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Wild's Vanek linked to alleged money laundering scheme

            Things have gotten a bit weird for Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek. During the summer, it was rumored that Vanek was involved in some sort of gambling ring and now, according to a report from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Vanek is allegedly involved in a money laundering scheme. While playing with the New York Islanders, Vanek...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patience pays off for Brodziak in Wild win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Patience finally paid off for Kyle Brodziak. The Minnesota Wild center had been a healthy scratch for five of his team's first eight games, something he hadn't experienced before in his career. An injury to teammate Erik Haula presented Brodziak with the chance to jump back into the mix. When given the opportunity, Brodziak made the most of it. He scored...
Via Fox Sports North
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Jonas Brodin and Erik Haula out for tonight’s game

The Minnesota Wild will be without defenseman Jonas Brodin and center Erik Haula for the second straight game tonight against the San Jose Sharks. #457967456 / gettyimages.comMike Halford from Pro Hockey Talk reported that both Brodin and Haula will not be able to play tonight but are improving. Unfortunately, both players were the victims of vicious hits by the New York Rangers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild recall Veilleux from Iowa, reassign Bickel

ST. PAUL, Minn. --€“ The Minnesota Wild announced on Thursday that the club has recalled forward Stephane Veilleux from Iowa of the American Hockey League. Minnesota also announced that it has reassigned defenseman Stu Bickel to Iowa. Veilleux, 32, has accumulated 12 penalty minutes and 10 shots in seven games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-1, 199-pound Quebec native tallied...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should Minnesota be 8-0-0 Right Now?

The Minnesota Wild have had a dominating play style in each of their first eight games of the season, but little errors have not allowed them to win games that they probably should have won. The power play alone could be the biggest factor in all of this.As of last night, only Buffalo and the Wild were the only two teams in the NHL without a power play goal in this young season,...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL referee hit in mouth with puck, suffers broken jaw (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.NHL referee Dave Lewis suffered a broken jaw after being hit in the mouth with a puck during Tuesday night's Boston Bruins game against Minnesota.It happened in the first period as Wild defenseman Justin Falk tried to clear the puck but hit Lewis in the mouth instead. Lewis began bleeding and was taken to the locker room to get medical attention...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

11. Minnesota Wild at Boston Bruins. Zach Attack Is Back Jack!

Minnesota seems like one of those weird, sneaky teams. You don’t really hear about them because they’re Minnesota. Their jerseys look like Christmas is always on its period and outside of throwing Scrooge McDuck’s vaults of coins at Zach Parise they haven’t really done anything with their franchise. Most people hear about the Wild because they are the “Not North Stars...
Via Days of Y'Orr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Kreider ejected for boarding Jonas Brodin

Rangers forward Chris Kreider received a five-minute major and a game misconduct after boarding Jonas Brodin. It appeared that Brodin slowed up near the line, but Kreider drove through the Wild defenseman and sent him dangerously into the boards. It’s pretty interesting to hear the officials discussing the hit and ultimately deciding to toss Kreider.
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 9: Rebound against the Wild

The Minnesota Wild are in town tonight to take on our New York Rangers. These aren’t the Wild you’re used to though, this club has allowed just nine goals (22.2 shots against/game) this season. Darcy Kuemper already has three shutouts (and an unsustainable .967 SV%), and the team plays incredible defense. The good news: Even […] The post Game 9: Rebound against the Wild appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zucker leads balanced Wild scoring in decisive win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The speed had flashed before, the scoring touch evident from Jason Zucker throughout the early part of his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild. One aspect Minnesota wanted to see from Zucker was more responsible play from a defensive standpoint. An all-around game was the key to Zucker being an every-game contributor for the Wild. He went to work and applied himself...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Young Core Being Rewarded

GM Chuck Fletcher has had some busy offseasons the last couple of years. He made a big splash by signing Parise and Suter a couple of years ago. He made another splash this offseason by signing Thomas Vanek. GM Chuck Fletcher knows superstars can’t bring home the cup alone. Every team needs a core of […] The post Minnesota’s Young Core Being Rewarded appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuemper and Spurgeon help Wild earn 2-0 home victory over Arizona

Wild battle for the puck in the offensive zone. I think Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo summed it up pretty well when he was asked how he felt about having just 4 games over the last 15 days, “We’re sick of practicing, right now we’re our biggest rivals.”  I can certainly relate to this.  When I used to be a freshman football coach, from the start of practice in early August often...
Via State of Hockey News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Folin picks up his first professional fight

Christian Folin has yet to find his way onto the score sheet so far this season for the Minnesota Wild by scoring a goal or assisting on another teammates goal, but he ended up on the sheet Sunday night. In only his fourth professional game, Folin made a legal hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar. However, Mike Richards didn’t think so and skated after the defenseman...
Via Mill City Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle signs 5-year/$16 milion extension

Charlie Coyle has agreed to a five-year, $16 million extension with the Minnesota Wild.Coyle is in the last season of his entry-level contract and will come with a $3.2 million annual cap hit starting in 2015-16. This could end up being a great deal for Minnesota. Coyle had 30 points in 70 games last season, but he's capable of doing significantly better than that. We're...
Via Hockey Fan Land
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Charlie Coyle To 5-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term. Coyle, 22, in his third season with the Wild, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team’s front office. The deal...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild Agree To 5-Year, $16M Contract Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term. The 22-year-old Coyle, in third season with the Wild, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team’s front office...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Charlie Coyle signs 5-year extension

Charlie Coyle piled up 30 points last year and has started this season with a pair of assists through four games. Not long after the Minnesota Wild extended defenseman Jonas Brodin, the team inked forward Charlie Coyle to a 5-year extension Wednesday afternoon. This is yet another one of many expiring rookie contracts the Wild had to deal with in order to keep its young talent with...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Jason Zucker Takes Skate To The Face, Escapes Without Injury (GIF)

Jason Zucker is a lucky man. The Minnesota Wild forward narrowly avoided a significant injury Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center after he was whistled for a tripping penalty. The scene on the ice could have been much, much worse, though, as the skate of Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford struck Zucker in the face on the play. Fortunately, it looks like Clifford’s blade...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Difficult tests ahead hold the truth

Just as the Minnesota Wild’s season got underway in spectacular fashion, it has slowed to an early lull in the 2014-15 campaign as the team is currently awaiting its third game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The Wild, who haven’t played since defeating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday, are now entering the murderer’s row as far as the competition coming up...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Jonas Dubin

#489866397 / The Minnesota Wild took a big step on Sunday to ensure a strong defensive future by signing Jonas Brodin to a six-year, $25 million contract extension. The deal locks him up through 2021 and signals a move by a Minnesota franchise serious about maintaining a high level of play. A vital member of the Wild’s first blue-line pairing with Ryan Suter...
Via Beyond The Benches
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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