Minnesota Wild

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After years of being known as one of the stingiest defensive teams in the game but one who had trouble scoring, the Minnesota Wild changed their stripes upon the arrival of Bruce Boudreau. They still finished seventh in goals against but only the Pittsburgh Penguins (282) scored more goals in 2016-17 and their goal differential
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Daniel Winnik has a new home. The Minnesota Wild announced Wednesday that the 32-year-old veteran forward has signed a 1-year, $660,000 contract after agreeing to a professional try-out with the team.  Winnik was an unrestricted free agent after the Washington Capitals let him walk this offseason. Winnik played in five preseason games for Minnesota, amassing
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This article was originally published in November, 2012. The third edition of this article series looking at the history of the Minnesota Wild looks at the franchise’s top four goaltenders of all time. The Minnesota Wild have been a strong defensive team throughout their history and that has undoubtedly helped the goaltending talent. The franchise has gone
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Free agency has come and gone, training camps are about to open and summer is almost over. Somehow, Jaromir Jagr still hasn’t been signed by a team. The legendary winger has remained a free agent since July 1, when the Florida Panthers let him walk. It’s amazing that not a single team in the NHL
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Going out a champion? Not a chance, at least in the case of 20-year NHL veteran Matt Cullen. After winning his third career Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17, the 40-year-old didn’t have an immediate answer as to whether he would continue his hockey career. But news broke on Wednesday that Cullen agreed
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Going out a champion? Not a chance, at least in the case of 20-year NHL veteran Matt Cullen. After winning his third career Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17, the 40-year-old didn’t have an immediate answer as to whether he would continue his hockey career. But news broke on Wednesday that Cullen agreed
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It took long enough, but the Minnesota Wild have signed their top two restricted free agents, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter, to multi-year contracts. The Wild signed Niederreiter to a five-year deal worth $26.25 million, an average of $5.25 million per year. The following day, the Wild locked up Granlund for three years at $17.25
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It took long enough, but the Minnesota Wild have signed their top two restricted free agents, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter, to multi-year contracts. The Wild signed Niederreiter to a five-year deal worth $26.25 million, an average of $5.25 million per year. The following day, the Wild locked up Granlund for three years at $17.25
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We’re closing in on the end of July and the Minnesota Wild still have some moves to make. The Wild are without a veteran fourth-line center. They have some talented young players who are looking to crack the lineup, but veteran depth never hurts. Matt Cullen has been on the Wild’s radar for most of
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We’re closing in on the end of July and the Minnesota Wild still have some moves to make. The Wild are without a veteran fourth-line center. They have some talented young players who are looking to crack the lineup, but veteran depth never hurts. Matt Cullen has been on the Wild’s radar for most of
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Originally published in March of 2015, hockey in the great state of Minnesota only grows stronger with each passing year. The State of Hockey… What does it mean? Where does it come from? It’s hardly a secret that Minnesota has long been a hockey Mecca. The first hockey teams in Minnesota were formed a couple
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Originally published in March of 2015, hockey in the great state of Minnesota only grows stronger with each passing year. The State of Hockey… What does it mean? Where does it come from? It’s hardly a secret that Minnesota has long been a hockey Mecca. The first hockey teams in Minnesota were formed a couple
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If only they had certain players. If they had drafted or traded for those players things would be different. These are common phrases in the hockey community. Whether it was a failed draft selection, unsuccessful trade, or just daydreaming, fans, the media and even GMs often wish they had certain players playing for their team.
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The Minnesota Wild take pride in their small but very talented pool of prospects. They have a handful of skilled players who are either close to, or ready to make that jump into a full-time role in the NHL. With the recent departures of Marco Scandella, Alex Tuch and Erik Haula, there are some holes
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Time will tell if the Minnesota Wild or the Buffalo Sabres got the best of their recent deal. Both teams’ fans have claimed it a win for them, which usually means it’s a pretty fair deal. While that may be the case, the deeper one digs into the deal right now, the better it looks
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The Minnesota Wild still need to fill some voids in their current roster. After sending Erik Haula and Alex Tuch to the Vegas Golden Knights, and with Martin Hanzal heading to free agency, the Wild are in need of a winger and fourth-line center. We are less than a week away from the start of
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The Minnesota Wild have been motivated to keep their defensive core mostly intact. With a deal made between the Wild and the Vegas Golden Knights, the Wild will no longer have to worry. According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, the Wild are sending prospect Alex Tuch to the Knights. In exchange, the Knights
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Expansion is coming. On Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Knights will announce their roster for the upcoming season. This announcement will also bring with it the reveal of who was poached from each NHL team. Every team can protect players of course, but the Minnesota Wild are blessed (or in the case of expansion, cursed) with
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The NHL’s temporary trade freeze came and went with the Minnesota Wild making no moves. There were plenty of rumors swirling that general manager Chuck Fletcher was receiving plenty of interest for guys such as Jonas Brodin, Matt Dumba and even Marco Scandella. The Wild, along with the other 29 NHL teams, released their protected players list on
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Nino Niederreiter is currently a hot commodity. We are just one week away from the expansion draft and trade rumors continue to circulate through the hockey universe. There have been several names that continuously comes up in trade talks, including  Niederreiter. After being traded to the Minnesota Wild in 2013, Niederreiter has developed into the player
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The knights of the Boston Bruins round table have congregated once again — this time to address the blue line. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has been interested in acquiring Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin since as early as last year, at least. With the expansion draft looming, the Wild’s surplus of young defensemen has become a
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In a week or less, the Stanley Cup Finals will come to an end. Once this happens, the NHL offseason will be in full swing. Almost all the teams have already begun their work, prepping for a busy month full of trades and blockbuster free agent signings. The Minnesota Wild are one of many teams
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For several years, the Wild were known for their depth at defense. Dating back to 2008, the Wild drafted a defenseman with their first pick five different years. This enabled them to put together a very promising and talented prospect pool of blueliners. The Wild took it a step further in the summer of 2013
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The Minnesota Wild now have another need that has to be addressed this summer. According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, assistant coach Scott Stevens has resigned. Stevens pulled head coach Bruce Boudreau aside recently, telling him his intentions to step down. Boudreau stated that Stevens will be “very difficult to replace” and that
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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
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T.J. Oshie will be a very popular man this offseason. The 30-year-old forward is coming off a very strong season playing on the top line for the Washington Capitals, helping the team to another Presidents’ Trophy win and solidifying his standing as the best player who could hit the free-agent market come July 1. Both
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Sorry Wild fans, no Winter Classic until 2019, at least. As anticipated since March, the NHL has awarded the 2018 Winter Classic to New York City. The matchup is set between the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres in which the traveling Sabres will be the home team. Although Yankee Stadium held two Stadium
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Devan Dubnyk plays a key role in the Wild’s success. Over the course of two and a half seasons, Dubnyk has solidified the goalie position. A position that was in so much doubt for several years in the State of Hockey. He has put together back-to-back seasons of starting 60 plus games, won 30 or more,