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ST. PAUL, Minn. Looking back now, Ryan Suter can see all the reasons why his first month with the Minnesota Wild wasn't what he was expecting. Changing teams, systems, coaches, defensive partners; they're all the same reasons Suter didn't want to use earlier in the season as excuses when he was a minus-7 with four points in the first nine games.
Suter, off of that 13-year, 98 million dollar contract he signed in the summer, wanted immediate results. The disappointment grew in the quiet Suter.
"Oh, it was, you start doubting everything," Suter said. "You get real frustrated."
As Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher has reminded everyone, Suter and Zach Parise, the two free-agent stars that chose the Wild following last summer's bidding war, didn't sign 10-day contracts. Those 13-year deals are in place for a reason. Minnesota's staff believes in Parise and Suter. Without the benefit of a training camp, the transition wasn't easy, e...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. With Niklas Backstrom starting 10 straight games, the Minnesota Wild switched backup goaltenders Sunday just to get work for their promising rookies.
Minnesota assigned goaltender Matt Hackett and forward Jason Zucker to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League and recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper and forward Jake Dowell. Hackett, 23, and Kuemper, 22, have...
MONDAY'S STORYLINES: Mike Rupp, who has missed the last 3 games with a lower body injury, will be back in the lineup and on the fourth line with Torrey Mitchell and Zenon Konopka. The Wild had recalled Jake Dowell yesterday, who has 7 points and 29 penalty minutes in 26 games with Houston this season, with intention of playing him on the fourth line if Rupp could not go tonight...
Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist and the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to six games with a 7-4 win over Dallas Stars on Monday.
Both of Parise's goals came on bounces that barely made it over the goal line. Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen each had a goal and assist for Minnesota, which won for the first time in Dallas since March 21, 2003, snapping...
DALLAS (AP) -- Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist and the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to six games with a 7-4 win over Dallas Stars on Monday.
Both of Parise's goals came on bounces that barely made it over the goal line. Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen each had a goal and assist for Minnesota, which won for the first time in Dallas since March 21...
Zach Parise scored twice and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild scored a season-best seven goals as they defeated Dallas 7-4. Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Brodziak each had a goal and an assist in the win.
SPIN: Lost in all the offense is that Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom is 14-3-1 in his last 18 starts. Jaromir Jagr scored for Dallas while Alex Goligoski...
Before I say anything else, I would like to send my condolences to the family of actor Larry Hagman after losing his fight with cancer earlier this year. Hagman would have fit in with most hockey players as he was a free spirit who loved a good practical joke. It is with the memories of Hagman the fun-loving person that I write the rest of this introduction. Larry Hagman'...
Minnesota Wild (18-10-2) 38pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.53 Goals For (19th)
2.33 Goals Against (4th)
18.9% Power Play (14th)
86.2% Penalty Kill (3rd)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 7G 19A = 26pts
2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G 24A = 26pts
3. #11 Zach Parise ~ 12G 12A = 24pts
4. #10 Devin Setoguchi ~ 11G 9A = 20pts
5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 4G 16A ...
As the Minnesota Wild continue their surge toward the postseason, the Phoenix Coyotes must find a way to prevent their playoff chances from slipping further away.
The Wild can extend their season-high winning streak to seven games by handing the visiting Coyotes a seventh straight defeat Wednesday night.
Zach Parise had two goals and an assist in Minnesota's highest-scoring...
Minnesota Wild (18-10-2, 38 pts) @ Dallas Stars (15-13-3, 33 pts)
8:30 PM CT
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
The Wild – 4th in the West
Goals – 19th, Goals Against – 4th, Power Play – 14th, Penalty Kill – 3rd
Much like the Stars much publicized back-to-back troubles of the past couple of seasons, the Wild also have a dubious...