Found January 06, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: With two days off between games in Vancouver and Calgary, the Wild headed up to the beautiful resort town of Banff, Alberta. Banff is nestled amidst the gorgeous Canadian Rockies and provided the perfect setting for team-bonding. "I think it is good you are kind of away from Calgary away from the city. You get to come to a resort town and get away," Wild defensemen Nick Schultz said.The Wild flew into Calgary from Vancouver late Wednesday night, then boarded a bus for the 80-mile drive to picturesque Banff on Thursday morning. "It is perfect timing for us right now," forward Devin Setoguchi said. "Not take to totally take your mind off hockey, but just spend some time together as a team and talk about your family and friends." The Wild have had a rough schedule of late, going 1-7-3 in the last 11 games. The trip to Banff not only provided the team with the opportunity to bond but also gave it a mental break."I think it is...

Injuries keep Wild roster in a state of flux

SATURDAY'S STORY LINE: The Wild get one injured player back and lose another tonight in Calgary. Clayton Stoner (lower body) will be back in the lineup, Pierre-Marc Bouchard (lower body) missed practice the past two days andwill be out. Bouchard is day-to-day and will be re-evaluated when the team gets back to the Twin Cities. Stoner has missed 5 games and Yeo is happy to have...

Wild coach: Realignment delay 'disappointing'

CALGARY, Saskatchewan Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has called the delay of NHL realignment over players association concerns "disappointing." The NHL announced Friday that it won't go ahead with planned realignment for the 2012-13 season because the NHLPA won't agree to the new format. The change to a four-conference setup was approved in a 26-4 vote last month...

Wild players patient on realignment

CALGARY -- The NHL announced Friday that it won't go ahead with planned realignment for the 2012-13 season because the players association won't agree to the new format.The change to a four-conference setup was approved in a 26-4 vote last month by the NHL's board of governors. Under the plan, the top four teams in each conference would make the playoffs and the first...

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...

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

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Leipold's Statement On Realignment News

Minnesota Wild Owner Craig Leipold’s statement regarding realignment:  "To say I am disappointed in the actions of the NHLPA to deny consent to implement realignment for next season is an understatement.  Our fans wer...
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