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What did Buffalo GM Darcy Regier have brewing before he made the decision to trade Jason Pominville to Minnesota for prospects and high draft picks?  Continue reading "Two Sabres Trade Offers That Were Rejected"

The Pominville Trade Process

from Chip Scoggins of the StarTribune, Whatever the proper description, Leipold’s insatiable thirst for winning has compelled the Wild owner to execute some bold transactions, regardless of cost. His latest shrewd move happened last week when the Wild agreed to give up two prospects, a first-round draft pick and a second-round pick to acquire Buffalo captain Jason Pominville...

Return date uncertain for Heatley after surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn. With 10 games remaining in the regular season and the Minnesota Wild fighting for playoff positioning, forward Dany Heatley underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery Tuesday.Heatley, who has 11 goals and 10 assists in 36 games this season, was hurt at the end of Wednesday's loss at San Jose in an altercation with Sharks defenseman Marc-Eduoard Vlasic and has missed...

Wild's Heatley has arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Minnesota Wild right wing Dany Heatley has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. Heatley had the procedure Tuesday. Coach Mike Yeo said the team isn't sure yet about a timetable for Heatley's return, but the Wild are hoping to have the 32-year-old back in time for the playoffs. He was hurt at the end of Minnesota's game at San Jose last Wednesday when...

Haula signs entry-level deal with Wild

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota men's hockey team has lost yet another player early to the pros. Forward Erik Haula, who led the Gophers in scoring with 51 points, signed an entry-level contract Sunday with the Minnesota Wild. He will report to the Houston Aeros, the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate. Haula was a seventh-round pick of the Wild in the 2009...

Backstrom carries Wild past Blue Jackets, 3-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves, and newcomer Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist to help the Minnesota Wild snap a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night. Pominville, acquired this week from Buffalo, earned his first points with Minnesota. The Wild, coming off their first shutout loss of the season ...

Is the Sabres’ Thomas Vanek headed to the Minnesota Wild in the offseason?

The Minnesota Wild are once again a franchise on the rise, after the moves they made in the offseason. Actually, the Wild have a chance to go deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs, based on recent moves they have made. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher went out and picked up Jason Pominville at the trade deadline and the newly acquired forward is now playing on the top line with Zach Parise...

Charlie Coyle scores his sixth goal of the year against the Blue Jackets

Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle is up and coming forward in the NHL, the former Boston University Terrier and 2011 WJC star has been welcome addition to the Minnesota Wild this season and he scored his 6th goal of the season on the power play. In 27 games with the Wild, Coyle has (6g-3a—9pts). Minnesota beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0.

Heatley Likely Out Until Next Season

The latest we heard on Dany Heatley was he was having arthoscopic surgery today on his shoulder with hopes he would return for the playoffs.. Now this...   #mnwild forward Dany Heatley is out for the season, likely including the playoffs — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) April 10, 2013 added 8:15pm, via the Wild website.. Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck...

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 4/7/2013 @ 5:00PM CST at Nationwide Arena

Minnesota Wild (21-14-2)  44pts  2nd in the Northwest 2.60 Goals For (18th) 2.60 Goals Against (15th) 17.3% Power Play (18th) 81.7% Penalty Kill (15th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 9G 24A = 33pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 15G 16A = 31pts 3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 3G 25A = 28pts 4. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 10G 15A = 25pts 5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 7G 18A...

One mistake is Minnesota's downfall in 1-0 loss to Chicago

The State of Hockey and Chicago are the 'home' to two of the most memorable group of brother's in the history of American cinema.  For the Windy City its Jake and Elwood Blues played by Saturday Night Live original cast members John Belushi and Dan Akroyd.  The pair of trouble-making musicians who go on a mission from God to save an orphanage they once belonged to formed...

Backstrom and the Wild rebound with important 3-0 road win over Columbus

The monotone voice, the blazing speed, the lack of variety in his one on one moves, and the glass groin he possessed dazzled and frustrated Wild fans for years.  He teased you with his skill, a streaky player who in certain moments could look like one of the most gifted players in the league and at other times a player who was disconnected and genuinely didn't want to be there...
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