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Wild’s Coyle Reflects On His Time As A High School Athlete

Charlie Coyle just signed a three-year, $15-million contract with the Minnesota Wild. How did he get there? He grew up in the Boston area and paid the price every day. There were no short cuts. “I just always tried to do little things on and off the ice. I played prep school, public high school, juniors in high school,” Coyle said.

11/07/2014

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Judge Issues Gag Order In Hockey Sex Video Case

A judge has issued a gag order in the case of two Nebraska hockey players charged with making a sex video with a 15-year-old girl at a Moorhead motel last winter. KFGO-AM reports Judge Michael Fritz says there is a “substantial likelihood of prejudicing the jury” if attorneys continue talking publicly about the case.

11/07/2014

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Hoffman, Anderson Lead Senators Past Wild 3-0

Mike Hoffman scored twice and Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots to lead the Ottawa Senators over the Minnesota Wild 3-0 Thursday night. Clarke MacArthur also had a goal for the Senators. Anderson earned his second shutout this season and the 28th of his career. Niklas Backstrom made 14 saves for Minnesota. The Wild have outshot their opponents in all 12 games this season, but they’ve lost their past two.

11/06/2014

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Wild Lose Star Parise To Concussion

Minnesota Wild star Zach Parise has a concussion that will keep him out indefinitely. Parise did not travel with the Wild on their three-game road trip, starting Thursday in Ottawa. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed the diagnosis to reporters after the team’s morning skate, calling the injury “obviously a big blow” to the Wild. Parise was hurt Tuesday during a 4-1 defeat by Pittsburgh. Yeo said the concussion came on during the course of the game.

11/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-6-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

John Hines fills in for Dave Lee on Thursday….listen back to some of the things you missed by clicking the link above.

11/06/2014

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20,000 Wild Fans Tap Sticks To Support Jablonski’s Fight Against Spinal Injuries

More than 20,000 fans all taping to help promote recovery for the 1.3 million Americans living with a spinal cord injury.

11/01/2014

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Wild Blog: A Strong October Start

When the NHL schedule came out this past summer the Minnesota Wild knew they had their work cut out for them. Eight of their first nine games were against teams that made the playoffs last season. A strong start could give the Wild an edge in the Central Division while a slow start could derail their playoff hopes before the month was even finished.

10/31/2014

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Wild Beat Sharks 4-3 In Shootout

Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the third period and Koivu in the second period for Minnesota, which for the second straight game overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to win.

10/30/2014

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Wild Rally For 4-3 Win At Boston

Marco Scandella scored with 5:53 remaining as the Minnesota Wild rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night. One night after allowing five goals in the third period and blowing a 3-0 lead in New York against the Rangers, the Wild were at the opposite end of a surprising comeback in Boston.

10/28/2014

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Former North Stars Legend Preps For HOF Induction

If you grew up rooting for the Minnesota North Stars, then no doubt you remember Mike Modano. He played his entire career for the team, now the Dallas Stars. On Monday, Nov. 17, Modano will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

10/27/2014

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Kuemper Stops 26 Shots In Wild Shutout Of Coyotes

Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. Kuemper has allowed just two goals in four starts, and has all three of Minnesota’s victories this season. Arizona’s Mike Smith entered the game having allowed at least four goals in each of his three starts this season. But he stopped 27 of 29 shots and blanked the Wild for all but a three-minute stretch early in the second period.

10/23/2014

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Wild, Coyle Agree To 5-year, $16M Extension

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle through the 2019-20 season. The deal was announced Wednesday for the 22-year-old Coyle, who is in third season with the Wild.

10/22/2014

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Ducks Rally Past Wild 2-1 For 4th Straight Win

After 44 frustrating minutes of scoreless hockey against the stingy Minnesota Wild, only one thought came to Andrew Cogliano when he broke in alone on goalie Darcy Kuemper. “Yeah, I’d better score now,” the speedy Ducks forward said. Cogliano did it, and Corey Perry did it again later in the Ducks’ dynamic third-period rally.

10/18/2014

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Wild Hire Richard Park As Player Development Coach

The Minnesota Wild have brought back another former player for a job in the organization, hiring Richard Park as a player development coach. The appointment was announced Tuesday for Park, whose responsibilities will include working with players with the affiliate Iowa Wild in the AHL.

10/14/2014

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Wild Blog: How Wild Was That Opener?

The Wild simply outplayed the Colorado Avalanche all night long. They were faster, better with the puck and a lot of fun to watch. Nobody saw that shutout coming.

10/10/2014

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