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Hockey Fans Gearing Up For First Playoff Game Against St. Louis

The Minnesota Wild open the playoffs Thursday night in St. Louis, but fans can still watch the game at the Xcel Energy Center, where there will be a free viewing party.

04/16/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Acquire Goaltender, Still A Lot Of Work To Do

On Jan. 2, the Minnesota Wild defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 3-1. The hope at the time was that winning the first game in 2015 would be a springboard to another playoff berth much like last year, when Minnesota defeated Buffalo in their first game of 2014. Instead, the Wild have lost six-straight games and find themselves eight points out from the final playoff spot.

01/14/2015

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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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7-2-14 PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from Wednesday’s Show? Click the link above to hear some of the high lights…….

07/02/2014

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Wild Blog: Wild Select Right Wing On Quiet First Night Of The Draft

The best way to describe the 2014 NHL Draft is forward heavy. If you need a center or a wing there is a good chance you can get one in this draft. That’s exactly what the Minnesota Wild did Friday night as they selected Alex Tuch with the 18th pick overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. Otherwise it was a pretty quiet night for Minnesota.

06/28/2014

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Wild’s Yeo Made ‘Leaps And Bounds’ Improvement

When the Minnesota Wild hired Mike Yeo as a first-time NHL head coach, he fit their criteria for a bench boss who could develop several top, young players. Yeo has undergone his own growth in that time, too, and the Wild were satisfied enough with the results on both fronts to make another commitment to him. After his three-year contract extension was finalized last weekend, Yeo appeared with general manager Chuck Fletcher at a news conference Friday to discuss the deal and the team’s future.

06/06/2014

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After Strong Playoffs, Future Is Bright For Wild

Throughout an up-and-down season, the Minnesota Wild lagged behind the leaders of the Central Division. With an extended test against two of the top teams in the playoffs, though, the Wild clearly passed.

05/14/2014

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Wild Blog: Team Solidifies Roster At Trade Deadline

Going into the NHL trade deadline, the Minnesota Wild weren’t thought to be very active. Holding on to the first wild-card seed in the Western Conference, Minnesota should be a playoff team if they continue to play as they have since Jan. 1. If anything, the thought was the Wild would address the goal-tending situation and that would probably be it. Minnesota did that and then some. The Wild made two trades at the deadline, getting Ilya Bryzgalov from Edmonton and acquiring Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick from Buffalo.

03/06/2014

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Wild Acquire Bryzgalov, With Backstrom Shut Down

The Minnesota Wild traded for goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Tuesday in conjunction with their decision to shut down ailing veteran Niklas Backstrom.

03/04/2014

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Jim Mill Straddles Two ‘Wild’ Teams

It’s three-plus hours south of the Xcel Energy Center. Des Moines Iowa hardly strikes you as a hockey hot bed, but it’s the ideal partner for the Minnesota Wild.

02/16/2014

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Wild Place Harding On IR To Work On MS Medication

Josh Harding has been perhaps the feel-good story of the NHL season, putting up numbers unmatched for a goalie after revealing that he has multiple sclerosis.

12/18/2013

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Wild Hire Brunette As Hockey Operations Adviser

Former Minnesota Wild player Andrew Brunette rejoined the team Wednesday as hockey operations adviser.

02/13/2013

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Wild Make It Official, Introducing Parise And Suter

The Minnesota Wild made the free agent signings of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter official on Monday, introducing the pair at a news conference with their new jerseys.

07/09/2012

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Mike Max’s News And Notes

The reason the debate will linger on regarding the new football stadium being conducive for baseball is that it will require removable seats – and that’s expensive

06/16/2012

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Hockey Day Minnesota Focuses On Jablonski Family

This year’s Hockey Day Minnesota is unlike any other in the history of the six-year-old event.

01/21/2012

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Hockey Day To Be Dedicated To Jablonski Family

This year’s Hockey Day Minnesota will be dedicated to the family of Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player paralyzed in a game last month.

01/10/2012

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Wild GM Fletcher Excited For Season Opener

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told Sid Hartman he is anxious for the NHL season to begin.

10/07/2011

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Getting Younger: Wild Introduce Yeo As New Coach

The Minnesota Wild have decided they need a younger team, and they’ve hired 37-year-old Mike Yeo to lead the overhaul.

06/17/2011

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Yeo Brings Playoff Ambitions To The Wild

The Minnesota Wild have a new, youthful and confident head coach who isn’t afraid to share his playoff ambitions.

06/17/2011

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Wild To Announce Mike Yeo As New Coach Friday

The Minnesota Wild have made Mike Yeo their new head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

06/16/2011

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Wild GM Talks Hockey With Sid Hartman

Wild General manager Chuck Fletcher talked about the future of the team with Sid Hartman this morning on WCCO Radio.

03/30/2011

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Wild GM Says Playoffs Still Within Reach

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher told WCCO’s Sid Hartman that they can still make the playoffs this season.

03/16/2011

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Wild GM Talks Hockey With Sid Hartman

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher joined Sid Hartman to talk about last night’s win over Colorado, and the chase for a western conference playoff berth.

03/09/2011

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Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher On WCCO Radio

Wednesday morning, Minnesota Wild General Manager joined WCCO’s Sid Hartman. The Wild are coming off a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, a team they’ve now beaten 15 consecutive times at home.

02/23/2011

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Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher With Sid Hartman

The Wild take on the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Sid Hartman talked to Wild GM Chuck Fletcher and gets an update on what’s happening with the team.

11/17/2010

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