DARCY KUEMPER NEWS

Wild are 'still very excited' about Kuemper

The Minnesota Wild made sure to lock up the goaltender who essentially saved their season, Devan Dubnyk, rewarding him with a six-year, $26 million contract this offseason.But what does that mean for Darcy Kuemper, the 25-year-old goaltender who was supposed to take the reigns in the near future?Kuemper, a 2009 Minnesota sixth-round pick, had a shaky season this year, finishing with...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild enter offseason, again, with goalie atop to-do list

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have entered another offseason with uncertainty in the net. This time, their goal is clear. They want to bring back Devan Dubnyk, and go from there. The Wild and Dubnyk's agent have begun discussing a new deal. The 29-year-old can become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday if he's not re-signed by then. If they can work out a contract...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild’s Biggest Draft Needs of 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Another season has passed–and though not Lord Stanley worthy, the Minnesota Wild had a great one. They had one of the greatest second halves of a season any team could ask for. The Wild went on to record a 23-6-2 record since January 15, this saved their season. In the second half, they were clicking on all cylinders, pushing hard towards the...
Via TopSportsReport
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Zucker scores twice as Kuemper, Wild beat Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville scored with 2:03 remaining in regulation to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Jason Zucker scored twice and Marco Scandella had the other goal for Minnesota, which extended its franchise-record road winning streak to 12 games. Filip Forsberg and Seth Jones had the goals for Nashville, loser...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild handling goaltending situation one day at a time

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- On one end of the ice, Devan Dubnyk prepared for Monday night's start against Vancouver with his own net. At the other end of the Xcel Energy Center rink, Darcy Kuemper and Niklas Backstrom shared a net, alternating at times during practice. So begins the Minnesota Wild's stretch with three goaltenders. Kuemper rejoined the team after being recalled from his American...
Via Fox Sports North
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild recall goalie Kuemper from AHL

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darcy Kuemper makes three in goal for the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota recalled Kuemper from Iowa of the American Hockey League on Sunday after he finished a conditioning stint with the Iowa Wild. Kuemper went 2-3-0 with a 3.22 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in five starts with Iowa, with one shutout. Kuemper's role is a bit uncertain as he returns...
Via Fox Sports North
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild send Kuemper on AHL conditioning assignment

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Darcy Kuemper to their AHL affiliate for a conditioning assignment. The move was made Monday. Kuemper can stay with the Iowa Wild up to two weeks. Kuemper's last start came on Jan. 6, his second straight game allowing four goals. He missed the next two weeks because of a lower-body injury, an absence during which the Wild...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild send Kuemper to AHL for conditioning stint

The Minnesota Wild assigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Monday for a conditioning assignment. Kuemper, 24, replaced goaltender Devan Dubnyk in the second period of Minnesota's shootout loss at Detroit in the final game before the all-star break and stopped all 14 shots he faced in regulation and overtime. But Kuemper has played just...
Via Fox Sports North
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Valiant comeback salvages a point in 5-4 shootout loss to Detroit

ST PAUL, MN – FEBRUARY 17: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings brings the puck around the net against Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild as Darcy Kuemper #35 defends the net during the third period of the game on February 17, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Red Wings 3-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Thomas Jefferson...
Via State of Hockey News
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild trade for Devan Dubnyk

The Minnesota Wild had been rumored to be on the market looking for a goaltender and it appears they’ve found their answer. On Wednesday, they sent a third-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk played in 19 games with the Coyotes this year, starting 16 and going 9-5-2 with a 2.72 goals against average and .916 save percentage. Sure, he’d outplayed...
Via Sports-Glory
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Random NHL Thoughts - 1/14/15

-Let’s begin in Minnesota. Today, the Wild acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a third round draft pick. The Wild have struggled to find consistency in the net with the absence of Darcy Kuemper (who is now on IR). -The Wild are going through a ton of adversity right now. They are not performing up to expectations. Things have gotten so bad...
Via Puckrant.com
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild Struggles Calls for Change

After a December to forget, the Minnesota Wild still are carrying their struggles into the new year after two more losses to San Jose and Chicago. One may think it is time to make some kind of change, but where that is the question?You can first point the finger at the goaltending as of late. Between Darcy Kuemper and Niklas Backstrom, the two have combined for the second worst save...
Via Goon's World
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Slumping division rivals meet twice this week as Wild and Blackhawks go home-and-home

The Chicago Blackhawks will face the Minnesota Wild in a central division clash two times this week as they face off Thursday in Minnesota and Sunday at the United Center in Chicago. The powerful Blackhawks forwards were unable to get the puck past Colorado’s Seymon Varlamov, which led to a 2-0 shut out loss on Tuesday night continuing a bad streak of play, as they have gone 4...
Via State of Hockey News
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild exploring goalie market

