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All That Has Transpired: Minnesota Wild

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Minnesota Wild. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Minnesota Wild 2013-14 Season: 43-27-12 – 98 points – (4th Central Division; 7th Western Conference) Thomas Vanek has plenty to smile about after signing a three-year,...
Via The PensNation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov takes selfies with fans during game

During the Minnesota Wild’s 4-1 exhibition victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, backup goalie Ilya Bryzgalov took selfies with fans. Bryz has been taking selfies with fans tonight. #mnwild pic.twitter.com/TprGaCZAHB — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) September 30, 2014 selfie with #bryzgalov. Not the greatest of me…but still epic! pic.twitter.com/NSL5LFHEta — JackieB ...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov takes selfies with fans during game

During the Minnesota Wild’s 4-1 exhibition victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, backup goalie Ilya Bryzgalov took selfies with fans. Bryz has been taking selfies with fans tonight. #mnwild pic.twitter.com/TprGaCZAHB — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) September 30, 2014 selfie with #bryzgalov. Not the greatest of me…but still epic! pic.twitter.com/NSL5LFHEta — JackieB...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov Poses For A Bunch Of Selfies From The Bench, Is Still The Best

The always-entertaining Ilya Bryzgalov doesn’t always sit on the end of the bench, but when... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

After helping lead the team into the playoffs last season after being a late roster addition, the Minnesota Wild brought back Ilya Bryzgalov for a training camp tryout heading into this season, partly due to the uncertainty of the team’s goaltending situation. During Monday night’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Xcel Energy Center […] The post Wild goalie...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov Beats Third-Period Boredom By Taking Selfies With Fans (Photos)

Minnesota Wild backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov defeated some boredom Monday night the same way teenage girls do — by taking some selfies. The always entertaining Bryz had some fun on the bench during the third period while Darcy Kuemper was busy between the pipes putting together a 32-save performance in the Wild’s 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bryzgalov, whose in camp...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov Takes Selfies During Wild Preseason Game, Seriously

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had the night off and he used his time on the bench quite well. This is why Bryz is a fan favorite, this is truly awesome. [Puck Daddy Blog] The post Ilya Bryzgalov Takes Selfies During Wild Preseason Game, Seriously appeared first on Diehardsport.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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’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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Power play showing progress for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Dumba jumped on the ice as part of the Minnesota Wild's second power-play unit on Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets and was quickly able to secure a loose puck and make a move on the defense. Dumba's play helped set up a Nino Niederreiter goal. Dumba, the former first-round draft pick trying to stay in the NHL for his first full professional season...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing The Minnesota Wild

from Sportsnet, A dozen reporters and analysts from Sportsnet’s hockey brain trust — Doug MacLean, John Shannon, Chris Johnston, Damien Cox, Mark Spector, et al. — submitted a list ranking all the teams in order of how they think the NHL season will shake out. We crunched the numbers and will be unveiling our consensus standings prediction from worst to first. Minnesota...
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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'...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild unveil new scoreboard

The Minnesota Wild unveiled their new scoreboard and it’s pretty awesome. We’ve seen some big scoreboards pop up in NHL arenas (looking at you, Tampa Bay), but we especially like the row of trees lining the Wild’s new screen. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Former Gopher Goon Stu Bickel have a Chance of Making the Wild

<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%;">#181165895 / gettyimages.comIf former Minnesota Gopher Goon Stu Bickel is going to make the Minnesota Wild out of training camp, it’s going to be as a fourth line punching bag.  You...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild situation in the Minnesota crease

#459196061 / gettyimages.com The puck hasn’t even dropped for regular season action and the Minnesota Wild are already in mid-season goalie crisis mode. After last season’s impressive season, the Minnesota Wild were expected to take another step forward and had put faith in the goalie tandem of Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding to lead the team. Minnesota fans learned a tough...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pioneer Press: Wild's Justin Fontaine: Small-town boy starting to make big impact

Speaking of former college hockey players. Former UMD Bulldog Justin Fontaine is in camp with a new contract trying to cement a roster spot with the Minnesota Wild. Fontaine is on a two-way contract so he could end up playing for the Iowa Wild to start the season. Chad Graff, Pioneer Press -- Justin Fontaine insists this Wild training camp is no different from last year's...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens-Wild Preseason Game Recap, Pens Win- Bortuzzo Leaves Injured

The Pittsburgh Penguins won a preseason game against the Minnesota Wild by a score of 3-2 in overtime. Of course, wins and losses do not matter at all during preseason, but it is nice to get a victory when you have a rookie head coach. Here's the Pens' box score from the game: Go ahead, read the rest »
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4 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...
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5 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Gameday: Minnesota Wild @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Minnesota Wild (0-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (0-2) 7:00 PM – No TV Broadcast Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Penguins have lost both of their preseason games thus far, but honestly who cares. At this point, it’s all about projecting the look of the team, and even that has been hard to grasp with guys like Crosby and Malkin on the sidelines. The roster was downsized...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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