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Emotional Ryan Suter Opens Up About Late Father During First Day Of Camp

It was an emotional first day of training camp for Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter. Following Friday’s practice, Suter addressed the media for the first time since his father, Bob Suter, passed away on Sept. 9. Bob Suter was most famously known for being a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980. The younger Suter detailed how he heard...
Via NESN.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter On The Death Of His Father

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, His eyes welled, his voice shook. We don’t normally see Ryan Suter emotional, but the Wild’s rock of a defenseman fought back tears Friday as he talked about the loss of his father and best friend, Bob Suter, 10 days earlier. “My dad, we were pretty close, so …” Suter said, needing a few moments to gather himself. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Wild's goalie situation remains rather muddled

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- This isn't even a goalie carousel anymore. Merry-go-rounds are just that. Round. Rhythmic. A rider can easily determine when his or her mechanical steed will rise or fall and what landmarks it will pass at any particular time. It's not a revolving door, either. Those have a way out, eventually. No, the Minnesota Wild remain embroiled in a game of netminder...
Via Fox Sports North
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grieving Suter glad to be back on ice with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Training camp for Ryan Suter will be more than a tuneup for the season. Practicing with the Minnesota Wild will bring respite. Suter's father, a Wild scout and former U.S. Olympic team member, died Sept. 9 of a heart attack. Bob Suter was 57. Suter returned to the ice Friday for the first time since his dad's death. Practice with the Wild was a welcome...
Via AP on Fox
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Wild's Ryan Suter talks about his dad for first time since death

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ryan Suter was in the middle of a pre-training camp skate when the image of his wife appeared behind the same type of thin, rounded glass he's been peering through his entire life. Usually, his father Bob was up in the stands somewhere, watching his boy blossom into an Olympian like he was and reach the NHL stardom he never attained. But that was just fine...
Via Fox Sports North
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild goalie situation still in flux

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have started the season with the same big question as they finished the last one with: Who can they count on in the net? Training camp began Friday with more goalie clarity than earlier in the week, at least. Darcy Kuemper was finally signed, to a two-year, one-way contract worth $2.5 million the night before the first practice. Niklas Backstrom...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fletch Flinches, Signs Darcy Kuemper To Two-Year Deal

Less than 24 hours after Josh Harding lost an epic battle with a wall after getting into tizzy with one of his teammates the Minnesota Wild ended a brief contract dispute with sophomore netminder Darcy Kuemper signing him to the two-year, one-way deal worth $2.5 million ($1.25 AAV) he originally asked for. I’m still reading mixed reports on whether it’s Harding's ankle or...
Via Razzball Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wild Goalie Josh Harding Suspended After Kicking Wall, Breaking Foot

Josh Harding’s non-hockey injury will cost him more than playing time. The Minnesota Wild goalie is out two to three months after suffering a broken foot away from the ice, and the team suspended the 30-year-old Thursday without pay until he is healthy enough to return, according to multiple reports. Harding suffered the injury after kicking a wall Sunday during an altercation...
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Harding Suspended Kuemper Signed

Well as I reported earlier, Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding suffered a foot injury that would sideline him indefinitely. The Minnesota Wild have now suspended Harding for the cause of his injury being non hockey related. Other reports had said he broke his foot because of kicking a wall.However, any goalie question marks that the team has had just hours ago about who was going...
Via Goon's World
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Minnesota Wild: Kuemper re-signed, Harding injury update

The goalie situation just got a little better in Minnesota. After Josh Harding’s injury, the Minnesota Wild couldn’t have felt comfortable going into the season without re-upping Darcy Kuemper. After losing Josh Harding to a sudden broken foot, the absence of Darcy Kuemper became much more difficult to handle for the Minnesota Wild. His contract dispute with Chuck Fletcher seemed...
Via isportsweb.com
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Wild sign Kuemper, suspend Harding

From the Minneapoils Star-Tribune's Michael Russo: Thanks to Josh Harding’s broken foot, Darcy Kuemper got his one-way contract. On the eve of players taking the ice for the first time, the Wild conceded in its standoff with its young goalie by signing Kuemper to a two-year, $2.5 million contract. “I’m super excited to continue this journey with the Wild and can’t...
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State of Hockey News Podcast: Harding hurt and looming suspension, Bryzgalov and Kuemper’s new deal

My reaction to the two-year, $2.5 million (one-way) contract extension to Darcy Kuemper, as well as the injury and suspension of Josh Harding.  In addition I talk about Ilya Bryzgalov’s chances of making the team.  Enjoy!
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Wild sign goalie Darcy Kuemper

