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Mike Yeo: Wild starting job in goal wide open

#462660157 / gettyimages.comAs we make our way towards the NHL season there's more hockey news starting to emerge. The Wild are going to have a stable of goalies this season. According to Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo, the position is wide open. NHL Insider -- The Minnesota Wild will enter training camp next month with three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom...
Via Goon's World
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild coach: Three goalies will compete for starting job

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo said each of the team’s three goaltenders, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper, will have chance to win the No. 1 job. “I have to say we’re kind of open right now, to be honest with you,” Yeo told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune on Wednesday. “We’re going to have some scrimmages … but we’re going to have to pretty quickly...
Via Sports-Glory
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seriously, what’s with the dogs?

First we had a a dog as Minnesota Wild painting, and now, today, we have a Twitter explosion of dogs in hockey sweaters. #NationalDogDay #HockeyDogs @NHL @NHLBlackhawks Gracie supporting her favorite player! @bbicks29 pic.twitter.com/Mth0YHVpUw — Spencer Moustis (@spenceemoustis) August 26, 2014 #internationaldogday @NHLFlames @bigern10 Dexter is ready for the season to start...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper's new goalie mask

Here's the new goalie mask that Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will wear for the 2014-15 season.  Now, let's hope the Wild can get the young goalie locked into a new contract.
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov 'would very much like' to be back with Wild, agent says

Ilya Bryzgalov really enjoyed his time in Minnesota at the end of last season. His arrival to the team was mutually beneficial, as he went 7-1-3 in 12 appearances during the playoff race as the Wild dealt with a litany of goaltending problems last season. In fact, Bryzgalov enjoyed himself so much with the Wild that it sounds like he desperately wants to return to the team next...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter- Part Owner Of The Madison Capitols

from Tamira Madsen of the MadisonMagazine, The Suter name means hockey in Madison. So it’s no surprise that Madison native and National Hockey League superstar Ryan Suter is involved with the Madison Capitols, a new team that competes in the United States Hockey League starting this season. The Capitols drop the puck this month and will play their home games at the Alliant...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog as a hockey player (photo)

The Minnesota Wild happen to play in a state colloquially known as the “State of Hockey,” but a couple’s devotion to the Wild and their evident love of pet art  combined in a portrait that more than abundantly proves that they are willing to go all out in demonstrating their allegiance to their favorite NHL […] The post Minnesota Wild fans get portrait painted of their dog...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild fans get portrait done of dog as a hockey player

One awesome family has found a fantastic way to combine their love for the family dog, Copper, and their favorite hockey team, the Minnesota Wild – by commissioning this amazing painting of the pup as a Wild player. The artists at Splendid Beast – who specialize in unique pet portraits – completed the masterpiece, which we can only assume will hang on the family’s living...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Tracker: Minnesota Wild Edition

The Minnesota Wild are coming off their best playoff performance since 2003. The Wild emerged from the NHL’s toughest division with a playoff spot and knocked off the Colorado Avalanche before putting up a valiant effort before losing in 6 games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild headed into the off season with a solid core group and a nod of approval from management to coach...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild say ‘everything’s a go’ with goalies Backstrom, Harding

Yesterday, Brough wrote about the state of Minnesota’s goaltending and how it will rely on the trio of Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper for next season. On Thursday, GM Chuck Fletcher shared some good news about the two veterans of the group. From the Minnesota Star-Tribune: “Everything’s a go with both goalies,” Fletcher said of Backstrom and Harding....
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild News: Three goalies, Two slots, One battle

Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper are all each other's best frenemies, again.The 2012-'13 Minnesota Wild had a pretty darn good season, finishing with 43 wins, 98 points and a dramatic first round victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs before losing in six to Chicago.And they did it all while using five different goalies: Goalie Stats Rk...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Questons at the goaltending position

#462660157 / gettyimages.comThe Minnesota Wild's goaltending situation has been a subject of discussion. John Kreiser - NHL.com -- Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper, Ilya Bryzgalov and John Curry (who won his lone late-season start) all had at least one victory in a season of tumult for Minnesota goaltenders . Harding was 18-7-3 with an...
Via Goon's World
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Questions For The Minnesota Wild

I can finally access KK after almost 9 hours of down time. The problem was not with our host, but something much more major than that. Numerous ISPs had issues today and it was hit or miss if you could get to a website or now. Things seem to be ok now, so on with the show... from John Kreiser of NHL.com, Who's the goalie? -- Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fontaine Re-Signs With Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild has re-signed forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. During his 2013-2014-rookie season, Fontaine scored 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games.  Fontaine’s goal total was third highest by a Wild rookie. Fontaine joined the team as an undrafted free agent after playing for University of Minnesota-Duluth for four seasons. The 26-year-old Alberta native set a...
Via Beyond The Benches
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Fontaine to two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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