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Nathan MacKinnon fakes out Wild defense en route to highlight reel goal (video)

Photo via denverpost.com     The number one draft pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, and soon to be rookie of the year, Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon showed off some fanciness in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.     MacKinnon, at 18 years old, took the puck into the Wild zone straight at Minnesota defenseman Jared...
Via BruinsLife
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MacKinnon embarrasses Wild defense for goal

The legend of Nate MacKinnon continues to grow, and likely will continue to do so for some time. He was picked No. 1 overall in this past summer’s NHL draft by the Colorado Avalanche. The 18-year-old made the Avalanche’s opening-night squad, and stuck with the team all year. It’s not like they could send him down- he just kept picking up points, and with the 63 he notched this...
Via Around The Rink
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Heatley ready if needed

No Wild player has scored more in the playoffs than Dany Heatley, but the veteran didn’t crack the lineup in Game 1 Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Heatley, who scored 12 goals and had 28 points in 76 regular-season games and was a minus-18, was scratched in seven of the Wild’s final nine games. The Wild went 5-1-1 in the games he sat. “Just the way the end...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Analysis of a Minnesota Wild fan today

As a franchise with relatively little history, Minnesota Wild fans enjoy clinging to the one shining moment in 2003 when the team did make you proud. In order to prepare for tonight’s game, you watch old Youtube videos of the miraculous run to recall the last time you had something to cheer about. Ten years have passed but you cling to that moment like the old girlfriend who left...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild miss chance to take control of series with OT loss to Avalanche in Game 1

Everything was going the Minnesota Wild's way through the second period on Thursday night in the playoff opener at Colorado. Minnesota held a 4-2 lead. The much-maligned Kyle Brodziak had scored his first career playoff goal and rookie Erik Haula kept up his production even while moving to the fourth line because Mikael Granlund returned to the lineup. The Wild added a power...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild pins playoff hopes on Bryzgalov

Like the “humongous” universe he was so fascinated by during HBO’s ‘‘24/7,’’ the Ilya Bryzgalov YouTube library is vast and endless. Type his name into the search field, and you’ll find out Bryz- galov is afraid of bears in the forest. You’ll hear how the Wild goaltender thinks Siberian huskies with blue eyes look like beautiful blondes. You’ll watch him dive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild enter playoffs with more experience, different feeling than last year

Rewind to last April and the Minnesota Wild were left to win at Colorado on the season's final day to earn their first playoff appearance in five years. Minnesota's late qualifier earned it a matchup with the top-seed Chicago Blackhawks. Forward Jason Pominville, the Wild's big trade-deadline acquisition, was dealing with a concussion and unable to play anything but a...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: A trip down memory lane (videos)

These are two of the biggest goals in Minnesota Wild history... Just think about this, Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy lost the last two games that he played in.Also, the last game of  Roy's NHL career was against the Minnesota Wild. Looking at some of the names of the players, the Av's were loaded.Watching these old video, I can't imagine the NHL without HD TV. Also...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Granlund, Kuemper practicing, nearing return

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikael Granlund's words expressed anything but certainty. His tone, though, was indicative of an excited young man on the verge of his first NHL postseason appearance. The Wild center practiced again Monday, for the second time in three days after missing Minnesota's final six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. Gliding comfortably around...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: Series preview and prediction

The Minnesota Wild open the first round of the playoffs Thursday against the dynamic and Central Division surprise Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have flourished this season behind a cast of budding superstars and a fiery coach in Patrick Roy. The question now is how this potent team will fair in the playoffs against the more seasoned Wild who have a worse record, but boast more experience...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Wild can beat the Avs

First off it's great to be back, sorry to all my readers who missed me the past month, I was working a practicum that was eating up almost all of my time, so I had to take some time off to do that. That being said, the NHL playoffs start on Wednesday and by winning the first wild card berth, Minnesota earned the right to play the lower seed division winner in the Western Conference...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Georges The Dog Is Quite Possibly The Minnesota Wild’s Most Passionate Fan

Everybody knows that Minnesota is a hotbed for hockey, but did you know that some Minny dogs enjoy the sport just as much as their human owners? Well, meet Georges the Golden Retriever. Georges is a pretty big Minnesota Wild fan. He owns a Mikko Koivu jersey. He watches the games on TV. He gets fired up. He’s awesome. If this is how excited Georges gets for a regular season game...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass Lowell’s Christian Folin Picks Up Assist In NHL Debut With Wild

UMass Lowell defenseman Christian Folin was one of the most coveted college hockey free agents this season, and when the Riverhawks’ season ended in the NCAA tournament, the 23-year-old signed with the Minnesota Wild. He made his NHL debut Thursday night and picked up an assist on Kyle Brodziak’s third-period goal in Minnesota’s 4-2 win over the Central Division-leading St...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards!

The NHL has gone wild. Well, for the postseason format at least. While the change, driven by division realignment, to the qualification and seeding system was slight, the final week of the regular season has slanted a little differently than in the past. Loosely following what other leagues -- the NFL and MLB -- have done for decades now, the NHL has added wild cards to the playoff...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild secures 7th seed in Stanley Cup Playoffs

And to think the Minnesota Wild were in jeopardy of missing the playoffs just two weeks ago. A gritty shootout victory against the Boston Bruins propelled the Wild to the 7th seed in the Western Conference late Tuesday evening and this squad looks capable of pulling a first round upset. Forward lines are beginning to mesh at just the right time and Ilya Bryzgalov continues to shine...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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