Mike Yeo: Wild starting job in goal wide open

#462660157 / gettyimages.comAs we make our way towards the NHL season there's more hockey news starting to emerge. The Wild are going to have a stable of goalies this season. According to Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo, the position is wide open. NHL Insider -- The Minnesota Wild will enter training camp next month with three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom...
Via Goon's World
20 hours 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...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seriously, what’s with the dogs?

First we had a a dog as Minnesota Wild painting, and now, today, we have a Twitter explosion of dogs in hockey sweaters. #NationalDogDay #HockeyDogs @NHL @NHLBlackhawks Gracie supporting her favorite player! @bbicks29 pic.twitter.com/Mth0YHVpUw — Spencer Moustis (@spenceemoustis) August 26, 2014 #internationaldogday @NHLFlames @bigern10 Dexter is ready for the season to start...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper's new goalie mask

Here's the new goalie mask that Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will wear for the 2014-15 season.  Now, let's hope the Wild can get the young goalie locked into a new contract.
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Wild Forward Devin Setoguchi signed by the Calgary Flames

Former Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi has been signed by the Calgary Flames. It would appear that the Flames got a bargain signing Setoguchi for $750,000. One could make the argument, that his is a smart contract, especially if he recovers from the miserable season that he had last season and scores 20 goals. That would be a big win for the Flames. CGY signs Devin Setoguchi...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov 'would very much like' to be back with Wild, agent says

Ilya Bryzgalov really enjoyed his time in Minnesota at the end of last season. His arrival to the team was mutually beneficial, as he went 7-1-3 in 12 appearances during the playoff race as the Wild dealt with a litany of goaltending problems last season. In fact, Bryzgalov enjoyed himself so much with the Wild that it sounds like he desperately wants to return to the team next...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter- Part Owner Of The Madison Capitols

from Tamira Madsen of the MadisonMagazine, The Suter name means hockey in Madison. So it’s no surprise that Madison native and National Hockey League superstar Ryan Suter is involved with the Madison Capitols, a new team that competes in the United States Hockey League starting this season. The Capitols drop the puck this month and will play their home games at the Alliant...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports North announces Minnesota Wild 2014-15 telecast schedule

  FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Wild today announced the telecast schedule for the 2014-15 season. The telecast schedule begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, with coverage from Colorado as the Wild take on the Avalanche in the second game of a home-and-home series, an anticipated rematch after the teams' intense Stanley Cup playoff series last season. The regional...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog as a hockey player (photo)

The Minnesota Wild happen to play in a state colloquially known as the “State of Hockey,” but a couple’s devotion to the Wild and their evident love of pet art  combined in a portrait that more than abundantly proves that they are willing to go all out in demonstrating their allegiance to their favorite NHL […] The post Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait done of dog as a hockey player

One awesome family has found a fantastic way to combine their love for the family dog, Copper, and their favorite hockey team, the Minnesota Wild – by commissioning this amazing painting of the pup as a Wild player. The artists at Splendid Beast – who specialize in unique pet portraits – completed the masterpiece, which we can only assume will hang on the family’s living...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Tracker: Minnesota Wild Edition

The Minnesota Wild are coming off their best playoff performance since 2003. The Wild emerged from the NHL’s toughest division with a playoff spot and knocked off the Colorado Avalanche before putting up a valiant effort before losing in 6 games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild headed into the off season with a solid core group and a nod of approval from management to coach...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild say ‘everything’s a go’ with goalies Backstrom, Harding

Yesterday, Brough wrote about the state of Minnesota’s goaltending and how it will rely on the trio of Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper for next season. On Thursday, GM Chuck Fletcher shared some good news about the two veterans of the group. From the Minnesota Star-Tribune: “Everything’s a go with both goalies,” Fletcher said of Backstrom and Harding....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Day Minnesota heading to St. Paul's Holman Field in 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When it comes to celebrating the game that's most woven into Minnesota's fiber, the state's NHL team and premier sports television network aren't straying from its central hockey Mecca. Just a half-mile from the Minnesota Wild's Xcel Energy Center, a sextet of high school teams will take center stage on an outdoor, refrigerated rink at St. Paul...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild GM Says Goaltending Looks Good

