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Can Dubnyk Keep This Run Going?

Can Dubnyk Keep This Run Going?

November 15th, 2017 With a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk posted his third straight shutout. He has turned back 103 shots against the Montreal Canadiens and a back-to-back against the Flyers, with a shutout streak of more than 195 minutes.There's...
Stewart Helping Wild Stay Afloat

Stewart Helping Wild Stay Afloat

October 26th, 2017 To suggest Chris Stewart is enjoying a renaissance of sorts to start the 2017-18 season would be quite the understatement. With six goals in his first seven games, the Minnesota Wild winger has turned back the clock and it could not have come at a better time. With the club decimated by injury,...

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August 29th, 2017
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The month of September is nearly upon us and teams will soon begin to file in for their respective training camps. For the Minnesota Wild, this year will be quite different from the past few years. There will be a handful of new veteran faces in camp as well as the absence of others. There will also be several talented prospects who will be looking to crack the Wild's opening day lineup.The Wild still have a majority of their core intact. Veterans Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter still lead the way along with young studs Mikael Granlund, Jason Zucker, Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter. The Wild did make some changes in the offseason. They brought back veteran Matt Cullen on a one-year deal to provide depth at the center position as well as a quality fourth-liner.The Wild also made a trade this summer with the Buffalo Sabres. There they sent Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella in exchange for Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno, who still remains an unsigned restricted...
August 24th, 2017
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Free agency has come and gone, training camps are about to open and summer is almost over. Somehow, Jaromir Jagr still hasn't been signed by a team.The legendary winger has remained a free agent since July 1, when the Florida Panthers let him walk. It's amazing that not a single team in the NHL believes he has enough left in the tank to contribute to their season. That's a shame, because despite being 45 years old, Jagr can still contribute. The future Hall of Famer scored 16 goals and 30 assists in 82 games last season. While obviously not elite totals, those numbers are solid enough to earn him an NHL roster spot. According to CapFriendly, he was on a 1-year, $5,515,000 contract last season. A Storied History Since being drafted fifth overall in 1990 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jagr has built a long and impressive resume. Some of his biggest achievements are playing for eight different teams, winning the Stanley Cup twice, collecting five Art Ross Trophies, earning the Ted...
August 18th, 2017
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Zach Parise is one of the core veterans of the Minnesota Wild. When the Wild brought Parise and Ryan Suter to the state of hockey in 2012, they hoped their fortunes would change with Parise bringing leadership and some much-needed goal scoring ability.So far, Parise has done that. He posted 18 goals and 38 points in his first year with the Wild during the NHL-shortened 48-game season. He followed that up with 29 goals in 2013-14 and 33 goals in 2014-15. However, despite Parise's strong numbers, his health has been a concern.He has yet to play 75+ games in a regular season for the Wild. Parise played just 69 games in 2016-17, scoring 19 goals and totaling just 42 points with a minus-3 rating. He spent the majority of his time playing on a line with Erik Haula and Jason Pominville on the third line, with occasional top-six minutes. Potential for More Parise may be 33 years old, but he has continued to show that he can produce. He's managed to put together solid campaigns...
August 17th, 2017
NHL Expansion

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 Blue Jackets officially join the NHL prior to the 2000-01 season.The rules for the 2000 expansion draft stated that each existing NHL team, save for Nashville and Atlanta (now Winnipeg), had the option of protecting either one goaltender, five defensemen, and nine forwards or two goaltenders, three defensemen, and seven forwards. Focusing specifically on the Wild, we'll examine each pick they made along with their respective impacts on the franchise as it started out.A review of the players selected by the Blue Jackets can be found here. Expansion Draft Selections: The Goalies Jamie McLennan Probably more well-known these days for his work as a broadcaster and analyst for TSN...

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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

Why Minnesota is Truly the State of Hockey

Originally published in March of 2015, hockey in the great state of Minnesota only grows stronger with each passing year.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... July 15th, 2017