Raffi Torres: Matt Cooke being treated like 'serial killer'

Over the last two seasons, we were told that Matt Cooke was a changed man, and that he had adjusted his style of play to get rid of the dirty hits that injured many players from 2004-11. That talk sounds silly following Cooke’s knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during the Minnesota Wild’s 1-0 overtime win Monday night. The hit was dirty, and...
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NHL Playoffs: Minnesota Wild in Good Spot Heading Into Game 4

65 minutes. That’s how long it took for the Minnesota Wild to score a goal in game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs. Fortunately for them, their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche didn’t score at all. A Mikael Granlund goal broke the tie and landed Minnesota back in the series. It was a game that Minnesota undoubtedly needed more than Colorado, as they trailed the Avalanche...

Matt Cooke Faces Suspension After Knee-On-Knee Hit

Matt Cooke will have the opportunity for an in-person hearing with the NHL after the Minnesota Wild forward knocked Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie out of Monday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game with a knee-on-knee hit, the league announced. The NHL is considering supplemental discipline strictly for the kneeing, but the Department of Player Safety can change the infraction...
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Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible diving OT game-winner to beat Avs (video)

Despite setting a franchise playoff record with 46 shots on goal — essentially from every conceivable angle — during Game 3 of its series against the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild could not solve Semyon Varlamov. The Avs netminder had stonewalled the hometown team all night and had the crease and net locked down like […] The post Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible...
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Mikael Granlund Does Bobby Orr Impression With Amazing OT Goal (Video)

Bobby Orr scored his iconic flying Stanley Cup goal in 1970. Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund was born in 1992. Apparently the 22-year-old Granlund has been taking hockey history lessons, as he did his best to impersonate Orr’s classic play with an unforgettable goal in overtime on Monday night. The score gave the Wild a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche to narrow...
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Mikael Granlund scores incredible OT goal to beat Avs

Mikael Granlund scored an incredible goal to beat the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, and also put the Minnesota Wild on the board in the series. 
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GIF: Granlund scores goal of the playoffs with overtime winner

Mikael Granlund may have just scored the goal of the playoffs in Game Three between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild quarter-final series. In overtime, the Wild forward deked around the entire Colorado defense, somehow kept control of the puck, fell to the ice, and shot it into the net.Pretty incredible for your first career playoff goal. The Avalanche now lead the series...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke Injures Tyson Barrie With Ugly Kneeing Penalty

Notorious NHL cheap shot artist Matt Cooke – who, after staying out of trouble for the past few years, insists that he has reformed his game – was back to his old tricks during Monday night’s Game 3 in Minnesota. In the second period, Cooke was penalized for kneeing Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie on a bad play that may land Cooke with a fine or suspension from the league...
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Video: Matt Cooke injures Tyson Barrie with his knee

Matt Cooke has been a solid NHL citizen this season. No headshots or controversies. But that all changed Monday night in Minnesota. Cooke did this to Tyson Barrie: Barrie did not return to the game. Cooke will almost surely be hearing from the NHL on this.
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Minnesota Wild: 3 keys to stopping Nathan MacKinnon

The Minnesota Wild has quickly dropped two games in the best of seven series with the Colorado Avalanche. The catalyst in the so far in this series has been 18-year-old rookie phenom Nathan MacKinnon, who has skated through and around the Wild nearly at will. His dynamic speed and agility combined with otherworldly vision has been the difference as MacKinnon has seven points in...
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Minnesota Wild Makes Changes For Game 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After dropping the first two games in their first round matchup with the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo has made some changes to the lineup for Monday’s game. Ilya Bryzgalov, who was brought in at the trade deadline to help bolster the goaltending for the Wild in the […]
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Yeo turns to Kuemper for Game 3; Heatley, Fontaine return

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darcy Kuemper helped save the Minnesota Wild season in January. Head coach Mike Yeo is hoping he can do the same in the playoffs. Yeo said Kuemper, the rookie goaltender who started 16 consecutive games from Jan. 12 to March 8 with 12 wins and two shutouts, will start Game 3 for Minnesota against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night as the Wild look to erase...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MacKinnon embarrasses Wild defense for goal

The legend of Nate MacKinnon continues to grow, and likely will continue to do so for some time. He was picked No. 1 overall in this past summer’s NHL draft by the Colorado Avalanche. The 18-year-old made the Avalanche’s opening-night squad, and stuck with the team all year. It’s not like they could send him down- he just kept picking up points, and with the 63 he notched this...
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Analysis of a Minnesota Wild fan today

As a franchise with relatively little history, Minnesota Wild fans enjoy clinging to the one shining moment in 2003 when the team did make you proud. In order to prepare for tonight’s game, you watch old Youtube videos of the miraculous run to recall the last time you had something to cheer about. Ten years have passed but you cling to that moment like the old girlfriend who left...
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Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: Series preview and prediction

The Minnesota Wild open the first round of the playoffs Thursday against the dynamic and Central Division surprise Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have flourished this season behind a cast of budding superstars and a fiery coach in Patrick Roy. The question now is how this potent team will fair in the playoffs against the more seasoned Wild who have a worse record, but boast more experience...
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