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Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Seven

Wild Blog: Back On The Bandwagon?

Alright Wild fans, are you back on the bandwagon yet? I, of course, never got off. But was last night’s win enough to get you back to believing in this team? It was enough for WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, who sent me the following text after last night’s game:

01/16/2015

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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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Wild Acquire Goalie Dubnyk From Coyotes For 3rd-Round Pick

The Minnesota Wild acquired goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday for a third-round draft pick.

01/14/2015

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Wild Assign Goalie Josh Harding To AHL Affiliate

The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Josh Harding to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. The move was made Tuesday after Harding cleared waivers. The 30-year-old was taken off injured reserve Monday. He hasn’t skated with the Wild this season. Harding broke his right foot in an incident off the ice a few days before training camp and was put on a suspended list.

11/18/2014

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Wild Look To Send Goalie Josh Harding To AHL

The Minnesota Wild have taken goalie Josh Harding off injured reserve and placed him on waivers. The Wild announced the move Monday.

11/17/2014

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Wild Sign Goalie Darcy Kuemper

Darcy Kuemper is on his way back to Minnesota to try to save the Wild’s muddled goaltending situation. Kuemper ended a summer-long stalemate with the Wild when he signed a two-year contract on Thursday night, one day after starting goalie Josh Harding was ruled out indefinitely with a broken right foot.

09/18/2014

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Wild Goalie Harding Has Broken Foot

Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely. The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident. The team said Harding was hurt Sunday but did not specify how.

09/17/2014

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Gophers’ Wilcox Earns Second Straight Big Ten Honor

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team remained a unanimous No. 1 team in the country when the latest polls came out Monday, and goalie Adam Wilcox has had a lot to do with it. Wilcox, who leads the Big Ten and is second in the country with 18 wins this season, was named the league’s Second Star of the Week on Tuesday.

02/04/2014

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Kuemper Lives Out Childhood Dream In Wild Goalie Net

Zach Parise said it’s 50-50 if he can come back by Thursday night against Chicago. Meanwhile, the team continues to ask Darcy Keumper to try and keep the gate closed at goalie. So far, it’s been a welcomed challenge.

01/22/2014

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Harding Back On Ice, Not Ready To Play Yet

Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has been making progress toward a return to playing. Harding took part in the team skate before the Wild hosted Ottawa on Tuesday.

01/14/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Jan. 10: Andrew Rohkohl

Andrew Rohkohl says he’s been working at being a goalie since he was a little kid. “It’s been a dream, really,” Rohkohl said. “And it takes a lot of effort to get to this place.” He has become a part of the nucleus of a team that leans on veterans, according to Edina hockey coach and former NHL defensemen Curt Giles. “He’s a smart kid,” Giles said. “The thing with him is he fits in perfectly. I mean, we got a good class of seniors with good leadership.”

01/10/2014

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The Wild’s Winning And Harding’s Thriving In Goal

Yes, the Wild are off to a great 10-4 start. But another story that continues to develop is how well Josh Harding has been standing out in goal for Minnesota, as he tries to put his multiple sclerosis on the back burner.

11/13/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 3-22

An NHL goalie scores on THE SMACK DOWN!

03/22/2013

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H.S. Goalie Scores An Own Goal, Flips The Bird & Quits Mid-Game

The Farmington varsity hockey team lost 3-2 to Chaska Tuesday night on Senior Night, but it wasn’t the loss that created the buzz. It was the way they lost.

02/13/2013

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Adopted From War-Torn Liberia, Girl Now Shutdown Goalie In MN

The goalie for the Minneapolis Storm hockey team is quick, fast, and up until October she had never put on a pair of ice skate.

01/27/2013

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Young Gopher Goalie Brings Quality Consistency

As the Nebraska-Omaha hockey team battles with the Golden Gophers, there’s reason for optimism even if it’s still early in the season.

11/30/2012

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Wild Goalie Harding Diagnosed With MS

Watching Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding between the pipes, you wouldn’t know he’s battling a terrible disease.

11/29/2012

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Wild Sign Goalie Josh Harding To 3-Year Deal

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed goalie Josh Harding to a three-year contract.

06/19/2012

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Hackett Wins In NHL Debut; Wild Win 2-1

Minnesota was without starting goalkeeper Niklas Backstrom because of a lingering groin problem and Josh Harding was forced out of the game less than two minutes in. Enter Matt Hackett, who recorded 34 saves to win in his NHL debut in the Wild’s 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

12/07/2011

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Minnesota Shuts Out Vermont 6-0

Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson notched his third shutout of the season Friday, leading Minnesota to a 6-0 win over Vermont and the team’s best start in men’s hockey in 10 years.

10/21/2011

Rally Star Julie Friend

AP Player Of Year: Minnetonka Goalie Julie Friend

Julie Friend has had the skills and the fundamentals of playing goalie down for a few years. Minding the net can be a mentally demanding experience, though, a process that required some self-discovery and a sharpened focus for Friend to reach an elite level.

03/02/2011

Rally Star Julie Friend

Rally Star: Minnetonka’s Julie Friend

This week’s “Rally Star,” a feature on local prep sports athletes, is Minnetonka’s Julie Friend.

02/10/2011

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Backstrom Strong Again In Goal, Wild Beat Avs 3-2

Niklas Backstrom turned in another strong performance with 23 saves, and the Minnesota Wild hung on to beat the crumbling Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night.

02/09/2011

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Wild’s Backstrom Expected Back In Net This Week

The Minnesota Wild are closer to getting their top two goalies back in action.

01/17/2011

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Backstrom, Theodore Hurt, Wild To Start Khudobin

The Minnesota Wild are hurting in the net.

01/14/2011