Senior Snipers

A big part of Florida's losing record in the 2013-2014 NHL season was that they couldn't score goals. There are 3 aging options coming up in free agency that could be worth a look for a team who only had one 20 goal scorer. Alright, who are these Senior Snipers Dany Heatly Coming off yet another terrible year with the Minnesota Wild the former All-Star only had 12 goals...
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Wild pins playoff hopes on Bryzgalov

Like the “humongous” universe he was so fascinated by during HBO’s ‘‘24/7,’’ the Ilya Bryzgalov YouTube library is vast and endless. Type his name into the search field, and you’ll find out Bryz- galov is afraid of bears in the forest. You’ll hear how the Wild goaltender thinks Siberian huskies with blue eyes look like beautiful blondes. You’ll watch him dive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Nathan MacKinnon has proved to be a useful acquisition for the Avalanche. Can he help them win in the playoffs? (via CBC) The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will face-off Thursday in what will perhaps be one of the most interesting and intense opening series of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Both the Avalanche and Wild are teams looking to make names for themselves. Though...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild, Avalanche amped up for Game 1 of playoff series

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason. Perhaps it's only fitting then that Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday night at Pepsi Center. "Am I nervous? I say...
Via Fox Sports North
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This one is really difficult to call. The Colorado Avalanche had an incredible regular season under the guidance of rookie head coach Patrick Roy, but it all seems too good to be true. The Minnesota Wild had an up-and-down season,…Read more →The post Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
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Wild enter playoffs with more experience, different feeling than last year

Rewind to last April and the Minnesota Wild were left to win at Colorado on the season's final day to earn their first playoff appearance in five years. Minnesota's late qualifier earned it a matchup with the top-seed Chicago Blackhawks. Forward Jason Pominville, the Wild's big trade-deadline acquisition, was dealing with a concussion and unable to play anything but a...
Via Fox Sports North
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Wild expect to put Granlund back in lineup vs. Avs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs, after a hit to the head kept him out for the last six games of the regular season.
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Minnesota Wild: A trip down memory lane (videos)

These are two of the biggest goals in Minnesota Wild history... Just think about this, Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy lost the last two games that he played in.Also, the last game of  Roy's NHL career was against the Minnesota Wild. Looking at some of the names of the players, the Av's were loaded.Watching these old video, I can't imagine the NHL without HD TV. Also...
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Wild's Granlund, Kuemper practicing, nearing return

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikael Granlund's words expressed anything but certainty. His tone, though, was indicative of an excited young man on the verge of his first NHL postseason appearance. The Wild center practiced again Monday, for the second time in three days after missing Minnesota's final six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. Gliding comfortably around...
Via Fox Sports North
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Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: Series preview and prediction

The Minnesota Wild open the first round of the playoffs Thursday against the dynamic and Central Division surprise Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have flourished this season behind a cast of budding superstars and a fiery coach in Patrick Roy. The question now is how this potent team will fair in the playoffs against the more seasoned Wild who have a worse record, but boast more experience...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports North to televise first-round Wild playoff games

  FOX Sports North announced Tuesday that it will televise the NHL first round playoff series between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche. All telecasts will include a one-hour Wild Live pregame show, as well as extended (half hour) postgame coverage. Television coverage begins on Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a one-hour edition of Wild Live presented by Century Link...
Via Fox Sports North
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NHL Playoffs Simulation - Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche finished with 112 points, and a +30 goal differential, scoring 250 goals. The Minnesota Wild scored just 207 goals and finished with a +1 goal differential and 98 regular season points. Our simulation has the Wild upsetting the Avalanche in just 5 games. Game 1Wild 3Avalanche 2Wild lead series 1-0.1st Period:COL - Andre Benoit (1) (Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Series Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche

Marco Scandella races for the puck against Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly. Playoffs?  Playoffs?!?!  Its the little sound bite that will haunt former NFL football coach Jim Mora for the rest of his days.  But seriously, we are talking about the playoffs.  It was something that some Wild fans, including myself were unsure if they would really happen as the team started another small...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Wild can beat the Avs

First off it's great to be back, sorry to all my readers who missed me the past month, I was working a practicum that was eating up almost all of my time, so I had to take some time off to do that. That being said, the NHL playoffs start on Wednesday and by winning the first wild card berth, Minnesota earned the right to play the lower seed division winner in the Western Conference...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Georges The Dog Is Quite Possibly The Minnesota Wild’s Most Passionate Fan

