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Chris Stewart Finds Out He’s Been Traded To Minnesota Wild On Live TV

Chris Stewart was being dangled by the Buffalo Sabres as trade bait on Deadline Day and so TSN had him call in to get his thoughts on the situation. Oddly enough, while he was on the phone, Stewart was traded and he found out straight from James Duthie where he was going. Stewart did a […] The post Chris Stewart Finds Out He’s Been Traded To Minnesota Wild On Live TV appeared...
Via Diehardsport
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional discussing daughter’s letter

Jordan Leopold is now a member of the Minnesota Wild, and as anyone who has seen his daughter’s adorable yet heartbreaking letter to the team’s coaches asking them to bring her daddy back home is aware, no one is probably more happy than 10-year-old Jordyn. Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minn., native who starred on the...Read More The post New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leopold joins Wild, back in Minnesota with happy family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jordan Leopold had thought about returning home, if the opportunity arose to play for the Minnesota Wild. He never could have imagined his daughter becoming famous for her desire to have him back. Leopold joined the Wild for the morning skate in preparation for their game Tuesday night against Ottawa, the 34-year-old slated to play on the third pair of defenseman...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 3/3/15

Hello! It’s Tuesday! 3 more days until Friday! Rugby star Jarryd Hayne has decided to play football in the NFL.  The Wild made a couple of trades yesterday. The move for Chris Stewart is more significant, but the trade for Jordan Leopold is the better headline.  Extending Brian Dozier is not a terribly bright idea. The Twins are going to do it anyway. SCOREBOARD Nothing for...
Via The Rhino and Compass
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Chicks Fighting Colorado Avalanche Fans

There was a crazy fan fight at Saturday’s Colorado Avalanche-Minnesota Wild game and we now have video as to how the fight started and a good look at the hot chicks in the middle of the swinging and chirping. This one starts out slow with Bourque in a verbal war with a blonde Wild fan. He acts like he’s going to go after her…she chirps…he acts like he needs to be restrained…blah...
Via Busted Coverage
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game #63: Minnesota Wild vs. Ottawa Senators 3/3/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (33-22-7)  73pts   5th in the Central 2.81 Goals For (13th) 2.56 Goals Against (13th) 15.5% Power Play (27th) 86.7% Penalty Kill (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 25G 21A = 46pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 13G  29A = 42pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 13G  26A = 39pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G  28A = 38pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 21G  9A = 30pts Top 3 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Senators preview

Looking to give themselves a fighting chance for the postseason, the Ottawa Senators emulated the Minnesota Wild and found a red-hot goaltender. With his perfect record to his NHL career on the line, Andrew Hammond will be in net again Tuesday for the Senators when they square off against Devan Dubnyk and the Wild, hockey's hottest team since mid-January. Hammond has won his first...
Via AP on Fox
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Senators-Wild Preview

Looking to give themselves a fighting chance for the postseason, the Ottawa Senators emulated the Minnesota Wild and found a red-hot goaltender. With his perfect record to his NHL career on the line, Andrew Hammond will be in net again Tuesday for the Senators when they square off against Devan Dubnyk and the Wild, hockey's hottest team since mid-January. Hammond has won his first...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild swap Jared Knight, Zack Phillips

Zack Phillips joins the Bruins. (Photo/Getty Images/NHL)The Boston Bruins made three deals in the hours prior to the 3:00 p.m. eastern NHL Trade Deadline and the final of deals was sending forward Jared Knight to Minnesota Wild for forward Zack Phillips. In earlier deadline deals, Boston acquired Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning and sent forward Jordan Caron and a...
Via Mill City Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild trade for Leopold, Stewart before NHL deadline

The Minnesota Wild have acquired players for the stretch run, dealing for defenseman Jordan Leopold and right wing Chris Stewart before the NHL's trade deadline. The moves were made Monday, when the trading period for the season expired. The Wild sent defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round draft pick in 2015 to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Leopold, the Hobey Baker Award winner...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild trade former 1st round pick Zack Phillips to Bruins for Jared Knight

ST PAUL, MN – JUNE 24: 28th overall pick Zack Phillips by the Minnesota Wild poses for a photo portrait during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) When the Minnesota Wild drafted Zack Phillips at 28th Overall in 2011 in front of the hometown fans in St. Paul I turned to a friend of...
Via State of Hockey News
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Boston Bruins Trade Jared Knight To Minnesota Wild For Zach Phillips

