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Wild Roster Moves Leave Promising Look to Upcoming Season

Well Wild fans, you all got your wish, and at a discounted price at that. Thomas Vanek has come "home" for the next three seasons to play with the Minnesota Wild. Although Vanek was the only real big splash the Wild made in the off-season thus far, they are working on resigning much of their young talent by the start of the upcoming season.However, with new signings come...
Via Goon's World
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Is Active In First Week Of Free Agency

#107896517 / gettyimages.com The Anaheim Ducks brought in three players through free agency early last week; goalies Jason LaBarbera and Igor Bobkov and defenseman Clayton Stoner. The Ducks signed veteran goalie Jason LaBarbera to a one-year deal worth $750,000 on Tuesday. The journeyman goaltender has played for five NHL organizations before joining the Ducks. LaBarbera spent last...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The West Gets Stronger

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The Ducks made some noise. Anaheim general manager Bob Murray beat Chicago rival Stan Bowman for Ryan Kesler, the No. 2 center who wanted out of Vancouver. Kesler and Ryan Getzlaf are a 1-2 pivot punch that will make opponents wary and weary. The Ducks also added ex-Bruin Nate Thompson, Clayton Stoner, and Jason LaBarbera. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What Signing Thomas Vanek Means for Minnesota

#494771405 / gettyimages.com Today was free agency frenzy day in the NHL and many teams made their mark. The Canucks signed Ryan Miller. The Stars traded for Jason Spezza. The Blues signed Paul Stastny. The Wild, on the other hand, had a quiet day. They lost both Clayton Stoner and Matt Moulson. They weren’t able to lure Jarome Iginla or Matt Niskanen, two stars they were eyeing...
Via TopSportsReport
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Get Thomas Vanek, What’s Next?

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, The Wild still needs a physical defenseman to replace Clayton Stoner, who hit the mother lode today with a four-year deal worth, wait for it, $3.25 million annually. The wanted Willie Mitchell, but the Florida Panthers wooed the ex-Wild and two-time Cup champ with crazy money $4.25 million a year for two years. Then take into consideration...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks free agency roundup

Of the Southern California hockey clubs, the Ducks were the more active of the two teams. A franchise staple said goodbye to Anaheim, but the defense saw a big improvement. Here are all the highlights for the Anaheim Ducks after the first day of NHL free agency. Who's Coming No secret that the Ducks were on the market for a quality back-end defenseman that boasted size and penalty...
Via Fox Sports West
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Clayton Stoner signs with Ducks

NHL free agency opened with a furious rush -- 46 signings in the opening 2 1/2 hours of free agency for a record $393 million on Tuesday morning, according to Canadian cable network TSN. The Ducks were responsible for several hellos and goodbyes. Anaheim signed free-agent, 29-year-old defenseman Clayton Stoner, a big physical presence, who spent his entire NHL career with the Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports West
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Russo: Clayton Stoner to Anaheim…soon…

Per the Star-Tribune's Michael Russo: BLOG: #mnwild defenseman Clayton Stoner reportedly signs four-year deal with Anaheim http://t.co/gcj6qOu7nH — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 1, 2014 Clayton Stoner:"I have always loved Minnesota. Everybody about Minnesota, from the people to the hockey to the way of life. I will miss .... — Michael Russo...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks and Flames Make Signings by   Curtis Morrison

The Anaheim Ducks have signed 29-year-old defenseman Clayton Stoner to a four year deal worth 3.25 million each year. Stoner was a draft pick of the Minnesota Wild and has spent his entire career in the organization, playing five seasons with the Houston Aeros, their AHL affiliate, and four years in the NHL with the Wild. In his NHL career, [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Breaking down the 2014-15 salary cap

The July 1st start date for NHL free agency is nearly a month away and the Minnesota Wild seem poised to make another big splash in the talent pool. This year’s class of unrestricted free agents is both talented and deep, giving the Wild many options on who to pursue. With some less than desirable contracts coming off the books, Minnesota has the money available to resign necessary...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Who should stay next season

With the season over and players beginning recovery from their ailments, (or in Charlie Coyle’s case, a pair of separated shoulders) the process of salary cap crunching has begun for the Minnesota Wild. Big things are expected from the Wild this offseason and it starts with negotiating new contracts for several players. Nino Niederreiter (RFA) Nino Niederreiter had somewhat of...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild return home in 'familiar territory' after Game 5 loss

Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo summarized Game 5 simply. "Familiar territory again," Yeo said to reporters after Sunday's 2-1 loss at Chicago. Minnesota is used to this position, heading back home facing a deficit in a series. The Wild trail 3-2 in this second-round series against the defending champion Blackhawks, just as they did in the last series against the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

HOW ON EARTH DID WE GET HERE?

