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Werewolf in Minnesota? Darcy Kuemper's goalie mask unveiled

Darcy Kuemper might not be the Minnesota Wild's starting goaltender when the season rolls around shortly, but in a battle of helmet masks, we'll take his. Devan Dubnyk, who started nearly every game for the Wild last season after being acquired in a trade, is expected to be the No. 1 goalie for Minnesota. Known as "The Giraffe," Dubnyk's had his mask adorned with that animal. Kuemper...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Yeo keeping confident in Kuemper

Although Devan Dubnyk was simply dazzling since being acquired in a trade last season, Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo still has high hopes for backup goaltender Darcy Kuemper."Right from the start I want (Devan) to compete and I want him to play a lot of hockey games, but we know Darcy Kuemper is very capable," Yeo told the team's website. "... As a young player, there's not going...
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August 28, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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...
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...
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September 09, 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...
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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...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild acquire Ilya Bryzgalov

Minnesota Wild acquire Ilya BryzgalovThe Minnesota Wild chose to make a low risk move a day before the trade deadline, acquiring goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers. The move cost the Wild nearly nothing, just a 4th round draft pick in the upcoming draft. After a nearly a week of speculation in which the Wild had been linked to Martin Brodeur and Jaroslav Halak, the...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Can the Wild compete in the playoffs?

Much has been made about the NHL’s Western Conference superiority over the hapless Eastern Conference throughout the first half of the season. Caught almost directly in the middle of the meat grinder is the Minnesota Wild, who is currently caught in between the 7th and 8th seed with their former division rival, the Vancouver Canucks. With the home stretch off in the distance and...
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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