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Wild re-sign Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund

This offseason for the NHL has been full of astonishing twists and turns. Not only did the Vegas expansion draft put extra pressure on teams, but they also had to participate in the entry level draft and free agency all within a two-week period. Some teams remained pretty much intact through the madness. The Minnesota Wild, however, was not one of those teams. The Wild lost some...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/28: Cooperstown here we come

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.  Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while reminiscing about all the good times we've had watching the 2017 Hall of Fame class. (Well, except for one of you.) Happy birthday today to Zach Parise, Manu Ginobili, Garth Snow, Bruce Wilkerson and Bill Bradley...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Wild Sign Mike Fisher?

We’re closing in on the end of July and the Minnesota Wild still have some moves to make. The Wild are without a veteran fourth-line center. They have some talented young players who are looking to crack the lineup, but veteran depth never hurts. Matt Cullen has been on the Wild’s radar for most of the summer. However, Cullen is still deciding on whether to return for another...
Via The Hockey Writers
25 days ago

Minnesota Wild Top 4 Prospects 2017

The Minnesota Wild take pride in their small but very talented pool of prospects. They have a handful of skilled players who are either close to, or ready to make that jump into a full-time role in the NHL. With the recent departures of Marco Scandella, Alex Tuch and Erik Haula, there are some holes in the Wild lineup that need filling. These top four prospects all possess the skill...
Via The Hockey Writers
July 13, 2017

The Minnesota Wild are a brand new team

It has been one of the busiest off seasons for NHL teams, particularly the Minnesota Wild. With both the expansion draft and the entry level draft occurring last week, the Wild were willing to make some pretty hefty trades to keep their team intact.  With free agency starting on July 1st, however, nothing is certain when it comes to the Wild’s 2017-18 roster. During draft week...
Via isportsweb.com
July 02, 2017  |  Discuss

LA Kings sign longtime Wild G Darcy Kuemper to 1-year deal

Via Associated Press
July 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild announce 6 free-agent signings

Via Associated Press
July 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild free-agency primer

Via FOX Sports
June 30, 2017

Wild sign defenseman Gustav Olofsson to 2-year, $1.45M deal

Via Associated Press
June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau believes his team will still make a trade

The Minnesota Wild were surprisingly quiet around the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft and the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Heading into those two events, it was widely believed that the Wild would move at least one of their defensemen, with reports circulating that offers were in for Jonas Brodin and Matt Dumba.Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said that he’s more than willing to make a “hockey trade”...
Via The Comeback
June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Acquire Salituro for Jordan Schroeder

Via FOX Sports
June 24, 2017

Wild have reportedly received 'quality' trade offers for Jonas Brodin and Matt Dumba

The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft is less than a week away and already the league has seen a big trade in Jonathan Drouin as well as a ton of trade rumors surrounding just about every team. With teams expected to make their protected player lists public a few days before the draft, there’s bound to be plenty of action for fans to follow and digest.Now, on to the latest trade rumor!The...
Via The Comeback
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Kurtis Gabriel: One-punched into Wild lore

There might not be a controversial player currently signed to the Minnesota Wild roster right now. Not because he kneed an up and coming defensemen of the opposition like Matt Cooke. Not because he strikes fear into the hearts of opposing players. And no, not because mine and Tony’s stance on Gabriel riles up old time hockey fans and media types. No, in fact, Gabriel was in some...
Via Hockey Wilderness
June 08, 2017

Minnesota Wild already loses to Vegas; ends Quad City Mallards (ECHL) affiliation

The expansion draft is upon us, but the Golden Knights already swiped the Wild’s ECHL affiliate Last Thursday it was announced that the Minnesota Wild’s ECHL-affiliate, the Quad City Mallards, would be ending their partnership with both the Wild in St. Paul and the Iowa Wild in Des Moines. Instead, the Mallards will be joining with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL as the minor league...
Via Hockey Wilderness
June 05, 2017

Should the Minnesota Wild trade Nino Niederreiter?

As we approach the expansion draft in June, NHL teams across the United States and Canada are reevaluating their most valuable players. In the expansion draft, each club has two options for how they arrange their protected lists.  They can either protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters (either forwards or defensemen) and one goalie.  Most clubs...
Via isportsweb.com
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL teams think Nino Niederreiter might be on the trading block

With the NHL Expansion Draft looming ahead in June, trade rumors are starting to swirl around the league as teams are forced to make some difficult decisions ahead of the 2017-18 season. One of the most interesting names to pop up is Nino Niederreiter of the Minnesota Wild who may be on the trading block despite a career year. As always, take the reports for what they are – reports...
Via The Comeback
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Inside the Brutal Electrode-Enhanced Training System That's Taking the NHL by Storm

If you were to walk in on one of Zach Parise's off-ice workouts, you might think you had stumbled into a grotesque science experiment. The Minnesota Wild winger might be down in a squat position for five straight minutes, sweat pouring from his face while multiple electrodes attached to his body send shockwaves through his muscles. No treadmill running. No cardio at all actually...
Via Stack
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

The Simple Diet Change That Helped Zach Parise Become an NHL All-Star

When Zach Parise first arrived in the NHL in 2005, he was just 21 years old. Like most 21-year-olds, he ate whatever required the least effort. For Parise, that often meant dining out at the closest restaurant. "When I first came in, I didn't really know a lot about nutrition. I was just out of college, and I was living on my own. So it was honestly what was easy and what was...
Via Stack
May 05, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL Star Zach Parise Reveals His Favorite Drill For Building Extreme Skating Speed

Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise understands the importance of speed in the NHL. His ability to turn on the jets and beat defenders is a big reason why he's racked up 661 career points. STACK recently spoke with Parise, and the topic turned to how he builds skating speed. He revealed that his favorite drill for on-ice speed is Overspeed Crossovers. If you don't know what Crossovers...
Via Stack
May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk is already playing the blame game against the Blues

The St. Louis Blues are returning home with a surprising 2-0 series lead against the Minnesota Wild. Those two wins were due to some outstanding play from Jake Allen, some timely offense and some fortunate bounces. Things are bright in the St. Louis dressing room while the blame game is already being played by the Wild on the other side of the rink. Following Game 2, Devan Dubnyk...
Via Frozen Notes
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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