Minnesota Wild Hire Stats Specialists For Hockey OperationsThe Minnesota Wild have hired for their hockey operations department a pair of analytics specialists who co-founded an advanced statistics website. Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Tuesday the club has brought in Andrew C. Thomas as lead hockey researcher and Alexandra Mandrycky as hockey operations analyst.
Wild's Parise Week-To-Week With Sprained MCLMinnesota forward Zach Parise missed the Wild's game Saturday night against Tampa Bay, and is considered week to week with a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Wild Agree To Terms On 6-Year Deal With Goalie Devan DubnykThe Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with goalie Devan Dubnyk on a six-year contract. Dubynk was acquired from Arizona in a trade in mid-January, and his arrival was the biggest reason for Minnesota's incredible turnaround.
Wild Waive Veteran Cooke, Will Buy Out Last Year Of ContractThe Minnesota Wild have placed veteran left wing Matt Cooke on waivers, for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. The Wild announced Thursday they will buy out the final season of Cooke's contract, provided his clearance through waivers.
Re-Signing Dubnyk Tops Wild's Offseason To-Do ListThe 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.
Hockey Fans Gearing Up For First Playoff Game Against St. LouisThe 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.
Wild Blog: Wild Acquire Goaltender, Still A Lot Of Work To DoOn 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.
5 Reasons To Be Excited About The Minnesota Wild This SeasonEven 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.
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Wild Blog: Wild Select Right Wing On Quiet First Night Of The DraftThe 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.
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.
After Strong Playoffs, Future Is Bright For WildThroughout 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.