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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Area couple produces Wild-ly creative corn maze

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- Bert Bouwman, he shamelessly admits, isn't much of a hockey fan. There are many more pitches than ice sheets in Brazil, where the Brooklyn Park farmer grew up. Soccer is also the sport of choice in the Netherlands, where Bouwman's parents were born and where he cultivated crops in greenhouses for a few years before coming to America. Besides, he'...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Left Wings In The NHL

from Dan Rosen of, 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'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
17 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...
18 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
19 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via Beyond The Benches
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

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
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