Minnesota Wild say Mike Yeo’s job is safe

The Minnesota Wild are spiraling out of control in the Central Division and blame is being thrown in numerous directions for the team’s slide. They’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they hardly resemble the team which many believed could be a legitimate contender. Questions are being asked of head coach Mike Yeo, and though it’s not fair to assign him all of the blame...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild say Mike Yeo’s job is safe

The Minnesota Wild are spiraling out of control in the Central Division and blame is being thrown in numerous directions for the team’s slide. They’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they hardly resemble the team which many believed could be a legitimate contender. Questions are being asked of head coach Mike Yeo, and though it’s not fair to assign him all of the blame...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Week

My favorite tweet of the week is by Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. Russo makes a great point. Can you imagine spending money on this game? The last NHL game that I attended cost me $77.00. And was more exciting than this gem.For the most part, this season, the NHL, except for a handful of teams and games has been boring to watch. Almost unwatchable. This game is almost as bad...
Via Goon's World
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rest In Peace Glen Sonmor, Memories and Thoughts on the Passing of a Minnesota Hockey Legend

Glen Sonmor was an original in every sense of the word, also was a scout for the Minnesota Wild, and long-time coach of the North Stars, Gophers and the Fighting Saints. He was an original, one of a kind, a colorful personality, an alcoholic , a storyteller and known as one of the nicest hockey people you could meet.  Glen Sonmor was all of these things and for Minnesota hockey...
Via State of Hockey News
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yeo on Wild's OT failures: 'This can't continue. It's frustrating'

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has seen the situation play out five out of six times this season.Despite the less-than-desired result, Yeo wasn't overly frazzled about "X's and O's" after the Wild dropped a 2-1 decision to the Central Division-rival Colorado Avalanche on Monday. He was irked by the team's failure to take advantage of its opportunities."It's not really a tactical thing...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Dubnyk waiting on special delivery

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk told reporters on Thursday that he hopes the stork visits before the team's plane takes off to begin a three-game road trip early next week.Well, not in those exact words, but the message was conveyed.Dubnyk's wife is due to give birth to the couple's second son on Friday, one day after the team's game versus the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs...
Via Fox Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild show off Stadium Series jerseys (PHOTO)

The Minnesota Wild on Tuesday unveiled the jersey they'll wear in their Stadium Series contest against the Central Division-rival Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 21.The game will be held at TCF Bank Stadium, an outdoor arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota.Modeled by captain Mikko Koivu and alternates Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, the Wild's sweater is dark green...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling Wild defenseman Dumba vows to improve play

After finishing with a flourish last season, Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba knows he's stumbled out of the blocks to begin the 2015-16 campaign.Dumba answered a solid playoff performance by recording just one assist and a minus-2 rating in five games this season. The 21-year-old was a minus-2 and logged 16:46 of ice time in Minnesota's 4-1 setback to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Fontaine sidelined with 'sore side'

Minnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine is expected to be sidelined due to what coach Mike Yeo described as a "sore side" to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.While Russo noted that Fontaine will likely miss the team's season opener against the Colorado Avalanche, Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press quoted Yeo as saying that the forward's injury was "worse than we expected...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wild Are Going to the Gophers: Mike Reilly Picks Wild

If you're a Minnesota Gopher fan, you're probably really happy right now. The highly-sought free agent and former Minnesota Golden Gopher Mike Reilly had narrowed his choices down to four teams, the Wild, Blackhawks, Kings and Penguins were said to be in the running for Reilly's services. If you're  a Columbus Blue Jacket fan, you're probably not all that happy.   Michael...
Via Goon's World
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks Front-Runners For Mike Reilly

According to a story by Michael Russo this morning, University of Minnesota star and now NHL free agent defenseman Mike Reilly has narrowed his list of potential destinations to four teams: Minnesota, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Chicago. And, according to Russo, the Kings and Blackhawks – responsible for the last four Stanley Cup championships – […] The post Report: Hawks Front...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Rules Committee Recomends Expanded Video Review

The NHL Rules Committee has recommended expanding the video review process. Obviously, the league's board of governors will have to sign off on it before it becomes law. I think it's a step in the right direction, but I am not so sure I like the part where teams must have a time out available to have a coaches challenge. Michael Russo, Russo's Rants -- Expanded Video Review: Coach...
Via Goon's World
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Wild Make the Playoffs

Startribune’sMichael Russo had the Wild Playoffs Possibilities’. All of these possibilities make your head spin.   The Wild would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Blackhawks in regulation ORif they win in a shootout AND any of the following occurs: the Flames fail to win in regulation or overtime; the Jets lose in any fashion; or the Kings lose in any fashion...
Via Goon's World
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild to get an Outdoor Game