The Minnesota Wild were perhaps lucky in their game three victory over Chicago, but deserve full measure for their game four win. THE SHOT DIFFERENTIAL This is from game four, the Wild won that game 4-2. Jonathan Toews got a steady diet of Ryan Suter and Jonas Brodin. TIME AGAINST TOEWS, IN MINNY 1. Jonas Brodin 12.3 minutes 2. Ryan Suter 11.3 minutes 3. Mario Scandella...
Via Puckrant.com
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Round 2 Game 5: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks, Sunday May 11, 2014, 8:30pm, United Center

Minnesota Wild (2-2) 3.00 Goals For (5th) 2.82 Goals Against (10th) 14.7% Power Play (10th) 85.7% Penalty Kill (4th) 52.9% Faceoffs (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 4G 10A = 14pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 2G 7A = 9pts 3. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 4G 3A = 7pts 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 3G 4A = 7pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 6A = 7pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #4 Clayton Stoner ~ 24 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Round 2 Game 4: Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks, Friday May 9, 2014, 8:30pm, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (1-2) 2.90 Goals For (8th) 2.90 Goals Against (10th) 13.8% Power Play (10th) 84.8% Penalty Kill (7th) 52.5% Faceoffs (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 4G 9A = 13pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 1G 7A = 8pts 3. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 4G 3A = 7pts 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 3G 3A = 6pts 5. #21 Kyle Brodziak ~ 3G 3A = 6pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #4 Clayton Stoner ~ 24 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild can’t be tamed, take Game 3

Photo Credit: Getty Images via Hannah Foslien   The first game of the series in Minnesota is a must-win for the Wild. Getting a grasp on home-ice advantage could be the only thing working in their favour to help them pick up a W and end Chicago’s post-season win streak.   First period: The Wild came right out of the gate applying the pressure, drawing a penalty on the Hawks’...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild insist this series vs. Blackhawks 'different' than last year's

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo kept notes after playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs last year, a learning experience for the coach and his young team. For Yeo, keeping notes on each game is standard practice, allowing him to look back and remember parts of each game and series. A year later, those notes are showing Yeo things are...
Via Fox Sports North
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: 3 ways to beat the Blackhawks

The Minnesota Wild is in an eerily familiar position. After dropping the first two games on the road, the Wild are returning home with their backs against the wall to play a pair of games that are basically must-win. So far in the Central Division championship series, the Blackhawks have hardly had to break a sweat. The defending champs have stomped the Wild by back-to-back three...
Via isportsweb.com
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild 'slipped a little bit from last game' in Game 1 loss at Chicago

The Minnesota Wild rallied time and again in an emotional, tight first-round series with the Colorado Avalanche and had two days to turn their attention to the defending Stanley Cup Champions in the next round. Minnesota knows well the danger that can come without being at its best against the Chicago Blackhawks, the team who sent the Wild home in five games last year in the first...
Via Fox Sports North
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild 'slipped a little bit from last game' in Game 1 loss at Chicago

The Minnesota Wild rallied time and again in an emotional, tight first-round series with the Colorado Avalanche and had two days to turn their attention to the defending Stanley Cup Champions in the next round. Minnesota knows well the danger that can come without being at its best against the Chicago Blackhawks, the team who sent the Wild home in five games last year in the first...
Via Fox Sports North
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Tame Wild

Photo via: Matt Boulton from Vancouver / Wikimedia Commons Although the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild didn’t have easy journeys to the playoffs, the Hakws made it look easy with a 5-2 win tonight. In the first period, Brian Bickell picked up the first goal of the game. Marian Hossa picked up the second Hawks goal in the second period. The Wild finally got on the board...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks’ Johnny Oduya Accidentally Kicks Puck Into Own Net

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya was trying to clear the puck out and keep Jason Pominville away from the loose puck. Unfortunately for Oduya, he kicked the puck in and after a review, it was confirmed that the puck crossed over the line completely. Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner received credit for the goal. Inside […] The post Blackhawks’ Johnny Oduya Accidentally...
Via Diehardsport
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #7: Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche, Wednesday April 30, 2014, 8:30pm, Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (3-3) 2.83 Goals For (10th) 2.67 Goals Against (5th) 16.7% Power Play (8th) 90.9% Penalty Kill (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 3G 7A = 10pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 1G 4A = 5pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 0G 5A = 5pts 4. #3 Charlie Coyle  ~ 3G 1A = 4pts 5. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 2G 2A = 4pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #4 Clayton Stoner ~ 20 PIM’s 2. #8 Cody McCormick...
Via State of Hockey News
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche end of game scrum

Feisty end to a very good game between the Wild and Avalanche. 20:00 MIN Clayton Stoner Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Patrick Bordeleau20:00 COL Patrick Bordeleau Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Clayton Stoner20:00 COL Cody McLeod Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Nate Prosser20:00 MIN Nate Prosser Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Cody McLeodWild score...
Via Goon's World
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche take 2-0 series lead on the strength of MacKinnon and Landeskog in 4-2 win over the Wild

Clayton Stoner punches Colorado’s Cody McLeod. Perspective, its something you gain from experience.  Its something veteran players can provide a team; especially when a team is dealing with adversity.  The Wild are a pretty young team, with a roster full of players with very little playoff experience.  A few players have been in the post-season a fair amount over the course...
Via State of Hockey News
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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