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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

thehockeynews.com Updated May 27 (yesterday)
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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  • Huge if True: NHL coaching carousel waits on Bruce Boudreau

    Huge if True: NHL coaching carousel waits on Bruce Boudreau

    yahoo.com May 5
    As of right now, four NHL teams are without their head coaches. The first to jettison theirs, way back while the season was still going on, was the Minnesota Wild. John Torchetti was their interim coach down the stretch and right up until this second, b…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Why the Rangers should target Kevin Shattenkirk

    Rumor Roundup: Why the Rangers should target Kevin Shattenkirk

    It’s been over a week since the New York Rangers were eliminated from the opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. That hasn’t dampened the speculation over their off-season roster plans. Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News believes the Ranger…
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  • Why the Sharks are the new favorite in the Western Conference

    Why the Sharks are the new favorite in the Western Conference

    yahoo.com Apr 29
    From the start of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Western Conference has been wide open. Overall, it was conceivable that any team could make a run. Even the heavily favored Dallas Stars dropped two games to the Minnesota Wild and pulled out a hotly-…
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  • Wild GM: Torchetti 'serious candidate' to be coach

    Wild GM: Torchetti 'serious candidate' to be coach

    ESPN.com Apr 28
    Wild GM: Torchetti 'serious candidate' to be coach
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  • Rumor Roundup: Buyouts could be coming for Wild, Flyers after f…

    Rumor Roundup: Buyouts could be coming for Wild, Flyers after first-round exit

    As more NHL teams become first-round casualties of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs, the more speculation grows over their offseason moves. After yet another roller coaster season for the Minnesota Wild ended in an early playoff exit, GM Chuck Fletcher fac…
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  • Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 Minnesota Wild

    Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 Minnesota Wild

    yahoo.com Apr 27
    (Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the mo…
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  • About that Stars/Wild goal line conspiracy theory photo

    About that Stars/Wild goal line conspiracy theory photo

    yahoo.com Apr 25
    David Berding is a freelance sports photographer based out the Twin Cities. On Sunday, he was assigned to cover the Minnesota Wild’s Game 6 against the Dallas Stars, which featured a furious comeback by the home team that fell just a few millimeters sho…
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  • Wild honor Prince; Hitchcock loves Tarasenko (Puck Headlines)

    Wild honor Prince; Hitchcock loves Tarasenko (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Apr 25
    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 . Let's Go Crazy, #StateOfHockey. @P…
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  • Are the Dallas Stars a championship team?

    Are the Dallas Stars a championship team?

    yahoo.com Apr 25
    Did we just witness the moment when the Dallas Stars go from regular-season overachievers to a championship team? The vibe left behind in their six-game series win over the Minnesota Wild was that it was their hockey bar mitzvah: ‘Before today, you were…
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  • Crossbar camera shows Wild were fractions of an inch from late …

    Crossbar camera shows Wild were fractions of an inch from late game-tying goal

    The NHL installed crossbar-mounted cameras before the post-season began, and Game 6 of the first-round series between the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild made it clear exactly why the cameras were a necessary addition. After the Stars took a 4-0 lead he…
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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.