Wild pleased with results of development camp

Brad Bombardir joked earlier this week that a few air conditioners must be broken around the Twin Cities, judging by the large crowd in St. Paul for the Minnesota Wild's development camp scrimmage. But, make no mistake: Fans weren't in St. Paul simply to cool off. There was legitimate talent on display on the ice. Bombardir, the Wild's director of player development, seemed content...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild Making All the Right Moves

View image | gettyimages.com The draft has come and gone and free agency is now into its third week. Many teams have spent money hoping that they added the right pieces. The Minnesota Wild have spent money this offseason, but for all the right reasons. They have built their franchise from within with few drastic moves and fans look forward to seeing how the newly arranged team...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets unhappy with Mike Reilly signing elsewear

Mike Reilly (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)   Boy, the Columbus Blue Jackets players aren’t happy about Mike Reilly signing with the Minnesota Wild, and they’re not shy about it either. The 21-year old Minnesota native was selected 98th overall in the 2011 NHL draft by the Blue Jackets. However, he opted not to sign with Columbus, freeing him to sign elsewhere,...
Via The Hockey Guys
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild free agency focuses on Iowa, rather than making big splashes for the big club

Well, if you’ve pulled this up you’re probably saying to yourself “hey, free agency opened on Wednesday and today is Friday, aren’t you a bit late to the party?” Sure, you are correct. However, as I type this, I am gazing over the beautiful shores of the Canadian side of Rainy Lake. When you’re on vacation like I am, it’s hard to feel a push to write when you just want...
Via State of Hockey News
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: June 19th, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than realizing that the silly season begins next week!!!!!   THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – The Penguins have hired Mike Sullivan to replace John Hynes as the head coach of their AHL team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  He was the head coach of the Boston Bruins from 2003...
Via The Pensblog
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly Saga. Subs Blue Jackets

View image | gettyimages.com If you're a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets, there's a very good chance that you're not all that thrilled with former draft choice Mike Reilly. The former Golden Gophers told the Blue Jackets that he won't be playing for them. Earlier this month Michael Russo said that the Wild were in the running for Reilly. Sean Lehehy, Puck Daddy -- Todd Richards...
Via Goon's World
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick rumor roundup: Rangers out on Reilly; Talbot drawing significant interest

Two quick rumors for you this morning: Larry Brooks has noted the Rangers are out of the running for free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, who went unsigned by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Reilly was a fourth round pick of the Jackets, and has the potential to be a second pairing guy with great PP skills. […]
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly To Test Free Agency; Blue Jackets’ Ryan Johansen Tweets ‘We Didn’t Want Him Anyway’

The Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t able to sign University of Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly and he’s now able to become an unrestricted free agent. Reilly was selected by Columbus in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He was among college hockey’s best defensemen this season and tallied 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) in 39 games. We saw a similar situation...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

GM: Blue Jackets still in mix to sign defenseman prospect Reilly

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says prospect defenseman Mike Reilly still may sign with Columbus. Kekalainen says Saturday at the NHL scouting combine that Reilly has had discussions with other teams, but he also informed the Blue Jackets they remain in the mix. Reilly was Columbus' fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, but granted permission to speak...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets still in the mix to sign Reilly, GM says

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says prospect defenseman Mike Reilly still may sign with Columbus. Kekalainen says Saturday at the NHL scouting combine that Reilly has had discussions with other teams, but he also informed the Blue Jackets they remain in the mix. Reilly was Columbus' fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, but granted permission to...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avert your eyes: New York Rangers offseason rumors

Our reaction after looking at the New York Rangers’ current cap situation: Here we go again. It’s the same old story, year after year. The New York Rangers have been more aggressive and visible in the offseason than they were on the offensive side of things in the playoffs. They were eliminated from Cup contention only a week ago today, yet the team’s name has already been...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Friedman: Rangers have interest in NCAA free agent Mike Reilly

Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers are one of at least five teams NCAA free agent defenseman Mike Reilly will meet with today. Other teams Reilly will be meeting with are Chicago, Minnesota, LA, and possibly Pittsburgh. Reilly, originally a 4th round pick in 2011 by Columbus, elected not to sign with the Blue Jackets, likely Read more → The post Friedman: Rangers have interest...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Thoughts: 6/4

