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  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Minnesota Wild Finally Meet With Kirill Kaprizov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a story that has been worthy of Abbott and Costello at points due to the vast amounts of misunderstandings, Kirill Kaprizov has finally sat down with Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, nearly three years after the team selected the Russian forward in the fifth round. Michael Russo of The..." January 04

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Zach Parise 'good to go' to debut Tuesday

    Sporting News "Minnesota Wild star forward Zach Parise, who underwent back surgery in late October, will make his season debut Tuesday, the team announced Monday. Parise was recalled from AHL Iowa on Friday, the morning after he was on the ice for the first time in exactly 250 days. "I’m glad it’s finally..." January 01

  • Minnesota Wild Place Zack Mitchell On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Minnesota Wild have placed Zack Mitchell on waivers, continuing what has been a transaction-filled season for the forward. The 24-year old cleared waivers before the season, and bounced up and down throughout the first month of the year. Now that he’s been up for some time, he’ll have to clear..." January 01

  • Wild's Bruce Boudreau OK after taking puck to head

    ESPN "Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau left the bench with 5:44 left in Minnesota's 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night, bleeding after taking a puck to the head. Assistant coach John Anderson took control for the remainder of the game, and the team said afterward that Boudreau..." December 30

  • Wild's Dubnyk set to return after 9-game absence

    CBS Sports "Dubnyk will patrol the crease in Friday's home game against the Predators. Dubnyk hasn't tasted game action since Dec. 12 against Calgary due to injury, so he'll likely have some rust to shake off early on against Nashville." December 29

  • Parise heading to AHL for 1-game conditioning stint

    Twin Cities "Wild winger Zach Parise hurriedly packed his bags following Wednesday’s morning skate before embarking on the 3 1/2-hour drive to join the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. “I’ve been sent down,” Parise said with a smile. Parise intends to play in Thursday’s game against the Rockford..." December 27

  • Wild's Nino Niederreiter leaves game with lower-body injury

    Sporting News "Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter may soon be out of action again this season. Niederreiter left the Wild's game on Friday night against the Florida Panthers with a suspected lower-body injury. The Wild's Dan Myers speculates that the injury happened during the first period, where..." December 23

  • Wild goalie Dubnyk week to week with lower-body injury

    NHL.com "Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk is week to week with a lower-body injury. Dubnyk was injured in the first period of a 2-1 shootout win against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. "He's coming on the trip but he's not going to play," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "He will probably (be) off the ice..." December 14

  • Contract Totals A Limiting Factor For Minnesota, Toronto

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the NHL, a team is allowed to have 50 Standard Player Contracts signed at any one time. That includes all players on the active roster, in the minor leagues or on long-term injured reserve. Players under the age of 20 who’ve been loaned back to their junior or European clubs are exempt, giving..." December 12

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Jared Spurgeon sidelined two weeks with groin strain

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild proved it can rebound from a disastrous loss, cleaning up its act to post a 4-2 win over the Golden Knights Thursday at Xcel Energy Center after getting overwhelmed by the Jets 7-2 just three days earlier. But now the team will have to tackle a different kind of adversity, as..." December 01

  • GM Chuck Fletcher calls Wild’s season ‘incredibly disappointing’ so far

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Even general manager Chuck Fletcher has grown tired of watching the Wild play, especially in the wake of Monday’s 7-2 beatdown at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets. Fletcher’s take on his team so far: “incredibly disappointing.” That might be an understatement considering the Wild (11-10-3, 25..." November 30

  • Minnesota Claims Nate Prosser, Buffalo Waives Matt Tennyson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Minnesota Wild have claimed Nate Prosser off waivers, essentially replacing Kyle Quincey on the roster after he cleared. Jordin Tootoo, the third player on waivers yesterday also cleared and has been assigned to Rockford. Today, Nathan Walker (WSH) who we addressed earlier, and Matt Tennyson..." November 30

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • NHL fines Matt Dumba and Patrick Kane

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL issued fines to two players stemming from Monday evening’s slate. The league has announced that Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has been fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Winnipeg Jets while Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane has been fined the same amount for..." November 28

  • Wild’s Charlie Coyle returns to lineup for first time in 16 games

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild winger Charlie Coyle was activated from long-term injured reserve shortly after Monday’s morning skate and a few hours later returned to the lineup for the first time in more than a month. He had missed the past 16 games after suffering a broken leg in an Oct. 12 matchup with the Chicago..." November 21

