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Minnesota Wild: Nino Niederreiter signed to a Three-Year Contract

And then there was one RFA left to sign. This is good news for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild didn't want to go into training camp with Nino Niederreiter unsigned. Nino's deal is worth 8 million dollars over 3 years. So the Wild have him signed through the 2016-17 season. That leaves Darcy Kuemper as the only unsigned restricted free agent.BREAKING: #mnwild agrees to terms...
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Announce New ECHL Affiliate

There has been a lot of hockey news in the past day or so, and more coming from the Minnesota Wild camp today as well, and no it isn't anything about the Darcy Kuemper situation. The Wild have announced an affiliation with the ECHL's Alaska Aces.The Aces have been very successful as a franchise in the past few seasons, winning three Kelly Cup Championships in the past nine...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper to the KHL?

Darcy Kuemper just played the Russia card. The Minnesota Wild restricted free agent goalie knows that he’s got no leverage in his negotiations. The team owns his rights whether the two sides agree or not and have the right to match any offer that might come his way. Not only that, but the team also has two NHL goalies under contract for next season in Niklas Backstrom and Josh...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuemper and Wild at Impasse

#487497693 / gettyimages.comI am hoping this is the beginning of the end for the stalled contract talks. The Minnesota Wild can't afford to let Darcy Kuemper get away. Incidentally,  Kuemper could have filed for arbitration in July but didn't.  Michael Russo, Star Tribune -- With training camp set to open next week, unsigned Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper is threatening to sign...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: RFA Darcy Kuemper Looking at KHL Options

#487482033 / gettyimages.comSo, Minnesota Wild RFA goalie Darcy Kuemper is throwing a hissy fit. If I don't get my way, I am going to go to the KHL. Really, there's no options for Kuemper, he can sign with the Wild. I don't see another NHL team giving him an offer sheet. Time to sign a contract. TSN.CA -- Stuck in a crowded goaltending situation, Minnesota Wild restricted...
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Sept. 1, and Kuemper, Niederreiter remain unsigned

It’s Sept. 1 (happy Labor Day everybody), meaning in 17 days, Wild players report to training camp for physicals and fitness testing. On Sept. 19, players take the ice for the first time. The only question right now is whether Nino Niederreiter and Darcy Kuemper will be there with the rest of their teammates. As of now, both restricted free agents remain unsigned, meaning their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo: Wild starting job in goal wide open

#462660157 / gettyimages.comAs we make our way towards the NHL season there's more hockey news starting to emerge. The Wild are going to have a stable of goalies this season. According to Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo, the position is wide open. NHL Insider -- The Minnesota Wild will enter training camp next month with three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom...
Via Goon's World
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild coach: Three goalies will compete for starting job

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo said each of the team’s three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper, will have chance to win the No. 1 job. “I have to say we’re kind of open right now, to be honest with you,” Yeo told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune on Wednesday. “We’re going to have some scrimmages … but we’re going to have to pretty quickly...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper's new goalie mask

Here's the new goalie mask that Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will wear for the 2014-15 season.  Now, let's hope the Wild can get the young goalie locked into a new contract.
Via Goon's World
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference contenders face questions in net

There really isn’t any disputing the fact that the Western Conference is the better of the two sides in the National Hockey League. It’s been responsible for four of the last five champions (even if those were just two different teams) and has 11 or 12 teams that could certainly be in the mix for a playoff spot. Looking up and down the conference, there are some teams that look...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild say ‘everything’s a go’ with goalies Backstrom, Harding

Yesterday, Brough wrote about the state of Minnesota’s goaltending and how it will rely on the trio of Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper for next season. On Thursday, GM Chuck Fletcher shared some good news about the two veterans of the group. From the Minnesota Star-Tribune: “Everything’s a go with both goalies,” Fletcher said of Backstrom and Harding....
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild News: Three goalies, Two slots, One battle

Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper are all each other's best frenemies, again.The 2012-'13 Minnesota Wild had a pretty darn good season, finishing with 43 wins, 98 points and a dramatic first round victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs before losing in six to Chicago.And they did it all while using five different goalies: Goalie Stats Rk...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Questons at the goaltending position

#462660157 / gettyimages.comThe Minnesota Wild's goaltending situation has been a subject of discussion. John Kreiser - NHL.com -- Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper, Ilya Bryzgalov and John Curry (who won his lone late-season start) all had at least one victory in a season of tumult for Minnesota goaltenders . Harding was 18-7-3 with an...
Via Goon's World
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Goalie Questions For The Minnesota Wild

I can finally access KK after almost 9 hours of down time. The problem was not with our host, but something much more major than that. Numerous ISPs had issues today and it was hit or miss if you could get to a website or now. Things seem to be ok now, so on with the show... from John Kreiser of NHL.com, Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild still trying to re-sign Niederreiter, Kuemper

Training camp is still seven weeks away, but Darcy Kuemper and Nino Niederreiter remain unsigned by the Wild as the NHL enters the dog days of the offseason. The league typically goes on an unofficial hiatus in August, but the Wild still has two restricted free agents left to re-sign after Tuesday’s two-year, $2 million contract signed by winger Justin Fontaine. General Manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Johan Gustafsson (video)

If you’re looking for the biggest issue with the Minnesota Wild in the near future, look no further than goaltending. After a carousel of netminders occupied the Wild’s crease last season, the team is trying to find stability for years down the road. While Darcy Kuemper showed his own flashes of greatness at the end of last season, Johan Gustafsson is quietly waiting in the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Fontaine agrees to two-year contract with Wild

Justin Fontaine, the 26-year-old Wild forward, will avoid a Friday arbitration hearing and sign a new two-year deal with the Wild this afternoon. The deal is expected to be worth $1 million annually ($950,000 in Year 1 and $1.05 million in Year 2). Fontaine, the former University of Minnesota Duluth national champion, tied for fourth on the Wild and tied for 12th among NHL rookies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs hope to learn from ‘nightmare’ playoff finish

In Game 7 against the Minnesota Wild, the Colorado Avalanche looked primed to win their first playoff series since the 2007-08 season. They held a one-goal lead late in the third period and Darcy Kuemper left the Wild net with an injury. Instead, the Avalanche squandered that margin and ended up falling to Minnesota in overtime. From the sound of things in this NHL.com story, that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign Thomas Vanek to three-year deal

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that they have signed left wing Thomas Vanek to a three-year, $19.5 million contract. Vanek is the NHL’s eighth-leading goal scorer since 2005-06.  In nine seasons, Vanek has amassed 277 goals and 279 assists. “Thomas is an elite offensive talent who showed a strong desire to play in Minnesota,” Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild will consider a goalie, but probably not in first round

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher isn't keen on taking goalies in the early rounds of the NHL draft. Neither is Brent Flahr, the team's assistant general manager. But Friday, when the NHL draft kicks off at the Wells Fargo Center, Fletcher and Flahr might face a decision that will test their draft philosophies. Fletcher and Flahr, who have long preached the importance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Wild shopping Niklas Backstrom

The Minnesota Wild are reportedly gauging interest around the NHL in Niklas Backstrom. The Star Tribune states that the Wild may be willing to retain salary cap space in order to move Backstrom, but so far there haven’t been any named or rumored suitors. In May, the Minnesota Wild announced that they’d be parting ways with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. That same report hinted that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Wild Draft Preview: Goaltenders

Could Thatcher Demko be the first goaltender ever to be taken in the 1st round by the Minnesota Wild? Goaltenders are kind of like bacon.  You can go on in life without thinking about it much, but it can make life (for teams) so much easier if its there and often can be the difference between something that is ‘just ok’ and something great.  Just think about it, a hamburger...
Via State of Hockey News
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom, Darcy Kuemper

Minnesota Wild goaltenders Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom, and Darcy Kuemper should be ready for training camp next season. It will be crucial for all three goalies to be healthy for the Wild due to the injuries the goalies have been through this year according to NBC sports.Harding was stellar in the first part of this years season with 18 wins in the 29 games he played. Unfortunately...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild GM Fletcher expects Josh Harding back for training camp

After negotiating the NHL's most fluid goaltending situation last season, the Wild appear to be going with the same cast in 2014-15. General manager Chuck Fletcher said Friday he expects Niklas Backstrom, Darcy Kuemper and Josh Harding to be healthy and ready to compete for playing time when training camp begins in September. All were at one time the No. 1 goaltender last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild have big decisions to make at goaltender

The most amazing part of the Minnesota Wild's late-season charge to the second round of the playoffs is now the biggest offseason priority. Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher is embarking on another busy offseason, flush with salary cap space and more important decisions for a team that took another step in its development this past season. Top of mind for Fletcher is the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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