The Minnesota Wild have one preseason game left to sort out their opening-day roster but they narrowed down the choices on Friday.
Minnesota assigned forwards Tyler Graovac, Michael Keranen, Zack Phillips and Joel Rechlicz, and defensemen Jon Blum, Justin Falk and Gustav Olofsson to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. The Wild also placed forwards Curt Gogol and Brett Sutter...
LAST SEASON: 43-27-12, 98 points. Lost to Chicago 4-2 in Western Conference semifinals after beating Colorado 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Mike Yeo, fourth season, 104-82-26.
ADDED: LW Thomas Vanek, LW Brett Sutter, D Justin Falk, D Stu Bickel.
LOST: RW Dany Heatley, LW Matt Moulson, D Clayton Stoner, C Cody McCormick, LW Mike Rupp.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Vanek signed a three...
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October 02, 2014
Wild want to be tougher to play against, even if it means throwing their weight around.
Pre-season hockey is sort of like mad-scientist experiment. Coaches put together lineups mixed with NHL veterans, prospects and minor league journeymen. Chemistry is mostly trial-and-error or just pure dumb luck. Beyond the occasional goon wanting to make a name for himself, the scraps are...
It seems all you see in today’s headlines is Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and the off-field issues of the NFL. Some consider these non-stories, some think it is the further wussification of America, and some see it as the important issue that it is. Most see it as an NFL issue, but this affects most sports, hockey included.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's first day of NHL free agency involved more than just high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek.
But Minnesota wasn't getting involved in the bidding wars for big free agents, either. The Wild added depth to their organization, signing Stu Bickel and Brett Sutter to two-way contracts. Minnesota also signed junior defenseman Guillaume Gelinas...
The Carolina Hurricanes have so much success against the New York Islanders, they can even beat them with their eyes closed.
Well, at least Jordan Staal can.
Staal and Brett Sutter scored 57 seconds apart in the second period, and the Hurricanes topped the Islanders again, 3-2 on Saturday night for their third consecutive win.
Staal broke a tie with his ninth goal with 6:48 left...
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January 05, 2014