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Zach trick: Wild's Parise sends hats flying in opposing arena

Zach Parise completed his third career hat trick in stirring fashion on Thursday, helping the Minnesota Wild overcome a three-goal deficit en route to a 5-4 season-opening victory over the host Colorado Avalanche.Parise's power-play goal midway into the third period sent hats flying on the ice at the Pepsi Center. A traditional sight to be certain when a player scores three times...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Parise’s hat trick sparks comeback win in Wild’s opener

From time to time, Zach Parise will have nights that make you feel like the Minnesota Wild got a bargain by signing him to a 13-year, $98 million deal. Thursday was one of those nights, as Parise notched his first hat trick with Minnesota and helped spark an incredible third-period comeback as the Wild bested the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 to kick off the regular season. The first...
Via Rumors and Rants
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Parise’s hat trick powers Wild to crazy 5-4 comeback victory over Colorado

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 28: Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche instigates a fight with Charlie Coyle #3 of the Minnesota Wild earning McLeod a two minute penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, a five minute fighting penalty and a 10 minute misconduct penalty with four seconds remaining in the third period at Pepsi Center on February 28, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Wild defeated...
Via State of Hockey News
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Parise has hat trick as Wild rally for 5-4 win over Avs

DENVER (AP) Zach Parise scored three times, including the tiebreaking tally in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Thursday night. Trailing 4-1 in the final period, the Wild had four goals in a 5:07 span to stun the Avalanche. Parise scored twice, while Thomas Vanek and Nino Niederreiter added the other two...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

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Via Fox Sports North
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche 10/8/2015 at 8:00PM CST at Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (46-28-5-3)  100pts  (4th in the Central)* 231 Goals For (12th in the NHL)* 201 Goals Against (6th in the NHL)* 15.9% Power Play (27th in the NHL)* 86.3% Penalty Kill (1st in the NHL)* Top 5 Scorers:* 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 33G  29A = 62pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 18G 36A = 54pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  31A = 52pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  34A = 48pts 5. #64...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild season preview: Minnesota hopes to surpass Chicago

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild have a well-balanced team, with every important player back from the squad that reached the Western Conference semifinals for the second straight spring. They also have an unsolved problem: the Chicago Blackhawks. "Last year was especially disappointing, because we certainly felt like we had a team to do it," goalie Devan Dubnyk said. "It's no secret...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Folin, Hutton, Hainsey make NHL opening day rosters

Former River Hawk Christian Folin (right) makes Wild roster. (Photo/Minnesota Wild)The time is almost here. The National Hockey League (NHL) regular season gets underway on Wednesday, October 7 and this season three former UMass Lowell River Hawks are present on opening day rosters. Christian Folin, Carter Hutton and Ron Hainsey made the opening day roster of the Minnesota Wild,...
Via Mill City Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild season preview: Dubnyk looks to dazzle again

Plus: Devan Dubnyk provided an immediate return on Minnesota's investment by posting a scintillating 27-9-2 record with a 1.78 goals-against average in 39 appearances after being acquired from Arizona for a third-round pick in January. The Vezina Trophy finalist cashed in after the season by signing a six-year, $26 million deal. Zach Parise, who inked a 13-year, $98 million contract...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rout Sabres 6-1 in preseason finale

In St. Paul, Minnesota, Jason Zucker, Tyler Graovac each had a goal and an assist in the Wild's 6-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, Zac Dalpe and Thomas Vanek also scored, and Charlie Coyle and Mikko Koivu each had two assists. Devan Dubnyk made 10 saves. Tim Schaller scored for Buffalo, and Chad Johnson made 36 saves.
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild players enjoyed trip to Duluth, playing in front of new fans

The Minnesota Wild wrapped up a short jaunt to Duluth, Minn., on Wednesday, one day before their final preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres. After a couple of practices in front of their upstate fans at Amsoil Arena, Wild players described the experience. "It was wonderful, we had a great time," defenseman Ryan Suter said, according to the team's official website. "The weather...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild (46-28-8, fourth in Central Division)Coach: Mike Yeo (150-110-34; fifth season, fifth with team)Key Departures:  Matt Cooke, Chris Stewart, Kyle BrodziakKey Additions: Mike Reilly, Tyson Strachan  Key Player:  Devan DubnykDubnyk’s performance in net last season was nothing short of incredible. Minnesota’s biggest weakness over the past few seasons has been...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Would I Protect From the Wild In An Expansion Draft For a Las Vegas-based Squad

TORONTO, ON – MARCH 23: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild calls for a delay of game penalty against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on March 23, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Wild defeated the Leafs 2-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) In year 2000, the Minnesota Wild began the process of building a team with the expansion...
Via State of Hockey News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold’s family bought a brick in the Blues Hall of Fame Plaza

Here’s an awesome catch from Blues fan Scott Busiek. Jordan Leopold and his family purchased a brick in the new Blues Hall of Fame Plaza. Leopold wasn’t a member of the Blues long, but it’s an extremely nice gesture from both the defenseman and his family. Those Leopold's are a class act! #stlblues #halloffameplaza — Scott Busiek (@TheBouwdacious...
Via Frozen Notes
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Folin will make the biggest impact this season at UMass Lowell

Niklas Folin tabbed as most impactful incoming River Hawk. (Photo/Chris Machian/The World-Herald)Last month the UMass Lowell River Hawks released the 2015-16 hockey team roster, including the list of eight incoming freshmen. Once release, we proposed the question to our readers: “Which incoming River Hawk will have the biggest impact this season?” and the results are in. Defenseman...
Via Mill City Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard and Jordan Leopold are considering retirement

Keith Ballard and Jordan Leopold may have reached the end of the road in the NHL. Ballard, 32, is still experiencing concussion symptoms from a brutal hit he took back in December of 2014 and he’s worried about long-term effects. Meanwhile, Leopold hasn’t been offered a new contract and at the age of 35 he might be willing to hang up his skates in order to focus on his family...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild assistant coach charged with drunk driving, endangerment of a child

Darryl Sydor, former NHL defenseman and current assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild, has been charged with drunk driving and child endangerment after he reportedly drove with a blood alcohol level of .30. The incident took place on Thursday evening as Sydor drove his 12-year-old to the child’s hockey game. According to the Star Tribune, another drive called the police after...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reaching a deal with Devan Dubnyk may be difficult for Wild

According to Bob McKenzie, the Minnesota Wild and Devan Dubnyk may have more trouble reaching a deal than initially expected (H/T to Ian McLaren of theScore for transcribing). Well, Devan Dubnyk negotiations have been going on a week or two now. There’s no deal in place at this point. That’s not to suggest that they can’t get a deal done, but it’s going to be difficult...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild must consider roster changes after latest playoff exit

Many great NBA players never won a championship in the 1990s because Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the decade with six titles in an eight-year span. Fast forward to the present and it’s another Chicago team doing something similar. The Blackhawks reached the Western Conference final for the fifth time in the last eight seasons with a 4-3 Game 4 win to a complete...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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