NHL Rumors: Oilers, Wild, Canucks, Maple Leafs, More

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Wild, Canucks, Maple Leafs, More

February 14th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is more news coming after Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian used his skate to try and effectively stab Erik Cernak, the Minnesota Wild have fired their coach, and we look at where things are at when it comes to negotiations between the Vancouver Canucks and...
Wild Part Ways With Boudreau

Wild Part Ways With Boudreau

February 14th, 2020 When we look back at the 2019-20 National Hockey League season, we are going to remember it as the year of the coaching change. You can officially add Bruce Boudreau to the list of coaches who have either been fired or resign since the puck dropped on the regular season. Wild Ready to Move...

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February 9th, 2020
Minnesota Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Nathan MacKinnon scored his 32nd goal of the season, Pavel Francouz made 34 saves and the Colorado Avalanche ended their road trip with four wins in five games, beating the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Sunday night. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado, which has won seven of the past eight games and is second in the league behind Washington with 18 road wins this season. Jared Spurgeon and Kevin Fiala scored for Minnesota, which lost for the first time in four games. Devan Dubnyk made his second straight start for the Wild and stopped 30 shots. Jared Spurgeon, Minnesota Wild (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Minnesota has tried to get back into playoff positioning with a friendly February schedule that includes a record nine games at home, where it's 16-8-4 this season. Playing away from Colorado has been no problem for the Avalanche. Behind its 18-9-2 record on the road, Colorado is second in the Western Conference with...
February 7th, 2020
Minnesota Wild

DALLAS — Joel Eriksson Ek scored his second goal of the game with 26 seconds to play and the Minnesota Wild rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night. Eriksson Ek skated from behind the net to the right goalpost and p...
February 6th, 2020
Vancouver Canucks

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kevin Fiala and Brad Hunt each had a goal and an assist as part of Minnesota's three-goal first period and the Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Thursday night. Ryan Hartman and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Alex Stalock stopped 24 shots to establish a career high with his 13th win of the season. J.T. Miller and Antoine Roussel scored and Jacob Markstrom made 33 saves for Vancouver, which has played 10 of its last 13 games on the road and finished a five-game trip 2-2-1. Winners of nine straight at Rogers Arena, the Canucks begin a six-game homestand Saturday. They hope to have Elias Pettersson back. The top-line centre, who has 23 goals and 55 points, was a late scratch with a lower-body injury that occurred on a late hit Tuesday in Boston. Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) Minnesota, which began the day six points out of a playoff spot, finished 5-2 on its season-high, seven-game homestand, yet...
February 5th, 2020
Stars History

Admittedly, the Minnesota North Stars enjoyed their greatest success as a franchise once they moved to Dallas to become (just) the Stars. Almost from the get-go, they became perennial contenders, a stretch that culminated in a Stanley Cup in 1999. Ironically though, the franchise’s only individual 100-point seasons came during their years in Minnesota. Granted, Stars fans have witnessed their fair share of great scorers over the years since the team’s debut in 1993. We’re talking about the likes of Mike Modano, who actually started his career with the North Stars, to current-Star Jamie Benn, who even won an Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer in 2015. Nevertheless, the franchise’s top single-season scorers? They all date back to the high-flying 1980s, which maybe shouldn’t be a surprise. The players themselves may very well be, though. Here are the four total 100-point seasons in Dallas Stars/ Minnesota North Stars history: Dino...