Battle of California: Koivu Announces Retirement

You may have seen this already, maybe not. Going against my better judgment, I probably shouldn't even link this silly article. I know it's an attempt to be funny, but as a member of the SB Nation I am not impressed, not one bit. This person is definitely not Down Goes Brown. Meh. Jared Dobias, Battle of California -- At age 44, future hall of famer and Team Sweden Olympic...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu Retires After 18 Years

Just announced today, Former Montreal Canadian, and current Anaheim Ducks center, Saku Koivu, has retired after 18 seasons in the NHL.The Finnish center was well loved throughout the league and is the older brother to current Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu. Saku would spend 14 seasons with Montreal, 10 of which he served as their captain, and is the only European captain in Montreal...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Minnesota Wild C 1. Mikko Koivu  2. Mikael Granlund  3. Erik Haula  4. Kyle Brodziak  5. Jordan Schroeder  L 1. Zach Parise  2. Thomas Vanek 3. Matt Cooke  4. Jason Zucker  R 1. Jason Pominville  2. Charlie Coyle  3. Nino...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild All Time Greatest Player

Well we all heard Eric's opinion on who the greatest player in franchise history for the Minnesota Wild is, Marian Gaborik, and that will probably be a lot of other peoples choices because of how dynamic of a goal scorer he is.However, one has to argue for Mikko Koivu. The captain has been with the team for 601 games played, plus three playoff runs.  The captain is much deserving...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign Thomas Vanek to three-year deal

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that they have signed left wing Thomas Vanek to a three-year, $19.5 million contract. Vanek is the NHL’s eighth-leading goal scorer since 2005-06.  In nine seasons, Vanek has amassed 277 goals and 279 assists. “Thomas is an elite offensive talent who showed a strong desire to play in Minnesota,” Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall: Wild players, Yeo have chance to grow together

Six straight losses to end December 2013 could be an interesting footnote in Minnesota Wild history. Minnesota had lost four in a row on the road and come back home and lost the first two games of a four-game homestand. The rumblings about head coach Mike Yeo's job status grew louder. The discontent from the fan base could be read on Twitter. Reports even said Yeo was one loss...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Amadio Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – North Bay Battalion

Photo credit: Aaron Bell/OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Michael Amadio Age – 18 Position – Center Height – 6′1″ Weight – 192 Draft Projection: Mid round pick OHL Team: North Bay Battalion 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 12 goals, 26 assists, 38 points, +15, 14PIMs, 64 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points, 22 games played Stylistic...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign Finnish scoring leader Keranen

Some of the Minnesota Wild's best players have come from the Finnish elite league, so they are trying again. Minnesota signed free-agent forward Michael Keranen on Thursday to a two-way contract for the 2014-15 season. Keranen, 24, tied for first in scoring in the Finnish elite league this past season with 52 points. He scored 17 goals, had 35 assists, 47 penalty minutes and...
Via Fox Sports North
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo has earned his contract extension

Mike Yeo is the right man to lead the Minnesota Wild in their quest for a Stanley Cup, at least in the minds of the franchise’s front office. On Saturday afternoon Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced that Yeo has agreed to a three-year contract extension that’s believed to be worth around $3 million. For Wild fans, Yeo’s three-season tenure in Minnesota has been...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild, Yeo agree to multiyear contract extension

Mike Yeo went to his home on a lake in Ontario when the Minnesota Wild's season ended abruptly with an unfortunate bounce in overtime. Yeo was going to do a little fishing to take his mind off the season that just transpired and the sad ending. He'll have a lot to look forward to now. Minnesota announced Yeo has agreed to terms on a multiyear contract extension. Yeo, who...
Via Fox Sports North
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's season-ending emptiness will be filled by pride

There was little reflection on the part of the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. The spirit, adrenaline and competitive fire from a thrilling Game 6 and second-round series against the defending Stanley Cup champions had been swept away by an awkward bounce off the end boards that led to Patrick Kane's overtime, series-clinching goal. A void was left, emptiness and raw emotion...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Game 7 preview and prediction

This is what hockey fans live for. The Minnesota Wild play the game 7 that everyone wanted to see tonight against the Avalanche with everything is on the line. This is a “do or die” situation in every sense of the phrase. Minnesota lived up to expectations in an emotional game at Xcel Energy Center in game 6 to set up the most anticipated hockey game in the state since 2003...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the attractive Wild fan who wanted Charlie Coyle to ‘Whoop his ass!’ (video/pics)

