Minnesota Wild: How Can Brodin Tally More Points?

Jonas Brodin saw his lowest point total in four NHL seasons in 2015-16, only tallying 7 points on the season scoresheet.  Moving on into this season the question seems to be, can Brodin get back closer to 20 points and could he possibly put up more for his year end total? Jonas Brodin has never […] Minnesota Wild: How Can Brodin Tally More Points? - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck...
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6 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Coyle and Granlund Much Better on the Wing

It became very apparent last season that the Minnesota Wild were better off playing two of their regular centers on the wing as their outputs skyrocketed.  Mikael Granlund and Charile Coyle should have the chance to play the wing again this season, and expectations are there for career years for both young players. One of […] Minnesota Wild: Coyle and Granlund Much Better on the...
Via Gone Puck Wild
15 hours ago

What the Minnesota Wild need to take the next step

The 2015-16 NHL season ended in disappointment once again for the Minnesota Wild, as they were booted in the first round by the Dallas Stars in six games.  This was the fourth straight time the Wild have made the playoffs and the fourth straight time they came home empty handed.  They have some of the components of a championship team, but they are just a few players away from...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Can Staal Center the Top Line?

Expectations for Eric Staal have already been raised high from day one since his signing.  With rumors of him being inserted as the Wild’s top line center those expectations have certainly grown.  The question seems to be right now, after coming off an off year can Staal handle that top line roll? The biggest addition […] Minnesota Wild: Can Staal Center the Top Line? - Gone...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Wild agree to 1-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have agreed to a one-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder. In the deal announced Monday, Schroeder will make $650,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL. He was the only Wild player to file for salary arbitration this summer. The 25-year-old had two goals and two assists in 26 games for the Wild last season, plus one goal in two playoff...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Avoid Arbitration, Sign Jordan Schroeder

The Minnesota Wild and 25-year-old forward Jordan Schroeder have avoided player-elected contract arbitration by coming to terms on a one-year deal, according to multiple sources. The deal is a two-way contract, carrying a value of $650,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL, with $300,000 guaranteed, reports Tim Wharnsby. While he posted some strong possession stats and rate metrics...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Wild Announces National Broadcast Schedule For 2016-17

The Minnesota Wild today announced that 12 of its games will be nationally televised during the 2016-17 NHL regular season. Eleven of the contests will be broadcast on NBCSN, while Minnesota’s game against Detroit in Saint Paul on Sunday, Feb. 12,...
Via NHL.com
6 days ago

Some Minnesota Wild Podcasts Worth Listening To…

3 in the Box, the Longest Running Underground Wild Podcast brings savvy, wit and plenty of laughs. Its almost August, are you missing some Wild hockey talk?  I think I might be able to help with that.  A little over a year and a half ago I got involved with a podcast that was running on the Alive & Social Network, on their Wild Wednesdays show that run hosted by Jeff Dubay...
Via State of Hockey News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Development Camp & Camp Roster Announced

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 24: Luke Kunin poses for a portrait after being selected 15th overall by the Minnesota Wild in round one during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images) Summer camp is something most teenagers understand.  Its a chance to attend to people’s interest or in a more cynical perspective its a chance for...
Via State of Hockey News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild, Kuemper agree to terms on one-year deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.The Wild announced the signing on Tuesday.The 26-year-old Kuemper went 6-7-5 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.43 goals-against average for the Wild last season.He has played in 84 games over the past four seasons with the Wild and is 3-1-1 with 2.13 goals-against in nine...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild select Luke Kunin 15th Overall in 2016 NHL Entry Draft

SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 27: Jordan Greenway reacts after being selected 50th overall by the Minnesota Wild during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) On Wednesday, the announced that it will add an expansion team in 2017 in Las Vegas.  Sports writers are thrilled but I felt the overall reception on social...
Via State of Hockey News
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The one and only Ilya Bryzgalov wants to return to the NHL

Ilya Bryzgalov is planning to make an NHL comeback. The  35-year-old last appeared in the league in a poor eight-game stint with the Anaheim Ducks, but Bryzgalov in true-Bryzgalovian fashion told NHLPA.com he was able to “rest, both spiritually and mentally” and that his passion for the sport has returned. “I feel the passion inside and the fire in my eyes. I want to face...
Via The Comeback
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild and Bruce Boudreau

The speculation over whether or not the Minnesota Wild will try and compete for the Stanley Cup for the 2016-17 NHL Season seems to have come to a close with the signing of head coach Bruce Boudreau.  The decision will irk some fans who thought interim head coach John Torchetti deserved a chance after taking over for Mike Yeo and getting the Wild back into the playoffs, but Boudreau...
Via isportsweb.com
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau showcases pitching skills at Twins game (vid)

Recently hired Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau was tabbed with throwing out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Thursday’s Minnesota Twins-Toronto Blue Jays game at Target Field. And perhaps most surprisingly, not only did the southpaw Boudreau not embarrass himself, he showcased some serious pitching skills by tossing a pretty impressive backdoor breaking ball. Wild...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Dmitry Orlov tries to flip Nino Niederreiter

The hip check isn’t used too often in hockey these days, but when it’s deployed it usually results in a devastating collision. Dmitry Orlov tried to pull off an open-ice hip check on Nino Niederreiter, but things didn’t go according to plan. It was still a pretty good hit, but you can tell Orlov was a bit confused when Niederreiter didn’t flip as he had hoped. He also...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Mikael Granlund dangles around U.S. defenders

Mikael Granlund wishes he was still competing for the Stanley Cup with the Minnestoa Wild, but he’s making the most of the situation by showing off some incredible moves with Finland against the U.S. at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. Granlund wins a battle, but appears to be locked into the corner by Patrick Maroon and Connor Murphy. He has no trouble escaping. That’s a crazy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Devan Dubnyk kicks the puck into his own net

The Minnesota Wild didn’t show up until the third period of Game 6 against the Dallas Stars. Trailing 4-0, the Wild rattled off three goals (two in a span of 16 seconds) to get right back into the game. That’s when Devan Dubnyk lost sight of the puck and accidentally kicked it into his own goal.   Some crazy bounces have featured in this year’s playoffs and you can add this...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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