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Wild send Kuemper on AHL conditioning assignment

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Darcy Kuemper to their AHL affiliate for a conditioning assignment. The move was made Monday. Kuemper can stay with the Iowa Wild up to two weeks. Kuemper's last start came on Jan. 6, his second straight game allowing four goals. He missed the next two weeks because of a lower-body injury, an absence during which the Wild...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Outdoor hockey coming at long last

It was announced today that the Minnesota Wild will host a Stadium Series game next year. They will be playing the Chicago Blackhawks, who at this point play about half their games outside. Minnesota has been clamoring for such an event forever, it seems. Minnesotans make a day of outdoor hockey, with hockey day in Minnesota featuring high school teams playing around state, and...
Via The Rhino and Compass
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche, Wild set to host Stadium Series games

With All-Star weekend set to take place in Columbus, it’s expected that the NHL will announce its next slate of outdoor games. The good news is that they are believed to be in two markets that have been asking for an outdoor game for far too long. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Minnesota Wild […] The post Avalanche, Wild set to host Stadium Series games appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild to get an Outdoor Game

As I just said on @NBCSN pre-game show, expectation is NHL will announce this weekend outdoor games next season for COL and MIN.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 22, 2015It appears that the Minnesota Wild are finally getting an outdoor game next winter. This is good news for Minnesota Wild fans. First thing that popped into my head: is there's going to be a college hockey...
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Wild at the All-Star break

Twenty minutes of Tuesday's game at Detroit demonstrated just what the Minnesota Wild believed they were capable of this season after their run to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs last year. For one period, Minnesota dominated on the road and scored three straight goals against one of the league's best defensive teams. The Wild controlled play in Tuesday's third...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Valiant comeback salvages a point in 5-4 shootout loss to Detroit

ST PAUL, MN – FEBRUARY 17: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings brings the puck around the net against Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild as Darcy Kuemper #35 defends the net during the third period of the game on February 17, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Red Wings 3-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Thomas Jefferson...
Via State of Hockey News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings fanatic trolls Packers fans with cruel sign at Wild game

On Monday night, a diehard Vikings fan sitting behind the Minnesota Wild bench during a game against the Blue Jackets seized an opportunity to stick it to Packers fans after Green Bay's devastating collapse in the NFC championship game. The 31-year-old man's name is Ryan Rhody, and he absolutely detests Packers fans. Here he is tweaking them during the Wild-Blue Jackets telecast...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #46: Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings 1/20/2015 @ 6:30PM at Joe Louis Arena

Minnesota Wild (20-20-5)  45pts  7th in the Central 2.71 Goals For (16th) 2.91 Goals Against (23rd) 14.9% Power Play (26th) 83.6% Penalty Kill (8th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 9G 28A = 37pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17G 17A = 34pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 8G 19A = 27pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 6G 19A = 25pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 22A = 23pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #18 Ryan Carter...
Via State of Hockey News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (1/19/15) @ Minnesota Wild

The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled out the victory tonight, making this the second win in a row for the CBJ. 3-1 ended up being the final score and if you scroll down a little further you will be able to see the highlights from tonight’s game. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly   The Good: James Wisniewski He scored a goal and had two assists. This is good hockey...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Blue Jackets preview

Poor goaltending has plagued the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets. Devan Dubnyk might be ending those woes for Minnesota. Dubnyk has won both starts since joining the Wild and will try to slow down red-hot Ryan Johansen of the visiting Blue Jackets on Monday night. These teams rank near the bottom of the NHL in goals-against average, with Minnesota (20-19-5) at 2.91 and Columbus...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild reassign Blum, Schroeder to Iowa

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Fresh off two straight wins, the Minnesota Wild are getting back to full-strength. Minnesota reassigned defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Jordan Schroeder to Iowa of the American Hockey League on Sunday with two games left before the All-Star break. Forward Mikael Granlund was skating with the team on Sunday after missing 10 games with a fractured left wrist...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter suspended two games.

Ryan Suter couldn’t cry is way out of being suspended. Minnesota's Ryan Suter suspended two games for elbowing Pittsburgh's Steve Downie. Video: http://t.co/z1fi484kUX — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 15, 2015 Looking back on last nights game this was the lone reaction from anyone of Steve Downie’s teammates:   Gee, Adams don’t get so worked up. Save that...
Via The Pensblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 42. The Wild are a mess.