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild made a minor trade involving prospects before the 2015 NHL trade deadline. Boston sent center Jared Knight to Minnesota in exchange for center Zach Phillips, B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli announced. Knight was drafted with the 32nd overall pick (second round) in the 2010 NHL draft, which Boston acquired in the Phil Kessel trade...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold's daughter wrote letter asking Wild to trade for him

The Minnesota Wild snagged Jordan Leopold in a deadline-deal trade with the Columbius Blue Jackets on Monday, and it's a good thing -- apparently Leopold's 11-year-old daughter really wanted it to happen. Young Jordyn Leopold wrote a letter, acquired by Minneapolis radio station KFAN, pleading for the Wild to trade for the defenseman, who was raised and played his college hockey...
Via Fox Sports
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Jordan Leopold’s Daughter Successfully Pleas For Minnesota Wild To Trade For Her Dad In Adorable Letter

Veteran puck-moving defenseman Jordan Leopold was one of the many names moved before today’s NHL trade deadline, and the 34-year old’s new squad should make his daughter very, very happy. Jordyn Leopold – the 11-year-old daughter of Jordan – sent a handwritten letter to the Minnesota Wild back in January pleading with them to trade Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Differing Opinions of the Wild Dismantling the Av's

As I mentioned yesterday, I am not anti-fighting. I understand the hockey code and I don't think fighting should be taken out of the NHL game. I recently covered this subject in another post at the Hockey Writers. the NHL game is evolving, and fighting is becoming less prevalent. That’s a positive development. In today’s game, there’s not a lot of room on an NHL roster for...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CBJ trade Leopold to MIN for Falk, 2015 5th

In a trade that pretty much everyone saw coming, the Jackets dealt veteran d-man Jordan Leopold to Minnesota in exchange for a 2015 5th rounder and 26 year old defender Justin Falk. The part that no one really saw coming: the trade may have been facilitated by a lovely note that Jordan Leopold’s 11 year old daughter Jordyn wrote to the Wild management, imploring Minnesota to acquire...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold traded to Wild after daughter writes heartbreaking letter

NHL journeyman Jordan Leopold was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild on Monday. His 11-year-old daughter may have helped orchestrate the deal. A member of Leopold family shared a hand-written letter with KFAN that Leopold’s daughter Jordyn wrote to the Wild during their losing streak in January. Parts of it were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion. According to Minnesota radio...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild acquire Chris Stewart, Jordan Leopold

The Minnesota Wild made two moves prior to Monday’s trade deadline. The Wild acquired Chris Stewart from the Sabres and sent Buffalo a econd-round pick in the 2017 draft. The Stewart deal came shortly after Minnesota acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Columbus Blue Jacketsfor Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick. Stewart, 27, has 11 goals and 25 points in 61...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart acquired by Minnesota Wild for 2017 2nd round pick

So, were you still digesting the trade for Jordan Leopold? Were you still having a nice, happy cry over the adorable letter his daughter sent to the Minnesota Wild? For myself, I was just finishing up the quick writing job on that acquisition. Knowing the Wild’s salary cap situation was a bit tight, I certainly wasn’t expecting a buzzer-beater trade (although there are still...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold's daughter predicts dad's trade in adorable letter to Minnesota Wild

The Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. Not so much big news if it wasn't for the fact that Leopold's 11-year-old daughter Jordyn predicted the trade — if not brokered the deal.This letter is courtesy of KFAN's Paul Allen, who received Jordyn's handwritten...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild acquire Jordan Leopold for Justin Falk and 5th round pick

Well, if you were feeling that Minnesota didn’t have enough “local” connections on the roster, worry no more. If you’re one of those fans that clamors for the Minnesota player, you should be happy with the move made by the Wild. And if you like the rest of us realized we needed some depth on the blue line, well this trade might make you realize this was an acceptable trade...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild make deadline deal for defenseman Jordan Leopold

Accomplished, journeyman defenseman Jordan Leopold is coming home. The Wild traded for the Golden Valley, Minn., native and former University of Minnesota national champion early Monday afternoon, shortly before the NHL's 2 p.m. Central trade deadline. Leopold's Minneapolis-based agent, Ben Hankinson, confirmed to FOXSportsNorth.com his client is headed to Minnesota from the Columbus...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild GM Fletcher might be done dealing despite history at deadline

The phone calls start picking up in December when Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher says he begins to speak with fellow NHL general managers on an almost-daily basis. The talks are sometimes substantive and don't lead anywhere in other cases. For Fletcher, talks led to one key acquisition, goaltender Devan Dubnyk, to spark Minnesota's playoff push this year. After acquiring...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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