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ST. PAUL, Minn. Learning how to handle the grind of this lockout-shortened NHL season is one of the most difficult challenges teams will face, a constant trial-and-error in regard to travel and practice time, when to work players and when to rest them.
The Minnesota Wild travel more than any team in the NHL this year. Minnesota planned on changing its travel habits, possibly staying overnight in West coast cities more often and discovering how to make the most of the grueling schedule in which teams will play 48 games in 99 days this season.
The Wild stayed overnight in Vancouver following Tuesday night's loss to the Northwest Division-leading Canucks and flew back home on Wednesday. Minnesota didn't practice Wednesday because of the travel and held a morning skate before hosting the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.
Then, after playing three games in four nights and traveling to Calgary and Vancouver during that span, the Wild lost 4-3 in a shootout to Colorado, a game which...
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Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu stole the glove of Vancouver Canucks center Alex Burrows as the players were heading toward their respective benches during Tuesday night's game at the Rogers Centre.
Koivu entered the Wild bench with the glove, then tossed it back out onto the ice after Burrows entered the Canucks bench. Burrows was left to try to reach for his glove with...
The Minnesota Wild announced Thursday that it has reassigned forwards Charlie Coyle and Matt Kassian to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Coyle, 20, was recalled by Minnesota on Feb. 3 and made his NHL debut at Phoenix on Feb. 4. He took part in five games with Minnesota and averaged 14:48 of action while registering six shots. Coyle, one of the teams top prospects...
Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows is known to be a pest and clearly he got under Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu’s skin. While they were crossing paths near the benches for a line change, Mikko Koivu stole Alex Burrows glove and tossed it into the Wild bench. It was eventually tossed back onto the ice by the equipment manager when the referee came over to the bench...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild entered this lockout-shortened, 48-game season with sky-high expectations following the summer shopping spree that netted the top two free agents on the market, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Parise and Suter, signed to matching 13-year, 98 million contracts, were just part of an offseason overhaul that included adding forwards Zenon Konopka and Torrey...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Andrew Brunette helped the Minnesota Wild for six seasons as a gritty forward willing to do the dirty work down low and along the boards. Now, he will try to help the team by finding players who compete the same way.
Brunette, 39, announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the NHL and Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher said he will join the organization...
Minnesota Wild (6-6-1) 13pts (2nd in the Northwest)
1.92 Goals For per game (29th in the NHL)
2.46 Goals Against per game (9th in the NHL)
21st ranked Power Play (16%)
7th ranked Penalty Kill (84.4%)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 6G 4A = 10pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 2G 7A = 9pts
3. #77 Tom Gilbert ~ 3G 4A = 7pts
4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 7A...
Four points on the line
Two points were up for grabs to whoever won the game, but the more important two points were the ones that would vault Henrik Sedin over Markus Naslund for the all-time franchise lead.
The Sedin’s and Alex Burrows tried valiantly all game to make history, but were denied by a stingy rookie and some bad puck luck.
The Canucks though were good enough to grab...