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Complete Preview for the Minnesota Wild's 2014-15 Season

Two seasons in, it looks like the Minnesota Wild's decision to sign prized free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to massive 12-year free agent contracts is paying dividends. The team's regular-season and playoff performances are on the upswing, more free agents are choosing Minnesota as a desired destination and the Wild look poised for further improvement. What We...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pominville nets hat trick for Wild in preseason win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Pominville led the Minnesota Wild with 30 goals last season. The veteran forward is rounding into form as the regular season closes in this year. Pominville had three goals on Monday in a 4-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, finishing off the hat trick with an empty net goal with 20 seconds remaining. Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, while Mikael...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild trample Penguins in preseason matchup

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville had a natural hat trick in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in an exhibition game on Monday night. Pominville's one-timer from above the right circle beat Jeff Zatkoff at 8:39. Four minutes later, he scored on a wraparound, and he also had an empty-netter. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (2...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pominville helps Wild beat Penguins 4-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jason Pominville had a natural hat trick in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in an exhibition game on Monday night. Pominville's one-timer from above the right circle beat Jeff Zatkoff at 8:39. Four minutes later, he scored on a wraparound, and he also had an empty-netter. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (2-1...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild trample Penguins in preseason matchup

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville had a natural hat trick in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in an exhibition game on Monday night. Pominville's one-timer from above the right circle beat Jeff Zatkoff at 8:39. Four minutes later, he scored on a wraparound, and he also had an empty-netter. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (2...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise not a fan of the Dump and Chase

<div style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; max-width: 594px; width: 100%;">#488511295 / gettyimages.coms/t to Chris Peters. Former UND All-American Zach Parise isn’t a fan of the dump and chase. I know a few UND hockey fans that will agree with Zach’s opinion...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise’s Father J.P. Battling Lung Cancer

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, Zach Parise touches a white friendship bracelet on his right wrist. He turns it over and reveals the special inscription: “la vie a ses bons moments.” “It means, ‘Life has its good moments,’ ” Parise says, staring intently at the words. “My mom made it for friends and family.” With sad eyes, the Wild forward looks...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild News: Zach Parise Wants the Puck

Zach Parise has a new understanding of how to optimize offensive production, and can thank the venerable Eric Tulsky and an insightful exploration from the Sloan Sports Conference.#489816063 / gettyimages.comParise told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune "I read a study this summer that showed shots generated off carrying the puck in as opposed to dumping it in, and it'...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek, Parise score in Wild's 3-2 OT loss to Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brandon Sutter scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Sutter beat Ilya Bryzgalov with a backhander in overtime. Sutter opened the scoring in the first period with a power-play goal. Oskar Sundqvist also scored for Pittsburgh (1-2-0). Thomas Vanek and...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek, Parise score in Wild's 3-2 OT loss to Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brandon Sutter scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Sutter beat Ilya Bryzgalov with a backhander in overtime. Sutter opened the scoring in the first period with a power-play goal. Oskar Sundqvist also scored for Pittsburgh (1-2-0). Thomas Vanek and...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise bashes the dump-and-chase strategy

Zach Parise used to be a supporter of the dump-and-chase strategy. That very strategy propelled Parise and the Devils to some strong seasons and a deep playoff run, but the forward has since changed his mind. In fact, he’s backing his shift away from the dump-and-chase thanks to advanced statistics. Here’s what Parise told the Star Tribune: “I read a study this summer that...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise bashes dump-and-chase strategy

Zach Parise used to be a supporter of the dump-and-chase strategy. That very strategy propelled Parise and the Devils to some strong seasons and a deep playoff run, but the forward has since changed his mind. In fact, he’s backing his shift away from the dump-and-chase thanks to advanced statistics. Here’s what Parise told the Star Tribune: “I read a study this summer that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise: Time to dump the dump-and-chase

To say Zach Parise has evolved is an understatement. The Wild winger used to be a big proponent of the dump-and-chase game, reminding critics during a classic rant last year that all teams dump the puck, including the Pittsburgh Penguins when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009, and all four conference finalists the previous year, including the New Jersey Devils he captained. “We...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line - Zach Parise

“I just got kind of, not brainwashed, but my last couple years in New Jersey we were so adamant about dumping the puck in. But you lose a lot of your creativity and you lose a lot of good touches. I mean, if a ‘D’s in your face, you’ve got no other options and you have to. “But dump it just to dump it, I’m not a believer anymore in getting rid of the puck when it’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Fans Speak, 2014-15 Pre-Season Edition

What kind of year will Zach Parise have in 2014-15. Staying connected is always important.  Whether in business or in your personal life, staying connected to people makes you aware of your strengths and weaknesses as well as gives you a valuable insight into what others are thinking.  I think this especially true when you’re talking about fans of sports teams.  Fans know their...
Via State of Hockey News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Left Wings In The NHL

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, Who are the best 14 players in the NHL at each position as teams prepare for the start of the 2014-15 season? Arpon Basu, Brian Compton, Corey Masisak and Dan Rosen have cast their votes and the result is NHL.com's "Top 14 for '14-15" project.... 1. Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars, 52 points (2 first-place votes) 2013-14: 34 goals,...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: 3 reasons why Zach Parise will be a Hall of Famer

In 2010, Parise scored the tying goal late in the third period of the gold medal game en route to being named to the All-Tournament team. Zach Parise has always been highly regarded by followers of hockey. From his early days as a budding superstar in the state of Minnesota to his current status as a model hockey player for the Minnesota Wild, Parise has been consistent and reliable...
Via isportsweb.com
29 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...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild coach: Three goalies will compete for starting job

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo said each of the team’s three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper, will have chance to win the No. 1 job. “I have to say we’re kind of open right now, to be honest with you,” Yeo told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune on Wednesday. “We’re going to have some scrimmages … but we’re going to have to pretty quickly...
Via Sports-Glory
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 08, 2014  |  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
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