Saint Paul - Apr. 21, 2020: Bill Guerin said he believes the NHL season will resume, potentially in empty arenas, after it was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
"I think it does," the Minnesota Wild general manager told their website Monday. "The bottom line is, we're not doing anything unless it's safe for everybody. And if it is, I think we will, and I think it would be the right thing to do. It'll be a little unusual, a little unorthodox, but that's OK. FULL STORY
Tampa Bay - Mar. 20, 2019: Dan Girardi will be out indefinitely for the Tampa Bay Lightning because of a lower-body injury.
The 34-year-old defenseman had been day to day for nearly two weeks but was downgraded on Wednesday; he has missed five games and has not played since a 3-0 loss against the Minnesota Wild on March 7. FULL STORY
Raleigh - Jan. 17, 2019: Nino Niederreiter was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes by the Minnesota Wild for Victor Rask on Thursday.
Niederreiter, chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 5 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft and
Rask was selected by Carolina in the second round (No. 42) of the 2011 NHL Draft. FULL STORY
Windsor - Mar. 24, 2015: The Maple Leafs hosted the Minnesota Wild last night in a game that was closer than many believed it would be. It turned into a battle of the netminders, as Jonathan Bernier and Devan Dubnyk took turns awing the dismal crowd in attendance Monday night. Charlie Coyle and Thomas Vanek tallied the two goals for the Wild, while Jake Gardiner netted his fourth providing the Leafs with their only goal. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Feb. 25, 2015: The Edmonton Oilers finally managed to beat Devan Dubnyk on Tuesday night, as a badly undermanned side edged the red-hot Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-1. In a season in which the Oilers goaltending has been a complete and utter disaster, it was the play of netminder Ben Scrivens that allowed them to walk away with two points in their back pocket, Unfortunately, it has taken five plus months for an Oilers goalie to deliver an elite level performance in 2014-15. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Feb. 21, 2015: While last night's 4-0 loss to Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild may have been difficult for some in this market to accept, the time has come for this fan base and local media to come to grips with what this Edmonton Oilers roster currently is. Losses like last night has nothing to do with the so-called lack of effort we are seeing out on the ice and and everything to do with the team on the other end of the rink. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Feb. 20, 2015: No matter what happens in his return to Rexall, when Dubnyk exits the ice that he once called home, amidst cheers or boos (they all sound the same) he will probably still be able to look up to the pressbox and see the egg dripping off of Craig MacTavish’s face. Meanwhile the fans throughout Oil Country will be wondering if it was the wrong move to give up on the man who they so fondly remember by the giraffe on his mask. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jan. 28, 2015: It was nice while it lasted but the Edmonton Oilers modest two game win streak came to a crashing halt on Tuesday night, as the visiting Minnesota Wild eked out a 2-1. To make matters worse, Edmonton dropped their four consecutive decision to their former starting netminder Devan Dubnyk, who has won a grand total of twelve games this season, with half of them coming against the Buffalo Sabres, Oilers and his former team the Arizona Coyotes. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jan. 3, 2015: In somewhat of an understatement, the current Toronto Maple Leafs road trip has not been kind to the boys. After the sixth of a seven game road trip, their longest of the season, the Buds have only managed four of a possible twelve points. In their defense, this road trip has been brutal, and after a match in Winnipeg Saturday night, they will have played five games in seven nights. FULL STORY
Glendale - Dec. 14, 2014: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Arizona Coyotes battles for possession of the puck with Mikk Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild at Gila River Arena on December 13, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Zach Parise scored the winner to propel the Wild to a 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes. FULL STORY
St. Paul - Dec. 6, 2014: Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman has carved out a career as a gritty, dependable fourth-liner in the NHL. But against the Minnesota Wild on Friday, he looked more like a first-line sniper.
Jackman scored 3:37 into the third period to tie the score before Matt Beleskey's go-ahead goal gave the Ducks a 5-4 victory in a back-and-forth game at Xcel Energy Center. FULL STORY
Montreal - Dec. 3, 2014: In their first game since the death of a man who best represented what the Montreal Canadiens were all about, both on and off the ice, this Habs team was outshot 30-10 through the first 40 minutes by a Ryan Suter-less Minnesota Wild team and eventually dropped a 2-1 decision during Wednesday evening NHL action. FULL STORY
St. Paul - Nov. 30, 2014: Vladimir Tarasenko has a knack for scoring goals. Perhaps more importantly for the St. Louis Blues, he has a knack for scoring big goals.
Tarasenko scored the first goal of the game Saturday against the Minnesota Wild, and then added the shootout winner to give St. Louis a 3-2 victory at Xcel Energy Center. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Nov. 19, 2014: There were more than a few Edmonton Oilers fans that were hoping to hear news of their club placing in a claim for Minnesota Wild netminder Josh Harding on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately for them, Craig MacTavish did not take the bait but to be perfectly honest, the Oilers general manager made the right call on taking a pass on the thirty year old native of Regina, Saskatchewan. FULL STORY
Minnesota - Jul. 1, 2014: The Minnesota Wild signed forward Thomas Vanek to a three-year contract on Tuesday. The contract is reportedly worth $19.5 million, giving Vanek a $6.5 million annual salary-cap charge. Vanek played collegiately at the University of Minnesota and his wife is from Minnesota. The Vanek family had been making the state their offseason home, but now they will be living there full-time. FULL STORY
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