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NHL Western Conference Preview 2014-15

OCTOBER 10, 2014 — Here’s our look at the Western Conference for 2014-15.  Here is our predicted order of finish, plus a capsule look at each team: WESTERN CONFERENCE: KEY: # IS RANK IN CONFERENCE LETTER WITH NUMBER = DIVISIONAL FINISH (C=CENTRAL DIV.  /  P=PACIFIC DIV.) PLAYOFF TEAMS: SAN JOSE SHARKS (P1) ST. LOUIS BLUES (C1) CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (C2) LOS ...Full Article

SIGNING: Wild Sign Thomas Vanek 3yrs./$19.5 ($6.5M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher signed free-agent big-fish winger Thomas Vanek to a very tidy 3-year deal.  Did not need to go long-term here, and ...Full Article

Blackhawks Defeat Wild, Advance to West Final

MAY 13, 2014 — Patrick Kane is known for crafty moves and patience with the puck, took a loose puck from his forehand, then his backhand, and lifted a ...Full Article

Round 2 Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild | Stanley Cup Playoffs

MAY 2, 2014 — Chicago eliminated Minnesota in a tight five-game series last season. If the Wild can get solid goaltending, the defending champion Blackhawks need to watch out ...Full Article

Three Game 7’s in One Day

APRIL 30, 2014 — Ah, Spring!   For only the fifth time in its 97-year history, the NHL will see three Games 7 on the same day. NEW YORK RANGERS VS. ...Full Article

Cooke Receives Seven Game Suspension

April 23, 2014 – Boston – On Monday, April 21st, Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild appeared to intentionally hit, knee-on-knee, Tyson Barrie of the Colorado Avalanche, at 2:02 of ...Full Article

Playoffs Low Down and Dirty: Matt Cooke on Tyson Barrie

APRIL 22, 2014 — Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild will face an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after his knee-on-knee hit on Avalanche defenseman ...Full Article

Round 1 Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

The Avalanche, led by certain Jack Adams-winner Patrick Roy, jumped from 29th overall to third, becoming the first team since the NHL expanded to 21 teams in 1979 to ...Full Article

Round 1 Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

This series features a couple of dynamic duos: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in Anaheim; Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin in Dallas. Therein lies the end of the similarities. ...Full Article

Franzen, Henrique and Kuemper NHL 3 Stars

MARCH 3, 2014 — NEW YORK — Detroit Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen , New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique and Minnesota Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper have been ...Full Article

Mikko Koivu Joins Brother Saku on Shelf: Won’t Go to Sochi

FEBRUARY 7, 2014 — ST. PAUL — HOCKEYTALK NEWS — Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu announced today that he won’t be joining Team Finland at the Sochi Olympics. The ...Full Article

NHL 3 Stars of the Week: Parise, Kessel, Backlund

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 — NEW YORK — Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund have been named ...Full Article

Skinner, Elliott & Suter NHL 3 Stars of the Week

JANUARY 6, 2014 — NEW YORK — Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter have been named the ...Full Article

What’s Up with Yeo and Heatley? Plus: Stastny trade bait…Antti Rantta surges…Sabres ratings suffer

DECEMBER 11, 2013 — Let’s take a spin around the NHL on this chilly Wednesday AM: LOS ANGELES KINGS Aside from the emergence of Martin Jones, who arrives on ...Full Article

Kane, Malkin, Harding NHL 3 Stars for Month of November

DECEMBER 3, 2013 — NEW YORK — Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Scrivens, Seguin and Harding NHL 3 Stars of Week

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 — NEW YORK Los Angeles Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens, Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding have been named the NHL’s “Three ...Full Article

Pominville, Fleury, Chimera 3 Stars of the Week Ending Nov 3

NEW YORK (Nov. 4, 2013) – Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Red Recaps July in the NHL

Good day, eh.  I hope your summer’s as hot as Paulina Gretzky in a bikini.  I love summer because we Canadians switch to ball hockey and that means the ...Full Article

Rangers/Wild Swap: D Justin Falk to NYR for F Benn Ferriero & 6th Pick ’14 to MNW

NEW YORK, June 30, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Justin Falk from Minnesota in exchange ...Full Article

Harding Wins Masterton

CHICAGO (June 14, 2013) — Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding is the 2012-13 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who “best exemplifies ...Full Article

Masterton Trophy Nominees: Crosby, Harding, McQuaid

NEW YORK (May 14, 2013) — Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, goaltender Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild and defenseman Adam McQuaid of the Boston Bruins are ...Full Article

Letang, Subban & Suter Norris Trophy Nominees (Best Defenseman)

NEW YORK (May 7, 2013) — Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild are the three finalists ...Full Article

Brown Suspended 2 Games for Hit on Pominville

NEW YORK (April 24, 2013) — Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown has been suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville during NHL ...Full Article

Sabres Trade Captain Pominville to Wild; Plus: Ducks Send G Deslauriers

APRIL 3, 2013 — BUFFALO — HOCKEYTALK NEWS — The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly traded captain Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild for center Johan Larsson and goalie Matt Hackett.  Pominville ...Full Article

Ovechkin, Backstrom & Kadri NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (March 25, 2013) – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Setoguchi and Heatley Deals Prove Fletcher’s Chops Solid

MARCH 22, 2013 — Western Conference GMs Stan Bowman, Dean Lombardi and Bob Murray rightly receive accolades for their managerial prowess this season and last, but the Minnesota Wild ...Full Article

Josh Brewster on THE SPORTS LODGE with Roger Lodge 3/12/13

Josh Brewster previews Ducks vs Wild with Roger Lodge 3/12/13 Listen online!Full Article

J.R.’s Rink Rants

In this edition of Rink Rants: A Fasth Start, Hart Trophy Finalists and a letter to Eugene Melnyk   7-0-0 is a Fasth Start  This is one of those ...Full Article

Rangers Trade Rupp to Wild for Powe, N. Palmieri

NEW YORK, February 4, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forwards Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri from ...Full Article

Video: Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild

Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild talks about coming to the State of Hockey, what he sees for the future of the Wild, his legendary uncle, Gary Suter and ...Full Article

Video–Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild

Zach Parise talks about his college career, international play, coming to Minnesota, his goals as a member of the Wild and his father who played in the 1972 Summit ...Full Article