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Top 10 Norris candidates: Letang the leader?

Top 10 Norris candidates: Letang the leader?

thehockeynews.com Updated 10 hours ago
Year in and year out, one of the most heavily debated awards is the Norris Trophy. The award given to the NHL’s most outstanding defenseman has, in recent years, had a tendency not to go simply to the best defenseman, but rather the one with the most po…
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  • How Minnesota ruined Montreal’s 2001 draft

    How Minnesota ruined Montreal’s 2001 draft

    thehockeynews.com 17 hours ago
    The exciting and sometimes infuriating reality of the draft is how different teams view the same players. It’s common to hear a GM say “we didn’t expect him to be available when we picked,” and sometimes it’s true, but sometimes it’s just bluster. The o…
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  • Wednesday's NHL Capsules

    Wednesday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com Dec 18 (2 days ago)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set...
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  • Loui Eriksson's overtime goal gives Bruins 3-2 win over Wild, s…

    Loui Eriksson's overtime goal gives Bruins 3-2 win over Wild, stops 3-game losing streak

    NHL.com Dec 18 (2 days ago)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Boston Bruins needed a win like this. Well, any win, really. Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the ...
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  • Loui Eriksson's overtime goal gives Bruins 3-2 win over Wild, s…

    Loui Eriksson's overtime goal gives Bruins 3-2 win over Wild, stops 3-game losing streak

    NHL.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set...
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  • How NBC is selling Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins ‘Rivalry Ni…

    How NBC is selling Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins ‘Rivalry Night’

    yahoo.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    The “Wednesday Rivalry Night” franchise for NBC Sports Network tapped into something every hockey fan loves about the NHL: The storied blood feuds between franchises, and games where animosity is assumed and intensity is expected. It’s not an exact scie…
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  • Team Canada hopeful Lawson Crouse leads off The Hot List

    Team Canada hopeful Lawson Crouse leads off The Hot List

    thehockeynews.com Dec 16 (4 days ago)
    The world junior picture is beginning to clear up as the holiday classic nears. Sweden won’t get Andre Burakovsky from Washington and Canada won’t get Bo Horvat from Vancouver, but the biggest blow may be to the Russians. That’s because Nikita Zadorov h…
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  • Ennis, Suter and Lundqvist named stars of the week

    Ennis, Suter and Lundqvist named stars of the week

    NHL.com Dec 15 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK – Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 14. FIRST STAR – TYLER ENNIS, C, BUFFALO SABRES...
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  • Another NHLer with the mumps: Rangers’ Derick Brassard the late…

    Another NHLer with the mumps: Rangers’ Derick Brassard the latest to come down with a case

    thehockeynews.com Dec 14 (5 days ago)
    Just a few hours after Penguins star Sidney Crosby was confirmed to have come down with a case of the mumps, the NHL had another player linked to the virus when Rangers center Derick Brassard was sent from a road trip in Edmonton back to New York City w…
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  • Getting To Know: Marco Scandella

    Getting To Know: Marco Scandella

    thehockeynews.com Dec 14 (6 days ago)
    Status: Minnesota Wild defenseman. Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 205 pounds DOB: February 23, 1990 In: Montreal, Quebec. First Hockey Memory: “Watching…oh, probably playing at my local rink. Being like three years old, stickhandling around. Actually I played goalie …
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  • Zach Parise helps Minnesota Wild beat Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in sh…

    Zach Parise helps Minnesota Wild beat Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in shootout

    NHL.com Dec 13 (6 days ago)
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu's shot into the ro...
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  • Minnesota Wild prospect goes between the legs for jaw-dropping,…

    Minnesota Wild prospect goes between the legs for jaw-dropping, highlight reel goal

    thehockeynews.com Dec 13 (6 days ago)
    There’s no telling what kind of impact, if any, Minnesota 2012 sixth-round draft pick Christoph Bertschy will have in the NHL. What is for certain is that he’ll be turning some heads with this between-the-legs partial breakaway tally. The goal, which co…
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  • That’s some quality defense there, Thomas Vanek (Video)

    That’s some quality defense there, Thomas Vanek (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 12
    The Minnesota Wild lost to the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, on Thursday night. It was a close game, and an effective one on the road for the Wild. But it was also a kick-in-the-how-do-you-do, from the perspective that the Sharks responded to a third-period Wil…
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  • NHL Three Stars: 'Jumbo' Joe jumps in record book; Steen activa…

    NHL Three Stars: 'Jumbo' Joe jumps in record book; Steen activates his goal scoring

    yahoo.com Dec 12
    No. 1 Star: Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks Jumbo Joe notched two assists in San Jose’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Thornton’s second helper (his 1,220th career point), moved him into 39th overall in all-time scoring in the NHL, passing the late, gre…
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  • Video - Bruins Win In OT 01:53

    Bruins Win In OT

    Dec 17
    Loui Eriksson's overtime goal lifted the Bruins past the Wild 3-2.
  • Video - Sharks Sneak Past Wild 00:41

    Sharks Sneak Past Wild

    Dec 11
    Joe Pavelski's third-period goal lifted the Sharks past the Wild 2-1.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 02:11

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Dec 11
    Check out some of the best goals, saves and hits from this week in the NHL.
  • Video - Wild Rally Past Islanders 01:14

    Wild Rally Past Islanders

    Dec 9
    The Wild scored four goals in the third period and went on to beat the Islanders 5-4.

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