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DARCY KUEMPER RUMORS

Wild buried early in return home

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo gave thought to pulling goaltender Darcy Kuemper after Los Angeles scored twice. Yeo contemplated the decision again after another goal. Not pulling Kuemper early enough was among Yeo's regrets as the Wild lost 4-0 to Los Angeles. Kuemper allowed four goals on 10 shots in the first period. Niklas Backstrom replaced Kuemper in...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference round-up

Anaheim Ducks The Ducks have started the 2014-15 season on the same torrid pace that won them the Western Conference regular season title a year ago. They stand 10-3-0, with the usual suspects Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf collecting 15 and 14 points respectively. The only question mark in Anaheim is their #1 goaltender. 21-year-old John Gibson started the season opener, got torched...
Via isportsweb.com
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Difficult tests ahead hold the truth

Just as the Minnesota Wild’s season got underway in spectacular fashion, it has slowed to an early lull in the 2014-15 campaign as the team is currently awaiting its third game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The Wild, who haven’t played since defeating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday, are now entering the murderer’s row as far as the competition coming up...
Via isportsweb.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Harding suspended; Darcy Kuemper re-signed

It turns out Darcy Kuemper didn’t need to play the KHL card after all. No, all he needed was a little bit of an unfortunate incident to get what he was looking for out of the Minnesota Wild, opening up the door for his return. Last week, the Wild announced their top goaltender Josh Harding would be out “indefinitely” with a fractured foot. The thought is that Harding could...
Via Sports-Glory
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Kuemper re-signed, Harding injury update

The goalie situation just got a little better in Minnesota. After Josh Harding’s injury, the Minnesota Wild couldn’t have felt comfortable going into the season without re-upping Darcy Kuemper. After losing Josh Harding to a sudden broken foot, the absence of Darcy Kuemper became much more difficult to handle for the Minnesota Wild. His contract dispute with Chuck Fletcher seemed...
Via isportsweb.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: What’s the deal with Darcy Kuemper?

It’s been wel documented that the biggest issue facing the Minnesota Wild coming out of this offseason is the goaltending situation. The last two weeks have seen that problem compound with the Wild’s inability to sign last season’s most used goalie in Darcy Kuemper. The dispute has lingered over the heads of the organization all summer and has become a minor distraction heading...
Via isportsweb.com
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper to the KHL?

Darcy Kuemper just played the Russia card. The Minnesota Wild restricted free agent goalie knows that he’s got no leverage in his negotiations. The team owns his rights whether the two sides agree or not and have the right to match any offer that might come his way. Not only that, but the team also has two NHL goalies under contract for next season in Niklas Backstrom and Josh...
Via Sports-Glory
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper's new goalie mask

Here's the new goalie mask that Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will wear for the 2014-15 season.  Now, let's hope the Wild can get the young goalie locked into a new contract.
Via Goon's World
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kuemper provides Wild much needed defense in OT shutout

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Watching Semyon Varlamov turn away shot after shot at the opposite end of the Xcel Energy Center ice, Darcy Kuemper had to keep himself engaged somehow. It can be a lonely existence in one's own crease when his team accumulates a 24-shot advantage and keeps the puck in its offensive zone. So rather than chirp at his teammates as he's wont to do during Wild practices...
Via Fox Sports North
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kuemper's attitude helps him ride the wave of emotions

EDINA, Minn. -- Spend any time around Minnesota Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper and it's easy to see his relaxed nature; his wide smile is the first thing one notices outside his 6-foot-5 frame. When media is allowed into the locker room, Kuemper comes off very much as an NHL rookie, quiet and ceding to veteran teammates. Those teammates say he's different on the ice or behind closed...
Via Fox Sports North
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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