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(Video) Keith Ballard no goal

There no reason this goal shouldn't count. This is obviously a blown call by the on-ice official. There's no reason why this goal shouldn't count. Some how the on-ice official thought that Wild forward Erik Haula made incidental contact with Canucks goalie Eddie Lack. Video shows that there was no contact. I just interviewed Mick McGeough. He admits ref Brad Meier blew...
Via Goon's World
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Meier strikes again?

Via Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien, the Minnesota Wild defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in a shootout on Friday night, but a certain Brad Meier (remember him from the Olympics?) waved off a Keith Ballard goal because, uh...Erik Haula was standing in the approximate vicinity of Eddie Lack: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Michael Russo reports that the Wild were...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the Florida Panthers' top 5 victories of all-time?

What makes a great hockey game? Back-and-forth action, a little adversity, maybe even an unexpected surprise. A little back story does not hurt either. The Florida Panthers have played 1,558 regular season and playoff games to this point, and although few have been high-stakes contests, the Panthers have had their share of memorable ones. There have been major triumphs, such as Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks beat Wild 3-2 in OT for 6th straight

Joe Thornton scored his second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Patrick Marleau also scored as the two longtime Sharks shined one day after signing three-year contract extensions. Antti Niemi made 20 saves and Joe Pavelski and Matt Irwin had two assists apiece...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild overcome by Sharks in overtime loss

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Thornton scored his second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Patrick Marleau also scored as the two longtime Sharks shined one day after signing three-year contract extensions. Antti Niemi made 20 saves and Joe Pavelski and Matt Irwin...
Via Fox Sports North
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

#Penguins Fights #15-20 Recaps by @evil_shero

Troy Bodie vs Robert Bortuzzo (2-0)Dec 16, 2013 1pd 15:062013-2014 Regular SeasonThis fight transpired when Bodie rubbed Borts out on the corner and finishes with a forearm shiver on his head. Bortuzzo chases him to the slot and tosses the mitts. Bobby Bo hits Bodie with a large right to start the bout maybe before Bodie knew what was going on. Bodie returns with a big bomb that...
Via PensInitiative
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Keith Ballard's huge hip check on Chuck Kobasew

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard delivered a huge hip-check along the boards on Penguins forward Chuck Kobasew last night. Here's the slow motion replay of Pittsburgh's right wing going airborne in GIF form. Following the hit, Kobasew actually got up and fought Ballard. You can see that here.Related:GIF: Jason Spezza dances around Dylan OlsenGIF: Giroux's falling...
Via Talk Hockey
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard finds he can go home again

Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was right. There is no place like home. Just ask Keith Ballard, the former Vancouver Canuck defenceman who is now back home playing for the Minnesota Wild. It was only a matter of hours after the Canucks bought out the final two years of his $4.2-million-a-season contract this past summer that Ballard inked a two-year deal worth $1.5 million a season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild injuries wreak havoc on lines in loss to Phoenix

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikael Granlund was returning to the Minnesota Wild lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury. Forward Torrey Mitchell and defenseman Keith Ballard returned from injured reserve. Minnesota was getting reinforcements even as leading scorer Zach Parise was unable to return from a left foot contusion after testing the injury in the Wild's morning...
Via Fox Sports North
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild injuries wreak havoc on lines in loss to Phoenix

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikael Granlund was returning to the Minnesota Wild lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury. Forward Torrey Mitchell and defenseman Keith Ballard returned from injured reserve. Minnesota was getting reinforcements even as leading scorer Zach Parise was unable to return from a left foot contusion after testing the injury in the Wild's morning...
Via Fox Sports North
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Backstrom, Ballard practice but not expected to play for Wild in Winnipeg

Neither Niklas Backstrom nor Keith Ballard cared to waste any energy on frustration or self-pity. Backstrom, the Wild goalie, was inching his way through the uncertain aftermath of a concussion after taking a nasty hit earlier this month. Ballard, who has been sidelined for all but nine games this season, was eager to recover from an upper-body injury and resume his place among the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild Niklas Backstrom leaves game, Ballard on IR

Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom left Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and did not return, as per Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He stopped three shots in 10:31 of action after being replaced in net by goaltender Josh Harding. At 7:07 of the first period, Backstrom was hit to the ice when Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri ran over him...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rupp Assigned to Iowa For Conditioning; Ballard on Injured Reserved

The Minnesota Wild has assigned forward Mike Rupp to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a conditioning loan. The team also announced today it has placed defenseman Keith Ballard on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury suffered Nov. 5 against Calgary. Rupp was designated Injured, Non-Roster on Sept. 30 with a lower-body injury and has not appeared in a game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Canucks record in the Mike Gillis era, by the numbers

