New Jersey Devils: The Disappointing Stuff

Puck Daddy has been running this summer series called “Puck Daddy’s Most Disappointing Summer Series” where you talk about your team and the biggest disappointments throughout your franchise’s history. Being that it’s August and not much going on, I thought this was a great thing to do about the Devils, especially since I haven’t seen it done on Puck Daddy just yet. This...
Via Running With The Devils
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fat Joe ran from first to third in All-Star Celebrity Softball game (Video)

Rapper Fat Joe took part in Sunday's All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball game and provided some surprise entertainment when he found himself having to run from first to third on a Zach Parise single in the first inning. Television announcers rooted him on with "Come on, Fat Joe!" This probably wasn't the situation that Fat Joe pictured himself in when he signed...
Via Holdout Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fat Joe Tore Up The Base Paths During The Celebrity Softball Game

Fat Joe was in the starting lineup for the American League side of the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Target Field this week. He had the opportunity to go from first to third on an extra base hit by Zach Parise in the first inning. He wound up making it third safely but – as his stage name would indicate – the journey was pretty hilarious. 15 Mistakes In Sports...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Local athletes Peterson, Moore and Parise represent at Celebrity Softball Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The last time Zach Parise took a chop at a softball, someone dressed up in a stuffed bear costume bested him in a home run derby. Fellow Twin Cities sports luminary Adrian Peterson played a total of two organized baseball games during his Texas upbringing. Before Sunday night's All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, Maya Moore hadn't stepped on a diamond...
Via Fox Sports North
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Just what the Wild needed

The thing that has frustrated Wild fans, essentially since the team came into being, was the inability for the team to score goals from multiple lines. They had Marian Gaborik early, then nothing. They had Martin Havlat, who pretty much WAS nothing. Then they signed Zach Parise and added Jason Pominville, but they couldn’t finish in the playoffs like they would have wanted to...
Via The Rhino and Compass
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild becoming destination team for players

Minnesota can cling to its slogan as the "State of Hockey." An adopted son demonstrated, again, the lure of the state and the NHL's Minnesota Wild in free agency. For more than a year, Thomas Vanek had his sights set on becoming a free agent, turning down lucrative contract extensions more than once. When free agency opened Tuesday, Vanek was regarded as the top goal...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 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

Wild make early free-agent splash, agree to sign high-scoring Vanek

The Minnesota Wild made a splash in free agency again, again using a hometown connection to bring in one of the top free agents available. Two years after reeling in the top-two free agents in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, Minnesota agreed to terms on a three-year contract with forward Thomas Vanek about two hours into the start of free agency Tuesday. Multiple reports said Vanek&...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Offseason Review

It has been two years since the New Jersey Devils lost in six games in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings.  New Jersey failed to qualify for the post-season in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns.  The Devils lost their two best players in that same time frame, Zach Parise signed with the Minnesota Wild via free-agency and Ilya Kovalchuk decided to retire to move to...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Parise Gives Mike Yeo Some Serious Props....

#490159145 / gettyimages.comLast week, former Fighting Sioux forward Zach Parise gave Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo some serious props. Seriously... The fire coach Yeo crowd isn't going to be very happy with Parise's praise. Michael Russo, Star Tribune --(Zach) Parise who led the Wild in playoff scoring, said during a phone interview. “I think he did a really good...
Via Goon's World
June 09, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild give Mike Yeo, 3-year contract extension, is that the right move?

