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ANDREW BRUNETTE RUMORS

Nino joins Brunette in Wild history, sends Minnesota to second round

Slide over Andrew Brunette, Nino Niederreiter is joining you in Minnesota Wild history. Just like Brunette 11 years earlier, Niederreiter scored in overtime to beat the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 and send Minnesota into the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. A big, physical forward, Niederreiter had a breakthrough season in his first year with the Wild, scoring 14...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brunette, Hendrickson prep Wild in advance of elimination game

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In 2003, the Minnesota Wild faced a 3-1 deficit in the first round series against the Colorado Avalanche. Minnesota went on to win three consecutive elimination games to beat Colorado in seven games. In the next, the Wild again were down 3-1, this time against the Vancouver Canucks. Again, Minnesota rallied to win the series in seven games. Two key members of the...
Via Fox Sports North
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild development camp important for players, team

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Before former Minnesota Wild forward Andrew Brunette broke into the NHL in 1995 with the Washington Capitals, his offseason training wasn't hockey focused. Instead of the development camps run by NHL teams now -- and also many young players having the ability to work with skating and skill-development coaches before ever being drafted -- Brunette's summer...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Down 2-0 to Chicago, underdog Wild hope to rally

NHL hockey was absent from Minnesota for seven years, and the upstart Wild stumbled through two rough seasons in their debut. Then came 2003, when the fervor of a playoff run came roaring back to a state that's as tied to the sport as any other in the nation. ''It was a magical time to be playing here in Minnesota,'' said former Wild left wing Andrew Brunette...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Brunette retires, joins Wild's hockey ops

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...
Via Fox Sports North
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild free agent signings change everything

ST. PAUL, Minn. April 22, 2003 was the biggest date in the on-ice history of the Minnesota Wild, when Andrew Brunette slipped a puck past three-time Conn Smythe trophy winner Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche.In the first playoff appearance in the organization's history, Minnesota beat Colorado, which had won the Stanley Cup twice in the previous seven years, and Roy, perhaps...
Via Fox Sports North
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackhawks score five straight in win

Andrew Brunette and Patrick Kane scored power-play goals midway through the second period as the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from an early deficit to win their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Canucks, who beat the Blackhawks in Chicago 6-2 earlier this month, led 1-0 before Brunette and Kane took advantage of the game's first two power...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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