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Wild falls 4-1 to Avalanche in pre-season home opener

The Minnesota Wild got a single goal from Victor Bartley, but couldn’t keep what the Avalanche sent to St. Paul from scoring four. The Wild and Avs played a sloppy game in which Colorado was able to spoil the pre-season home opener and the pre-season debut of Eric Staal in a Minnesota Wild sweater. The game was back and forth in the first period. Not so much in the way of firewagon...
Via Hockey Wilderness
45 minutes ago

Minnesota Wild: Gabriel Is Making a Strong Roster Case

Kurtis Gabriel scored one of the Minnesota Wild’s two goals in their 2-1 defeat of the Sabres last night.  Normally known as a tough guy, this scoring did go unnoticed even by his head coach Bruce Boudreau which is a good thing for someone trying to make the roster out of training camp. Sometimes tough […] Minnesota Wild: Gabriel Is Making a Strong Roster Case - Gone Puck Wild...
Via Gone Puck Wild
7 hours ago

The Wild’s blue line taking shape behind the tendencies of Scott Stevens

Looking at past defensive line combinations for Scott Stevens, are we able to catch a glimpse of how the Wild might lineup on the blue line this season? After one of the more active offseasons for the Wild, active in the sense that the coaching staff has received a major overhaul. The addition of Bruce Boudreau really sent a jolt through the State of Hockey. As the dominoes fell...
Via Hockey Wilderness
10 hours ago

Jason Zucker and the myth of being a two-way player

2015-16 was a massive step backward for Jason Zucker, but how much did the Minnesota Wild’s coaching staff have to do with that? Spoiler: a lot. Jason Zucker was one of the most highly anticipated players heading into the 2015-16 season, and for good reason. The previous year saw him tally 21 goals in just 51 games and his 1.59 goals per 60 minutes at 5-v-5 was the second highest...
Via Hockey Wilderness
14 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Stalock Begins His Road Back to the NHL

The Minnesota Wild had a great game last night winning their opening preseason tilt against the Sabres 2-1 on the back of some excellent goaltending by Alex Stalock.  For Stalock this win represents the first step in a long journey back to the ranks of an NHL netminder. Alex Stalock was well on his way […] Minnesota Wild: Stalock Begins His Road Back to the NHL - Gone Puck Wild...
Via Gone Puck Wild
14 hours ago

Minnesota Wild Fans – Gone Puck Wild Needs You!

Gone Puck Wild is seeking new writers, and you could be the next greatest sports writer, all you need to do is apply your passion for the Minnesota Wild. What is going to be the key to success for hockey in Minnesota?  Gone Puck Wild is seeking fans and writers following the Minnesota Wild to […] Minnesota Wild Fans – Gone Puck Wild Needs You! - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck Wild...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Boudreau era begins for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Bruce Boudreau era has begun for the Minnesota Wild. For the players, the demands will be many. The expectations will be as straightforward as can be. The experience also promises to be a lot of fun. ''Sometimes he doesn't even know what's coming out of his mouth when he's talking,'' forward Charlie Coyle said. The rotund new head coach, well-regarded for...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek: 'Minnesota just wasn’t a good fit'

Thomas Vanek wants a mulligan on his declining NHL career. Once an elite NHL scorer topping out at 43 goals back in 2006-2007, Vanek has seen his goal-scoring output fade over the past couple seasons. After signing a three-year contract worth $19.5 million with the Minnesota Wild, Vanek was bought out after scoring just 39 goals in two seasons. The 32-year-old signed a one-year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Shop stops selling customized Harambe jerseys

If you’re looking to buy a customized jersey with the Harambe nameplate on the back, you’re going to have to look elsewhere. The NFL Shop has stopped selling customized jerseys with the name of the late gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last May when a child fell into its enclosure. ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out this discovery on Wednesday. The New...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most interesting teams to watch this coming season. They have a strong older core that is supplemented by an up and coming young group ready to make a consistent impact. Their defense is among the best in the league and they have a goaltender who has settled in as a true #1 goalie since his arrival. Add in the hiring of Bruce Boudreau, one of...
Via Razzball Hockey
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild pick new goal song and it’s pretty…crazy

The Minnesota Wild sent out a survey a couple of months back asking fans if they should have a new goal song. The answers to the survey have been overwhelming. Today, the Wild debuted their new goal song and it has a distinctive Minnesotan taste. You spoke, we listened: #mnwild will change its goal song to Prince’s #LetsGoCrazy → https://t.co/rz3r8Xof2b pic.twitter.com/rMSy2mxFUd...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild change goal song to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will celebrate their goals with Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy" this season.The Wild announced Tuesday they will use the song after the team scores at the Xcel Energy Center. The change comes in response to feedback received from a survey of season ticket holders this summer.They were polled after the Wild played the song during Game 6 of the...
Via Associated Press
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild officially change goal song to ‘Let’s Go Crazy’

When the Minnesota Wild took on the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the first round of the NHL playoffs just days after Prince’s death, the team decided to honor the Minnesotan by changing its goal song to “Let’s Go Crazy.” The song change will now be permanent. The team announced in a video Tuesday that “Let’s Go Crazy” will now be played after every Wild goal at home...
Via The Comeback
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

The Minnesota Wild, after courting fan opinion, have announced that Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” as the team’s official goal song in tribute to the recently departed and beloved local music icon. The Wild have been using Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to get Wild fans at Xcel Energy Center pumped up for years, but when the team played the Prince classic during Game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

What if the Minnesota Wild Were Magic: the Gathering Cards?

Magic the Gathering is a collectible card game that has been going strong since 1993. I remember it as if it were yesterday.  It my sophomore year in high school and I was in study hall with nothing to do.  My homework was finished and I was pretty bored just reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune when a few tables away from me some of my peers were playing this strange card game...
Via State of Hockey News
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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