NHL Lockout

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Wild Goalie Backstrom Ready For 48-Game Season

Opening night for the Minnesota Wild is finally here. Colorado begins a three-game series in a four-day stretch – part of the 48 game NHL season.

01/19/2013

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Parise, Suter Have Wild Poised To Make Noise

The story of the summer in the NHL, before the lockout wiped out almost half of the season, was the free agent market for standouts Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

01/18/2013

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Joining In On ‘Wild Wednesday’ Are Fans From Australia

“Wild Wednesday” is here as doors opened at the Xcel Energy Center at 6 p.m. for the team’s scrimmage.

01/16/2013

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Hockey Fans Celebrate ‘Wild Wednesday’ In St. Paul

NHL hockey returns to Minnesota this weekend. The lockout is over, the schedule is out and the fans are ready.

01/16/2013

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Wild Stars Hand-Deliver Season Tickets, Apologize For Lockout

Longtime Wild fan Jim Ariola doesn’t mince words when it comes to the NHL lockout.

01/15/2013

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Wild Expect Sellout Crowd Saturday As NHL Returns

Minnesota Wild officials say they expect a sellout Saturday when the team opens at home after the lockout that wiped away half the season.

01/15/2013

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NHL, Players Association Sign Memorandum; Lockout Over

The NHL and players’ association have signed a memorandum of understanding, ending the lockout.

01/12/2013

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Wild Veteran Cullen Glad To Get Back On Ice

Among those with high anxiety during the lockout is Wild forward Matt Cullen.

01/07/2013

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Twins Blog: TwinsFest, Fifteen’s 5k & The Winter Caravan

Between the Vikings and the Wild, Minnesota sports fans have had their fill of drama and celebration this weekend.

01/07/2013

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Wild Fans Clamor For Tickets, Merchandise At Lockout’s End

The end of the NHL lockout isn’t official, but planning for the season is already underway at the Xcel Energy Center.

01/07/2013

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Parise, Suter Hit The Ice For Wild

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are finally going to work for the Minnesota Wild.

01/07/2013

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St. Paul Businesses Excited To Get NHL Back

Hockey fans have a spring in their step Monday morning as they can start dreaming about going to Minnesota Wild games again.

01/07/2013

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Wild Eager To Return From NHL Lockout

Before everyone settled in for their fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show themselves.

01/06/2013

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NHL, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

It looks like there will be a hockey season after all — shortened for sure, but perhaps back in business in a week or so.

01/06/2013

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TTYM: A Hairy NHL Lockout Situation And A Cowboys Fan Blasts Romo

In this week’s That Thing You Missed, Fab Melo gives new meaning to the term “banging your head against the wall,”  a passionate Cowboys fan gets up in “arms” over missing the playoffs and the […]

01/04/2013

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Wild’s Koivu Misses ‘Adrenaline Of The Games’

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu recently returned from playing in Finland to join the locals for some pick-up hockey.

12/22/2012

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Rep. Holds NHL Responsible For St. Paul’s Economic Woes

The NHL lockout is now in the 90th day, and the canceled Wild home games have already cost St Paul and surrounding businesses approximately $9 million.

12/14/2012

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Obama On NHL Lockout: ‘Do Right By Your Fans’

WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro interviewed President Obama Thursday about topics such as the fiscal cliff, spending cuts, bipartisanship and the Medical Devices Tax. But Frank’s closing question concerned the State of Hockey – specifically the NHL lockout.

12/14/2012

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NHL Lockout Devastates Local Businesses

Optimism that the NHL lockout could soon be over has been replaced by more disappointment in St. Paul.

12/07/2012

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NHL Cancels Games Through Nov. 1

The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league hopes to play a full 82-game schedule.

10/19/2012

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St. Paul Turns Up Heat On NHL Lockout

Mayor Chris Coleman and frustrated business owners came together in downtown St. Paul on Thursday with a plea to the NHL: End the lockout and get back on the ice.

10/11/2012

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St. Paul Businesses: ‘We’re Built To Live Off The Xcel’

Businesses near the Xcel Energy Center are eagerly waiting for the end NHL lockout, but on Thursday, they were handed even more bad news.

10/04/2012

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NHL Lockout Forces Canceled Games Through Oct. 24

An NHL lockout has forced the cancellation of regular-season hockey games for the second time in seven years.

10/04/2012

Good Question

Good Question: Do Strikes Pay Off?

We know clearly who the biggest loser is in the Chicago teachers strike: the kids who should be in the classroom. With the NHL lockout: it’s the fans losing the game they love to watch.

09/17/2012

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Wild Season Ticket Holders Face Decision Due To Lockout

George Kemp is a long time Minnesota Wild season ticket owner. He’s been with the team since it began in 2000. He said he was really looking forward to the season.

09/17/2012

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