USATI Seemingly every year, or at least it feels that way, the Minnesota Wild are looking for a goaltender. It’s no different this season, as the team is reportedly gauging the trade market for a netminder. This shouldn’t be super surprising given their issues in net this year both in terms of injury and performance. The Wild have the second-lowest save percentage in the...
Via Sports-Glory
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurred by Kuemper's 34 saves, Wild post much-needed win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Head coach Mike Yeo implored Darcy Kuemper to clear his mind during the NHL's holiday break last week, acknowledging the reality that Kuemper was a goaltender with his confidence shaken. Kuemper himself recognized the game which had allowed him to lead the Minnesota Wild early this season was missing and he needed the three-day break as much as anyone on his slumping...
Via Fox Sports North
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurred by Kuemper's 34 saves, Wild post much-needed win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Head coach Mike Yeo implored Darcy Kuemper to clear his mind during the NHL's holiday break last week, acknowledging the reality that Kuemper was a goaltender with his confidence shaken. Kuemper himself recognized the game which had allowed him to lead the Minnesota Wild early this season was missing and he needed the three-day break as much as anyone on his slumping...
Via Fox Sports North
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Kuemper stops 34 shots in win over Maple Leafs

  Kyle Brodziak, Jared Spurgeon and Mikko Koivu scored, Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves, and the Minnesota Wild beat the short-handed Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday. After Cody Franson's 5-on-3 goal tied it at 1 early in the third period, Spurgeon unloaded a slap shot from the right circle to beat goalie Jonathan Bernier with 12:17 to play. Less than 2 minutes later, Koivu scored...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild too much for Maple Leafs 3-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Kyle Brodziak, Jared Spurgeon and Mikko Koivu scored, Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves, and the Minnesota Wild beat the short-handed Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday. After Cody Franson's 5-on-3 goal tied it at 1 early in the third period, Spurgeon unloaded a slap shot from the right circle to beat goalie Jonathan Bernier with 12:17 to play. Less than 2 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuemper stops 34 shots in important 3-1 win over Toronto

Darcy Kuemper tries to make his way across the crease to make a save. I don’t think I go out of my way to sing my own praises.  Although its tough to contain one’s self when you’re proud of something.  I’d say I feel as though I can mark something else off my bucket list by being a part of a real radio program.  I’ve called into radio programs before like NHL Live,...
Via State of Hockey News
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Back from food poisoning, Kuemper helps Wild edge Jets

  Darcy Kuemper thinks the Minnesota Wild are finally back on the right track. Kuemper made 28 saves after missing a game with food poisoning and Marco Scandella scored the tiebreaking goal with 12 seconds left in the second period as the Minnesota Wild rallied from two down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night. Scandella's ninth of the season was Minnesota's third goal...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Curry makes 19 saves in surprise start after recall

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- While the Minnesota Wild made a second-half run last season and then advanced to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, the goaltending situation became an interesting subplot. No matter if it was Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper, Niklas Backstrom, Ilya Brzygalov or even John Curry, Minnesota overcame an unstable position to post one of the league's lowest...
Via Fox Sports North
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild solidifying future by locking up young core

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- One by one, they were beginning to be checked off the list: Nino Niederreiter and Darcy Kuemper, then Jonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle and, most recently, Marco Scandella. The Minnesota signed Niederreiter and Kuemper to modest extensions before the season started. In-season, Brodin, Coyle and Scandella agreed to long-term extensions. The young core of Minnesota's future...
Via Fox Sports North
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild buried early in return home

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo gave thought to pulling goaltender Darcy Kuemper after Los Angeles scored twice. Yeo contemplated the decision again after another goal. Not pulling Kuemper early enough was among Yeo's regrets as the Wild lost 4-0 to Los Angeles. Kuemper allowed four goals on 10 shots in the first period. Niklas Backstrom replaced Kuemper in...
Via Fox Sports North
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: Right response, wrong finish for Flyers

The Flyers season is starting to become a broken record. The effort was there but the goals weren't. "We played well enough to win, but you have to score." You've probably heard this before. The result was the same for the Flyers as they fired 39 shots on Darcy Kuemper on Thursday night to score just two goals. In the end, a late turnover by Andrew MacDonald led to the game...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Harding’s suspension lifted, placed on waivers

            The saga of Josh Harding continues and it just keeps getting odder. According to the Minnesota Wild, the goalie was activated from team suspension and then immediately placed on waivers. Considering his play in limited time last year, the question is “why was he placed on waivers?” The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Mike...
Via Sports-Glory
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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