Wild Weekly Preview: September 26th-October 2nd Edition

With Minnesota Wild player participation in the World Cup of Hockey all but complete at the time of this writing, camp should be near full capacity. That said, the big names will likely be given a bit of rest to start out the preseason. Injured youngsters Sam Anas and Gustav Olofsson are out, too, which means there are definitely roster spots open for challenging players, at least...
Via Hockey Wilderness
2 hours ago

Scott Stevens Adds to the Wild’s Defense Without Taking Anything Away

After just a few days of training camp. Scott Stevens vision for the defense seems to be a bright one. Darryl Sydor, one of the Wild’s old assistant coaches, said something last year that stuck with me; “We don’t have a lot of physical D, but we have a lot of smart D.” In context, Russo quoted him when Mike Reilly was initially called up and Sydor was coaching him while they...
Via Hockey Wilderness
4 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Tonight’s Game at Penn State Will be Special

The Wild are about to make history tonight in their first preseason game of the 2016-17 season.  Tonight they’ll be playing in the first NHL contest at Penn State University’s Pegula Arena, and that should make for a great story line in addition to just watching Bruce Boudreau’s first game as Wild Head Coach. Tonight’s […] Minnesota Wild: Tonight’s Game at Penn State...
Via Gone Puck Wild
5 hours ago

Going Wild for Minnesota: Repping The Right Wild Gear

(This is a new segment I plan on doing weekly where I cover a lighter topic to keep my sanity and yours) As the offseason comes to an end I’m left wondering, do I have the right Wild gear for the upcoming season?  If you’re having the same issue here’s my list on what you […] Going Wild for Minnesota: Repping The Right Wild Gear - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota...
Via Gone Puck Wild
21 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Camp Is a Tryout for Every Wild Player

The first two days of Minnesota Wild training camp under Bruce Boudreau have been by all accounts a tough and physical affair with players conditioning being rigorously tested.  The new Wild bench boss is looking to size-up his squad and have the players show him what they’ve got to offer.  Sounds like a lot like […] Minnesota Wild: Camp Is a Tryout for Every Wild Player -...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Boudreau era begins for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Bruce Boudreau era has begun for the Minnesota Wild. For the players, the demands will be many. The expectations will be as straightforward as can be. The experience also promises to be a lot of fun. ''Sometimes he doesn't even know what's coming out of his mouth when he's talking,'' forward Charlie Coyle said. The rotund new head coach, well-regarded for...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Takeaways For Minnesota Wild Prospects at Traverse City

The Minnesota Wild closed out the 2016 Traverse City Prospects Tournament with a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday. The win, which took three third-period goals including a game-winner from Alex Tuch, prevented the Wild from taking last place in the tournament. But wins and losses at a prospect tournament, though important to the skaters, aren’t that important to the...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Thomas Vanek: 'Minnesota just wasn’t a good fit'

Thomas Vanek wants a mulligan on his declining NHL career. Once an elite NHL scorer topping out at 43 goals back in 2006-2007, Vanek has seen his goal-scoring output fade over the past couple seasons. After signing a three-year contract worth $19.5 million with the Minnesota Wild, Vanek was bought out after scoring just 39 goals in two seasons. The 32-year-old signed a one-year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Shop stops selling customized Harambe jerseys

If you’re looking to buy a customized jersey with the Harambe nameplate on the back, you’re going to have to look elsewhere. The NFL Shop has stopped selling customized jerseys with the name of the late gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last May when a child fell into its enclosure. ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out this discovery on Wednesday. The New...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most interesting teams to watch this coming season. They have a strong older core that is supplemented by an up and coming young group ready to make a consistent impact. Their defense is among the best in the league and they have a goaltender who has settled in as a true #1 goalie since his arrival. Add in the hiring of Bruce Boudreau, one of...
Via Razzball Hockey
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild pick new goal song and it’s pretty…crazy

The Minnesota Wild sent out a survey a couple of months back asking fans if they should have a new goal song. The answers to the survey have been overwhelming. Today, the Wild debuted their new goal song and it has a distinctive Minnesotan taste. You spoke, we listened: #mnwild will change its goal song to Prince’s #LetsGoCrazy → https://t.co/rz3r8Xof2b pic.twitter.com/rMSy2mxFUd...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild change goal song to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will celebrate their goals with Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy" this season.The Wild announced Tuesday they will use the song after the team scores at the Xcel Energy Center. The change comes in response to feedback received from a survey of season ticket holders this summer.They were polled after the Wild played the song during Game 6 of the...
Via Associated Press
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild officially change goal song to ‘Let’s Go Crazy’

When the Minnesota Wild took on the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the first round of the NHL playoffs just days after Prince’s death, the team decided to honor the Minnesotan by changing its goal song to “Let’s Go Crazy.” The song change will now be permanent. The team announced in a video Tuesday that “Let’s Go Crazy” will now be played after every Wild goal at home...
Via The Comeback
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

The Minnesota Wild, after courting fan opinion, have announced that Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” as the team’s official goal song in tribute to the recently departed and beloved local music icon. The Wild have been using Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to get Wild fans at Xcel Energy Center pumped up for years, but when the team played the Prince classic during Game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild's Koivu to serve as Finland's captain at World Cup of Hockey

NEW YORK -- Mikko Koivu will serve as Finland's captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Koivu has been the Minnesota Wild's captain since 2009. He was captain for Finland at three world championships, winning in 2011. A native of Turku, Finland, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound center has 161 goals and 395 assists in 763 NHL games. He represented Finland at the 2010 Olympics. Koivu...
Via Associated Press
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

What if the Minnesota Wild Were Magic: the Gathering Cards?

Magic the Gathering is a collectible card game that has been going strong since 1993. I remember it as if it were yesterday.  It my sophomore year in high school and I was in study hall with nothing to do.  My homework was finished and I was pretty bored just reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune when a few tables away from me some of my peers were playing this strange card game...
Via State of Hockey News
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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