Montreal’s P.K. Subban, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang and Minnesota’s Ryan Suter are finalists for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman.
The time on the scoreboard was ticking toward zero. The Minnesota Wild were clinging to a one-goal lead the Los Angeles Kings weren’t ready to give up on.
The Minnesota Wild are grabbing attention for the right reasons — six straight wins will do that, as Phoenix arrives at the Xcel Energy Center for Wednesday night’s game.
The Minnesota Wild were the talk of the NHL last summer when they signed free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98 million contracts.
Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Ryan Suter had two more assists, leading Minnesota past the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Saturday for the Wild’s season-high fifth straight victory.
They are stuck somewhere in the land of “not sure what to expect.” The Minnesota Wild are in position to make a run, but they just can’t sustain any high level of play for any length of time.
The goal Tuesday night for the Wild is to move to 3-0. But for Ryan Suter? His is to beat his former team. That’s Nashville, the franchise he left to join the Wild.
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.
Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are finally going to work for the Minnesota Wild.
Before everyone settled in for their fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show themselves.
Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu recently returned from playing in Finland to join the locals for some pick-up hockey.
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.
People 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!
The Minnesota Wild have signed teenager and first-round draft pick Mathew Dumba. The Wild announced Thursday the signing of 17-year-old Dumba, who was the seventh overall draft pick.
Now that the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter fireworks have subsided, it’s time for the Wild to look to other parts of its future.
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