Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mike Yeo Gets His Awaited Contract Extension

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This afternoon, the Minnesota Wild announced that they have agreed to a new multi-year contract extension with their head coach, Mike Yeo.

2013-14 Season In Review: Jason Zucker

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Not a great year for Jason Zucker after his postseason performance to end 2013. Lets take a look back.

Vanek Watch: Cleanout Day

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This morning, the Montreal Canadiens had their team cleanout day following their elimination Thursday night by the New York Rangers. Thomas Vanek was one of the first to meet with the media, and dropped some interesting lines today, via @habsgirl4life.

2013-14 Season In Review: Nate Prosser

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Lets check in with Nate "Processor" Prosser's 2013-14 season.

Friday, May 30, 2014

2013-14 Season In Review: Cody McCormick

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Brought over at the trade deadline, here is the season recap for Cody McCormick.

2013-14 Season In Review: Zenon Konopka

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A look back at the half season from our former fourth line center, Zenon Konopka.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

2013-14 Season In Review: Mike Rupp

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Lets check out Mike Rupp's very very short 2013-14 season.

2013-14 Season In Review: Jonathon Blum

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A look at the 2013-14 season for defenseman Jon Blum.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2013-14 Season In Review: Matt Dumba

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We kick off our season in review of the Wild's roster with Matt Dumba

Friday, May 23, 2014

Who's Faster: Chris Kreider or Erik Haula

If there has been one player who has stuck out from the Montreal-New York Eastern Conference Final series, its been Chris Kreider of the Rangers.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 Offseason To Do List

Chuck Fletcher (right) has another fascinating offseason ahead of him.
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Now that we have had some time to collect ourselves from the defeat by Chicago, the focus will now shift to what the team needs to do this offseason. So here is a list of what the Wild need to do this offseason, to help ensure a successful 2014-15 season.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Exclusive: Transcript of Dany Heatley's Exit Interview

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The Team of 18,001 was able to get this exclusive transcript of Dany Heatley's exit interview with Wild head coach Mike Yeo.

(Warning: This contains very strong language)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Vanek Watch: Fading Hopes?

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Now that the Wild season has come to an end, everyone has turned their focus to one thing: flooding Mike Russo's twitter feed with questions about Thomas Vanek .

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cleanout Day Recap

Yesterday a couple of Wild players and the GM Chuck Fletcher met with the media as the took part on the team's cleanout day. Here is the video of each of them followed by a few thoughts.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Playoff Wrap-Up

Recapping the playoffs.

Round 1: Minnesota def. Colorado 4-3
Round 2: Chicago def. Minnesota 4-2

First Order Of Business

Mike Yeo is due for a contract extension. Photo: Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune
Lets take a trip back in time. The date is June 17, 2011. Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher is two months removed from firing the first head coach under his tenure, Todd Richards. Fletcher knows he has to hit on this head coach, otherwise his job will start to come under scrutiny because his boss (Wild owner Craig Leipold) wants to win badly.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What We Leave Behind

Angry, bitter, sad, shocked. Those are a few of the adjectives that come to mind this morning. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Are We Doomed?

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Yesterday, a Deadspin article was written about the Wild that basically said they will never win anything. They never could draft a franchise player without drafting in the top five and they are overpaying players in free agency, who's best years are behind them. That was the premise the article was written on.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lack Of Focus

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Through one period last night, the Wild were in a very favorable position.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Road Woes

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A recurring theme for the Minnesota Wild all season, has been their inconsistent play on the road.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Keep Your Foot On The Gas

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Stop me if you heard this before: Wild trail the Blackhawks 2-1 in their series, with the momentum on their side after an impressive Game Three win. They can get back in the series with a Game Four win, and make it a best of three with the high powered Hawks.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bruce Granlund

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First of all, if you have not heard the story of why the players call Mikael Granlund "Bruce", you can read about it here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Gone Missing

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Tonight is about as must win as it gets for the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota enters tonight's Game Three matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks down 2-0 in the series, as it switches back to the Twin Cities. The Wild found themselves in a similar situation last year with Chicago. and the found their only victory of the postseason in that crucial Game Three.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

3 on 3: Game One

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Wild made a third period rally to tie the game at two last night. But then Chicago turned on the jets, and dusted Minnesota 5-2 in Game One. Lets break out some three on three.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Key Players For The Wild Against Chicago

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Wild/Blackhawks begin tonight. Lets take a meander at the player the Wild need to step up (or continue on, in one case) as they open up the second round.

Keys To Victory Against Chicago

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Here are the Wild's keys to victory in their second round series against Chicago: