Minnesota Wild

Ever since he was chosen in the second round (59th overall) in the 2010 draft, Jason Zucker has slowly worked to become a fan favorite in the State of Hockey. At 26-years-old, he is just beginning to reach the prime of his career. He is one of the fastest players in hockey and knows how to
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Six straight playoff appearances for the Minnesota Wild have resulted in six early trips home. In the second and third years of their streak they managed to get eliminated in the second round. However, each of the last three seasons has resulted in a first-round loss to a division rival (Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues,
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The 2017-18 NHL season has concluded and the Stanley Cup playoffs are well underway. While 15 teams are enjoying beautiful weather on the beach and pondering their failures of the season, 16 teams are in the midst of desperate battles for the chance to lift the Stanley Cup. While the Minnesota Wild are playing the
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The Montreal Canadiens have traded away defender Joe Morrow to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The Canadiens also traded a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defender Mike Reilly. DETAILS -> https://t.co/lnN4UeEZlG #GoHabsGo https://t.co/uAj9XjjFus — Canadiens
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In the short history of the Minnesota Wild, defense has almost always been the team’s strong suit. Most recently with the expansion draft, the Wild were willing to part with a top-tier prospect in Alex Tuch to ensure that they could hold their strong defensive core together. Tuch has succeeded in Vegas to this point,
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The State of Hockey… What does it mean? Where does it come from? It’s hardly a secret that Minnesota has long been a hockey Mecca. The first hockey teams in Minnesota were formed a couple of decades before Henry Ford’s Model-T changed the world. The University of Minnesota first organized a hockey team in 1895 and
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Beginning in the 2009-10 season, the Wild abandoned the rotating captain setup that they had, and gave Mikko Koivu the privilege of being the first permanent captain in franchise history. After the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, Koivu will have been captain for nine total seasons in his 13-year career. The club has qualified for
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The Minnesota Wild are only on coach number five. The 2017-18 season is only their 17th season in the NHL after joining in 2000-01 (2004-05 season was cancelled due to lockout). That means each coach lasts roughly three and a half seasons. Still the only standout season is the 2002-03 season in which Jacques Lemaire
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After years of being known as one of the stingiest defensive teams in the game but one who had trouble scoring, the Minnesota Wild changed their stripes upon the arrival of Bruce Boudreau. They still finished seventh in goals against but only the Pittsburgh Penguins (282) scored more goals in 2016-17 and their goal differential
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This article was originally published in November, 2012. The third edition of this article series looking at the history of the Minnesota Wild looks at the franchise’s top four goaltenders of all time. The Minnesota Wild have been a strong defensive team throughout their history and that has undoubtedly helped the goaltending talent. The franchise
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Free agency has come and gone, training camps are about to open and summer is almost over. Somehow, Jaromir Jagr still hasn’t been signed by a team. The legendary winger has remained a free agent since July 1, when the Florida Panthers let him walk. It’s amazing that not a single team in the NHL
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Going out a champion? Not a chance, at least in the case of 20-year NHL veteran Matt Cullen. After winning his third career Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17, the 40-year-old didn’t have an immediate answer as to whether he would continue his hockey career. But news broke on Wednesday that Cullen agreed
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It took long enough, but the Minnesota Wild have signed their top two restricted free agents, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter, to multi-year contracts. The Wild signed Niederreiter to a five-year deal worth $26.25 million, an average of $5.25 million per year. The following day, the Wild locked up Granlund for three years at $17.25
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We’re closing in on the end of July and the Minnesota Wild still have some moves to make. The Wild are without a veteran fourth-line center. They have some talented young players who are looking to crack the lineup, but veteran depth never hurts. Matt Cullen has been on the Wild’s radar for most of
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