Ever watch Full Metal Jacket, Heartbreak Ridge, or even Stripes, but whether you're talking about Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Gunnery Sergeant Highway or Sgt. Hulka the Drill Sergeant was a memorable character for their tough as nails, don't take crap from anyone style.  They drill into you discipline and force people to stop thinking as an individual and instead think and...

Minnesota vs. Vancouver – January 4th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight? We’ve got the highlights for you. A pretty dull game played by both, and in the end the Canucks grabbed themselves a 3-0 shutout victory. Roberto Luongo turned aside all 28 shots he faced in his 700th career NHL regular-season game. Daniel Sedin collected a goal and an assist, Alex Burrows and Manny Malhotra also scored.

Minnesota Wild (21-13-6) at Vancouver Canucks (24-13-3), 10 p.m. (ET)

Following his team's loss on New Year's Eve, Wild head coach Mike Yeo said that he was ready to close out December and bring on January.
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