Found December 30, 2011 on State of Hockey News:
5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Happy New Year's everyone!  Another year is behind us and as always people often feel compelled to put that previous year in perspective.  Was it a good year?  What would we change about if if we could?  That of course leads people to make those famous weak promises (for most who do) to ourselves with the 'New Year's Resolution.'  A time were people vow to lose weight or work out more as they gorge themselves on snacks and alcohol.  Of course these 'New Year's Resolutions' sound so good when you say them as its usually about correcting something about habits or activities.  Habits are difficult to break so most of these resolutions go by the wayside pretty quick.  So if the Minnesota Wild could pass its own 'New Year's Resolution' what do you think it should be?  To stay healthier?  To score more goals?  To battle harder against opposing forwards who want to camp out near our crease?  If you've ever listened to or watched a...

Wild youngster Kassian displays veteran grit

ST. PAUL, Minn. On the same day he was recalled by Minnesota, forward Matt Kassian was named the No. 1 star in the Wild's 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.Kassian didn't score the game-winning goal. That was Dany Heatley. Kassian also didn't have a three-assist effort. That was Marek Zidlicky.In fact, Kassian didn't record a point all night.But what he did provide...

'Bring on' 2012 says frustrated Wild contingent

ST. PAUL, Minn. A 4-2 loss Saturday to Phoenix marked the end of 2011 for the Minnesota Wild and brought a tough month of December to a close.The Wild entered December with a 15-7-3 record, tops in the NHL. They were in the midst of a seven-game winning streak when the month began. Minnesota now exits December fourth in the Western Conference at 21-13-6, thanks to a recent eight...

Wild 4, Oilers 3

Niklas Backstrom and the Minnesota Wild were fed up. With the way the Edmonton Oilers were playing against them. With two losses in a row to their soon-to-be-former division rival. With an eight-game losing streak that sent them tumbling out of first place in the NHL. Dany Heatley scored his third goal in four games to help the Wild snap out of their skid and beat the Edmonton...

Video- Oilers And Wild Say Goodbye To Each Other

It was a spirited affair between the Wild and Oilers last night (Lisa McRitchie of Oil Patch has the details).  Even goaltender Niklas Backstrom (scroll to 50 second mark in the video) joined the fun, putting a strangle hold on Ryan Jones (Backstrom 2 for roughing, Jones 2 for goalie interference). This six game series is over and note, Minnesota has played 39 games while Edmonton...

Oilers Lose To Wild For The Last Time This Season

Oilers lose to Wild 4-3 Before the midway point in this season, in fact before January 1st, the Edmonton Oilers will have played all six games against the Minnesota Wild, their Northwest Division rivals. The results, have certainly not been in the Oilers favour, but are much better than the 0 and 6 results the Oilers had last year, they took two of those six. Fortunately, the Oilers...

Wild edge Oilers to snap 8-game winless skid

Dany Heatley scored his third goal in four games to help the Minnesota Wild snap an eight-game winless streak and beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Thursday night in a ferocious game from start to finish.

Post-Game Notes vs. Edmonton - Dec. 29

Fridley, Minnesota-native RW Jarod Palmer scored his first career NHL goal, and RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored 19 seconds later, leading the Minnesota Wild past the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in front of 19,129 – the third-largest crowd of the seas...

Coyotes-Wild Preview

With plenty of scoring and even more force, the Minnesota Wild found a way to snap their losing streak. The Phoenix Coyotes are still trying to figure out how to break out of their funk. Minnesota looks to build on its first victory in nearly three weeks when it hosts a Coyotes team trying to end a season-high four-game skid Saturday night. After scoring 10 goals during an 0-5...

Wild grab snippy win over Oilers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Dany Heatley scored his third goal in four games to help the Minnesota Wild snap an eight-game winless streak and beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Thursday night in a ferocious game from start to finish.
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