Blues release Stu Bickel from tryout

The Blues welcomed in a plethora of forwards to professional tryouts shortly after the news broke that Patrik Berglund would miss a considerable amount of time to start the season. Some of those names remain in contention for a spot, but others – like Stu Bickel – have been sent packing. Bickel always seemed like a long shot to make the Blues. He’s a grinder with almost no...
Via Frozen Notes
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues invite defenseman Stu Bickel to training camp

Defenseman Stu Bickel, who played nine games with the Minnesota Wild last season, has been invited to St. Louis Blues training camp on a professional try-out basis. Bickel, 28, spent most of last season with the American Hockey League's Iowa Wild, posting 11 points (three goals, eight assists) and 93 penalty minutes in 43 regular-season games. The 6-foot-4, 207-pound defenseman tallied...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Know Your Blackhawks

With the series against the Blackhawks starting tonight, it seemed like a good time to help everyone familiarize themselves with Chicago’s roster: Bryan Bickell: Loves it when you confuse him with Stu Bickel. No, really. It’s great. Daniel Carcillo: Buddy Oakes’ favorite player. Also with twelve career suspensions, he’s Chicago’s version of the Golden Gate Bridge. Corey...
Via Section 303
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Folin recalled by Minnesota Wild, Stu Bickel sent down

Christian Folin returns to Minnesota. (Photo/Getty Images)Christian Folin didn’t have to spend a long time at the American Hockey League (AHL) level after being reassigned on February 12. The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday, February 20 that the team has recalled the defenseman to the National Hockey League (NHL) and reassigned Stu Bickel to Iowa. This season, Folin has tallied...
Via Mill City Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild place left wings Carter, Zucker on injured reserve

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have placed left wings Ryan Carter and Jason Zucker on injured reserve. The moves were made Tuesday before the Wild played at Winnipeg. Defenseman Stu Bickel and forward Brett Sutter were recalled from AHL affiliate Iowa to add some depth. Both Carter and Zucker were hurt in the first period Monday of the victory over Vancouver, forcing the...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild recall Matt Dumba from AHL

Set to play a game near where he grew up, the Minnesota Wild recalled defenseman Matt Dumba from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Thursday. Dumba, 20, has two goals and three assists in 23 games with Minnesota this season. The Wild play at Calgary on Thursday night night, where Dumba grew up after being born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Dumba also played junior hockey in...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game #40: Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators 1/10/2014 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (18-16-5)  42pts  6th in the Central 2.74 Goals For (15th) 2.90 Goals Against (24th) 15% Power Play (24th) 84.3% Penalty Kill (9th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 9G 23A = 32pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 14G  16A = 30pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 7G 18A = 25pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 21A = 22pts 5. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 15A = 21pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #4 Stu Bickel...
Via State of Hockey News
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bickell strikes twice as Chicago overcomes inspired Wild effort that ends in 4-2 loss for Minnesota

View image | As a high school coach in multiple sports I understand the feeling of just being fed up with your team.  You get to a point where it seems as though your players are lacking the focus and are mostly screwing around through the various drills you are putting them through at practice.  You get tired of repeating yourself to have players correct the...
Via State of Hockey News
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Game #39: Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks 1/8/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (18-15-5)  41pts  6th in the Central 2.76 Goals For (15th) 2.87Goals Against (22nd) 14.8% Power Play (25th) 84.8% Penalty Kill (8th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 14G 16A = 30pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 8G 22A = 30pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 7G 17A = 24pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 21A = 22pts 5. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 14A = 20pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #4 Stu Bickel...
Via State of Hockey News
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Game #38: Minnesota Wild vs. San Jose Sharks 1/6/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (18-15-4)  40pts  6th in the Central 2.76 Goals For (15th) 2.84 Goals Against (22nd) 15.1% Power Play (25th) 84.2% Penalty Kill (8th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 14G 16A = 30pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 8G 20A = 29pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 7G 17A = 24pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 21A = 22pts 5. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 14A = 20pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #4 Stu Bickel...
Via State of Hockey News
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild recall Veilleux from Iowa, reassign Bickel

ST. PAUL, Minn. --€“ The Minnesota Wild announced on Thursday that the club has recalled forward Stephane Veilleux from Iowa of the American Hockey League. Minnesota also announced that it has reassigned defenseman Stu Bickel to Iowa. Veilleux, 32, has accumulated 12 penalty minutes and 10 shots in seven games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-1, 199-pound Quebec native tallied...
Via Fox Sports North
October 30, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
October 28, 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Former Gopher Goon Stu Bickel have a Chance of Making the Wild

#181165895 / If former Minnesota Gopher Goon Stu Bickel is going to make the Minnesota Wild out of training camp, it’s going to be as a fourth line punching bag.  You're probably wondering why I say punching bag? Bickel isn't a very good fighter, and he's definitely not a feared heavy weight. But he would fill a roll that the Wild need. Chad Graff, Pioneer...
Via Goon's World
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Wild add three players, including Bickel, on two-way contracts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's first day of NHL free agency involved more than just high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek. But Minnesota wasn't getting involved in the bidding wars for big free agents, either. The Wild added depth to their organization, signing Stu Bickel and Brett Sutter to two-way contracts. Minnesota also signed junior defenseman Guillaume Gelinas to an entry...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Kings 1

The New York Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings by the score of 2-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Kings lead the series 3-1. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports. …and we’re still breathing, Rangers fans. Barely, but breathing nonetheless. The Kings outplayed the Rangers for a large majority of the game, but all that matters when you’re down 3-0 is getting a tally...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolf Pack Trainer Damien Hess Reaches Thousand-game Mark

By Bob Crawford Longevity and continuity are not often hallmarks of pro hockey in general, and the minor pro level in particular. The Hartford Wolf Pack, however, have largely been an exception to that truism, with General Manager Jim Schoenfeld in his 11th season with the team, Ken Gernander in his seventh year as head coach, and Assistant Coach Pat Boller in year number seven in...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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