THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: On Aug. 25, 1982, Oilers defenseman Nick Schultz was born in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan. Four and a half months later, on January 10, 1983, Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert was born in Bloomington, Minn.
Like many young boys growing up and Canada and Minnesota, the two dreamed of playing in the NHL.In 2000, Schultz's NHL dream was close to becoming a reality...
A couple weeks ago I posted the worst 20 players in 2011/12 by their Corsi rating. Worst on the list was Nick Schultz who split the year between the Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers and posted a -367 Corsi rating. When Schultz was on the ice in 5 on 5 situations, his opponents were in control of the puck and had 367 more attempted shots on goal than his team.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Wild have fallen from first place to 12th in the Western Conference during their two-month slump. With only 20 games to go, it might be too late to resuscitate their goal of returning to the playoffs.
General manager Chuck Fletcher added two offensively skilled defensemen before Monday's trade deadline, insisting...
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February 28, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild transformed their defensive unit before Monday's NHL trade deadline and the intent was clear the league's 29th ranked offense is going to get a boost from the back end.
In three separate trades since Friday, Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher moved three defensive players who had played a total of 1,186 games in a Wild sweater....
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The Minnesota Wild has traded its longest-tenured player, defenseman Nick Schultz, to the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Tom Gilbert.
The deal was done on Monday, hours before the NHL's trading deadline.
Schultz scored his first goal of the season on Sunday in the Wild's 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks, but he's a stay-at-home player and the Wild have been searching...
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February 27, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. In a move that had the Minnesota Wild locker room in shock, Minnesota traded longtime defenseman Nick Schultz to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, getting former Bloomington Jefferson high school star Tom Gilbert back in the deal.
The Wild traded Marek Zidlicky on Friday, beginning a series of potential deals. With Monday's trade deadline approaching, general manager...
The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Nick Schultz from the Minnesota Wild for fellow blue-liner Tom Gilbert on Monday.
Schultz ended a 100-game goalless drought with a tally against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Schultz also has two assists and 30 penalty minutes this season.
Gilbert, 29, collected three goals, 14 assists and 12 penalty minutes in the 2011-12 campaign.
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: With two days off between games in Vancouver and Calgary, the Wild headed up to the beautiful resort town of Banff, Alberta. Banff is nestled amidst the gorgeous Canadian Rockies and provided the perfect setting for team-bonding.
"I think it is good you are kind of away from Calgary away from the city. You get to come to a resort town and get away,...
The Minnesota Wild are getting ready to embark on one of their most recognizable charity drives of the season as the calendar turns from October to Movember.
Movember is an annual November event that encourages men to grow their Mo (slang for moustache) to raise awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. Wild defenseman Nick Schultz was one of the first NHL players to embrace...