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2014-15 Minnesota Wild Preview: Shaky Goaltending Genuine Concern

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most talented teams in the league, but suspect goaltending remains a huge roadblock in the team’s quest for playoff glory. Let’s be honest. Any team that invites Ilya Bryzgalov to training camp on a tryout basis has goaltending issues. Josh Harding, who was one of the NHL’s three-best goaltenders when healthy last season, has reportedly been...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild's goalie situation remains rather muddled

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- This isn't even a goalie carousel anymore. Merry-go-rounds are just that. Round. Rhythmic. A rider can easily determine when his or her mechanical steed will rise or fall and what landmarks it will pass at any particular time. It's not a revolving door, either. Those have a way out, eventually. No, the Minnesota Wild remain embroiled in a game of netminder...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild goalie situation still in flux

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have started the season with the same big question as they finished the last one with: Who can they count on in the net? Training camp began Friday with more goalie clarity than earlier in the week, at least. Darcy Kuemper was finally signed, to a two-year, one-way contract worth $2.5 million the night before the first practice. Niklas Backstrom...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fletch Flinches, Signs Darcy Kuemper To Two-Year Deal

Less than 24 hours after Josh Harding lost an epic battle with a wall after getting into tizzy with one of his teammates the Minnesota Wild ended a brief contract dispute with sophomore netminder Darcy Kuemper signing him to the two-year, one-way deal worth $2.5 million ($1.25 AAV) he originally asked for. I’m still reading mixed reports on whether it’s Harding's ankle or...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wild Goalie Josh Harding Suspended After Kicking Wall, Breaking Foot

Josh Harding’s non-hockey injury will cost him more than playing time. The Minnesota Wild goalie is out two to three months after suffering a broken foot away from the ice, and the team suspended the 30-year-old Thursday without pay until he is healthy enough to return, according to multiple reports. Harding suffered the injury after kicking a wall Sunday during an altercation...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harding Suspended Kuemper Signed

Well as I reported earlier, Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding suffered a foot injury that would sideline him indefinitely. The Minnesota Wild have now suspended Harding for the cause of his injury being non hockey related. Other reports had said he broke his foot because of kicking a wall.However, any goalie question marks that the team has had just hours ago about who was going...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild sign Kuemper, suspend Harding

From the Minneapoils Star-Tribune's Michael Russo: Thanks to Josh Harding’s broken foot, Darcy Kuemper got his one-way contract. On the eve of players taking the ice for the first time, the Wild conceded in its standoff with its young goalie by signing Kuemper to a two-year, $2.5 million contract. “I’m super excited to continue this journey with the Wild and can’t...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

State of Hockey News Podcast: Harding hurt and looming suspension, Bryzgalov and Kuemper’s new deal

My reaction to the two-year, $2.5 million (one-way) contract extension to Darcy Kuemper, as well as the injury and suspension of Josh Harding.  In addition I talk about Ilya Bryzgalov’s chances of making the team.  Enjoy!
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild sign goalie to two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5M

It looks like Josh Harding‘s loss is indeed Darcy Kuemper‘s gain. The Minnesota Wild signed the netminder to a two-year deal on Thursday; it’s one-way for both seasons and worth $2.5 million overall, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and the Canadian Press’ Stephen Whyno. This comes a day after word surfaced that Harding is out indefinitely with a fractured right foot and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 9/18/14

Hey y’all. I’m in Ohio. They don’t actually say “y’all” in Ohio.  A preview for the Wild season, in emoji. Ryne Sandberg would like to see more power from Ben Revere. How fanciful. Speaking of the Wild, by the way, Josh Harding is broken. SCOREBOARD Football League Championship Derby 3, Blackburn 2 – Derby against derpy. MLB Kansas City 6, Chicago 2 – The Royals...
Via The Rhino and Compass
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Josh Harding suffers ankle injury, will miss start of training camp

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding was hoping to have a fresh start to the season. He will have to wait a little longer before that happens as he recently suffered an ankle injury.#459744471 / gettyimages.comHarding had a good start to last season until he was sidelined while changing medications for an illness. Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last summer and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding out indefinitely; Mike Yeo low on options