  • Wild Activate Charlie Coyle From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Little by little, the Minnesota Wild are getting healthier. The team announced this afternoon that they have activated forward Charlie Coyle from long-term injured reserve. In a corresponding move, they have moved fellow forward Zach Parise to LTIR, though Parise has yet to play a game for the..." November 20

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Wild’s Marcus Foligno won’t seek revenge against Blackhawks

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild winger Marcus Foligno claims revenge won’t be on his mind during Saturday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center. When the Central division rivals played in Chicago on Oct. 12, Foligno dropped the gloves with Blackhawks winger John Hayden midway through the second..." November 04

  • Zach Parise expected to miss 8-10 weeks after back surgery

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild winger Zach Parise has undergone back surgery to remove a herniated disk and is expected to miss at least 8-10 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday morning. Parise has not played in a game this season as he has continued to deal with the injury. He was cleared for full contact two weeks..." October 24

  • Report: Wild winger Zach Parise contemplating back surgery

    Sportsnet "Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise is considering having back surgery on Tuesday, a procedure that would keep him out of the lineup for up to two months, The Athletic’s Michael Russo is reporting. Parise has yet to play this season because of back issues. " October 23

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Coyle, Niederreiter placed on injured reserve by Wild

    NHL.com "Forwards Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter were placed on injured reserve by the Minnesota Wild on Friday. They were injured in a 5-2 win at the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. Coyle was placed on long-term injured reserve with a fractured right fibula; he had surgery Friday and is expected..." October 14

  • Why don’t the Wild have a fourth line? That’s the $200,000 question

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "No Zach Parise. No Mikael Granlund. No problem? Not exactly. With both players injured and out for Thursday’s measuring-stick game against the rival Blackhawks in Chicago, the Minnesota Wild are down to 11 healthy forwards on the roster, leaving them shorthanded up front for the second..." October 12

  • Wild’s Mikael Granlund expected to miss next four games

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Mikael Granlund’s groin injury will keep him on the shelf a little longer than expected. “I think Granny is going to miss the next four games,” coach Bruce Boudreau said Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after saying he hoped it was a short-term injury. “It’s a day at a time with..." October 11

  • Wild, Daniel Winnik agree to one-year deal

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "After a few weeks of flirting, the Wild and Daniel Winnik agreed to terms on a one-year $660,000 contract on Wednesday afternoon. Winnik, 32, is slated to make his club debut in the season opener against the Red Wings on Thursday night in Detroit. He has been practicing on the fourth line this..." October 05

  • Zach Parise To Miss At Least Two Regular Season Games

    Real GM Hockey "The Wild will start the regular season without veteran left wing Zach Parise, who has been slowed by a back injury. General manager Chuck Fletcher said after practice Monday that Parise would not travel to games at Detroit on Thursday and at Carolina on Saturday. Fletcher said Parise was..." October 03

  • Wild assign Carson Soucy, release Ryan Malone from his NHL tryout

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "With the regular season just six days away, the Wild have gotten down to the nitty gritty with roster cuts, the latest casualties being up-and-coming defenseman Carson Soucy and veteran winger Ryan Malone. Soucy, a former standout with Minnesota Duluth, was assigned to the Iowa Wild of the..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Is Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise 100 percent? He says he’s ‘getting there’

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "After missing the first week of training camp because of a back issue, Zach Parise was back on the ice with teammates Friday’s at Xcel Energy Center. Parise took the ice about 15 minutes early and worked on stick handling and shooting, among other things, before going full-bore during an..." September 22

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Wild sign Marcus Foligno to four-year, $11.5 million deal

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "On the eve of training camp, hard-nosed winger Marcus Foligno finally agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild. Foligno, 26, signed a four-year, $11.5 million deal with the Wild late Thursday afternoon, a source confirmed to the Pioneer Press. His contract carries an average annual value..." September 15

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Marcus Foligno Close To Signing With Minnesota Wild

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The last few restricted free agents are starting to sign around the league, with Bo Horvat going off the board today with the Vancouver Canucks. One of the remaining RFAs, Marcus Foligno told Michael Russo of The Athletic that he’s “very close” to signing, and that it would be done by the start of..." September 08

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Ryan Malone to attend Wild training camp on PTO

    Sportsnet "Forward Ryan Malone will attend Minnesota Wild training camp on a professional tryout. Malone last played in the NHL in 2014-15, suiting up in six games for the New York Rangers." August 31

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

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