Found January 18, 2013 on Smashville 24/7:
PLAYERS: Ryan Suter
TEAMS: Minnesota Wild
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The Minnesota Wild have included rookie defenseman Matthew Dumba on their season-opening roster. The Wild activated right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard from injured reserve and reassigned defenseman Steven Kampfer to their AHL affiliate Thursday. Bouchard received final clearance from the concussion he suffered last season. They also placed center Jake Dowell, right wing Nick Palmieri...

Parise, Suter start the next 13 years off right

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Heatley scores twice for Wild in win vs. Avs

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Avalanche-Wild Preview

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We love it when a plan comes together

ST. PAUL, Minn. When Saturday hits, thousands of people in Minnesota will be thinking about hockey, although this won't be any old Saturday in the "State of Hockey." Many people have been thinking about and planning for Saturday for a long time a couple years in fact. Saturday is Hockey Day in Minnesota 2013. The day will feature three high school games played outdoors...

The Wild stars are nice, but…

The Minnesota Wild signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in one of the greatest free agency coups that the state of Minnesota has ever seen. A couple of stars in their sport had chosen, together, to come to Minnesota. There was an immediate enthusiasm, and discussion about how far the duo could take the team. I have bad news for you, though. Parise and Suter are not going to take the...

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