Last year, the Minnesota Wild dealt with ridiculous goaltending issues and needed a ton of depth to simply get into the playoffs: Josh Harding battled complications from multiple sclerosis, Niklas Backstrom suffered a knee injury and Darcy Kuemper got a concussion. It was a trying year between the pipes to say the least. With training camp opening this week, the issues resurfaced...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

More Goalie Drama with Harding Injury

Well as if the one question mark couldn't get any worse for the Minnesota Wild, Josh Harding is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Harding, the likely Wild starter, allegedly broke his foot yesterday after kicking a wall.Now we have the problem with who fills his shoes? Kuemper is unsigned and Backstrom is only useful in a back-up role. There are a few options out there as...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding Breaks Foot, Hearts of Wild Fans

Josh Harding is hurt. Again. Wow. What a shocker. Some sources say he has a broken ankle, others say it's a foot, either way a goalie with a bad wheel and MS isn't exactly a guy you can lean on. Harding didn't even break the foot at camp, because camp hasn't started yet. He didn't break it during conditioning for the coming season, either. He broke it during an...
Via Razzball Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding out indefinitely

Last year, the Minnesota Wild dealt with ridiculous goaltending issues and needed a ton of depth to simply get into the playoffs: Josh Harding battled complications from multiple sclerosis, Niklas Backstrom suffered a knee injury and Darcy Kuemper got a concussion. It was a trying year between the pipes to say the least. With training […] The post Josh Harding out indefinitely...
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Did Josh Harding Break His Foot?

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, Josh Harding, arguably the Wild’s No. 1 goaltender heading into Thursday’s training camp, broke his right foot while kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate and is expected to miss at least two or three months. And unsigned goalie Darcy Kuem- per was embroiled in a contract dispute that if not rectified Thursday...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild goalie Harding out indefinitely with broken foot

  Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely. The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident. The team said Harding was hurt Sunday but did not specify how. Harding will not need surgery, but with training camp starting Friday and the opener Oct. 9 the Wild's tenuous depth in the net is a concern. Veteran...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov accepts tryout offer from Wild

With news of the Minnesota Wild losing projected No. 1 goalie Josh Harding indefinitely with a fractured foot, the team wasted little time in bringing in some goaltending help. Ilya Bryzgalov has agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Wild and will be with the team when they open camp. Bryzgalov was acquired by the Wild at the trade deadline last season and went 7-1-3...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild netminder Harding suffers fractured foot

Two days before the opening of training camp, the Minnesota Wild has lost a goaltender for the foreseeable future. Minnesota announced on Wednesday that goaltender Josh Harding suffered a fractured foot and will be out indefinitely. Harding, 30, won't need to have surgery to repair the fracture, the team said in a statement. The Wild, looking to build on the momentum of advancing...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild goalie Harding has broken foot

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely. The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident. The team said Harding was hurt Sunday but did not specify how. Harding will not need surgery, but with training camp starting Friday and the opener Oct. 9 the Wild's tenuous depth in the net...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Wild goaltender Josh Harding sidelined by ankle injury

Training camp hasn’t started and the Wild already has serious goaltending issues. Josh Harding, looking to resurrect himself after missing last season’s second half because of complications from multiple sclerosis, has been sidelined by an ankle injury, multiple sources said Tuesday. The team, experts when it comes to bad luck with its goaltending health, was totally caught...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding to Miss the Start of Camp

#462660233 / gettyimages.com After missing a large portion of last season, Josh Harding has had some more devastating news come out today.  He will miss the beginning of the Wild’s team training camp.  Harding had an unexpected ankle injury that, according to the Star Tribune, occurred “off the ice.”  He has been seen walking around with crutches.  He also has failed to...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Fans Speak, 2014-15 Pre-Season Edition

What kind of year will Zach Parise have in 2014-15. Staying connected is always important.  Whether in business or in your personal life, staying connected to people makes you aware of your strengths and weaknesses as well as gives you a valuable insight into what others are thinking.  I think this especially true when you’re talking about fans of sports teams.  Fans know their...
Via State of Hockey News
8 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
23 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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