A game plan for Coyotes majority owner Andrew Barroway

Coyotes (16-23-4) at Wild (19-19-5) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. TV: FOX Sports Arizona Season series: Wild leads, 2-0. Injuries: Minnesota: D Justin Falk (upper body), G Darcy Kuemper (lower body), D Marco Scandella (upper body), D Keith Ballard (facial fractures, concussion) and F Mikael Granlund (wrist) are on injured reserve. Arizona: F Shane...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild recalls Falk, reassigns Dumba to Iowa

The Minnesota Wild altered its stable of defensemen on Saturday, recalling Justin Falk from Iowa of the American Hockey League while also sending prospect Matt Dumba down to the AHL affiliate. Falk, 26, played three earlier contests with Minnesota this season, and he recorded three points in 16 games with Iowa. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has produced 17 points in 132 NHL games with...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild reassigns Christian Folin to Iowa Wild

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports) The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday, November 14 they have reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and recalled defenseman Justin Falk. Folin skated in nine of the Minnesota Wild’s 15 games this season, missing a good portion of the start of the 2014-15 season due to...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild recall Falk, send Folin to Iowa

The Minnesota Wild made a pair of personnel moves, recalling Justin Falk from the Iowa Wild and reassigning Christian Folin to the AHL-affiliate club. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the roster changes Friday. Falk, a 26-year-old defenseman, had one assist and 22 PIM in 12 games with Iowa this season. He also appeared in two games with Minnesota. The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL referee hit in mouth with puck, suffers broken jaw (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.NHL referee Dave Lewis suffered a broken jaw after being hit in the mouth with a puck during Tuesday night's Boston Bruins game against Minnesota.It happened in the first period as Wild defenseman Justin Falk tried to clear the puck but hit Lewis in the mouth instead. Lewis began bleeding and was taken to the locker room to get medical attention...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild place defensemen Ballard, Folin on injured reserve

The Minnesota Wild placed defensemen Keith Ballard and Christian Folin on injured reserve Tuesday and recalled Stu Bickel and Justin Falk from Iowa. Both Ballard and Folin are hitting IR due to illness. The move is retroactive to Oct. 21, so the pair could be activated any time after Tuesday night's game at Boston. Folin has played in three games this season for the Wild and has...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild cut training camp roster to 27

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...
Via Fox Sports North
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild season capsule

MINNESOTA WILD 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  |  Discuss

Wild sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way deal

Justin Falk comes back to the Wild organization, as he signs a 1-year, 2-way contract. There is an old saying that goes, “the devil you know, is better than the one that you don’t.”  It wasn’t the first time in the Wild’s history that the team brought a player back after a season or two away from the organization.  The team brought back Sergei Krivokrasov after trading...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers to Hire Williams as Asst. Coach?; Falk Returns to Minnesota

Welcome to August and the literal dog days of the NHL offseason. The good news is we only have a few weeks left before training camps begin and all of us can once again salivate over the idea of watching hockey games. The bad news is it’s going to feel like an eternity before camp arrives. Two pieces of news surfaced over the last 24 hours. Lets take a look at them… 1) Rangers...
Via NY Rangers Blog
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Falk returns to Wild on one-year deal

Justin Falk is returning to his original team. Falk signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild on Friday, returning to Minnesota after spending last season with the New York Rangers. Originally a fourth-round draft pick by the Wild in 2007, Falk had one goal, 14 assists and 100 penalty minutes in 108 regular season games with the Wild from 2009-13. The 6-foot-5 defenseman...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Mike Kostka

The Rangers have signed defenseman Mike Kostka to a one year deal. I haven’t been able to link the dollar figure, but it is below $700K per. He replaces Justin Falk as the Rangers right handed seventh defenseman. You remember him, right? He’s serviceable in that role. With that, the Rangers defense is basically set. Dan Boyle is the round peg that will be sledge hammered into...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

All except Justin Falk receive qualifying offers

As expected, all restricted free agents received qualifying offers. Justin Falk did not receive a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. No formal announcement has been made about the AHL RFAs. The qualifying offer amounts are listed below. NHL Derick Brassard – $3.7 million Mats Zuccarello – $1.15 million Chris Kreider – $850,500 […] The post...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Recall JT Miller