Everybody knows that Minnesota is a hotbed for hockey, but did you know that some Minny dogs enjoy the sport just as much as their human owners? Well, meet Georges the Golden Retriever. Georges is a pretty big Minnesota Wild fan. He owns a Mikko Koivu jersey. He watches the games on TV. He gets fired up. He’s awesome. If this is how excited Georges gets for a regular season game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Unfazed by loss, Wild prepare for Avalanche

Bring on the Colorado Avalanche. The Minnesota Wild had just wrapped up its regular season when thoughts immediately turned to their first-round playoff opponent, Central Division-winning Colorado. Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo said the team was working out after Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. "The thing is, coming into the playoffs, we've just got to...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild lose in ugly fashion in 7-3 loss at home to Nashville finish regular season

Zach Parise tries to jam home a shot by Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. A weekend ritual during the hockey season has been listening to the radio show Beyond the Pond on KFAN radio every Saturday from 10AM to Noon.  Along with the show’s host, Brandon Mileski who is a high school hockey coach at Coon Rapids when he’s not producing “the Common Man” Dan Cole‘s Progrum he’s...
Via State of Hockey News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds hang seven more on Minnesota to close out 13-14 season

Just like game 81, game 82 saw the Nashville Predators trail by two early but battle back to put on an offensive onslaught and hang seven goals on their opponent. In front of 18,658 at Xcel Energy Center, the Preds beat the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild by a score of 7-3. Nashville finished the year on a 9-1-2 run but even 20 out of 24 possible points wasn’t enough to sneak into...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov Goes To Play Puck, Falls Down, Gives Up Goal

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov went to play the puck against the Nashville Predators and it went as poorly as possible. Bryzgalov caught a rut and fell down, sliding into the corner as the Preds put the puck into the empty net. Not a good look right before the playoffs. [@cjzero] The post Ilya Bryzgalov Goes To Play Puck, Falls Down, Gives Up Goal appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Wild meet Avalanche again in playoffs

How about another playoff series between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche? With the St. Louis Blues losing Sunday at Detroit, Colorado won the Central Division, meaning Minnesota will face Colorado in the first round of the playoffs starting on Thursday. The Wild, the top Wild Card team in the Western Conference, will be making its fifth postseason appearance and will be...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #82: Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators, Sunday 4-13-14, Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (43-26-12)  98pts  4th in the Central 2.42 Goals For (25th) 2.36 Goals Against (6th) 17.7% Power Play (17th) 79.3% Penalty Kill (26th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 29G 28A = 57pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 27A = 55pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 42A = 53pts 4. #26 Matt Moulson ~ 23G 27A = 50pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 8G 35A = 43pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #21 Kyle...
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Wild's Rupp takes responsibility for hit on Blues star Oshie

Through 11 NHL seasons and more than 610 career games, Mike Rupp had never been fined or suspended by the league before Friday's suspension for a "late, illegal check to the head" in Thursday's Minnesota Wild win. Rupp believes the outcomes of a long NHL career outweigh what happened on Thursday when he hit St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie, with Rupp's left...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Granlund, Stoner closing in on return to Wild lineup

Streaking into the playoffs with points in their last seven games, the Minnesota Wild also might be at full strength when the postseason begins next week. Center Mikael Granlund, who's missed the past five games with an upper-body injury, returned to practice for the first time on Saturday since sustaining the injury at Los Angeles on March 31. Defenseman Clayton Stoner, who...
Via Fox Sports North
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Wild's Mike Rupp suspended four games for hit on T.J. Oshie

Minnesota Wild forward Mike Rupp has been suspended four games by the NHL's department of player safety for an illegal head check on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie Thursday night. The suspension will carry into the playoffs as the Wild have just one regular-season game remaining. It was a bad hit that knocked Oshie out of the game and will keep him out of the Blues'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Rupp suspended for hit on Oshie

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild forward Mike Rupp for four games without pay for Rupp's hit on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie on Thursday night. The league announced the decision Friday after the department of player safety reviewed the play. Rupp hit Oshie with a shoulder to the head in the second period of the Wild's 4-2 victory over the Blues...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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