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Wild Announce 6-Game Preseason Schedule With 3 Home Games

The Minnesota Wild have announced a six-game preseason that includes two home games against the Buffalo Sabres and a home-and-home series with the Winnipeg Jets. The Wild will play three games at Xcel Energy Center, opening the preseason at home against Buffalo on Sept. 21.

06/11/2015

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Former Wild Assistant GM On Building A Franchise From Scratch

Tom Lynn has worked for the Wild as Assistant General Manager, and now as an agent. He’s a lawyer, but first and foremost, he’s a hockey guy.

05/23/2015

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Re-Signing Dubnyk Tops Wild’s Offseason To-Do List

The Minnesota Wild were humbled by their four-game sweep in the second round of the NHL playoffs by division rival Chicago. That doesn’t mean they’ll be moved to make major changes to their roster this summer.

05/11/2015

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After Playoff Exit, Wild GM Says Improvement Must Come From Within

After another playoff exit, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher says improvement has to come from within. As the Wild players packed up their locker room Monday after another season’s end at the hands of the Blackhawks, there was much talk of expectations.

05/11/2015

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Warrant Out For Man Who Sold Fake Minnesota Wild Tickets

Prosecutors say an out-of-towner took advantage of Minnesota Wild fever — and now he’s wanted by police. Investigators say Michael Nottrodt flew in from Florida for the Wild playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.

05/08/2015

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Wild Again Left With Bad Feeling In Loss To Blackhawks

For the third straight year, the Minnesota Wild have been forced out of the NHL playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks.

05/08/2015

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Wild Blog: Blackhawks Shadow Looms Large Over Minnesota

The thought going into this series was that the Minnesota Wild finally had enough depth on their roster to compete with, and beat, the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs. Instead it was the Blackhawks showing the Wild that they still have a long way to go.

05/08/2015

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Sweep: Crawford, Blackhawks Advance With 4-3 Win Over Wild

Corey Crawford made 34 saves, Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night for a four-game sweep.

05/07/2015

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Simple Formula For Wild: Contain Kane, Or It’s Over

It’s not confusing, it’s actually pretty simple. Win, or your season is over. There are many reasons the Minnesota Wild trails the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.

05/07/2015

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Wild Must Regroup (Again) To Avoid Game 4 Elimination

Where do you go from here? The Wild understand Tuesday night’s game was pivotal. It was everything but a knockout punch delivered by Chicago, but it’s not over.

05/06/2015

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Kane, Crawford Carry Blackhawks Past Wild 1-0 For 3-0 Lead

Patrick Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar’s goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

05/05/2015

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Power Outage Forces Restoration Of Ice For Blackhawks-Wild

An overnight power outage in downtown St. Paul created a challenge for the maintenance crew at Xcel Energy Center before Game 3 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.

05/05/2015

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Wild Knows It Must Play Game 3 Like It’s Game 7

The Minnesota Wild understands that Game 3 when you are down 2-0 in a series is almost like a Game 7. If you lose, it’s all but over. WCCO’s Mike Max was at the Wild’s morning skate and found out what adjustments the team pans to make for Game 3.

05/05/2015

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Psychologist: Positive Fans Are Key For Wild In Playoffs

There has been no shortage fan support at Eagle Street Bar ahead of Tuesday’s Wild game, but because of the last two games, there is some extra tension. A licensed professional said on a night like this, positive fans are a big key.

05/05/2015

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Wild Announce Winners For 2015 Spirit Playoff Contest

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that two schools won the inaugural “Wild Playoff Spirit” Contest. The winners were Westview Elementary School in Apple Valley and Minnewaska Area Elementary School in Glenwood.

05/05/2015

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After A Day Of Studying, Wild Are Ready To Take The Ice

After losing 4-3 and 4-1 in Chicago against the Blackhawks, the Wild are back in St. Paul Tuesday. And a home ice advantage couldn’t be more important for Mike Yeo’s team.

05/05/2015

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Wild Looking To Find Its Game Back At Xcel Energy Center

Now trailing 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Minnesota Wild and the series shifts back to St. Paul for Game 3 Tuesday night.

05/04/2015

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Kane Leads Blackhawks Past Wild 4-1

Patrick Kane scored two goals, Corey Crawford made 30 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

05/03/2015

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Wild Go With Haula To Replace Injured Fontaine

Erik Haula replaced injured right wing Justin Fontaine for the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

05/03/2015

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Wild Will Be Without Fontaine For Game 2 Vs. Hawks

Minnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks because if a lower-body injury.

05/02/2015

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Wild Blog: Team Shows Resiliency, But Drop Game 1 To Chicago

The first period of Game 1 versus Chicago couldn’t have started worse for the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks had the Wild skating on its heels and the defense looked lost on the ice. It only took 1:15 before Brandon Saad scored to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.

05/02/2015

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Blackhawks Beat Wild 4-3 In Game 1 Of Western Semifinals

Teuvo Teravainen broke a tie with his first playoff goal and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

05/01/2015

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Wild’s Granlund On The Playoffs: ‘It’s Just Hockey’

You just get the feeling something special can happen when Mikael Granlund is on the ice. That’s because he has shown just enough of that to keep you watching and anticipating what that could mean in the playoffs.

05/01/2015

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Wild Blog: Playoff Preview, Wild Vs. Blackhawks

For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Wild has eliminated the Central Division champion from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last year it was the Colorado Avalanche, this year it was the St. Louis Blues.

04/30/2015

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Dubnyk, Hammond, Letang Finalists For Masterton

Goalies Devan Dubnyk of Minnesota and Andrew Hammond of Ottawa and defenseman Kris Letang of Pittsburgh are finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy as NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

04/30/2015

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Canada Vs. USA: Olympic Men’s Hockey

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

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USA Vs. Russia: Olympic Hockey

Icy stares, bone-crunching checks, even a skirmish or two in front of the net. USA faced off against Russia on Feb. 15, 2014.

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Athletes We Wish Never Left MN

From Randy Moss to David Ortiz, here are the athletes we all wish would have stuck around and had their success in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Minnesota Wild Score In OT, Win Game 3

Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, pulling the Wild within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.

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Sold-Out Crowd Welcomes Wild

Any questions of whether Minnesota Wild fans would return after the NHL lockout have been crushed.

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NHL Season Starts: Wild Vs. Islanders

The New York Islanders hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday despite a lackluster final two periods.

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