For readers of this blog, it’s no secret that I’m a Mike Gillis supporter. I generally think he has been good for the Vancouver Canucks and think he has unfairly gotten a lot of bad publicity for various reasons. I made my case for the argument that he “inherited” this team and outlined his biggest contribution to his team, his contract negotiations. Most recently, I outlined...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild lose Keith Ballard to injury… again

It is like the old Yogi Berra saying, “déjà vu all over again” for Keith Ballard who can’t catch a break so far this season when it comes to injuries and staying on the ice. The Minnesota Wild defenseman, who just recently returned after suffering a concussion, is now out with what is being called an upper-body injury, this per Michael Russo. This injury description has...
Via NHL Injury News
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rivalry Returns, Game on in 2016-17 at the John

This is good news. "GAME ON!" -- Wayne Campbell, Garth Algar in 1992. Also, Zach Parise and Keith Ballard, today: http://t.co/r5j74GVtl0 — North Dakota MHockey (@UNDMHockey) October 31, 2013 Related articles North Dakota, Minnesota to renew historic rivalry (ndgoon.blogspot.com) Sunday Morning brings good news, Dralke Caggiula okay (ndgoon.blogspot.com...
Via Goon's World
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ballard out, Dumba in; Backstrom returns in backup role tonight

As Josh Harding’s backup goaltender Niklas Backstrom is expected to return to the nets tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing the past four games with a knee injury. Darcy Kuemper will likely be reassigned to Iowa either today or tomorrow joining the Baby Wild in Charlotte for Saturday’s game. Defenseman Keith Ballard will miss his second consecutive game. As...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard takes puck to the face (GIF)

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard took a puck to the face during Monday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres. The puck deflected off the skate of Sabres forward Brian Flynn directly into Ballard's face. Ballard does not wear a visor, but it's not clear whether that would have helped here. Just part of the game. GIF via @CJZero. H/T NIS. Visit us...
Via Holdout Sports
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard’s face had a rough day at the office

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard fell victim to one of the occupational hazards of being a professional hockey player during today’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. A speeding puck deflected off of a Sabres player’s skate and ricocheted straight up and into Ballard’s face. It’s one of those freak accidents that would send most people straight to the Worker’s Comp...
Via The Nosebleeds
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard’s Occupational Hazards Include Taking Pucks To The Face

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard fell victim to one of the occupational hazards of being a professional hockey player during today’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. A speeding puck deflected off of a Sabres player’s skate and ricocheted straight up and into Ballard’s face. It’s one of those freak accidents that would send most people straight to the Worker’s Comp...
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild lose goaltender Niklas Backstrom to injury on Tuesday night

Goaltender Niklas Backstrom left the Wild's game against the Predators Tuesday 11:14 into the first period after a collision with Nashillve's Eric Nystrom. The former Wild forward was on a breakaway when he was slashed from behind by Wild defenseman Keith Ballard causing him to lose his footing and fall into Backstrom. The contact caused the back of Backstrom's right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild goaltender hurt when pushed back into post

Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom has hurt his right leg in the first period against the Nashville Predators, knocking him out of the game. The Wild said after the first period Tuesday night that Backstrom will be evaluated Wednesday for a lower body injury. Backstrom was pushed back into the post at 11:14 of the first when Wild defenseman Keith Ballard tripped Predators...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathew Dumba gets over nerves in his NHL debut

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mathew Dumba was in the NHL for the second straight season, but similar to last season, he was left to be a spectator in the Minnesota Wild's regular-season opener. Coach Mike Yeo could sense the nerves Dumba, Minnesota's 19-year-old defenseman, was playing with, even in practice. So instead of letting Dumba play in the season-opener on Thursday, Dumba...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathew Dumba gets over nerves in his NHL debut

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mathew Dumba was in the NHL for the second straight season, but similar to last season, he was left to be a spectator in the Minnesota Wild's regular-season opener. Coach Mike Yeo could sense the nerves Dumba, Minnesota's 19-year-old defenseman, was playing with, even in practice. So instead of letting Dumba play in the season-opener on Thursday, Dumba...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

The Red Wings' perspective might be skewed

For the record, the Red Wings have Niklas Kronwall (32) Jonathan Ericsson (29) and Kyle Quincey (28), and, for example, the Winnipeg Jets aren't running anyone over the age of 29 out on defense, and the Wild only have Keith Ballard who has reached 30. Still, having a squad that doesn't have anyone pushing 50 is a step up for the Red Wings. Kudos to the Wings on their youngish defense!
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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