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Minnesota Wild uses buyout on Thomas Vanek

Minnesota Wild uses buyout on Thomas Vanek

yahoo.com thehockeynews.com Updated Jun 24 (2 days ago)
The Minnesota Wild have bought out the contract of Thomas Vanek, which should open up a large amount of salary cap space for the team. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo first reported the news of the Wild’s decision. According to General Fana…
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  • Wild willing to part with goaltender Darcy Kuemper for ‘fair re…

    Wild willing to part with goaltender Darcy Kuemper for ‘fair return’

    thehockeynews.com Jun 21 (5 days ago)
    There was a time when Darcy Kuemper, the Wild’s 26-year-old netminder, was the potential future in Minnesota’s crease. But a difficult season paired with a trade for Devan Dubnyk in 2014-15, who went on an incredible run post-acquisition, has seen Kuemp…
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  • Humongous big comeback: Ilya Bryzgalov wants to make return to …

    Humongous big comeback: Ilya Bryzgalov wants to make return to NHL

    Ilya Bryzgalov has played 40 NHL games in the past three seasons — and didn’t play professionally at all in 2015-16 — but that isn’t about to stop the quirky, veteran netminder from setting his sights on an NHL return. In an interview with NHLPA.com’s C…
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  • 10 players who could be buyout candidates this off-season

    10 players who could be buyout candidates this off-season

    Nothing says the off-season quite like the threat of buyouts, and we’re inching ever-closer to the NHL’s buyout window opening and several players could see their time with their current teams come to a close. For some of the candidates, massive contrac…
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  • Blues hire Mike Yeo as associate coach, will take over from Ken…

    Blues hire Mike Yeo as associate coach, will take over from Ken Hitchcock in 2017-18

    Mike Yeo is set to become the next bench boss of the St. Louis Blues. The only catch is he’ll have to spend a season learning under current Blues coach Ken Hitchcock before taking over. The Blues announced Monday that Yeo, the former Wild coach, has joi…
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  • Niklas Backstrom’s NHL career comes to a close as he signs deal…

    Niklas Backstrom’s NHL career comes to a close as he signs deal in Finnish league

    After a decade in the NHL, Niklas Backstrom is heading back to Finland. Liiga’s HIFK announced Friday they have signed Backstrom, 38, to a one-year deal for the 2016-17 season, which will mark the first season the veteran goaltender has played in Finlan…
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  • Red Wings hire John Torchetti as assistant coach

    Red Wings hire John Torchetti as assistant coach

    yahoo.com Jun 9
    The Detroit Red Wings have hired former Minnesota Wild interim coach John Torchetti as an assistant coach the team announced Thursday. Torchetti was named the Wild’s interim coach after the team fired Mike Yeo in February. Under the fiery Torchetti, Min…
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  • Stevens, Boudreau hope hockey enthusiasm translates to Wild win…

    Stevens, Boudreau hope hockey enthusiasm translates to Wild wins

    Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau was driving through Albuquerque, New Mexico when he called Scott Stevens. Boudreau was on a cross-country roadtrip from Anaheim to his home in Hershey, Pennsylvania when he decided to give Stevens a ring to chat about…
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  • Wild fill out Boudreau's staff with assistant John Anderson

    Wild fill out Boudreau's staff with assistant John Anderson

    NHL.com Jun 8
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have hired John Anderson as an assistant coach on Bruce Boudreau's staff. The Wild announced the appointment Wednesday, the day after naming Hall of Fame defenceman Scott Stevens as an assistant under the ...
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  • More Patrik Laine! Finland gives us what we want with World Cup…

    More Patrik Laine! Finland gives us what we want with World Cup roster

    Given how important the youth have been to Finland this year, it’s probably not a shocker that the final seven roster spots for the nation’s World Cup of Hockey team skew young. But it is nice to see the kids rewarded. Leading the way is everyone’s favo…
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  • Wild ink Hungarian goaltender Vay after impressive showing at W…

    Wild ink Hungarian goaltender Vay after impressive showing at World Championship

    Adam Vay hasn’t played a single game in a North American league since the 2014-15 season when he appeared in 41 games for the Western States Hockey League’s El Paso Rhinos. But the 22-year-old undrafted netminder has found his way to an NHL deal thanks …
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  • Bishop out; Upshall on Fort McMurray; 'Call of the Wild Burnzie…

    Bishop out; Upshall on Fort McMurray; 'Call of the Wild Burnzie' (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com May 18
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . Spotted at PYE today in LA@PeterPr…
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  • Bruce Boudreau on Ducks' firing, Senators' interview, Wild's co…

    Bruce Boudreau on Ducks' firing, Senators' interview, Wild's core

    yahoo.com May 10
    At 6:30 a.m. on Friday April 29, Bruce Boudreau received a text message from Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray. Once he saw the note, Boudreau knew his time coaching the Ducks was probably over. Boudreau’s Ducks had lost to the Nashville Predator…
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  • Babock, Boudreau and Tippett prove NHL coaches should be all fo…

    Babock, Boudreau and Tippett prove NHL coaches should be all for salary disclosure

    The recent spate of coach signings has revealed two very clear notions. The first is that, as was the case with the players more than two decades ago, full salary disclosure would do wonders for the salaries of the 30 men behind NHL benches. The second …
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  • After losing out on Boudreau, Senators turn to Boucher as new b…

    After losing out on Boudreau, Senators turn to Boucher as new bench boss

    The Senators were one of the frontrunners to land coach Bruce Boudreau, but after the former Anaheim Ducks bench boss signed a deal with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday evening, Ottawa had to change courses. And with Boudreau out of the picture, it didn’…
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  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Big Third Period Lifts Wild To Win 01:22

    Big Third Period Lifts Wild To Win

    Mar 14
    The Wild scored two goals in the third period and went on to beat the Blues 3-1.
  • Video - Ducks Snap Three-Game Skid 01:30

    Ducks Snap Three-Game Skid

    Mar 13
    Jakob Silfverberg's goal lifted the Ducks past the Wild 2-1.