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Wild have signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a two-year contract. The Wild finally secured Kuemper on Thursday, one day after starting goalie Josh Harding broke his right foot. The injury helped motivate the Wild to get a deal done with Kuemper, who went 12-8-4 with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 26 games last season. The 24...
Via AP on Fox
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Wild, goalie Kuemper agree to terms on two-year contract

On the eve of training camp, the Minnesota Wild have a bit more certainty regarding their goaltending. Minnesota announced late Thursday it has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Darcy Kuemper. Bob McKenzie of TSN reports the deal is a one-way contract in both seasons for Kuemper and is worth $2.5 million. Kuemper, 24, bolstered the Wild's playoff hopes last season when...
Via Fox Sports North
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Wild sign goalie to two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5M

It looks like Josh Harding‘s loss is indeed Darcy Kuemper‘s gain. The Minnesota Wild signed the netminder to a two-year deal on Thursday; it’s one-way for both seasons and worth $2.5 million overall, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and the Canadian Press’ Stephen Whyno. This comes a day after word surfaced that Harding is out indefinitely with a fractured right foot and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Josh Harding suffers ankle injury, will miss start of training camp

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding was hoping to have a fresh start to the season. He will have to wait a little longer before that happens as he recently suffered an ankle injury.#459744471 / gettyimages.comHarding had a good start to last season until he was sidelined while changing medications for an illness. Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last summer and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Josh Harding out indefinitely; Mike Yeo low on options

Last year, the Minnesota Wild dealt with ridiculous goaltending issues and needed a ton of depth to simply get into the playoffs: Josh Harding battled complications from multiple sclerosis, Niklas Backstrom suffered a knee injury and Darcy Kuemper got a concussion. It was a trying year between the pipes to say the least. With training camp opening this week, the issues resurfaced...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More Goalie Drama with Harding Injury

Well as if the one question mark couldn't get any worse for the Minnesota Wild, Josh Harding is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Harding, the likely Wild starter, allegedly broke his foot yesterday after kicking a wall.Now we have the problem with who fills his shoes? Kuemper is unsigned and Backstrom is only useful in a back-up role. There are a few options out there as...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding Breaks Foot, Hearts of Wild Fans

Josh Harding is hurt. Again. Wow. What a shocker. Some sources say he has a broken ankle, others say it's a foot, either way a goalie with a bad wheel and MS isn't exactly a guy you can lean on. Harding didn't even break the foot at camp, because camp hasn't started yet. He didn't break it during conditioning for the coming season, either. He broke it during an...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding out indefinitely

Last year, the Minnesota Wild dealt with ridiculous goaltending issues and needed a ton of depth to simply get into the playoffs: Josh Harding battled complications from multiple sclerosis, Niklas Backstrom suffered a knee injury and Darcy Kuemper got a concussion. It was a trying year between the pipes to say the least. With training […] The post Josh Harding out indefinitely...
Via Two Pad Stack
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How Did Josh Harding Break His Foot?

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, Josh Harding, arguably the Wild’s No. 1 goaltender heading into Thursday’s training camp, broke his right foot while kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate and is expected to miss at least two or three months. And unsigned goalie Darcy Kuem- per was embroiled in a contract dispute that if not rectified Thursday...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild goalie Harding out indefinitely with broken foot

  Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely. The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident. The team said Harding was hurt Sunday but did not specify how. Harding will not need surgery, but with training camp starting Friday and the opener Oct. 9 the Wild's tenuous depth in the net is a concern. Veteran...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov accepts tryout offer from Wild

With news of the Minnesota Wild losing projected No. 1 goalie Josh Harding indefinitely with a fractured foot, the team wasted little time in bringing in some goaltending help. Ilya Bryzgalov has agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Wild and will be with the team when they open camp. Bryzgalov was acquired by the Wild at the trade deadline last season and went 7-1-3...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It Appears Ilya Bryzgalov Will Be At Camp For The Minnesota Wild

Sources: Ilya Bryzgalov has agreed to a pro tryout with #mnwild. Will arrive tomorrow. 7-1-3, 2.12 GAA down stretch with Wild last season — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) September 17, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild netminder Harding suffers fractured foot

Two days before the opening of training camp, the Minnesota Wild has lost a goaltender for the foreseeable future. Minnesota announced on Wednesday that goaltender Josh Harding suffered a fractured foot and will be out indefinitely. Harding, 30, won't need to have surgery to repair the fracture, the team said in a statement. The Wild, looking to build on the momentum of advancing...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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