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Wild notebook: Fontaine out for season opener with lower-body injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With two games remaining in the preseason, the Minnesota Wild have already lost a forward for the season opener on Oct. 9. Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said Justin Fontaine has a lower-body injury which will keep the second-year forward out of the lineup for a couple of weeks and through the regular season's first game. Fontaine, 26, had 13 goals and eight assists...
Via Fox Sports North
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Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba or Christian Folin? Who should make the team? (Video)

As opening night against the Colorado Avalanche inches ever closer, the Minnesota Wild are gearing up by evaluating its options for final roster sports in the last couple preseason games. Several players have already cleared waivers and been assigned to the Iowa Wild to start the year. Mike Yeo and Chuck Fletcher have both said that they will take the final home-and-home series...
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All That Has Transpired: Minnesota Wild

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Minnesota Wild. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Minnesota Wild 2013-14 Season: 43-27-12 – 98 points – (4th Central Division; 7th Western Conference) Thomas Vanek has plenty to smile about after signing a three-year,...
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Ilya Bryzgalov takes selfies with fans during game

During the Minnesota Wild’s 4-1 exhibition victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, backup goalie Ilya Bryzgalov took selfies with fans. Bryz has been taking selfies with fans tonight. #mnwild — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) September 30, 2014 selfie with #bryzgalov. Not the greatest of me…but still epic! — JackieB...
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Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

After helping lead the team into the playoffs last season after being a late roster addition, the Minnesota Wild brought back Ilya Bryzgalov for a training camp tryout heading into this season, partly due to the uncertainty of the team’s goaltending situation. During Monday night’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Xcel Energy Center […] The post Wild goalie...
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Ilya Bryzgalov Beats Third-Period Boredom By Taking Selfies With Fans (Photos)

Minnesota Wild backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov defeated some boredom Monday night the same way teenage girls do — by taking some selfies. The always entertaining Bryz had some fun on the bench during the third period while Darcy Kuemper was busy between the pipes putting together a 32-save performance in the Wild’s 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bryzgalov, whose in camp...
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Ilya Bryzgalov Takes Selfies During Wild Preseason Game, Seriously

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had the night off and he used his time on the bench quite well. This is why Bryz is a fan favorite, this is truly awesome. [Puck Daddy Blog] The post Ilya Bryzgalov Takes Selfies During Wild Preseason Game, Seriously appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Pominville nets hat trick for Wild in preseason win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Pominville led the Minnesota Wild with 30 goals last season. The veteran forward is rounding into form as the regular season closes in this year. Pominville had three goals on Monday in a 4-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, finishing off the hat trick with an empty net goal with 20 seconds remaining. Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, while Mikael...
Via Fox Sports North
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Does Former Gopher Goon Stu Bickel have a Chance of Making the Wild

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Via Goon's World
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Wild situation in the Minnesota crease

#459196061 / The puck hasn’t even dropped for regular season action and the Minnesota Wild are already in mid-season goalie crisis mode. After last season’s impressive season, the Minnesota Wild were expected to take another step forward and had put faith in the goalie tandem of Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding to lead the team. Minnesota fans learned a tough...
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Pioneer Press: Wild's Justin Fontaine: Small-town boy starting to make big impact

Speaking of former college hockey players. Former UMD Bulldog Justin Fontaine is in camp with a new contract trying to cement a roster spot with the Minnesota Wild. Fontaine is on a two-way contract so he could end up playing for the Iowa Wild to start the season. Chad Graff, Pioneer Press -- Justin Fontaine insists this Wild training camp is no different from last year's...
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Parise bashes dump-and-chase strategy

Zach Parise used to be a supporter of the dump-and-chase strategy. That very strategy propelled Parise and the Devils to some strong seasons and a deep playoff run, but the forward has since changed his mind. In fact, he’s backing his shift away from the dump-and-chase thanks to advanced statistics. Here’s what Parise told the Star Tribune: “I read a study this summer that...
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Minnesota Wild: Three players poised for a breakout season (video)

Training camp is underway for the Minnesota Wild and yet another NHL season is just around the corner. Additions and solid drafting over the past five years have many expecting the Nino Niederreiter contributed in many ways late last season, most notably by scoring the game 7 overtime winner against the Avalanche. Wild to be contenders in the Central Division and the playoffs. The...
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Josh Harding suspended; Darcy Kuemper re-signed

It turns out Darcy Kuemper didn’t need to play the KHL card after all. No, all he needed was a little bit of an unfortunate incident to get what he was looking for out of the Minnesota Wild, opening up the door for his return. Last week, the Wild announced their top goaltender Josh Harding would be out “indefinitely” with a fractured foot. The thought is that Harding could...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: What’s the deal with Darcy Kuemper?

It’s been wel documented that the biggest issue facing the Minnesota Wild coming out of this offseason is the goaltending situation. The last two weeks have seen that problem compound with the Wild’s inability to sign last season’s most used goalie in Darcy Kuemper. The dispute has lingered over the heads of the organization all summer and has become a minor distraction heading...
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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