Dubnyk, Foligno lead Wild over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3- victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored and Eric Staal added an empty-netter to seal Minnesota’s fifth win in the last seven games. The Wild continued their hold on third place in the Central Division with...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Zucker leads Wild to 4-2 win in Vegas homecoming

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jason Zucker, the only NHL player raised in Nevada, scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Friday might. The Wild, who had lost two in a row and four of seven, completed a 3-0 season sweep of the Pacific Division leaders in front of 18,295 fans. Charlie Coyle, Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

The Wild Western Conference: Ides of March Edition

As the NHL’s Western Conference careens to its April finish, it is not always easy to figure out how your team is faring, where it projects and what is coming up next. At The Hockey Writers, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a quick and simple view of the teams locked in this close race. It’ll be updated on Thursday, to reflect the results of the Monday-Wednesday games, and...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Wild's Spurgeon (hammy) out at least 1 month

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon will miss a minimum of four weeks due to a partial tear of his right hamstring. Spurgeon likely would miss some postseason games if the Wild, currently in third place in the Central Division, make it there.
5 days ago

Jared Spurgeon injury update: Wild D (hamstring) to miss at least 4 weeks

The Wild announced Jared Spurgeon is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks to a partial tear of his right hamstring.
Via Sporting News
6 days ago

Bigger Impact Signing: Zach Parise or Ryan Suter

The Fourth of July in 2012 was a glorious day in the state of Minnesota. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter joined forces to play for the state of hockey with matching 13-year, $98-million contracts. The signing changed the culture and fan outlook instantaneously for a team that had failed to make the postseason for four straight years. Even when the Wild made the playoffs prior, they couldn...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Criticism Persists for Wild’s Ryan Suter

The hefty paydays for the Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, with matching 13-year, $98 million contracts, was always going to get people talking. Parise has received his fair share of criticism, especially after some injury-riddled campaigns. Suter has missed only five total games since joining the Wild prior to the 2012-13 season. He has been everything the Wild could...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Wild forward Kunin (ACL) done for season

Minnesota Wild rookie forward Luke Kunin is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.
14 days ago

Wild F Luke Kunin tears ACL, out seven months

After only just recalled for another chance at the NHL level, Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin will have to wait quite some time before getting back on the ice. The team announced that Kunin suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s game which will require surgery, and faces a seven month recovery timeline. After only just being recalled for another chance at the NHL level, Minnesota Wild...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild will have to make decisions on Staal, Zucker soon

While the Minnesota Wild will likely need to fight every game for the rest of the season to reach the playoffs, there isn’t a lot of talk about what the team intends to do in the offseason, yet there are key decisions the Wild will have to make in the coming months, including what to do with a pair of their top forwards in Eric Staal and Jason Zucker.While the team is already loaded...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Staal’s battle back to the top

Two years ago, when the New York Rangers acquired the face and captain of the Carolina Hurricanes, it wasn’t universally regarded as a good move. Staal had scored just 33 points in 63 games with Carolina that season and looked like his career was rapidly trending down. Head coach Alain Vigneault had to somewhat sell the move to the Rangers faithful, explaining to Sports Illustrated...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

These Saints and Vikings fan reactions to miracle TD are awesome

Sunday’s stunning ending to the Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints game led to some fantastic fan reaction videos, as you could imagine. Vikings fans of course were elated by the outcome, while Saints fans were shocked and in some cases, furious.We’ve compiled some of the best fan reaction videos below for you to see. Enjoy.SAINTS FANS This Saints fan blamed the TV: And this one...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Can the return of Zach Parise energize the Minnesota Wild?

Yesterday, for the first time this season, the Minnesota Wild’s highest paid forward stepped on the ice. Zach Parise underwent back surgery in late October, and had been out of action since last season’s playoffs, but has been working hard to get back into form for the season. Last week Parise played a conditioning game with the Wild’s AHL affiliate in Iowa before he debuted with...
Via isportsweb.com
January 03, 2018  |  Discuss

Zach Parise's back surgery a long-term concern for Wild?

The Minnesota Wild have confirmed that the team will be without the services of alternate captain Zach Parise until at least Christmas. Parise has decided to get surgery for the herniated disc that has bothered him since January.Parise has yet to play a game this year. His back injury flared up before training camp, but he had been skating with the team since before the season began...
Via isportsweb.com
October 26, 2017  |  Discuss

John Hayden drops Marcus Foligno with unreal knockout punch

John Hayden might want to consider a career in the boxing ring after seeing the knockout punch he delivered during a fight with Marcus Foligno.The Chicago Blackhawks center got into a fight with the Minnesota Wild’s Foligno during the second period of their game on Thursday and sure made a statement.Here’s the final punch of their fight: Both got five minutes for fighting. If this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund

This offseason for the NHL has been full of astonishing twists and turns. Not only did the Vegas expansion draft put extra pressure on teams, but they also had to participate in the entry level draft and free agency all within a two-week period. Some teams remained pretty much intact through the madness. The Minnesota Wild, however, was not one of those teams. The Wild lost some...
Via isportsweb.com
August 07, 2017  |  Discuss

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