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, Fletcher has also spent the month dialing up some veterans to check in. Two include the goalies, Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding. Backstrom had season-ending abdominal surgery and hip surgery last season and Harding didn’t play in 2014 due to complications with multiple sclerosis. Fletcher has talked with both the past two weeks...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild News: Three goalies, Two slots, One battle

Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper are all each other's best frenemies, again.The 2012-'13 Minnesota Wild had a pretty darn good season, finishing with 43 wins, 98 points and a dramatic first round victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs before losing in six to Chicago.And they did it all while using five different goalies: Goalie Stats Rk...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Questons at the goaltending position

#462660157 / gettyimages.comThe Minnesota Wild's goaltending situation has been a subject of discussion. John Kreiser - NHL.com -- Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper, Ilya Bryzgalov and John Curry (who won his lone late-season start) all had at least one victory in a season of tumult for Minnesota goaltenders . Harding was 18-7-3 with an...
Via Goon's World
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Questions For The Minnesota Wild

I can finally access KK after almost 9 hours of down time. The problem was not with our host, but something much more major than that. Numerous ISPs had issues today and it was hit or miss if you could get to a website or now. Things seem to be ok now, so on with the show... from John Kreiser of NHL.com, Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fontaine Re-Signs With Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild has re-signed forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. During his 2013-2014-rookie season, Fontaine scored 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games.  Fontaine’s goal total was third highest by a Wild rookie. Fontaine joined the team as an undrafted free agent after playing for University of Minnesota-Duluth for four seasons. The 26-year-old Alberta native set a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild All Time Greatest Player

Well we all heard Eric's opinion on who the greatest player in franchise history for the Minnesota Wild is, Marian Gaborik, and that will probably be a lot of other peoples choices because of how dynamic of a goal scorer he is.However, one has to argue for Mikko Koivu. The captain has been with the team for 601 games played, plus three playoff runs.  The captain is much deserving...
Via Goon's World
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hockey News ranks the Wild’s logo as the #11 logo in the NHL

Ah, summer.  For most people, it’s the time of year we most enjoy.  It’s the time to head “up north” for fishing and relaxing at a lakeside cabin.  For some of us, it’s to take the much-anticipated family vacation, whether home or abroad.  And others of us, use it as time to get caught up on much needed home improvements.  However you spend your summer, most of us...
Via State of Hockey News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Country Register: Kings, Sharks to play outdoor game in 49ers' new stadium

#136433605 / gettyimages.comAs a Minnesota Wild fan, I think it's funny that California gets a second outdoor games in two seasons, while Minnesota has yet to host a stadium series or a Winter Classic. The concept of outdoor game works in Minnesota, they can actually have outdoor ice, without moving heaven and earth. To have ice in California, they have to go all kind of scientific...
Via Goon's World
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way deal

Justin Falk comes back to the Wild organization, as he signs a 1-year, 2-way contract. There is an old saying that goes, “the devil you know, is better than the one that you don’t.”  It wasn’t the first time in the Wild’s history that the team brought a player back after a season or two away from the organization.  The team brought back Sergei Krivokrasov after trading...
Via State of Hockey News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Falk returns to Wild on one-year deal

Justin Falk is returning to his original team. Falk signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild on Friday, returning to Minnesota after spending last season with the New York Rangers. Originally a fourth-round draft pick by the Wild in 2007, Falk had one goal, 14 assists and 100 penalty minutes in 108 regular season games with the Wild from 2009-13. The 6-foot-5 defenseman...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Roster Moves Leave Promising Look to Upcoming Season

Well Wild fans, you all got your wish, and at a discounted price at that. Thomas Vanek has come "home" for the next three seasons to play with the Minnesota Wild. Although Vanek was the only real big splash the Wild made in the off-season thus far, they are working on resigning much of their young talent by the start of the upcoming season.However, with new signings come...
Via Goon's World
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild still trying to re-sign Niederreiter, Kuemper

Training camp is still seven weeks away, but Darcy Kuemper and Nino Niederreiter remain unsigned by the Wild as the NHL enters the dog days of the offseason. The league typically goes on an unofficial hiatus in August, but the Wild still has two restricted free agents left to re-sign after Tuesday’s two-year, $2 million contract signed by winger Justin Fontaine. General Manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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