Found May 24, 2012 on State of Hockey News:
Not living in the Twin Cities anymore as I used to; I still have most of my friends and family living there and all they can talk about lately is all the rain.  In Minnesota, the weather is predictable in only one way; that its completely unpredictable.  You can have scorching heat one part of the week and then bitterly cold and frost by the end of it.  I've seen it happen where you have low 90's at the start and then finish the weak in the low 40's with a bone chilling wind.  It doesn't make any sense, but its what you come to expect living in the Midwest.  However, as the storms and rain made some Minnesota residents wonder if they were about to have a monsoon season they also breathed a collective sigh of relief at the news that Mikael Granlund had signed his 3-year entry level deal with the Wild.  It is a 3-year deal that will pay him $900,000 / season with a $90,000 signing bonus along with performance based incentives that could pay him another $1.1 million.  N...

Wild sign Granlund to entry level contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. The wait is over. Mikael Granlund is now a member of the Minnesota Wild. In a surprise video posted to the team's website Wednesday morning, Granlund personally announced his signing with a message to the Minnesota fans that have eagerly awaited Granlund's arrival since he was selected ninth overall in the 2010 draft. "Hello Minnesota Wild fans, I...

Finnish star Granlund signs with Minnesota Wild

Finnish star forward Mikael Granlund has signed his contract with the Minnesota Wild and will join the offensively challenged team for training camp. Granlund announced the news on the Wild's website Wednesday. The Wild selected the flashy scorer with the ninth overall draft pick in 2010. He signed a three-year deal after scoring 20 goals in 45 games for HIFK Helsinki in the...

Granlund leads bevy of young talent in Minnesota

It's a new era in Minnesota as the Wild plans to infuse a horde of young talent into the system this summer. Officially ready to turn pro are first-round picks Charlie Coyle, Jonas Brodin and Zack Phillips and second-round picks Brett Bulmer, Johan Larsson and Jason Zucker. And on May 23, the Wild signed 2010 first-round pick Mikael Granlund to a three-year deal. The Finnish...

Wild prospects getting invaluable experience

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have been eager to get their young prospects to Minnesota in preparation for what they hope is an impactful offseason, but the prospects have had some unfinished business this spring. Minnesota will possibly have as many as seven key young players turning pro this season and many will have a chance to help the Wild at the NHL level. Most of them...

Mikael Granlund is now part of the Wild

Michael Russo of the Star Tribune was on KFAN with Paul Allen last week talking about the Wild signing Mikael Granlaund. Russo informed Allen that as soon as the World Championship was over, the Minnesota Wild would sign the young star. That wait is now over and the Wild now have their top prospect signed up and ready to go. Related...

Wild bring Mikael Grandlund into the fold

According to TSN and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo, the Minnesota Wild have signed a player who merits, “One of the best players outside of the NHL” status: The Minnesota Wild may have another Finnish sniper in their lineup next season, signing Mikael Granlund to a three-year, entry level contract on Wednesday. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the...

Classic Sid - Granlund would look better with Parise

English: Zach Parise (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Duh! I wonder if Sid has even been to a hockey game lately? I always get a kick out of Sid Hartman's writings - although hockey has never been a strong subject for Sid. Of course Parise would look better along side Mikael Granlund and or Mikko Koivu for that matter. There are probably 25-29 teams that are interested in...
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