As I just said on @NBCSN pre-game show, expectation is NHL will announce this weekend outdoor games next season for COL and MIN.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 22, 2015It appears that the Minnesota Wild are finally getting an outdoor game next winter. This is good news for Minnesota Wild fans. First thing that popped into my head: is there's going to be a college hockey...
Via Goon's World
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo Feeling The Pressure

The last few weeks have not been kind to the Minnesota Wild as they have sunk to the bottom of the Central Division. A recent 2-6-2 run has severely damaged their playoff aspirations and has put head coach Mike Yeo in the hot seat. After losing 11 of their last 12 something needs to be done in Minnesota and the head coaching position may be the easiest major change to make for the...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Blame lies with Wild Goalies

I think that Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo should direct a majority of his anger at the Minnesota Wild goaltenders. No sugar coating it, they've been absolutely brutal. Maybe the Wild front office should have gone out and signed a starting goalie in the offseason, too? Backstrom and Kuemper couldn't stop a beach ball if they had to.#mnwild now has allowed a league-low 26.8 shots...
Via Goon's World
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild call recent loss “rock bottom”

The Minnesota Wild fell to the Dallas Stars by a lopsided 7-1 score on Saturday night. The club has already been accused of “not having a winning attitude” by head coach Mike Yeo and that appeared to be on full display in a dismal road effort. The Wild have slipped to 6th in the Central Division and are 3-4-3 over their last 10 games. Have they hit rock bottom? According to Wild...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Viva Las Vegas for the NHL?

Back in August, a source close to Adam Herman & The New York Rangers Blog reported that the NHL was in talks, in particular with Jerry Bruckheimer among others, to bring an NHL franchise to the Sin City. The original report which came from Tony Gallagher at The Province cited that the NHL expanding to Vegas was a done deal and the league was in the midst of looking for an...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Russo: NHL watching, but Thomas Vanek's agent reiterates client is in no criminal trouble

Interesting... It appears that Thomas Vanek spent over 1 million dollars on football betting. Michael Russo, Star Tribune --- While the National Hockey League said Friday it will continue to keep an eye on a federal illegal gambling and money laundering case in Rochester, N.Y., that Thomas Vanek has testified in as the government’s prime witness, the Wild forward likely won...
Via Goon's World
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

Before the season starts, we wanted to provide our readers with a list of people you should be following on twitter. So each of us individually submitted a list of 10-15 accounts for each category. We’ve compiled the list and categorized it with a star rating. For instance, if an account appeared three lists, it receives a 3-star rating. The more an account appeared in multiple...
Via The PensNation
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Minnesota Wild Line Combinations

On my way home from classes this morning, I was listening to Paul Allen and Michael Russo on the Nine to Noon show on KFAN for some preseason Minnesota Wild talk. Right now it looks as if Parise is playing with Granlund and Pominville, which puts Vanek down with Koivu and Coyle.Now I know that many of us Wild rubes wanted to see Vanek with Pommer and Granny, however, according to...
Via Goon's World
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nino Niederreiter, Minnesota Wild Agree On Three-Year Contract

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to a three-year contract with restricted free agent forward Nino Niederreiter, the team announced Thursday. Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the deal is worth a total of $8 million. Niederreiter tallied 36 points (12 goals, 24 assists) in 81 games last season, then impressed in the playoffs with six points (three goals, three assists...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Are The Rangers On The Verge of Offering Malone A Tryout?

Last week, Michael Russo at the Star Tribune reported that the Rangers have had talks with the recently amnestied Ryan Malone about a possible tryout or even signing. My initial reaction to the report was… Why would the Rangers be interested in a 34-year old player who scored a grand total of 15 points for the Lightning last season and has never in his 10-year career played an...
Via NY Rangers Blog
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Quickly addressing these Ryan Malone rumors

In case you missed it, the Rangers blog-o-sphere picked up a story from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune saying the Rangers had been speaking to Ryan Malone. Usually this is something we would post here, but the problem is that the article is from August 21, one day after the Rangers landed Kevin Hayes. […] The post Quickly addressing these Ryan Malone rumors appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild still trying to re-sign Kuemper

#184718888 / gettyimages.comThe Minnesota Wild are having a tough time getting their top goalie prospect signed. Eventually, he's going to have to sing, because he's a restricted free agent. I don't think the Wild want this to drag out  much longer.Michael Russo, Star Tribune --- A path toward a possible arbitration date would have at least guaranteed a settlement on a one- or two...
Via Goon's World
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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