1) There’s obviously not going to be a recap of the Stanley Cup Final coming here today, but there’s one noticeable takeaway from last night’s game… The Lightning got a rude awakening last night by opting to sit on their lead. They might be able to do that against 95% of the NHL, but in the fourth round against a team looking for their their 3 championship in the last 6...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ Dangling Rychel for D: Potential Suitors

It recently became known that the Columbus Blue Jackets are set to lose Mike Reilly to free agency, as the Minnesota native has decommitted from the Golden Gophers program and let Jackets management know he intends to test the market. First reported by Bob McKenzie, it was also mentioned that Reilly says Columbus is still a “possibility”, but the odds are not in the Blue Jackets’...
Via BS Hockey
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets to lose promising prospect?

It's little secret that the Blue Jackets would like to upgrade their defensive corps this offseason after a year in which they struggled on the blue line. And it just so happens that they hold the rights to one of the top defensemen in college hockey.Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, though, those rights are likely going to turn out to be meaningless. Mike Reilly, a standout defenseman...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

McLeod blog: Mike Reilly to test free agency

The Gophers' two-time All-American is reportedly dipping his toe into the turbulent waters of the free agent market. The offensive defenseman who has sparked Minnesota's offense for three seasons has officially left school amid reports that he is sniffing out the market, which is expected to be very interested. Reilly is a fourth round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets from...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Discussion: Q&A with Mark Seidel

Hello all! I’m trying something a little different that was inspired by a post over at Leafs Hub. I got in touch with Mark Seidel who is the Chief Scout for North American Central Scouting (an independent scouting service since 1993) and has a vast history of experience including: Former NHL Scout; Minnesota Wild (NHL) Former Assistant GM; Erie Otters (OHL) Former OHL Head Scout...
Via BS Hockey
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Not so fast Columbus: Cracking the Mike Reilly code

Mike Reilly has made his intentions clear… Not that he is heading to the NHL this season, but rather that he does not intend to play for the team that drafted him, the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jackets took a chance on the smooth-skating, yet drastically undersized, Reilly in the fourth round of the 2011 […] The post Not so fast Columbus: Cracking the Mike Reilly code appeared...
Via Along the Boards
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Gophers Mike Reilly Headed to Free Agency?

View image | gettyimages.com It’s what I call the silly season. The season is over for most NCAA teams and some college hockey players are making decisions regarding their future. Do they stay or go? Here's an interesting story that I stumbled across today. It appears that the Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer is concerned that Gophers defenseman Mike Reilly might not be headed...
Via Goon's World
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly – Worth the Wait?

In 2011, the Columbus Blue Jackets drafted a little know player by the name of Mike Reilly. Today he is a topic of discussion among not only Blue Jacket fans but just about every fan base in the NHL. Drafted out of Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Reilly, a left handed defenseman, was listed as a generous 5-foot-11, 156 […] The post Mike Reilly – Worth the Wait? appeared first on Along the Boards.
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Towards the Future – Defencemen

That was one hectic day to say the least. Personally I know I went a little crazy on twitter, I did not like Wiz the trade (To read about the trade check out Nick’s and Jeremy’s posts). I have had a chance to cool down and decided to take a look at where the defence core is headed not just for next season but for future seasons as well. Current Depth Chart This is all the defencemen...
Via BS Hockey
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

After strange season-opening schedule, Gophers ready to get going

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Wild aren't the only hockey team in town with a weird schedule to start their season. The Golden Gophers will finally play their first home game of the 2014-15 season this weekend after an odd first few weeks of play. Minnesota opened up the year at the Ice Breaker tournament, hosted by Notre Dame, but the Gophers were playing afternoon games in front...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes Men’s Hockey

College hockey has returned to the Buckeye State! For fans in Columbus, the Ohio State Women’s team played their exhibition last weekend. Regular season picks up this Friday and Saturday with New Hampshire visiting the OSU Ice Rink. You can check out our season preview right now. Not to be forgotten, the Schottenstein Center opens its doors this weekend for even more hockey. The...
Via BS Hockey
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reilly staying with Gophers men's hockey squad

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers men's hockey team always runs the risk of players leaving early to turn pro. Mike Reilly won't be one of them. Reilly, Minnesota's star defenseman, announced Wednesday that he'll be returning to school for his junior season. The Chanhassen, Minn., native earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors and was a First-Team All-American as a sophomore...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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