Minnesota Wild

‘I wish we wouldn’t have done that’: Wild owner regrets Martin Hanzal trade
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In the first half of the regular season, the Minnesota Wild looked like a legit Stanley Cup contender, but they faded quickly down the stretch. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher tried to get his team back on the rails by making a splash on deadline day, so he landed Martin Hanzal, Ryan White and a fourth-round […]

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Wild GM is ‘all ears’ for trade offers ahead of expansion draft
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A Sportsnet report that said Nino Niederreiter‘s name has “started circulating in trade circles” has brought renewed focus to the Minnesota Wild’s situation ahead of the expansion draft. The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo had also heard that rumor, so he got in touch with Wild GM Chuck Fletcher to talk about it. “Ultimately, I just […]

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Zach Parise on Wild's season, Olympic decision (Puck Daddy Q&A)
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APRIL 08: Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild leans in during a face off against the Arizona Coyotes at the NHL game at Gila River Arena on April 8, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Wild defeated the Coyotes 3-1. Zach Parise isn’t ready to look back at the Minnesota Wild’s 2016-17 season in a […]

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Minnesota Wild auctioning off North Stars warm-up jerseys
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Photo of Zach Parise tweeted out by the Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild are auctioning off signed Minnesota North Stars jerseys Wild players wore during warm-ups before a game this past season. On April 4 before their game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Xcel Energy Center, the Wild had their players wear 1967 replica North […]

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Goaltending figures to be key as Blues host Preds
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The St. Louis Blues know how well goalie Jake Allen played in their first-round series against the Minnesota Wild, but they have one sobering fact staring them in the face as they prepare for round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. As good as Allen was, Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was even better in his […]

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Wild's Staal has concussion from head-first boards crash
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal has a concussion from his head-first crash into the boards. Fortunately, the dangerous collision didn't damage him further than that. He knew it looked bad enough that, when he greeted his wife

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Wild dealing with postseason disappointment, once again
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Five straight appearances in the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild have produced just two series victories and a high volume of frustration. ''Sure, we felt good coming in,'' captain Mikko Koivu said, alluding to the franchise-best 106 points compiled during the regular season that gave the Wild the second-best record in the Western Conference. For […]

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Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny
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While many of his teammates enjoyed a well-deserved break, St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice for the team's optional skate. To Stastny, there was no time to lose preparing for the Western Conference semifinal series against the Nashville Predators. Being back on the ice, and back in action, is a relief […]

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Eulogy: Remembering the 2016-17 Minnesota Wild
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  (Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we’re bound to lose some friends along the journey. We’ve asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the

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Wild owner confirms Fletcher safe as GM
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After a disappointing first-round playoff exit, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold has given GM Chuck Fletcher a vote of confidence. Per the Star-Tribune, Leipold confirmed on Sunday that Fletcher’s job was safe, potentially to quiet speculation about the longtime GM’s job security in the wake of a disappointing finish. But Leipold’s vote of confidence also […]

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Predators rested, ready to face Blues in surprising semi
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The Nashville Predators finally get a new opponent in the postseason after their surprising sweep of the Western Conference's No. 1 seed. The St. Louis Blues, fresh off downing the West's second-best team with a 4-1 series victory over the Minnesota Wild that was as stunning as Nashville's sweep. St. Louis coach Mike Yeo said […]

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Haula on another Wild playoff letdown: ‘We’re all sick of it’
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The Minnesota Wild have tried a lot of different things and spent plenty of money since returning to the playoffs in 2012-13, but the story seems to end the same, unpleasant way. In the past five playoff runs, they’ve never won more than a single series. They’ve now been bounced in the first round two […]

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