The New York Rangers have recalled JT Miller today, just ahead of the first round playoff matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Wolf Pack’s season is practically over and I would expect an influx of ‘black aces’ in the near future. Miller was scolded in the media by Alain Vigneault on April 2nd, following his demotion to Hartford. Jesper Fast has fit nicely in his brief...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonagh 100%, But Won’t Play Tonight; Girardi & St. Louis Also Out; Talbot Starts

#NYR Lineup Update: McDonagh, Girardi, and St. Louis are all healthy but will not play tonight..Talbot starts in goal — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 12, 2014 McDonagh says his shoulder is 100% and he has full range of motion. “I feel ready to play, I am ready to go, but you have to respect the coach’s decision..I’ll be ready when the playoffs start,” McDonagh added...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Random thoughts as the playoffs approach

Photo: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports As the playoffs approach, the Rangers have been one of the hotter teams of late, winning eight of ten games to solidify their spot in the playoffs. With five games remaining, their magic number to clinch a spot is three, while the magic number to clinch a non-wild card spot is down to seven. It seems almost a guarantee that the Rangers will...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 77: Alain returns to Vancouver

Source: Getty Images It’s almost fitting this game takes place on April Fools’ Day. What is sure to be a media circus today with a lot of foolish questions and baiting for jabs, hopefully the Rangers can see past the narrative and just go about their business to get the two points. Under Tortorella, the Canucks play an aggressive 2-1-2 forecheck and aim to keep the opposition...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 76: Rebound in Edmonton

Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers gave away a golden opportunity on Friday night in Calgary, and lost two important points in the race to avoid the wild card. Tonight, they face another bad team that can’t play defense in Edmonton, and would truly benefit from two points, no matter how they come. Edmonton has more weapons than Calgary, the product of years of top...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kreider has surgery; Falk not with team on trip; Straka retires

Per Sean Hartnett, injured winger Chris Kreider had surgery on his hand and will be out indefinitely. Kreider was not on the road trip with the team, and will be out for at least the remainder of the regular season. Kreider’s 37 points (6th on the team) and 17 goals (3rd) leave a big hole in the lineup that will need to be filled by the snake-bitten Martin St. Louis, among others...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 75: Keep rolling in Calgary, make it six in a row

Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America The Rangers are on their longest winning streak of the year, rattling off five wins in a row. Tonight they look to make it six in a row in Calgary against a Flames team that will have a bunch of balls in the draft lottery this year. I would say this has all the makings of a trap game, but the next game is against Edmonton. These are two...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 74: First round preview against Philly

Photo: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports At this point in the season, it is all but guaranteed that the Rangers and Flyers will meet in the first round of the playoffs. Both teams have a > 95% chance of making the playoffs, with the Rangers at 98%. They have a 69% chance of meeting in the first round. Both teams are red-hot right now, with the Rangers winning four in a row and the...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 72: Build on the big win

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Last night, the Rangers went out and beat a Columbus Blue Jackets team that was ahead of them in the standings with games in hand. Now, the Rangers hold a two point lead on the Jackets (yes, they still have a game in hand) and have the tiebreakers (ROW, head to head record) as well. As long as this club continues winning and getting points, the Blue Jackets...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 70: Crunch time, start getting points please

Photo: Star Ledger Just when you think the Rangers have righted the ship, a goalie like Antii Niemi steals one for the opposition, and the Rangers are again left without points. That comfy second-place cushion is gone, and the Rangers are barely in a playoff spot. The Flyers and Blue Jackets have two games in hand, and the Caps are breathing down the Blueshirts’ necks. The Rangers...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 69: Redemption against San Jose

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images The last time the Rangers faced San Jose, they lost 9-2 in an absolute embarrassment of a game. This time around, it will be different (hopefully). The Sharks are no longer the white-hot team that steamrolled the opposition in October. After their absurd start, they have fallen off a bit. They are still playing great hockey, but they aren’t blowing...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 68: Right the ship in Winnipeg

Photo: Star Ledger The Rangers are struggling just a bit in March, dropping two in a row and five of seven this month. Winnipeg is one of the many teams the Rangers face this month that will not be in the playoffs. In the span of those seven games, we saw them drop from second in the Metro to barely holding on to third place –two games in hand and one point up– and likely headed...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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