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5 Reasons To Be Excited About The Minnesota Wild This Season

Even though it’s the middle of October and snow isn’t on the ground (yet), hockey season is officially here. In Minnesota, the Wild is off to a 2-0 start and has yet to allow a goal, shutting out Colorado 5-0 in its home opener and then going to Colorado last Saturday and winning 3-0.

10/15/2014

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Wild Hire Richard Park As Player Development Coach

The Minnesota Wild have brought back another former player for a job in the organization, hiring Richard Park as a player development coach. The appointment was announced Tuesday for Park, whose responsibilities will include working with players with the affiliate Iowa Wild in the AHL.

10/14/2014

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Wild Blog: Darcy Kuemper, A Rising NHL Star

WOW! That is the only word I have to describe how the Wild pulled off two shutouts in a row against the Colorado Avalanche — a team that won the Central Division last year, a team we faced in the first round of the playoffs, a team we had to battle to beat in game 7 at their rink in overtime! To say I’m impressed with how this year’s Wild team has started the season would be the understatement of the year.

10/13/2014

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Wild Sign Defenseman Brodin To 6-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension. The deal was announced Sunday.

10/12/2014

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Kuemper Bottles Up Avs As Wild Win, 3-0

Darcy Kuemper stopped 30 shots for his second straight shutout of high-scoring Colorado and Jason Zucker scored his first goal since January, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.

10/11/2014

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Wild Blog: How Wild Was That Opener?

The Wild simply outplayed the Colorado Avalanche all night long. They were faster, better with the puck and a lot of fun to watch. Nobody saw that shutout coming.

10/10/2014

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Parise, Wild Blank Avalanche 5-0 In Opener

The Minnesota Wild could not have started the season stronger. This game was so good they found themselves acknowledging afterward they probably won’t be able to repeat it.

10/09/2014

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Wild Approach Season Opener With Playoffs In Mind

The Wild’s post-season ended on May13 after a crazy overtime bounce in game six with Chicago. That’s where they would love to pick it up this year with some new pieces added to a team with high expectations.

10/09/2014

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Vanek, Like Others, Picked Minnesota On, Off Ice

Minnesota is hardly a marquee place in major professional sports, a midsized market in the middle of the country best known on the coasts for the length and extremity of its winters. In the NHL, though, there’s evidence mounting to the contrary. Thomas Vanek was the latest free agent to pick the Wild, two summers after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter jolted the league by coming as a package deal.

10/08/2014

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Wild Blog: 2014-15 Season Preview

When we last saw the Minnesota Wild they were skating off the ice stunned after losing in overtime to Chicago 2-1 as the Blackhawks took the series in six games. While the sudden impact of the season being over may have hurt initially, fans could take solace in knowing that the Wild had their best playoff showing since their run to the Western Conference Finals in 2003.

10/08/2014

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Wild Keep 2 Rookie Defensemen

The Minnesota Wild have set their active roster for the regular season by placing center Cody Almond and left wing Stephane Veilleux on waivers and right wing Justin Fontaine on injured reserve. The moves were made Monday, meaning rookie defensemen Matt Dumba and Christian Folin were on the team.

10/06/2014

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Koivu Lifts Wild Past Blues, 5-4 In OT

Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams’ preseason finale Saturday night.

10/04/2014

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Tale Of Two Ninos: Heroic Boy Meets Hockey Hero

Ten-year-old Nino Johnson of Maplewood, a Twin Cities boy who already did something he’ll never forget, had another big moment Saturday evening, at the Xcel Energy Center.

10/04/2014

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Wild Trim Roster To 27, Waive Gogol, Sutter

The Minnesota Wild have reduced their training camp roster to 27 players, with the start of the season less than a week away. The Wild assigned seven players Friday to their AHL affiliate: defensemen Jonathan Blum, Justin Falk and Gustav Olofsson and forwards Tyler Graovac, Michael Keranen, Zack Phillips and Joel Rechlicz. They placed forwards Curt Gogol and Brett Sutter on waivers and will assign them to Iowa if they clear.

10/03/2014

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Leopold Scores In 3rd As Blues Beat Wild, 4-1

Jordan Leopold scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:33 of the third period, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Leopold scored off an assist from Vladimir Tarasenko, who passed it to Leopold in the right circle for a one-timer high into the net.

10/02/2014

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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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