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Wild News: Justin Fontaine Avoids Arbitration

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed a key member of their forward depth.#479444183 / gettyimages.comNeil Sheehy, Justin Fontaine's agent, broke the news,Justin Fontaine and the Minnesota Wild agree on a two-year contract worth $2 Million.— NEIL SHEEHY (@ICEHockeyAgent) July 29, 2014The undrafted rookie out of the University of Minnesota Duluth scored a dozen goals and 21 points...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Fontaine to two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in...
Via Fox Sports North
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Fontaine agrees to two-year contract with Wild

Justin Fontaine, the 26-year-old Wild forward, will avoid a Friday arbitration hearing and sign a new two-year deal with the Wild this afternoon. The deal is expected to be worth $1 million annually ($950,000 in Year 1 and $1.05 million in Year 2). Fontaine, the former University of Minnesota Duluth national champion, tied for fourth on the Wild and tied for 12th among NHL rookies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Thomas Vanek All Goals From The 2013-14 Season & Playoffs

In what has been one of the slowest offseason that I can remember, time to start moving forward. Here's a video for Wild fans to peruse. I think the Minnesota Wild will be a lot better with Thomas Vanek in their top-six.
Via Goon's World
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Dumba hoping to stay in one place this season

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba got his first real taste of the NHL last season. It was one stop on a whirlwind tour that entrenched Dumba as one of the League's top defense prospects. This season he hopes to turn that experience into a full-time role with the Wild. "I was all over the map," Dumba said. "But it was fun every step of the way. I was learning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

State of Hockey Talk Podcast with Tony Dean 7/24/2014

Check out our new and improved hockey podcast, with Tony Dean of Hockey Buzz and the Hockey Writers!  Please follow us @StateofHckyNews and Tony @TonyDeanHB on Twitter!  We adopted a 2-minutes per topic (for the most part) type format ala ESPN‘s Pardon the Interruption.  In the podcast we discussed the following questions. 1. Does Minnesota Need Another Defenseman? 2. Who is...
Via State of Hockey News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild's NBC TV Schedule.

#489866461 / gettyimages.comThe Minnesota Wild are going to have 11 games broadcast on NBC Sports Network this season. Full Wild National Broadcast Schedule (all times CT):Oct. 9 — vs. Colorado, 8pmOct. 28 — at Boston, 6pmDec. 17 — vs. Boston, 7pmJan. 6 — vs. Sharks, 7pmJan. 11 — at Chicago, 7pmJan. 13 — at Pittsburgh, 6pmFeb. 3 — vs. Chicago, 7pmFeb. 22 — vs....
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thomas Vanek Connected To Federal Gambling Investigation

Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek appeared voluntarily in a federal courthouse in upstate New York on Monday as part of an ongoing gambling investigation he is reportedly tied to, according to News 10 NBC in Rochester. A law enforcement source told News 10 that the former Buffalo Sabres star is connected to the federal investigation involving  Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek testifies in gambling case

Recently-signed Wild winger Thomas Vanek was in federal court in Rochester, N.Y., on Monday as part of an ongoing gambling investigation, WHEC-TV reported. Vanek’s appearance apparently stems from the June arrest of three men on gambling and money laundering charges. The three men were allegedly conducting an illegal gambling business out the Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek Connected to Gambling Investigation

Photo credits to Bridget Samuels via photopin.com NHL- Minnesota Wild forward, Thomas Vanek, is not under suspicion in the case, but rather appeared voluntarily in court regarding the case. Steve Barlett, Vanek’s agent, finally released a statement on Vanek’s behalf “Representatives of the U.S. Federal Government have asked for my cooperation in  an investigation. I am not...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek connected to gambling probe: report

Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek appeared voluntarily in U.S. federal court in upstate New York on Monday in connection with an ongoing gambling investigation, WHEC Rochester reported. Steve Bartlett, agent for the NHLer who reportedly hasn’t been charged, said in a statement on Vanek’s behalf: “Representatives of the U.S. Federal Government have asked for my cooperation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek may be connected to a federal gambling investigation