Chuck Fletcher gives Head Coach Mike Yeo a 3-year Contract Extension. “Very well deserved, I think he did a really good job, I mean we were really prepared and I think they did a great job of making adjustments on the fly, it was real impressive,” Zach Parise told the Minneapolis Star Tribune‘s Michael Russo.  He is of course reacting to the news that the Minnesota Wild negotiated...
Via State of Hockey News
June 03, 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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Why 2013-14 met expectations

With another season in the books, the Minnesota Wild made significant strides in its pursuit of bringing a Stanley Cup to the State of Hockey. The 2013-14 season saw the growth of a team that is chomping at the bit and closing in on becoming a perennial power in the National Hockey League. Despite not making the run that many hoped for in the second season of the Zach Parise/Ryan...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Farewell, Minnesota Wild- you were very boring to watch anyway

The Minnesota Wild were eliminated last night by the Chicago Blackhawks and have taken their rightful place in the footnote section of the 2013-14 NHL season. That is where they belong, and for the second time in as many seasons, Zach Parise and company watched as Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, and the defending Cup champs skated off the ice knowing that they get to play at least...
Via The Sports Bank
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bred from same system, stars Parise and Toews play with similar style

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Dogged. Zach Parise worked his way into the slot between Duncan Keith and Michael Rozsival, raised his stick in the air and got a piece of Ryan Suter's wrister to deflect it past Blackhawks netminder Corey Crawford. Turning deftly on his left skate blade and tilting as the puck clanged off the post, the Wild's never-say-die left winger swept it into the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s all feel special because the Suter-and-Parise signings are ‘paying off’ for the Wild

Given that 1. One Craig Leipold's pals in the media penned a set of "feeler" articles stating that he would not be out-bid for Ryan Suter and Zach Parise's services, given that 2. Leipold signed the players to lockout-proof contracts and then complained about player costs hampering his business, while he played one of the pivotal owners' roles during the third...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke to return Friday: ‘I earned myself an ulcer watching games’

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke served the final game of his seven-game suspension during the team’s 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday and will return for Game 4 on Friday at Xcel Energy Center. Cooke was suspended by the NHL in the first round for a knee-on-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. “The last couple of weeks, I think I earned myself...
Via Sports-Glory
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Former UND Hockey players among 2014 Playoffs Points Leaders

You can check out all of the stats at the hockey-reference. It's a wonderful site. Wild F Zach Parise (Bloomington, MN/@UNDMHockey) is second in points (13) and in assists (9) in the NHL Playoffs.— Let's Play Hockey (@LetsPlay_Hockey) May 7, 2014
Via Goon's World
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise scores against the Blackhawks (Game 3)

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise scores his fourth goal of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks. With the win, the Blackhawks lead the series 2-1.
Via Goon's World
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford Swings Stick Like Tennis Racket To Rob Zach Parise (Video)

The Chicago Blackhawks needed just 18 saves from Corey Crawford to secure a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. But Game 2 of the teams’ second-round playoff series was far from uneventful for the Stanley Cup-winning goaltender. Less than a minute after allowing a goal to Minnesota’s Cody McCormick that cut the Blackhawks 2-1 lead in half early in the third period, Crawford...
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild’s top 6 missing in action as Blackhawks roll to a 4-1 win and a 2-0 series lead

Zach Parise pokes at the puck as Chicago’s Corey Crawford looks to freeze it. The deceased comment Rodney Dangerfield became an 1980′s icon for his one liners, most notably his tagline of “no respect.”  No one enjoys being disrespected whether its meant to be a punchline or not.  I wonder if Minnesota Wild feel if that is a little behind them after they surprised many ...
Via State of Hockey News
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - The Chicago Blackhawks dodged a bullet when the Colorado Avalanche failed to score in overtime of Game 7, which resulted in the Hawks rematch of 2013’s first round opponents, the Minnesota Wild.  The Avs not only have had the Blackhawks number this season (4-1-0), they also play at an altitude that induces this: Things might be easier for the Blackhawks...
Via Sports Mockery
May 02, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Parise's two goals lift Wild past Colorado to force Game 7

For part of Monday night, it looked as if the Wild was staring at an offseason of regret. Most notably, there were those two overtime losses in Denver, both coming in games in which the Wild relinquished late leads because it couldn’t score into five-plus minutes worth of empty nets. But as goalie Darcy Kuemper said after the Wild forced a Game 7 Wednesday with a 5-2 victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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