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Zach Parise made his wildly anticipated playoff debut with Minnesota over the past couple weeks and, like when he was a member of the New Jersey Devils, the team and fans alike came away wanting more.
Parise, regarded by many fans and media members as one of the top players in hockey, seems to struggle in the postseason when asked to carry the...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. When the Minnesota Wild won the NHL's offseason by signing the two top prized free agents in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, they had designs on winning in the postseason as well.
Minnesota likely ends the season feeling unfulfilled following Thursday night's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks and 4-1 loss in the first-round series.
In giving Parise and Suter...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild added to their stable of young prospects Thursday by signing 2012 second-round pick Raphael Bussieres to an entry-level contract.
Bussieres, the No. 46 overall pick in last year's draft, had 29 goals and 39 assists with a plus-27 rating in 60 games for Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season. A 6-foot-1, 197...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Goaltender Niklas Backstrom was practicing for the Minnesota Wild in the playoffs, trying to return from an injury and aid the team he helped push to the playoffs for the first time in five years.
After Thursday's season-ending loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, what Backstrom was trying to fight back from was discovered.
Backstrom, who tied for the league-lead...
Making the playoffs for the first time in five years should count as progress. For the Minnesota Wild, that step forward wasn't firm enough.
Despite producing only the fourth postseason appearance in the franchise's 12-year history, Wild were palpably disappointed as they met for the final time of the season on Saturday. Not only because of the early exit, in five games...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Wild coach Mike Yeo says goalie Josh Harding will start Game 5 for Minnesota against the Chicago Blackhawks and Darcy Kuemper will back him up on Thursday.
Harding went through the morning skate and was ready to go after he left Game 4 on Tuesday following a collision with Chicago's Jonathan Toews late in the first period. Harding's legs got straddled around...
Tw Wild made it to the postseason which, in my opinion, is a major accomplishment for the state. I can’t underscore how depressing this place as a sports fan. For example, I am going to the Twins game tonight, it is 50 degrees and windy . It will be the best weather I’ve had for a home game this season.
So we have to give the Wild credit for actually making the posteseason....
There are times when I swear that one needs every possible good luck charm and cosmic alignment to be in place for good things to happen. I think tonight is one of those nights. I'll admit, I don't see the Minnesota Wild pulling out a win tonight, especially in Chicago. While it would be great, I'm just going to sit back tonight and enjoy the run we've...
So it begins…Will he stay or will he go? I think that Mike Yeo is a good hockey coach. In my opinion, I think the Minnesota Wild are going in the right direction, I think a change at the head coaching position at this time is counterproductive. The Wild have a lot of good players that are ready to make a contribution to their program, in the minors. Jason Zucker, Charlie Coyle...
Minnesota Wild (1-3)
1.50 Goals For (16th)
3.00 Goals Against (10th)
0.0% Power Play (16th)
90.9% Penalt Kill (2nd)
Top 3 Scorers:
1. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 0G 3A = 3pts
2. #22 Cal Clutterbuck ~ 1G 1A = 2pts
3. #96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard ~ 1G 1A = 2pts
1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 8 PIM's
1. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 32:07
The Wild pulled a bit of a shocker on Sunday afternoon by not only defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime, but also outplaying them for the majority of the game on top of that. Chicago matches up favorably to the Wild in just about every area, so many were expecting this series to be a quick one but the Wild showed in that game that they could hang tough with one of the best...
The Wild/Blackhawks series was easily the most lopsided matchup in the Western Conference and the final result ended up being that way with the Blackhawks defeating the Wild in five games and outscoring them 17-7 in the process. The Wild put up a good fight in Games 1 & 3 but in the end, they didn't have the depth to compete with the Blackhawks and were just overpowered for...
In football we used to have a saying, it's better to be the hammer, than the nail. Ouch! Check out this big time hit by Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell puts on Minnesota Wild Defenseman Tom Gilbert.