Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


WILD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ilya Bryzgalov 'would very much like' to be back with Wild, agent says

Ilya Bryzgalov really enjoyed his time in Minnesota at the end of last season. His arrival to the team was mutually beneficial, as he went 7-1-3 in 12 appearances during the playoff race as the Wild dealt with a litany of goaltending problems last season. In fact, Bryzgalov enjoyed himself so much with the Wild that it sounds like he desperately wants to return to the team next...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter- Part Owner Of The Madison Capitols

from Tamira Madsen of the MadisonMagazine, The Suter name means hockey in Madison. So it’s no surprise that Madison native and National Hockey League superstar Ryan Suter is involved with the Madison Capitols, a new team that competes in the United States Hockey League starting this season. The Capitols drop the puck this month and will play their home games at the Alliant...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog as a hockey player (photo)

The Minnesota Wild happen to play in a state colloquially known as the “State of Hockey,” but a couple’s devotion to the Wild and their evident love of pet art  combined in a portrait that more than abundantly proves that they are willing to go all out in demonstrating their allegiance to their favorite NHL […] The post Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait done of dog as a hockey player

One awesome family has found a fantastic way to combine their love for the family dog, Copper, and their favorite hockey team, the Minnesota Wild – by commissioning this amazing painting of the pup as a Wild player. The artists at Splendid Beast – who specialize in unique pet portraits – completed the masterpiece, which we can only assume will hang on the family’s living...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Tracker: Minnesota Wild Edition

The Minnesota Wild are coming off their best playoff performance since 2003. The Wild emerged from the NHL’s toughest division with a playoff spot and knocked off the Colorado Avalanche before putting up a valiant effort before losing in 6 games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild headed into the off season with a solid core group and a nod of approval from management to coach...
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild say ‘everything’s a go’ with goalies Backstrom, Harding

Yesterday, Brough wrote about the state of Minnesota’s goaltending and how it will rely on the trio of Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper for next season. On Thursday, GM Chuck Fletcher shared some good news about the two veterans of the group. From the Minnesota Star-Tribune: “Everything’s a go with both goalies,” Fletcher said of Backstrom and Harding....
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Day Minnesota heading to St. Paul's Holman Field in 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When it comes to celebrating the game that's most woven into Minnesota's fiber, the state's NHL team and premier sports television network aren't straying from its central hockey Mecca. Just a half-mile from the Minnesota Wild's Xcel Energy Center, a sextet of high school teams will take center stage on an outdoor, refrigerated rink at St. Paul...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild GM Says Goaltending Looks Good

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, Fletcher has also spent the month dialing up some veterans to check in. Two include the goalies, Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding. Backstrom had season-ending abdominal surgery and hip surgery last season and Harding didn’t play in 2014 due to complications with multiple sclerosis. Fletcher has talked with both the past two weeks...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild News: Three goalies, Two slots, One battle

Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper are all each other's best frenemies, again.The 2012-'13 Minnesota Wild had a pretty darn good season, finishing with 43 wins, 98 points and a dramatic first round victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs before losing in six to Chicago.And they did it all while using five different goalies: Goalie Stats Rk...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Questons at the goaltending position

#462660157 / gettyimages.comThe Minnesota Wild's goaltending situation has been a subject of discussion. John Kreiser - NHL.com -- Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper, Ilya Bryzgalov and John Curry (who won his lone late-season start) all had at least one victory in a season of tumult for Minnesota goaltenders . Harding was 18-7-3 with an...
Via Goon's World
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Questions For The Minnesota Wild

I can finally access KK after almost 9 hours of down time. The problem was not with our host, but something much more major than that. Numerous ISPs had issues today and it was hit or miss if you could get to a website or now. Things seem to be ok now, so on with the show... from John Kreiser of NHL.com, Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fontaine Re-Signs With Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild has re-signed forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. During his 2013-2014-rookie season, Fontaine scored 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games.  Fontaine’s goal total was third highest by a Wild rookie. Fontaine joined the team as an undrafted free agent after playing for University of Minnesota-Duluth for four seasons. The 26-year-old Alberta native set a...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild All Time Greatest Player

Well we all heard Eric's opinion on who the greatest player in franchise history for the Minnesota Wild is, Marian Gaborik, and that will probably be a lot of other peoples choices because of how dynamic of a goal scorer he is.However, one has to argue for Mikko Koivu. The captain has been with the team for 601 games played, plus three playoff runs.  The captain is much deserving...
Via Goon's World
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild still trying to re-sign Niederreiter, Kuemper

Training camp is still seven weeks away, but Darcy Kuemper and Nino Niederreiter remain unsigned by the Wild as the NHL enters the dog days of the offseason. The league typically goes on an unofficial hiatus in August, but the Wild still has two restricted free agents left to re-sign after Tuesday’s two-year, $2 million contract signed by winger Justin Fontaine. General Manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Fontaine to two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in...
Via Fox Sports North
23 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
Wild News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Eight fantasy picks who will suck if you draft them

Ranking all 54 NFL primetime games

50 Cent's funny challenge to Floyd Mayweather

Toss pies at Harvey Updyke for charity

Cheerleaders of the AP Top 25

'Johnny Clipboard' shirt is perfect

Colts GM calls out Trent Richardson

VY would have returned for senior season at Texas

WATCH: Angels ace carted off with injury

Lester unlikely to return to Boston

Steelers RBs arrested together

Report: Suns looking to trade Eric Bledsoe

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.