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Why Minnesota is Truly the State of Hockey

Why Minnesota is Truly the State of Hockey

September 8th, 2018 The State of Hockey... What does it mean? Where does it come from? It's hardly a secret that Minnesota has long been a hockey Mecca. The first hockey teams in Minnesota were formed a couple of decades before Henry Ford's Model-T changed the world. The University of Minnesota first organized a...
Minnesota Wild All-Time Starting Lineup

Minnesota Wild All-Time Starting Lineup

September 6th, 2018 The Minnesota Wild have had some impact players in their brief history. The problem is that very few of them have stuck around for more than five years and didn't have enough of an impact to win the Stanley Cup. There have been no Cup victories and only a single division title in all the team's...

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July 1st, 2018

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran forward Eric Fehr.  The contract is valued at $1 million. Fehr is a first round (18th overall) draft selection of the Washington Capitals during the 2003 NHL draft. He will turn 33 years old in September of this year, shortly before the 2018-19 NHL season begins. A veteran of 580 regular season games, Fehr split the 2017-18 season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks after a trade shipped him to California in exchange for a 2020 seventh round pick. He would also spend a portion of the season with the AHL's San Diego Gulls. During San Jose's playoff run he contributed a goal and an assist in 10 postseason games. Across Fehr's 13 NHL seasons he has amassed 106 goals and 100 assists in the regular season for 206 points. His finest season offensively came with Washington in 2009-10 when Fehr scored 21 goals and 18 assists in 69 regular season games. Thus far this has been the only season to...
June 25th, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild entered the league in 2000 as an expansion team. It has been 18 years since they entered the league, and their jersey collection has steadily been growing over the years since. Reports have come out saying that Adidas will resume alternate jerseys starting with the 2018-19 season. With that being said, I thought it would be a good time to take a trip down memory lane and rank every jersey the Wild have worn. 10. 2007-08 Reebok Away This white jersey was unveiled when Reebok took over as the NHL's jersey supplier from CCM. The jersey is basically an exact replica of what CCM did with the original white jersey. It features the bear logo front and center with the script patch on the shoulder. The only real differences are the NHL logo on the collar and that the stripes throughout the jersey are thinner. For fans at home, the jersey's patch is a cheaper material and the jersey is more snug, making it less breathable. It's certainly a nice jersey but it easily...
June 23rd, 2018
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Every one of the most successful NHL teams has its poster boy or star player. For the Pittsburgh Penguins it's Sidney Crosby, for the Washington Capitals it's Alexander Ovechkin, for the Chicago Blackhawks it's Jonathan Toews. The Minnesota Wild have had players such as Marian Gaborik and Mikko Koivu take that mantle. Each player has had his issues but each has been a very solid player in his own right. Neither has the impact of Crosby or Ovechkin, though. In a league filled with star power, a true go-to player is becoming more and more essential. Jared Spurgeon Originally selected with the 156th pick by the New York Islanders in 2008, Jared Spurgeon failed to sign a contract with the Islanders and was eventually invited to the Wild's training camp. He has since made a significant impact with the Wild. Spurgeon earned himself a new contract in December 2015 that will keep him in Minnesota until 2020. The deal is for four years and $20.75 million. Spurgeon has played his...
June 22nd, 2018
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Minnesota is known as the State of Hockey. The name isn't taken for granted, as evidenced by the steady stream of talent that pours into the NHL from the state. The Minnesota Wild now being in the league means that many local kids growing up have dreams of playing for their hometown club. The list is still relatively small, but a few players have made impacts for the Wild. The "hometown kid" tag can be difficult to manage, as shown by all the scrutiny Minnesota Twins player Joe Mauer receives from local fans. Mark Parrish Hailing from Bloomington, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis) Mark Parrish was drafted in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He never skated for the Avalanche and instead was traded to the Florida Panthers. After spending a pair of seasons in Florida, Parrish spent time with the New York Islanders (five seasons) and Los Angeles Kings (19 games). Parrish eventually signed a five-year, $13.25-million deal in 2006. Parrish in two seasons played...

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Revisiting the Wild's 2000 Expansion Draft

This article was originally written in September, 2016. As Las Vegas has been awarded a National Hockey League expansion team that will begin playing in the 2017-18 season, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the league's last expansion draft which saw the Minnesota Wild and Columbus... August 17th, 2017