The Minnesota Wild recovered from blowing an early two-goal lead to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night courtesy of Zach Parise’s redirection of a Mikko Koivu shot from the point and two empty-netters in the waning moments of the third period to walk away with a 5-2 win. The huge home win means there will […] The post Meet the attractive Wild fan who wanted Charlie Coyle to...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild face elimination in game 6

The Minnesota Wild returns home this evening to face a potential end to its season against the Colorado Avalanche. In what has been one of the more entertaining series in the opening round of NHL Playoffs, the teams are coming off a controversial game 5 in which Minnesota seemed to get jobbed several times by the officials. Despite the poor officiating, the Wild cannot sulk and think...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #3: Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche, 4/21/14, 6:00pm, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (0-2) 3.0 Goals For (10th) 4.50 Goals Against (15th) 20.0% Power Play (9th) 85.7% Penalty Kill (6th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 0G 3A = 3pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 0G 3A = 3pts 3. #2 Charlie Coyle ~ 2G 0A = 2pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #6 Marco Scandella ~ 1G 1A = 2pt Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #8 Cody McCormick ~ 14 PIM’s 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2 PIM’s...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Analysis of a Minnesota Wild fan today

As a franchise with relatively little history, Minnesota Wild fans enjoy clinging to the one shining moment in 2003 when the team did make you proud. In order to prepare for tonight’s game, you watch old Youtube videos of the miraculous run to recall the last time you had something to cheer about. Ten years have passed but you cling to that moment like the old girlfriend who left...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Georges The Dog Is Quite Possibly The Minnesota Wild’s Most Passionate Fan

Everybody knows that Minnesota is a hotbed for hockey, but did you know that some Minny dogs enjoy the sport just as much as their human owners? Well, meet Georges the Golden Retriever. Georges is a pretty big Minnesota Wild fan. He owns a Mikko Koivu jersey. He watches the games on TV. He gets fired up. He’s awesome. If this is how excited Georges gets for a regular season game...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota clinches top wildcard spot with 4-3 shootout victory over Boston

Mikko Koivu tries to solve Tuukka Rask. Senioritis.  Maybe you remember this from your senior year of high school if you decided to just sort of cruise on by without a care in the world as you knew it was just a matter of time before you graduated and went on your merry way.  Senioritis is often the bane of parents and teachers who want these students to invest their last year...
Via State of Hockey News
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild gets lift from unexpected sources in win over Penguins

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When the Minnesota Wild were making their run to the Western Conference wild-card lead in January without Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise, Erik Haula was playing a defensive role on the fourth-line and proving to be a vital contributor in his first NHL season. When Mikael Granlund suffered an upper-body injury on Monday, Haula's found himself on the second line...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild rallies in third period for key win over L.A.

Two nights after the Wild vowed to build off a strong effort and victory in Phoenix, the Wild had an even stronger effort and bigger victory against one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored goals 62 seconds apart in the third period to help the Wild, which lost Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter to upper-body injuries, rally for a 3-2 victory over...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild snap Kings' 6-game winning streak

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart in the third period, and Zach Parise connected on a power play for the Minnesota Wild, who rallied for a 3-2 victory Monday night that snapped the Los Angeles Kings' six-game winning streak. Ilya Bryzgalov made 18 saves for the Wild. It was the second time in eight games that the Kings lost in regulation when...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild snaps Kings' 6-game winning streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart in the third period, and Zach Parise connected on a power play for the Minnesota Wild, who rallied for a 3-2 victory Monday night that snapped the Los Angeles Kings' six-game winning streak.
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings lose Kronwall vs. Wild

Niklas Kronwall and Mikko Koivu got tied up heading toward a puck in the Red Wings' zone, and this happened: As if Detroit needs any more injuries, Niklas Kronwall just exited the game after going into the boards heads first. pic.twitter.com/eapAa8VdQp — Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) March 22, 2014 Kronwall was woozy going off...I will update you regarding his status...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: End of season outlook

After a slight hiccup in what seemed like a team on cruise control heading into the playoffs, the Minnesota Wild have again gotten back on track. The Wild has put last week in the rear-view mirror and looked like a completely different team through 3 games this week, taking 5 of 6 points. They will have a chance to add to that total tomorrow against the Detroit Red Wings. The recent...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Scores a lot - Mikko Koivu

Mikko Koivu with the puck that he used to become the new #mnwild all-time leading scorer! pic.twitter.com/cbjjk8WIRx— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) March 19, 2014Congrats to the Wild Captain for becoming the All-Time leading scorer for the Minnesota Wild
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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