WILD RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Minnesota Wild as Comic Book Characters

As some of you may be aware, I’ve recently become slightly involved kind of obsessed with comic books. It’s been a whole thing. So, in the absence of hockey, hot taeks, and actual analysis, here is my list of which Wild player would be which comic book character. When the character isn’t a title character, I’ll list which comic they’re in. Charlie Coyle - Bruno, Ms. Marvel...
Via Hockey Wilderness
8 hours ago

Early preview of what the Minnesota Wild might be looking for prior to the trade deadline

Taking a look at what the Wild might be thinking at the trade deadline, we’re going to look at inexpensive options without term, with one unique exception. Taking a look at what the Wild might be thinking at the trade deadline, we’re going to look at inexpensive options without term, with one unique exception. I get to write once a week for the Hockey Wilderness and my articles...
Via Hockey Wilderness
1 day ago

Minnesota Wild: Calm Before the Storm

The Minnesota Wild have a five-day break before embarking on the final portion of their regular season schedule.  After their break the Wild must come out swinging as they look to tackle a hard schedule driving to the end of the season. After their five-day break, the Wild will finish the season in a whirlwind […] Minnesota Wild: Calm Before the Storm - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Slump-proof Wild not worried heading into bye week

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week. That's when the Western Conference leaders come back from their bye, the five-day gap on every team's schedule gained by the NHL Players Association as a concession for the new All-Star Game format. The league's current cumulative post-bye record is a woeful 4...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

West-leading Wild aim to avoid post-bye blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week. That's when the Western Conference leaders come back from their bye, the five-day gap on every team's schedule gained by the NHL Players Association as a concession for the new All-Star Game format. The league's current cumulative post-bye record is a woeful...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fixing the Wild’s 4th Line Carousel

The Minnesota Wild are in the midst of the most successful season in franchise history. The team sits first in the Central Division, first in the Western Conference and second in the NHL’s overall standings. They rank second in goals against, third in goals for and also lead the league with 10 players already reaching double digits in the goals column. The Wild’s only clear...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Minnesota Wild: What The Wild Learned from Lineup Experiments

The Minnesota Wild have spent the last month experimenting with their lineup and roster to evaluate their organization to see what they have and what needs they should address.  The results seem to suggest the future is bright for the Wild who have a lot of flexibility for possible moves heading into the trade deadline. […] Minnesota Wild: What The Wild Learned from Lineup Experiments...
Via Gone Puck Wild
2 days ago

Could the Wild Look Abroad for Roster Help?

We are now well into the NHL’s salary cap era where each of the 30 (soon to be 31) teams are constantly working on their own secret blueprints as they attempt to annually ice a competitive roster while staying below the league’s salary cap. We’ve seen teams attempt to bolster their rosters by overspending in July only to later find themselves handcuffed with their bad contracts...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Top 3 All-Time Wild Goalies

In 17 years of play, the Minnesota Wild have trotted out 16 goalies in total. An average of nearly a goalie per season may seem like a franchise constantly searching for a reliable backstop, but to their credit, the Wild have been remarkably good at finding goaltenders written off by other teams. Without question, a list of this nature simply won’t compare to the pedigree of teams...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Zucker scores twice, powers Wild to 5-2 win over Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night. Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu each had a goal and assist, and Eric Staal scored into an empty net as the Western Conference-leading Wild surpassed last season's total with their 39th win. Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves. Minnesota, which is 6...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Finding Success Through Chemistry

The Wild have done something that few thought they could ever do going into the season, they have built the NHL’s deepest scoring threat.  Line combinations and overall play chemistry has been the reason for this depth as the Wild players are motivated and playing well. The Minnesota Wild have finally developed into the team […] Minnesota Wild Finding Success Through Chemistry...
Via Gone Puck Wild
7 days ago

WATCH: Gustav Nyquist’s vicious high stick on Jared Spurgeon

Gustav Nyquist might have a bit of an anger problem. After he was cross-checked to the ice by Jared Spurgeon, Nyquist spun around and nailed Spurgeon in the face with a high stick.When you watch the video, note how Nyquist makes sure to catch Spurgeon in the face with the blase of his stick as opposed to the shaft. That’s a horrible, horrible play.Nyquist received a double-minor...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL's offside review may have hit a new low in Blackhawks-Wild game

The NHL is in its second season of allowing head coaches to challenge the legality of scoring plays with an offside review. There's been plenty of frustration with the process over the past few years, but Wednesday night's Blackhawks-Wild game in Minnesota may have brought a new low.Nearly halfway through the second period, the Wild managed to tie the game on a play that featured...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago

Goalies unhappy with NHL mandating smaller goalie pants

The NHL has is starting to phase in a new style of goalie pants, and goaltenders aren’t overly impressed with the midseason change.Starting Saturday, goalies will have to wear smaller, more fitted pants. Essentially the league is trying to make netminders' equipment not as needlessly bulky. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling isn’t a fan. Speaking with Chris Hine of the Chicago...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more clarification from the leagues.In its freshman campaign, the NHL’s coaches challenge had plenty...
Via Yardbarker
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Wild News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker