Post Tagged with: "Niklas Backstrom"

Josh Harding has been a warrior for the Minnesota Wild, and when healthy he and Niklas Backstrom are one of the best goalie tandems in the NHL. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Josh Harding and the Goaltending Woes of the Minnesota Wild

When I heard a couple days ago that Minnesota wild goaltender Josh Harding had injured his foot, my first thought was about the bad luck that the Wild have had […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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None Shall Pass: Bryzgalov Blocks Kuemper’s Path

When Chuck Fletcher said early in the summer that he was willing to carry three goaltenders on his NHL roster, none of those three goaltenders were supposed to have a […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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4 Minnesota Wild Players Who Need A Bounce-Back Season

There’s an old bit of folk wisdom that I learned from my Grandfather years ago. He’d say, You’re not a true Wild fan until you’ve blamed Mikko Koivu for something. […]

by · September 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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The Minnesota Wild: 7 Bold Predictions For Next Season

It’s approaching tradition in the hum-drum between the beginning of August up until camp opens in September, that writers offer some barely defensible predictions about the coming season based on […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
Should Darcy Kuemper Be in Minnesota’s Plans?

Should Darcy Kuemper Be in Minnesota’s Plans?

At this time of year the NHL comes to a complete halt. GM’s, players and even the media are almost nowhere to be found, many taking their end of summer […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 2 comments · Minnesota Wild
The Goalie Games: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

The Goalie Games: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Most teams in the NHL have a solid staring goaltender that they count on to be in net for the better part of the year. The Minnesota Wild must not have […]

Darcy Kuemper (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL.com Fantasy Rankings Reveal Wild Goaltending Conundrum

Wild fans don’t need me to tell them that the goaltending situation in Minnesota for the 2014-15 season is a little messy. But, despite general manager Chuck Fletcher saying he’d […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy, Minnesota Wild
Niklas Backstrom Needs rest. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Great 8: The Best Undrafted Free Agents In Minnesota Wild History

While there is an impressive list of great NHLers who went undrafted, players like Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour, Dino Ciccarelli, Antti Niemi, and Adam Oates are the exception rather than […]

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter both signed with the Wild last summer (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

A Wild October in Minnesota: A Review of the Early 2013-2014 Season

  October is a great month for professional sports. The NFL season is gaining steam, the MLB playoffs come to fruition, the NBA season gets under-way and of course the […]

by · November 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, News/Commentary
The draft is just a month away. What will you do that weekend along with the hockey? (2013 NHL Draft / File Photo)

Capitals select winger Andre Burakovsky with the 23rd overall pick

Capitals General Manager George McPhee stepped to the podium this afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, wasting very little time in making his first round selection a reality. […]

by · June 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Patrick Sharp was activated for Sunday's game vs. the Kings

Playoff Preview: Chicago Blackhawks – Minnesota Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their regular season April 27 against the St. Louis Blues, with first place locked up the Hawks rested many of their regulars. It is now official that Chicago will play the 8th seeded Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2013 playoffs. With big name stars on both rosters this should lead to a series that promises end to end excitement.

by · April 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks

Is NHL goaltending Finnished?

Our Finnish Goaltender is better than your Finnish Goaltender! Antti Niemi, Pekka Rinne, Tuukka Rask. What do they have in common? All three are deubting in their first National Hockey […]

by · April 20, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild