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Wild Roster Moves Leave Promising Look to Upcoming Season

Well Wild fans, you all got your wish, and at a discounted price at that. Thomas Vanek has come "home" for the next three seasons to play with the Minnesota Wild. Although Vanek was the only real big splash the Wild made in the off-season thus far, they are working on resigning much of their young talent by the start of the upcoming season.However, with new signings come...
Via Goon's World
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild still trying to re-sign Niederreiter, Kuemper

Training camp is still seven weeks away, but Darcy Kuemper and Nino Niederreiter remain unsigned by the Wild as the NHL enters the dog days of the offseason. The league typically goes on an unofficial hiatus in August, but the Wild still has two restricted free agents left to re-sign after Tuesday’s two-year, $2 million contract signed by winger Justin Fontaine. General Manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Justin Fontaine to 2-year deal, Nino and Keumper’s future still up in the air

Justin Fontaine signs back on for two years at about $1 million per season. Hard work does pay off, its something we tell young people all of the time.  Whether as coaches, as teachers or as parents as you try to instill work ethic so they can overcome the challenges and hardships one faces as they grow up.  Or at least that’s what you hope.  For some people the rewards for...
Via State of Hockey News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Johan Gustafsson (video)

If you’re looking for the biggest issue with the Minnesota Wild in the near future, look no further than goaltending. After a carousel of netminders occupied the Wild’s crease last season, the team is trying to find stability for years down the road. While Darcy Kuemper showed his own flashes of greatness at the end of last season, Johan Gustafsson is quietly waiting in the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild News: Justin Fontaine Avoids Arbitration

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed a key member of their forward depth.#479444183 / gettyimages.comNeil Sheehy, Justin Fontaine's agent, broke the news,Justin Fontaine and the Minnesota Wild agree on a two-year contract worth $2 Million.— NEIL SHEEHY (@ICEHockeyAgent) July 29, 2014The undrafted rookie out of the University of Minnesota Duluth scored a dozen goals and 21 points...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Fontaine to two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Fontaine agrees to two-year contract with Wild

Justin Fontaine, the 26-year-old Wild forward, will avoid a Friday arbitration hearing and sign a new two-year deal with the Wild this afternoon. The deal is expected to be worth $1 million annually ($950,000 in Year 1 and $1.05 million in Year 2). Fontaine, the former University of Minnesota Duluth national champion, tied for fourth on the Wild and tied for 12th among NHL rookies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Thomas Vanek All Goals From The 2013-14 Season & Playoffs

In what has been one of the slowest offseason that I can remember, time to start moving forward. Here's a video for Wild fans to peruse. I think the Minnesota Wild will be a lot better with Thomas Vanek in their top-six.
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Dumba hoping to stay in one place this season

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba got his first real taste of the NHL last season. It was one stop on a whirlwind tour that entrenched Dumba as one of the League's top defense prospects. This season he hopes to turn that experience into a full-time role with the Wild. "I was all over the map," Dumba said. "But it was fun every step of the way. I was learning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thomas Vanek Connected To Federal Gambling Investigation

Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek appeared voluntarily in a federal courthouse in upstate New York on Monday as part of an ongoing gambling investigation he is reportedly tied to, according to News 10 NBC in Rochester. A law enforcement source told News 10 that the former Buffalo Sabres star is connected to the federal investigation involving  Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek may be connected to a federal gambling investigation

Thomas Vanek appears to be connected to a federal gambling investigation currently taking place in New York. A report from WHEC suggests that Vanek is involved with a case involving The Marina Restaurant & Bar, located in Rochester, New York. The report details that Vanek voluntarily visited a federal court house with his lawyer, but isn’t personally being charged. Via WHEC...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Alex Tuch

When the Minnesota Wild drafted Alex Tuch 18th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, it was clear that the team was following a formula that other teams have used for success. Tuch, a native of Baldwinsville, New York, has an extremely mature body even though he is just 18 years old. In drafting Tuch, Minnesota got a legitimate power forward that makes his biggest impact banging around...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild latest to take advantage of U.S. developmental program

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the revelry that followed being drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Wild last month, Alex Tuch was approached by members of the organization and asked about Louis Belpedio, who Tuch played with last season as part of the U.S. National Under-18 team. Tuch wasn't sure what the line of questioning meant, but he figured the Wild were interested in his...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Risers and fallers after development camp

After the week-long NHL development camp, the next generation of Minnesota Wild prospects have created some buzz for the future of the franchise. Highlighted by a pair of scrimmages that were open to the public, a few players impressed fans and coaches with superior talent. Others, including a few players that have an opportunity to crack the NHL roster this season, hardly looked...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Zucker to two-way contract

Jason Zucker is staying in the Minnesota Wild organization. Zucker just might not be at the NHL level. Zucker, a restricted free agent this offseason, signed a two-year contract with Minnesota on Tuesday. The deal includes a two-way option in 2014-15 that could see him sent to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa, and a one-way contract for 2015-16. Zucker, 22...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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