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Minnesota Wild Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Minnesota Wild C 1. Mikko Koivu  2. Mikael Granlund  3. Erik Haula  4. Kyle Brodziak  5. Jordan Schroeder  L 1. Zach Parise  2. Thomas Vanek 3. Matt Cooke  4. Jason Zucker  R 1. Jason Pominville  2. Charlie Coyle  3. Nino...

It's Sept. 1, and Kuemper, Niederreiter remain unsigned

It’s Sept. 1 (happy Labor Day everybody), meaning in 17 days, Wild players report to training camp for physicals and fitness testing. On Sept. 19, players take the ice for the first time. The only question right now is whether Nino Niederreiter and Darcy Kuemper will be there with the rest of their teammates. As of now, both restricted free agents remain unsigned, meaning their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Prospects Tournament Roster

Here's the roster for the Traverse City Prospects Tourney. You can see that the Wild have a few ex-college hockey players on the roster. Forwards 82 Olivier Archambault 6-0 190 Left 2/16/93 Le Gardeur, Quebec Quebec QMJHL 38 19 27 46 37 INVITEE80 Jessey Astles 6-2 205 Left 6/4/93 Coquitlam, British Columbia Tri-City WHL 50 11 9 20 67 INVITEE62 Brady Brassart 6-2 196 Right 6/15...
Via Goon's World
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo: Wild starting job in goal wide open

#462660157 / gettyimages.comAs we make our way towards the NHL season there's more hockey news starting to emerge. The Wild are going to have a stable of goalies this season. According to Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo, the position is wide open. NHL Insider -- The Minnesota Wild will enter training camp next month with three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild coach: Three goalies will compete for starting job

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo said each of the team’s three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper, will have chance to win the No. 1 job. “I have to say we’re kind of open right now, to be honest with you,” Yeo told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune on Wednesday. “We’re going to have some scrimmages … but we’re going to have to pretty quickly...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seriously, what’s with the dogs?

First we had a a dog as Minnesota Wild painting, and now, today, we have a Twitter explosion of dogs in hockey sweaters. #NationalDogDay #HockeyDogs @NHL @NHLBlackhawks Gracie supporting her favorite player! @bbicks29 pic.twitter.com/Mth0YHVpUw — Spencer Moustis (@spenceemoustis) August 26, 2014 #internationaldogday @NHLFlames @bigern10 Dexter is ready for the season to start...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper's new goalie mask

Here's the new goalie mask that Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will wear for the 2014-15 season.  Now, let's hope the Wild can get the young goalie locked into a new contract.
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter- Part Owner Of The Madison Capitols

from Tamira Madsen of the MadisonMagazine, The Suter name means hockey in Madison. So it’s no surprise that Madison native and National Hockey League superstar Ryan Suter is involved with the Madison Capitols, a new team that competes in the United States Hockey League starting this season. The Capitols drop the puck this month and will play their home games at the Alliant...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog as a hockey player (photo)

The Minnesota Wild happen to play in a state colloquially known as the “State of Hockey,” but a couple’s devotion to the Wild and their evident love of pet art  combined in a portrait that more than abundantly proves that they are willing to go all out in demonstrating their allegiance to their favorite NHL […] The post Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait done of dog as a hockey player

One awesome family has found a fantastic way to combine their love for the family dog, Copper, and their favorite hockey team, the Minnesota Wild – by commissioning this amazing painting of the pup as a Wild player. The artists at Splendid Beast – who specialize in unique pet portraits – completed the masterpiece, which we can only assume will hang on the family’s living...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Tracker: Minnesota Wild Edition

The Minnesota Wild are coming off their best playoff performance since 2003. The Wild emerged from the NHL’s toughest division with a playoff spot and knocked off the Colorado Avalanche before putting up a valiant effort before losing in 6 games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild headed into the off season with a solid core group and a nod of approval from management to coach...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild say ‘everything’s a go’ with goalies Backstrom, Harding

Yesterday, Brough wrote about the state of Minnesota’s goaltending and how it will rely on the trio of Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper for next season. On Thursday, GM Chuck Fletcher shared some good news about the two veterans of the group. From the Minnesota Star-Tribune: “Everything’s a go with both goalies,” Fletcher said of Backstrom and Harding....
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild News: Three goalies, Two slots, One battle

Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper are all each other's best frenemies, again.The 2012-'13 Minnesota Wild had a pretty darn good season, finishing with 43 wins, 98 points and a dramatic first round victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs before losing in six to Chicago.And they did it all while using five different goalies: Goalie Stats Rk...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fontaine Re-Signs With Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild has re-signed forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. During his 2013-2014-rookie season, Fontaine scored 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games.  Fontaine’s goal total was third highest by a Wild rookie. Fontaine joined the team as an undrafted free agent after playing for University of Minnesota-Duluth for four seasons. The 26-year-old Alberta native set a...
Via Beyond The Benches
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Fontaine to two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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