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Minnesota Wild: Bertschy Could Make This Season’s NHL Roster

As the Minnesota Wild look to fill out their roster this offseason, it’s becoming more and more obvious that they will need to promote one of last year’s Iowa squad to full-time NHL action.  One of those players Christoph Bertschy may have exactly what it takes to be that player. The Minnesota Wild will be […] Minnesota Wild: Bertschy Could Make This Season’s NHL Roster...
Via Gone Puck Wild
7 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Schroeder Needs to Embrace His New Role

In a relatively quiet off season for the Minnesota Wild, one minor drama recently played out in down town Saint Paul. The bit players in this diverting drama? Former Golden Gopher and 2009 first round pick, Jordan Schroeder, and the Minnesota Wild Front Office. The drama began with Schroeder filing for arbitration, seeking a pay […] Minnesota Wild: Schroeder Needs to Embrace His...
Via Gone Puck Wild
17 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: The Bank of the Defensemen

The Minnesota Wild’s signing of Matt Dumba to a two-year contract looks to have secured the blueline of the team for years to come.  Still impending financial choices could force a defensive player to be moved sooner than you think. Matt Dumba’s new contract with the Minnesota Wild looks to be a great deal for […] Minnesota Wild: The Bank of the Defensemen - Gone Puck Wild...
Via Gone Puck Wild
1 day ago

Matt Dumba signing gives Wild time to decide direction of defense

The Minnesota Wild locked up their lone remaining restricted free agent Thursday evening when Matt Dumba put pen to paper on a two-year, $5.1-million deal. For Dumba, 22, the deal is a standard bridge contract and he knows that. Dumba became an NHL regular in 2015-16, and he set career-highs with 10 goals and 26 points in 81 games, and Dumba told NHL.com’s Dan Myers that the bridge...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Dumba Re-signs: Where the Wild Stand

As announced earlier today, Matt Dumba has signed a new contract with the Minnesota Wild. The contract is for two years at $2.35m in the first year and $2.75 in the second, for a cap hit of $2.55m in each year. The Wild had roughly $4.7m in cap space before the signing, meaning Chuck Fletcher now has just $2.2m to work with, give or take. This means a few things for the Wild. ...
Via Hockey Wilderness
2 days ago

Matt Dumba Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Wild

The Minnesota Wild have signed restricted free agent defenseman Matt Dumba to a two-year, $5.1 million deal the team announced Thursday. The Wild reported that the deal will is worth $2.35 million in 2016-17 and $2.75 million in 2017-18. BREAKING: #mnwild has agreed to terms with @matt_dumba on a two-year, $5.1 million contract→ https://t.co/2HXuHbvrKopic.twitter.com/sVm5OCmknU...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Wild, defenseman Matt Dumba strike 2-year, $5.1 million deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild and defenseman Matt Dumba have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.1 million contract. The deal was done Thursday with Dumba, who was a restricted free agent. He'll make $2.35 million this season and $2.75 million next season. The 22-year-old Dumba was the Wild's first-round draft pick in 2012. He totaled 10 goals, 16 assists, 83 hits and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Agrees To Terms With Matt Dumba On A Two-Year Contract

The Minnesota has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Matt Dumba (pronounced DUHM-ba) on a two-year, $5.1 million contract worth $2.35 million in 2016-17 and $2.75 million in 2017-18. Dumba, 22 (7/25/94), registered 26 points...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Wild offer to make Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy' new goal song

The Minnesota Wild paid tribute to Prince after he passed by aligning T-shirts in the stands in the shape of the state of Minnesota and his famous love symbol. Apparently, the Wild isn’t done honoring the legendary recording artist. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the team sent an email to season ticket holders asking the fans if they wanted to use his “Let’s Go...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Minnesota Wild need to take the next step

The 2015-16 NHL season ended in disappointment once again for the Minnesota Wild, as they were booted in the first round by the Dallas Stars in six games.  This was the fourth straight time the Wild have made the playoffs and the fourth straight time they came home empty handed.  They have some of the components of a championship team, but they are just a few players away from...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild agree to 1-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have agreed to a one-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder. In the deal announced Monday, Schroeder will make $650,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL. He was the only Wild player to file for salary arbitration this summer. The 25-year-old had two goals and two assists in 26 games for the Wild last season, plus one goal in two playoff...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Avoid Arbitration, Sign Jordan Schroeder

The Minnesota Wild and 25-year-old forward Jordan Schroeder have avoided player-elected contract arbitration by coming to terms on a one-year deal, according to multiple sources. The deal is a two-way contract, carrying a value of $650,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the AHL, with $300,000 guaranteed, reports Tim Wharnsby. While he posted some strong possession stats and rate metrics...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Some Minnesota Wild Podcasts Worth Listening To…

3 in the Box, the Longest Running Underground Wild Podcast brings savvy, wit and plenty of laughs. Its almost August, are you missing some Wild hockey talk?  I think I might be able to help with that.  A little over a year and a half ago I got involved with a podcast that was running on the Alive & Social Network, on their Wild Wednesdays show that run hosted by Jeff Dubay...
Via State of Hockey News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Development Camp & Camp Roster Announced

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 24: Luke Kunin poses for a portrait after being selected 15th overall by the Minnesota Wild in round one during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images) Summer camp is something most teenagers understand.  Its a chance to attend to people’s interest or in a more cynical perspective its a chance for...
Via State of Hockey News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild, Kuemper agree to terms on one-year deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.The Wild announced the signing on Tuesday.The 26-year-old Kuemper went 6-7-5 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.43 goals-against average for the Wild last season.He has played in 84 games over the past four seasons with the Wild and is 3-1-1 with 2.13 goals-against in nine...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild select Luke Kunin 15th Overall in 2016 NHL Entry Draft

SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 27: Jordan Greenway reacts after being selected 50th overall by the Minnesota Wild during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) On Wednesday, the announced that it will add an expansion team in 2017 in Las Vegas.  Sports writers are thrilled but I felt the overall reception on social...
Via State of Hockey News
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The one and only Ilya Bryzgalov wants to return to the NHL

Ilya Bryzgalov is planning to make an NHL comeback. The  35-year-old last appeared in the league in a poor eight-game stint with the Anaheim Ducks, but Bryzgalov in true-Bryzgalovian fashion told NHLPA.com he was able to “rest, both spiritually and mentally” and that his passion for the sport has returned. “I feel the passion inside and the fire in my eyes. I want to face...
Via The Comeback
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild and Bruce Boudreau

The speculation over whether or not the Minnesota Wild will try and compete for the Stanley Cup for the 2016-17 NHL Season seems to have come to a close with the signing of head coach Bruce Boudreau.  The decision will irk some fans who thought interim head coach John Torchetti deserved a chance after taking over for Mike Yeo and getting the Wild back into the playoffs, but Boudreau...
Via isportsweb.com
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Dmitry Orlov tries to flip Nino Niederreiter

The hip check isn’t used too often in hockey these days, but when it’s deployed it usually results in a devastating collision. Dmitry Orlov tried to pull off an open-ice hip check on Nino Niederreiter, but things didn’t go according to plan. It was still a pretty good hit, but you can tell Orlov was a bit confused when Niederreiter didn’t flip as he had hoped. He also...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Mikael Granlund dangles around U.S. defenders

Mikael Granlund wishes he was still competing for the Stanley Cup with the Minnestoa Wild, but he’s making the most of the situation by showing off some incredible moves with Finland against the U.S. at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. Granlund wins a battle, but appears to be locked into the corner by Patrick Maroon and Connor Murphy. He has no trouble escaping. That’s a crazy...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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