Wild Owner Leipold 'Happily Surprised' By Predators SuccessMinnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold says he's "happily surprised" by the excitement generated in Nashville by the Predators, the club he helped enter the NHL nearly 20 years ago.
Minnesota Swarm To Leave The Twin CitiesThe Minnesota Swarm are packing up and leaving the state after 11 seasons. Swarm co-owner John Arlotta announced Friday night that the National Lacrosse League team will relocate for the 2016 season.
As Rumors Swirl, Owner Quiet On Swarm's FutureMinnesota's professional lacrosse team, which plays its home games at the Xcel Energy Center, has not offered renewals to its season ticket holders for next season, and also appears to have ended its Junior Swarm box lacrosse program. For weeks, there has been speculation that team owner John Arlotta, who bought the Swarm from Wild owner Craig Leipold in 2008, has been looking to sell the team or move it.
Wild Swap Minority OwnersThe Minnesota Wild have swapped minority owners, with Chicago financier Matthew Hulsizer replacing New York hedge fund manager Philip Falcone on majority owner Craig Leopold's board of directors.
TCF Bank Stadium To Host Outdoor NHL GameAt long last, Minnesota will finally get the chance to host an outdoor NHL game next season. The Wild will play the Chicago Blackhawks in one of the NHL's two "Stadium Series" games. The match-up is set for Feb. 21, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. "A real thrill," Wild CEO Matt Majka said. "And happiness. And a little relief maybe, too, because we've been waiting a long time."
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.
Wild Lament Early Exit But Note ImprovementMaking the playoffs for the first time in five years should count as progress. For the Minnesota Wild, that step forward wasn't firm enough.
Wild Eager To Return From NHL LockoutBefore everyone settled in for their fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show themselves.
Mike Max’s News & Notes: August 11, 2012People inside the Vikings insist they are intent on making playing baseball a part of the new football stadium. If the NHL gets salary roll backs as part of their new collective bargaining agreement, it could be big savings for Craig Leipold on Zach Praise and Ryan Suter's contracts. Suter chartered his own plane to be part of the fundraiser for Jack Jablonski. Nice move!
Wild Make It Official, Introducing Parise And SuterThe 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.
Wild Owner: Free Agent Bonanza 'A Game Changer' Craig Leipold never thought one of the biggest bonanzas in NHL history was even possible when the Wild owner stepped into the negotiating room with general manager Chuck Fletcher and the agents for forward Zach Parise.
Wild Working On Contract Extension For GM Fletcher The Minnesota Wild have missed the playoffs. Again. But owner Craig Leipold is adamantly optimistic that he won't be watching the postseason on television again next year.