Will Zach Parise Return to Form?

When Zach Parise arrived in Minnesota, he was viewed as the Wild’s best player. Fresh from a Stanley Cup Final run with the New Jersey Devils in 2012, in which the Devils lost to the LA Kings, Parise announced he would be leaving the team to test free agency. There were rumblings at the time that he wanted to return to his home state of Minnesota and play for his local team, but...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Hockey Wilderness: Memorial Day Edition

The Stanley Cup Finals has reached its final chapter as Wild news remains slim. Thank you to all the men and women who have died in service to protect the U.S. The Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins look to defend their title against the Nashville Predators. Legendary musician Gregg Allman died over the weekend at the nice old age of 69, so today we’ll...
Via Hockey Wilderness
9 hours ago

Darcy Kuemper has likely played his last game for the Wild

After losing the starting gig to Devan Dubnyk, it was only a matter of time before Kuemper left for other pastures. Minnesota Wild fans have likely seen the last of Darcy Kuemper in a Wild uniform. Once heralded as the Wild’s goalie of the future and even called the Kuemperor, Kuemper will now be lucky to find a team willing to give him a starting role. If anything, Kuemper’s...
Via Hockey Wilderness
2 days ago

Will Neiderreiter or Granlund Get a Wild Contract?

As we approach the month of June, we’ll start to get a better glimpse of what this Minnesota Wild team will look like for next season. The Wild have several free agents that need to be re-signed and Wild management is looking to improve their team this offseason. Two of the Wild’s key free agents that need signing are Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund. Both players are coming...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Should the Minnesota Wild trade Nino Niederreiter?

As we approach the expansion draft in June, NHL teams across the United States and Canada are reevaluating their most valuable players. In the expansion draft, each club has two options for how they arrange their protected lists.  They can either protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters (either forwards or defensemen) and one goalie.  Most clubs...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL teams think Nino Niederreiter might be on the trading block

With the NHL Expansion Draft looming ahead in June, trade rumors are starting to swirl around the league as teams are forced to make some difficult decisions ahead of the 2017-18 season. One of the most interesting names to pop up is Nino Niederreiter of the Minnesota Wild who may be on the trading block despite a career year. As always, take the reports for what they are – reports...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the Brutal Electrode-Enhanced Training System That's Taking the NHL by Storm

If you were to walk in on one of Zach Parise's off-ice workouts, you might think you had stumbled into a grotesque science experiment. The Minnesota Wild winger might be down in a squat position for five straight minutes, sweat pouring from his face while multiple electrodes attached to his body send shockwaves through his muscles. No treadmill running. No cardio at all actually...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

3 “Not-so Wild” Free Agent Candidates for the Wild

The Minnesota Wild and their general manager, Chuck Fletcher, have said that roster changes will be coming this summer. Fletcher has no plans to shake up the team in big ways, but we should expect to see some new faces in a Wild sweater next season. Fletcher has been known to make plenty of moves at the trade deadline, as well as free agency. The Wild are looking to fill some holes...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 days ago

NHL fines P.K. Subban for ’embellishing’ a legitimate shot to the head

During Game 4 of a second-round matchup with the St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was given a penalty for embellishment after getting hit in the head by Joel Edmundson. Few could see what the officials saw on the play, but apparently, somebody in the NHL’s offices agreed with the refs in the game.Subban was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Wednesday because...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Simple Diet Change That Helped Zach Parise Become an NHL All-Star

When Zach Parise first arrived in the NHL in 2005, he was just 21 years old. Like most 21-year-olds, he ate whatever required the least effort. For Parise, that often meant dining out at the closest restaurant. "When I first came in, I didn't really know a lot about nutrition. I was just out of college, and I was living on my own. So it was honestly what was easy and what was...
Via Stack
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Jason Zucker has surgery to repair midsection muscle

Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Jason Zucker undergoes successful surgery

Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What went wrong for the Minnesota Wild

When the playoff season arrived, it hit the Wild like a slap-shot to the face.  After starting the series down 3-0 against the St. Louis Blues, the Wild came back and forced a game five on Saturday.  It was not enough, however, as a disheartening sadness rushed over the crowd in the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday as the Wild were knocked out of the playoffs by Magnus Paajarvi...
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk is already playing the blame game against the Blues

The St. Louis Blues are returning home with a surprising 2-0 series lead against the Minnesota Wild. Those two wins were due to some outstanding play from Jake Allen, some timely offense and some fortunate bounces. Things are bright in the St. Louis dressing room while the blame game is already being played by the Wild on the other side of the rink. Following Game 2, Devan Dubnyk...
Via Frozen Notes
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild’s late goal provides us with first OT of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

There’s nothing like overtime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That uncertainty of a game ending at any point, where games can stretch from a few extra seconds to a couple extra hours, leaves us captivated.On opening night of the 2017 edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Minnesota Wild provided us with our first taste of overtime. With their net empty, Zach Parise scored the game...
Via The Comeback
April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators visit sick teen during road trip to Minnesota

The Ottawa Senators might very well be in the thick of a playoff race heading towards the end of the NHL season. But in no way does this mean the team is too busy to visit a die-hard young fan that’s going through some difficult times.In the lead up to their game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, the Senators met with 16-year-old Jonathan Pitre, who is battling a rare...
Via Sportsnaut
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

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