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Jared Spurgeon’s career year shows that size isn’t everything

The Minnesota Wild’s best defenseman continues to get better despite the odds. Jared Spurgeon has been the Minnesota Wild’s best blueliner for a few years, and this season saw the coaching staff, front office, and local media all publicly agree on that. In fact, Spurgeon has been one of the most underrated defensemen in the NHL for quite some time now, largely because of his...
Via Hockey Wilderness
20 days ago

Red Wings’ Gustav Nyquist suspended six games for brutal high stick to face

The Detroit Red Wings will be without Gustav Nyquist at a critical time in the season.The young forward was suspended six games by the NHL on Wednesday for his brutal high stick to the face of Minnesota Wild forward Jared Spurgeon during Sunday’s game at Xcel Energy Center. Nyquist only was penalized for the high stick. He was not ejected from the game.The six-game ban will cost...
Via NESN.com
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gustav Nyquist’s vicious high stick on Jared Spurgeon

Gustav Nyquist might have a bit of an anger problem. After he was cross-checked to the ice by Jared Spurgeon, Nyquist spun around and nailed Spurgeon in the face with a high stick.When you watch the video, note how Nyquist makes sure to catch Spurgeon in the face with the blase of his stick as opposed to the shaft. That’s a horrible, horrible play.Nyquist received a double-minor...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jared Spurgeon scores crazy goal

If Jared Spurgeon’s goal on Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils isn’t named the best of the year, it at least deserves to be in the conversation. After the puck deflected and hit off the opposing netminder, Spurgeon tipped the puck down to himself before batting in an absolute beauty of goal. I’ve watched a lot of hockey and I don’t think I’ve seen a goal quite...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with the Minnesota Wild?

It has been a season of many headlines for the Minnesota Wild, and not all of those are positive. They started the season as one of the best teams in the NHL by having a record of 20-10-6 through December, but hit a bump in the road once the new year started. After a blink of an eye the Minnesota Wild were no longer in a Western Conference Wild Card spot, and they were quickly falling...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Spurgeon is one of the most underrated players in the NHL

Recently it was announced by the Minnesota Wild that they signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a four year deal worth $20.75 million. The undersized player is the unsung hero of the Wild as he has played most of his time this year with Ryan Suter, the big ticket signing from a few years ago. So, what prompted the Wild to lock up a player that seems so pedestrian? Spurgeon's alright…...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild ink Spurgeon to four-year, $20 million extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a $20.75 million, four-year contract extension that kicks in next season.The deal was announced on Monday, before the Wild hosted the Dallas Stars.The 26-year-old Spurgeon has four goals and 12 assists with a plus-four rating in 31 games and a team-high 65 blocked shots this season. Only defenseman Ryan...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurgeon placed on IR, won't join Wild on road trip

Jared Spurgeon will miss at least the upcoming road trip for the Minnesota Wild after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Spurgeon, third on the team in average ice time at 23 minutes, 8 seconds per game, has missed the past two games after taking a puck to the face in a game at Calgary on Feb. 18. He is listed with an upper-body injury by the team. The move is retroactive...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba or Christian Folin? Who should make the team? (Video)

As opening night against the Colorado Avalanche inches ever closer, the Minnesota Wild are gearing up by evaluating its options for final roster sports in the last couple preseason games. Several players have already cleared waivers and been assigned to the Iowa Wild to start the year. Mike Yeo and Chuck Fletcher have both said that they will take the final home-and-home series...
Via isportsweb.com
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: 3 keys to stopping Nathan MacKinnon

The Minnesota Wild has quickly dropped two games in the best of seven series with the Colorado Avalanche. The catalyst in the so far in this series has been 18-year-old rookie phenom Nathan MacKinnon, who has skated through and around the Wild nearly at will. His dynamic speed and agility combined with otherworldly vision has been the difference as MacKinnon has seven points in...
Via isportsweb.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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