Wild Blog: The 2015 Season PreviewFor most NHL teams, being eliminated by the same team three years in a row would mean sweeping changes on and off the ice. In Minnesota however General Manager Chuck Fletcher decided to stand by the core of players on the roster and their head coach.
Vikings Blog: Vikings Defense Takes A Charge Out Of San DiegoThe Minnesota Vikings defense is building a reputation for being tenacious. Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers found this out the hard way on Sunday. The Vikings defense brought constant pressure throughout the game, making Rivers feel uncomfortable whenever he dropped back in the pocket.
Wild Blog: Wild Has St. Louis Singing The Blues In Series WinThe St. Louis Blues came into Game 6 knowing they needed to play their best game of the series for their season to continue. And yet it was the Minnesota Wild who played like they had no interest in going back to the "Show-Me-State" for a seventh game.
Wild Blog: Ott Latest In A Line Of Villains Among Wild FansIf there is one thing that can make a playoff series more dramatic than it already is, it's the presence of a villain. Whether it's a player you detest, a guy who just rubs you the wrong way or a person you only tolerate because he's plays for your team, knowing that if he played anywhere else you would despise them, a villain just makes things more intriguing.
Wild Blog: Tale Of The Tape - Minnesota Wild Vs. St. Louis BluesThe Minnesota Wild ended the 2014-15 season Saturday with a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Minnesota will have anywhere from four to seven chances to avenge that defeat over the next couple weeks as the Wild and the Blues face-off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So which team has the edge? Let's go to the tale of the tape.
Wild Blog: Wild Week Ahead For MinnesotaWe are entering the final week of the regular season in the NHL and the Minnesota Wild is looking to lock up another post-season berth. Right now Minnesota currently holds the first wild card spot in the Western Conference with 96 points. With four games left to play in the season, any combination of picking up two points (wins or overtime/shootout losses) should be enough to clinch a playoff berth.
Wild Blog: Entering The Toughest Stretch Of The SeasonIf you have watched the Minnesota Wild over the last month and a half, you know they are the hottest team in the NHL. Minnesota is 17-3-1 since the All-Star break and are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.
Wild Blog: Wild Solidifies Roster At NHL Trade DeadlineSince making a trade for Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota has gone 15-3-2 and played their way back into playoff contention. They currently hold the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.
Wild Blog: Unsung Heroes Lead Wild To Game 7 WinIn Game 6 of the series versus Colorado, the best players for the Minnesota Wild proved to be just that. Zach Parise had a four-point night (2G, 2A) including the game-winning goal. Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter added two assists as Minnesota defeated Colorado 5-2 to even the series at 3-3, forcing Game 7 in Denver.
Wild Blog: Outmanned In DenverThe Minnesota Wild went into Game 5 Saturday night knowing that winning away from Xcel Energy Center would be a tough task, having dropped the previous two games of the series in Denver. The men wearing the striped shirts didn't make it any easier for them.
Curry, Wild Extend Blues' Slide With 4-2 Win Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night.
Wild Blog: Wild Clinch Playoff Berth, Defeat Bruins 4-3The Minnesota Wild went into Tuesday night knowing they would only need one more point to clinch a playoff berth in the Western Conference. The task would not come easy as the Boston Bruins, the defending Eastern Conference champions, were in town. Fortunately for the Wild, their play-off berth was solidified before the start of the third period. The Phoenix Coyotes lost their game in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3.