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Ilya Bryzgalov Takes Selfies During Wild Preseason Game, Seriously

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had the night off and he used his time on the bench quite well. This is why Bryz is a fan favorite, this is truly awesome. [Puck Daddy Blog] The post Ilya Bryzgalov Takes Selfies During Wild Preseason Game, Seriously appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pominville nets hat trick for Wild in preseason win

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jason Pominville led the Minnesota Wild with 30 goals last season. The veteran forward is rounding into form as the regular season closes in this year. Pominville had three goals on Monday in a 4-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, finishing off the hat trick with an empty net goal with 20 seconds remaining. Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, while Mikael...
Via Fox Sports North
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Previewing The Minnesota Wild

from Sportsnet, A dozen reporters and analysts from Sportsnet’s hockey brain trust — Doug MacLean, John Shannon, Chris Johnston, Damien Cox, Mark Spector, et al. — submitted a list ranking all the teams in order of how they think the NHL season will shake out. We crunched the numbers and will be unveiling our consensus standings prediction from worst to first. Minnesota...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild unveil new scoreboard

The Minnesota Wild unveiled their new scoreboard and it’s pretty awesome. We’ve seen some big scoreboards pop up in NHL arenas (looking at you, Tampa Bay), but we especially like the row of trees lining the Wild’s new screen. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Former Gopher Goon Stu Bickel have a Chance of Making the Wild

<div style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; max-width: 594px; width: 100%;">#181165895 / gettyimages.comIf former Minnesota Gopher Goon Stu Bickel is going to make the Minnesota Wild out of training camp, it’s going to be as a fourth line punching bag.  You...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild situation in the Minnesota crease

#459196061 / gettyimages.com The puck hasn’t even dropped for regular season action and the Minnesota Wild are already in mid-season goalie crisis mode. After last season’s impressive season, the Minnesota Wild were expected to take another step forward and had put faith in the goalie tandem of Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding to lead the team. Minnesota fans learned a tough...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pioneer Press: Wild's Justin Fontaine: Small-town boy starting to make big impact

Speaking of former college hockey players. Former UMD Bulldog Justin Fontaine is in camp with a new contract trying to cement a roster spot with the Minnesota Wild. Fontaine is on a two-way contract so he could end up playing for the Iowa Wild to start the season. Chad Graff, Pioneer Press -- Justin Fontaine insists this Wild training camp is no different from last year's...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise bashes dump-and-chase strategy

Zach Parise used to be a supporter of the dump-and-chase strategy. That very strategy propelled Parise and the Devils to some strong seasons and a deep playoff run, but the forward has since changed his mind. In fact, he’s backing his shift away from the dump-and-chase thanks to advanced statistics. Here’s what Parise told the Star Tribune: “I read a study this summer that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise: Time to dump the dump-and-chase

To say Zach Parise has evolved is an understatement. The Wild winger used to be a big proponent of the dump-and-chase game, reminding critics during a classic rant last year that all teams dump the puck, including the Pittsburgh Penguins when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009, and all four conference finalists the previous year, including the New Jersey Devils he captained. “We...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Three players poised for a breakout season (video)

Training camp is underway for the Minnesota Wild and yet another NHL season is just around the corner. Additions and solid drafting over the past five years have many expecting the Nino Niederreiter contributed in many ways late last season, most notably by scoring the game 7 overtime winner against the Avalanche. Wild to be contenders in the Central Division and the playoffs. The...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harding suspended; Darcy Kuemper re-signed

It turns out Darcy Kuemper didn’t need to play the KHL card after all. No, all he needed was a little bit of an unfortunate incident to get what he was looking for out of the Minnesota Wild, opening up the door for his return. Last week, the Wild announced their top goaltender Josh Harding would be out “indefinitely” with a fractured foot. The thought is that Harding could...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Minnesota Wild Preview: Shaky Goaltending Genuine Concern

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most talented teams in the league, but suspect goaltending remains a huge roadblock in the team’s quest for playoff glory. Let’s be honest. Any team that invites Ilya Bryzgalov to training camp on a tryout basis has goaltending issues. Josh Harding, who was one of the NHL’s three-best goaltenders when healthy last season, has reportedly been...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Emotional Ryan Suter Opens Up About Late Father During First Day Of Camp

It was an emotional first day of training camp for Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter. Following Friday’s practice, Suter addressed the media for the first time since his father, Bob Suter, passed away on Sept. 9. Bob Suter was most famously known for being a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980. The younger Suter detailed how he heard...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Kuemper re-signed, Harding injury update

The goalie situation just got a little better in Minnesota. After Josh Harding’s injury, the Minnesota Wild couldn’t have felt comfortable going into the season without re-upping Darcy Kuemper. After losing Josh Harding to a sudden broken foot, the absence of Darcy Kuemper became much more difficult to handle for the Minnesota Wild. His contract dispute with Chuck Fletcher seemed...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: What’s the deal with Darcy Kuemper?

It’s been wel documented that the biggest issue facing the Minnesota Wild coming out of this offseason is the goaltending situation. The last two weeks have seen that problem compound with the Wild’s inability to sign last season’s most used goalie in Darcy Kuemper. The dispute has lingered over the heads of the organization all summer and has become a minor distraction heading...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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