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Captain Koivu Finning for 500

Fourteen years ago, during the 2001 NHL Entry Level Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected an 18-year-old from Turku, Finland with the sixth overall pick. Flash-forward to this season and the now 32-year-old Mikko Koivu sits just one point away from reaching the milestone of 500 career points. The play of your team starts with the […] The post Captain Koivu Finning for 500 appeared...
Via Along the Boards
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild sign college free agents, Grayson Downing, Brody Hoffman and Zach Palmquist

Grayson Downing led the UNH Wildcats with 21 goals. The Minnesota Wild have not just been busy on the ice, but their front office has been aggressive at signing college free agents now that the NCAA Division I season is winding down.  College free agents offer the advantage of being more physically developed than their counterparts coming out of major junior as well as the maturity...
Via State of Hockey News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin back with Minnesota Wild

Christian Folin returns to NHL. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). After only days passed following his reassignment to Iowa and skating in a single game without tallying a point, Folin will return to the National Hockey League (NHL) level. The Gothenburg, Sweden native has...
Via Mill City Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild sign college free agents Hoffman, Palmquist

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on entry-level contracts for next season with two more college free agents, Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist. The Wild announced Monday the deals with the 24-year-olds. Hoffman went 13-6-2 with a 2.06 goals against average in 22 games during his junior season for Vermont. Palmquist...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa Wild

Christian Folin reassigned to Iowa. (Photo/Getty Images)The Minnesota Wild has reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Folin, who has only skated in two games since March 6, will hopefully get more playing time in Iowa. While at the National Hockey League (NHL) level this year, the defenseman has tallied 10 points (2g, 8a), a plus...
Via Mill City Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch TUTO goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen score a goal, sending the announcer into spasms

TUTO goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen, a Minnesota Wild draft pick playing in Finland's second tier pro league, scored a great one Saturday against KooKoo. (Yes, for real...)Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Koivu, Niederreiter and Stewart oh my as Wild prevail 4-1 over the Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 31: Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings and Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild skate after a puck during the second period at Staples Center on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Are you staying up later to tune into late-night hockey games?  Are you finding yourself checking out scores almost obsessively...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

3rd period surge powers Wild to 4-2 victory over Calgary

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 18: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames battles Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 18, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) “Anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it, anyway you want it, she said anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it,”...
Via State of Hockey News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Wild’s potential first round match-ups

As the regular season comes end, it’s time to start thinking about the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Minnesota Wild has a possibility of facing three different teams in the first round. Those potential competitors are the Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and the Nashville Predators, and it depends on how the chips fall over the […] The post Breaking down the Wild’s potential first...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stadium Series: Road trip to Minnesota

Road Trip! I decided to take a road trip up to Minneapolis this past weekend to watch the St. Louis Blues play the Minnesota Wild and thought it would be a great opportunity to change gears and write about the experiences we had on our journey. Plus, as a Blues fan, the game was complete […] The post Stadium Series: Road trip to Minnesota appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Suter signs with South Carolina Stingrays

Jake Suter continues his playing career. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)The season has come to an end for the UMass Lowell River Hawks and for some it is time to move on with their playing careers. Former UMass Lowell defenseman Jake Suter has signed a deal with South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL and he is excited for the next chapter in his life. “I’m Extremely excited...
Via Mill City Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise leads Wild past Isles in SO for 10th straight on road

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Zach Parise scored the tying goal midway through the third period, then added another in the shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Tuesday night for their 10th straight road win. Parise's shootout attempt hit the post to the right of Jaroslav Halak and trickled in after it bounced off the goalie's leg. Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle And Thomas Vanek Are Lighting It Up Lately, Worth A Look In All Leagues

When the season started no one expected much from Thomas Vanek, RW (1 G, 1 A, 3 SOG) after he crash-landed to end his 2013 season with the Habs. It was so bad by the end that the Habs were giving Vanek fourth line minutes or just flat out benching him during the Eastern Conference Finals, so if you expected a move to Minnesota to instantly fixed what ailed him, you were cray cray...
Via Razzball Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Six different players score for Wild in win over Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday. Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Mikko Koivu contributed goals, too, and Charlie Coyle and Ryan Suter each had two assists for the Wild, who improved to an NHL-best 22-6-2 since trading for...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk Vaults Wild Into Cup Contention

View image | On January 15, the Minnesota Wild sent a 2015 third-round draft pick to the Arizona Coyotes for goaltender Devan Dubnyk. It was as solid move at the time, as the goalie situation for Minnesota was less then ideal, but the production Dubnyk has provided since joining the Wild has been so much more then anyone expected. His play is a gigantic reason...
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference playoff predictions: Wild and Flames

It is no secret that making the playoffs in the Western Conference is a tall task for any team. Even though there are two less teams in the west than the east, the region is known for having more parity than their eastern counterparts. Maybe besides the Edmonton Oilers and the Phoenix Coyotes, any team can win on any given night. The competition is so tight that even last year...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk: Savior of the Minnesota Wild’s playoff hopes

Coming off a win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, the Minnesota Wild are 38-24-7, and occupy the first Western Conference Wild Card spot with 83 points. Trailing the Wild are the Winnipeg Jets (80 points), LA Kings (79 points), and San Jose Sharks (76 points). The Wild are 8-2 in their past 10 games, and with only 14 games remaining in the season, it seems very likely that...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart took his trade from the Blues personally

The Blues traded away Chris Stewart last season to the Buffalo Sabres in a deal which was supposed to answer the team’s questions in net. The Ryan Miller experiment proved to be unsuccessful and Stewart found himself skating for the Sabres – a punishment most fans wouldn’t wish on even their most hated hockey player. Stewart was flipped from the Sabres to the Minnesota Wild...
Via Frozen Notes
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Parise Gloves Pass from Ryan Suter to Set Up Oddly Perfect Goal

Since the Minnesota Wild acquired little-used goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes in mid-January, most things have gone right for a team that was wildly underachieving. During the Wild’s win over the Devils on Tuesday night, Ryan Suter’s shot was deflected in the direction of Zach Parise, who calmly gloved it like a pretty Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

More Ratings: Minnesota Wild, LigaMX on Univision, PBA Bowling

The Minnesota Wild set a local ratings record for the third time in a month. In other news, LigaMX on Univision again delivered the week’s top soccer audience, and a weeks-delayed PBA Tour telecast scored the fourth-largest audience of the season. Wild Set New Local Ratings Record Tuesday’s Senators/Wild NHL regular season game drew a [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota Wild fans in pregame chant

Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of Minnesota Wild defenseman Jordan Leopold, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame this week after an emotional letter she wrote in December in which she pleads with her dad’s new team to trade for him went viral. The latest perk from her sudden celebrity will come when she leads...Read More The post Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional discussing daughter’s letter

Jordan Leopold is now a member of the Minnesota Wild, and as anyone who has seen his daughter’s adorable yet heartbreaking letter to the team’s coaches asking them to bring her daddy back home is aware, no one is probably more happy than 10-year-old Jordyn. Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minn., native who starred on the...Read More The post New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Jordan Leopold’s daughter is one happy camper following Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 34-year-old defenseman is heading back to his native Minnesota after the Columbus Blue Jackets dealt him to the Wild for a draft pick and Justin Falk. The move comes just a couple of months after his 11-year-old daughter requested the trade in adorable fashion. According to Minnesota radio...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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