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Parise glad to ‘move on’ from back injury, cleared for World Cu…

Parise glad to ‘move on’ from back injury, cleared for World Cup

thehockeynews.com Updated 12 hours ago
The past season came to a rather unceremonious close for Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise. He was getting prepared for the post-season when a nagging back injury became so bad he began to lose feeling in his leg and foot. Parise, 32, would end up out o…
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  • Minnesota Wild switching to Prince for their goal song

    Minnesota Wild switching to Prince for their goal song

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Aug 23 (5 days ago)
    Minnesota Wild switching to Prince for their goal song
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Minnesota Wild

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Minnesota Wild

    yahoo.com Aug 15
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Parise lost feeling in leg, foot following back injury, but he’…

    Parise lost feeling in leg, foot following back injury, but he’ll be ready for season

    Zach Parise missed 12 games in 2015-16 and still managed to lead the Minnesota Wild with 25 goals. Considering his production, it’s hard to imagine what Parise could have accomplished had he not been dealing with a back injury so bad that he was hobbled…
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  • Matt Dumba signing gives Wild time to decide direction of defen…

    Matt Dumba signing gives Wild time to decide direction of defense

    The Minnesota Wild locked up their lone remaining restricted free agent Thursday evening when Matt Dumba put pen to paper on a two-year, $5.1-million deal. For Dumba, 22, the deal is a standard bridge contract and he knows that. Dumba became an NHL regu…
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  • Minnesota Wild offer Prince classic as potential new goal song

    Minnesota Wild offer Prince classic as potential new goal song

    yahoo.com Jul 27
    Minnesota Wild on Twitter from before Game 6 against the Dallas Stars in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs The Minnesota Wild may change their longtime goal song to a piece made by an iconic local musician. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Wil…
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Playoff turnover is a hallmark of the NHL’s salary cap era. It’s rare to see a single franchise entrenched in a contending position for decades at a time. The Detroit Red Wings are the remarkable exception. Typically, we see plenty of playoff squads sli…
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  • Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Getty Images Jordan Schroeder hasn’t exactly lit the NHL on fire during his four-year career, after being taken 22nd overall in 2009 by the Vancouver Canucks. He has 27 points in 107 games, including four points in 26 games with the Minnesota Wild last …
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  • Eric Staal on scoring struggles, pay cuts and Bruce Boudreau (P…

    Eric Staal on scoring struggles, pay cuts and Bruce Boudreau (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    yahoo.com Jul 14
    Photo of Eric Staal via Minnesota Wild on Twitter In NHL unrestricted free agency it was important for Eric Staal to not choose a team on the West Coast. If that happened, his father Henry would have been forced watch hockey almost all night in his Thun…
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  • Why fast-tracking might not be the best idea for Las Vegas

    Why fast-tracking might not be the best idea for Las Vegas

    It certainly doesn’t look as though either Bill Foley or George McPhee has the patience to slowly build their expansion team into a contender. Everything both of them said when McPhee was named GM of the team pointed to transforming this franchise into …
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  • Wild sign goalie Darcy Kuemper to 1-year, $1.55M deal

    Wild sign goalie Darcy Kuemper to 1-year, $1.55M deal

    NHL.com Jul 5
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract. The Wild announced the signing on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Kuemper went 6-7-5 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.43 goals-against...
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  • Detroit could be Thomas Vanek’s last chance

    Detroit could be Thomas Vanek’s last chance

    For Red Wings fans who find themselves wincing right now, let’s put the Thomas Vanek signing in perspective: it’s only one year and it’s only $2.6 million. True, when the Minnesota Wild was battling for a playoff spot this past season, they felt it best…
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  • Eric Staal signs with Minnesota, next stop Las Vegas?

    Eric Staal signs with Minnesota, next stop Las Vegas?

    For most high profile free agents, July 1 is the day they cash in. For Eric Staal, it was a day to take an enormous haircut. It wasn’t long ago that people were talking about Staal as one of the most sought-after free agents this summer. But when the du…
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  • Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media

    Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media

    ESPN.com Jun 29
    Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media
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  • Wild re-sign LW Jason Zucker for 2 years, $4 million

    Wild re-sign LW Jason Zucker for 2 years, $4 million

    NHL.com Jun 29
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract. The deal was done Wednesday, preventing Zucker from becoming a restricted free agent. He will make $2 million in each of the next t...
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  • Rumor Roundup: All eyes on Steven Stamkos as free agency approa…

    Rumor Roundup: All eyes on Steven Stamkos as free agency approaches

    With the 2016 NHL draft now history, here’s a look at some notable speculation that emerged from the weekend. All eyes are firmly upon the Tampa Bay Lightning and their contract talks with pending unrestricted free agent center Steven Stamkos. Since Fri…
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  • Minnesota Wild uses buyout on Thomas Vanek

    Minnesota Wild uses buyout on Thomas Vanek

    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’

    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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  • 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.