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Wild's Kuemper stops all 26 shots he faces in 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...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild's third win comes in Kuemper's third shutout

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There's a common thread in all three of the Minnesota Wild's victories: all three have been shutouts. Look even closer at those three shutouts and there's another common denominator. Goalie Darcy Kuemper has been between the pipes for each one, including Thursday's 2-0 victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes. Thanks to Kuemper's NHL-best third...
Via Fox Sports North
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kuemper and Spurgeon help Wild earn 2-0 home victory over Arizona

Wild battle for the puck in the offensive zone. I think Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo summed it up pretty well when he was asked how he felt about having just 4 games over the last 15 days, “We’re sick of practicing, right now we’re our biggest rivals.”  I can certainly relate to this.  When I used to be a freshman football coach, from the start of practice in early August often...
Via State of Hockey News
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Wild are locking down their future

Part of what made the Wild so appealing last year and in the off season coming into this season were not only the superstars that the Wild had added, but also the influx of youthful talent. It was going to be important for the immediate success that those players develop rapidly. It would be important to the long term success that those players extract all the knowledge they can...
Via The Rhino and Compass
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Charlie Coyle To 5-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term. Coyle, 22, in his third season with the Wild, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team’s front office. The deal...
Via Geeks and Cleats
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game #5: Minnesota Wild vs. Arizona Coyotes 10/23/2014 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (2-2-0)  4pts  5th in the Central 2.50 Goals For (19th) 1.00 Goals Against (1st) 0% Power Play (28th) 92.3% Penalty Kill (4th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2G 2A = 4pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 2A = 3pts 3. #16 Jason Zucker ~ 2G 0A = 2pts 4. #46 Jared Spurgeon ~ 1G 1A = 2pts 5. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 1G 1A = 2pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 17 PIM...
Via State of Hockey News
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild Agree To 5-Year, $16M Contract Extension

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term. The 22-year-old Coyle, in third season with the Wild, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team’s front office...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Charlie Coyle signs 5-year extension

Charlie Coyle piled up 30 points last year and has started this season with a pair of assists through four games. Not long after the Minnesota Wild extended defenseman Jonas Brodin, the team inked forward Charlie Coyle to a 5-year extension Wednesday afternoon. This is yet another one of many expiring rookie contracts the Wild had to deal with in order to keep its young talent with...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild lock up another key young player as Coyle gets 5-year extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Another young building block of the Minnesota Wild's roster was secured for the future, as the team announced Wednesday it has inked up forward Charlie Coyle to a five-year contract extension. The 22-year-old Coyle is part of a wave of young players that helped guide Minnesota to the playoffs last season. Another, defenseman Jonas Brodin, was signed to a six...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Jason Zucker Takes Skate To The Face, Escapes Without Injury (GIF)

Jason Zucker is a lucky man. The Minnesota Wild forward narrowly avoided a significant injury Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center after he was whistled for a tripping penalty. The scene on the ice could have been much, much worse, though, as the skate of Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford struck Zucker in the face on the play. Fortunately, it looks like Clifford’s blade...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Jason Zucker Nearly Gets Throat Cut By Hockey Skate

After Patrik Nemeth’s scary incident on Saturday night, Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker had an even scarier moment on Sunday. He came inches from having his throat cut by a Los Angeles Kings player and this is as scary as it gets. Thankfully Zucker is fine. [@myregularface] [@myregularface] The post Wild’s Jason Zucker Nearly Gets Throat Cut By Hockey Skate appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes on Mikael Granlund

#490159155 / gettyimages.com Mikael Granlund came into the 2014-15 season with heightened expectations after showing flashes of why he was such a highly touted prospect since being drafted. Granlund was the 9th overall selection in the 2009 NHL entry draft, after some strong seasons in the SM-Liiga (Finnish Elite League) and two impressive World Junior Championships in 2010 and...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Difficult tests ahead hold the truth

Just as the Minnesota Wild’s season got underway in spectacular fashion, it has slowed to an early lull in the 2014-15 campaign as the team is currently awaiting its third game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The Wild, who haven’t played since defeating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday, are now entering the murderer’s row as far as the competition coming up...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Jonas Dubin

#489866397 / gettyimages.com The Minnesota Wild took a big step on Sunday to ensure a strong defensive future by signing Jonas Brodin to a six-year, $25 million contract extension. The deal locks him up through 2021 and signals a move by a Minnesota franchise serious about maintaining a high level of play. A vital member of the Wild’s first blue-line pairing with Ryan Suter...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

After helping lead the team into the playoffs last season after being a late roster addition, the Minnesota Wild brought back Ilya Bryzgalov for a training camp tryout heading into this season, partly due to the uncertainty of the team’s goaltending situation. During Monday night’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Xcel Energy Center […] The post Wild goalie...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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