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Wild sign Thomas Vanek to three-year deal

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that they have signed left wing Thomas Vanek to a three-year, $19.5 million contract. Vanek is the NHL’s eighth-leading goal scorer since 2005-06.  In nine seasons, Vanek has amassed 277 goals and 279 assists. “Thomas is an elite offensive talent who showed a strong desire to play in Minnesota,” Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild put loss behind them to prepare for must-win game

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- By the time its plane landed in St. Paul early Sunday morning, goaltender Darcy Kuemper said, the Wild had moved on. "Right away," Kuemper said, "I think that guys were getting geared up for tomorrow night and knowing what was at stake." That means putting behind them a missed offside call that allowed P.A. Parenteau to pot the game-tying goal...
Via Fox Sports North
April 27, 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...
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild game preview: Struggling Oilers visit Xcel Energy Center

The Minnesota Wild returns to action tonight, looking to improve in the middle frame of a short 3 game home stand. They will look to build on their slight edge over the ninth-place Phoenix Coyotes as they host an Edmonton Oilers squad that has continually had difficulties living up to their talent level for several years. Edmonton arrives in frigid St. Paul as the owners of the second...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild send Kuemper back to Houston

ST. PAUL, Minn. Following a one-game stint as a backup, the Minnesota Wild reassigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper back to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Minnesota had called up Kuemper, 22, for one game in Dallas as the Wild chose not to have starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom travel to play the Stars. Backstrom, who had started 15 of the previous 16 games, stayed...
Via Fox Sports North
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild reassign Kuemper to AHLs Aeros

ST. PAUL, Minn. Healed from his lower-body injury, rookie goaltender Darcy Kuemper was activated Wednesday from injured reserve by the Minnesota Wild and reassigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Kuemper, 22, was 1-2-0 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in four games for Minnesota this season, making his NHL debut. Kuemper, who last played...
Via Fox Sports North
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild goalie Kuemper impressing early on

ST. PAUL, Minn. Darcy Kuemper was just trying to prepare to back up Minnesota Wild starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom when he watched Backstrom skate off the ice near the end of warm-ups. Soon after, Kuemper, the 22-year-old with only one NHL game under his belt, heard he was starting minutes before taking the ice against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. He handled the assignment...
Via Fox Sports North
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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