Thomas Vanek appears to be connected to a federal gambling investigation currently taking place in New York. A report from WHEC suggests that Vanek is involved with a case involving The Marina Restaurant & Bar, located in Rochester, New York. The report details that Vanek voluntarily visited a federal court house with his lawyer, but isn’t personally being charged. Via WHEC...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Thomas Vanek may be connected to a federal gambling investigation

Thomas Vanek appears to be connected to a federal gambling investigation currently taking place in New York. A report from WHEC suggests that Vanek is involved with a case involving The Marina Restaurant & Bar, located in Rochester, New York. The report details that Vanek voluntarily visited a federal court house with his lawyer, but isn’t personally being charged. Via WHEC...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek Cooperating In Federal Court Case Against Bar Owners

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y. is reporting (and has video) that recently-signed Wild winger and former Buffalo Sabre and Rochester Amerk Thomas Vanek was in federal court today in upstate New York as part of an ongoing gambling investigation. According to the station, Vanek's appearance stems from the June arrest of three owners...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Prosser agrees to contract with Blues: report

Defenseman Nate Prosser and the St. Louis Blues agreed to terms Monday on a one-year, two-way contract, according to multiple media reports. Financial terms were not disclosed. Prosser, 28, had two goals and eight points in 53 games for the Minnesota Wild last season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Alex Tuch

When the Minnesota Wild drafted Alex Tuch 18th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, it was clear that the team was following a formula that other teams have used for success. Tuch, a native of Baldwinsville, New York, has an extremely mature body even though he is just 18 years old. In drafting Tuch, Minnesota got a legitimate power forward that makes his biggest impact banging around...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Signs Multiple Young Players in Busy Week

It’s been a fairly busy week in the Minnesota Wild front office. In the past nine days, The Wild have agreed to terms with five players and signed them to new contracts. Here’s what you need to know about the recent signings. Cody Almond (Forward) Contract: One Year Previous Team: Geneve-Servette (Swiss-A) Almond has spent three seasons […]
Via The Hockey Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

They Were Once Wild: Minnesota Wild All Time Obscurity Team

How obscure is Sergei Krivokrasov’s time spent with the Wild? This was the ONLY picture I could find that wasn’t an image of a sports card. Its finally a little quiet around the Minnesota Wild as the offseason moves to its yawning summer nap-time days as free agency moves are almost nil and NHL players are probably finally enjoying a little time on the lake or on the links.  This...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild latest to take advantage of U.S. developmental program

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the revelry that followed being drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Wild last month, Alex Tuch was approached by members of the organization and asked about Louis Belpedio, who Tuch played with last season as part of the U.S. National Under-18 team. Tuch wasn't sure what the line of questioning meant, but he figured the Wild were interested in his...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild latest to take advantage of U.S. developmental program

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the revelry that followed being drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Wild last month, Alex Tuch was approached by members of the organization and asked about Louis Belpedio, who Tuch played with last season as part of the U.S. National Under-18 team. Tuch wasn't sure what the line of questioning meant, but he figured the Wild were interested in his...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Risers and fallers after development camp

After the week-long NHL development camp, the next generation of Minnesota Wild prospects have created some buzz for the future of the franchise. Highlighted by a pair of scrimmages that were open to the public, a few players impressed fans and coaches with superior talent. Others, including a few players that have an opportunity to crack the NHL roster this season, hardly looked...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Zucker to two-way contract

Jason Zucker is staying in the Minnesota Wild organization. Zucker just might not be at the NHL level. Zucker, a restricted free agent this offseason, signed a two-year contract with Minnesota on Tuesday. The deal includes a two-way option in 2014-15 that could see him sent to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa, and a one-way contract for 2015-16. Zucker, 22...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Grading free agency so far

Nearly two weeks into free agency, the majority of notable players have already signed deals to play somewhere next season. The Minnesota Wild took part in the day one frenzy by signing Thomas Vanek as the league collectively spent over $500 million in total money for new contracts. Vanek will likely be the only player that Minnesota will be able to boast about signing during free...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild open to giving Niederreiter more than bridge contract

Nino Niederreiter was never able to firmly establish himself with the New York Islanders, but he was given a new opportunity after the Minnesota Wild acquired him last summer and so far he’s taken advantage of it. He scored 14 goals and 36 points in 81 games last season. He’ll try to build off of that in 2014-15, but first he has to agree to a new contract now that his entry...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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