“Hey Mike, will I get fired too?” The Wild are a disgrace. At no point was this game even close. – It looked like the Wild’s controllers broke on the Pens’ opening goal. Hack Sill (yes, we are calling him Hack Sill) finally got his first point as a Penguin, and the Pens were off and running. The worst part is people using this goal against the worst team in the Northern...
Via The Pensblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter knocks out Steve Downie with nasty elbow to face (Video)

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter knocked Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie out of Tuesday night's game at CONSOL Energy Arena with a nasty elbow to the face.It happened early in the second period in front of the Wild net, and Suter was not called for the penalty on the play, making you wonder how the referees could have missed this obvious call. If there is justice,...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Suter delivers ugly elbow to Downie's face

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter typically isn’t considered a dirty player around the National Hockey League, but he’ll likely be getting a call from the Department of Player Safety after this play on Tuesday night. During the Wild’s contest against the Penguing in Pittsburgh, Suter caught Pens forward Steve Downie up high with an elbow Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Pens rough up Minnesota

The Wild are just awful right now, and the Pens beat them up pretty good. 7-2 was the final, and the ice was titled for the entire game. The Pens got some goals from unusual sources, like Goc and Paul Martin Powerball, and Chris Kunitz finally made an appearance. Hoping to see more from him. We’ll have more about this tomorrow, but Ryan Suter got away with this vicious elbow on...
Via The Pensblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke cross-checks Shea Weber in the face

Old Matt Cooke appeared on Saturday night when he cross-checked Shea Weber in the face after exchanging words with the defenseman. The two men went to cross-check each other, but Cooke’s stick elevated and caught Weber directly in the face. Ouch. Weber wasn’t too happy and instantly dropped the mitts. All Cooke could do was shy away from the barrage of punches. You really can’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Legend J.P. Parise Passes Away

J.P. Parise was hockey in Minnesota. A star for the North Stars for so many years and someone who provided more to the sport in that state than any other figure in history. Sadly, Parise passed away on Wednesday at the age of 73 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Parise played 14 seasons in the NHL, including nine with the North Stars. He racked up 238 goals, 358 assists...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild to debut Smart Vending Machine that dispenses cans of beer (pic)

When the Minnesota Wild play host to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center, fans in attendance will get the first crack at a newfangled vending machine that actually dispenses cans of Budweiser. According to a news release from the team (via the Star Tribune), the “BudweiserSmart” vending machine is the first...Read More The post Minnesota Wild to debut...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey legend J.P. Parise has passed away at age 73

The NHL has lost a good one today. J.P. Parise has died from lung cancer at the age of 73. Jean-Paul Joseph-Louis (J.P.) Parise was born December 11, 1941 in Smooth Rock Falls, ON.  He was signed by the Boston Bruins after a scout sitting in the stands saw him score four goals and have two assists in a men’s league. He eventually made it to the big club in 1966, where he played...
Via Islanders Insight
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo Rips Wild’s Effort In Profanity-Laced Rant During Practice (Video)

The Minnesota Wild have done a lot of losing lately, so it was head coach Mike Yeo’s turn to lose it during Wednesday’s practice. According to Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Yeo stopped practice on two separate occasions, but it was when he halted things for the second time that he really went off on his team. The Wild have dropped eight of their last 10 games, and...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo yells at his team during practice

The Minnesota Wild are in an ugly downward spiral and head coach Mike Yeo isn’t sure what to do about it. He has already accused his team of not having a winner’s attitude and players have already said that they have hit rock bottom. With just two wins over their last 10 games, you’d expect the Wild to be giving it their all in practice in an effort to turn things around. That...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo slams Wild for not having 'winner's attitude'

The Minnesota Wild are 3-4-3 over their last 10 games and they’re slowly sinking in the Central Division. Problem areas exist all over the ice for the Wild, but to date, head coach Mike Yeo has publicly absorbed the blame. That all changed in an interview following his team’s loss at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. This time, Yeo openly criticized his team and accused the squad...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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