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Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kova…

Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kovalchuk hate

yahoo.com Updated 19 hours ago
Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at for inclusion in future installment. We begin this instal…
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on unsigned RFAs

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on unsigned RFAs

    thehockeynews.com Aug 25 (5 days ago)
    Entering the final full week of August, a number of restricted free agents remain unsigned. With NHL training camps opening on Sept. 18 sufficient time remains to get those players under contract, but so far there’s little indication they’re any closer …
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  • Harding, Backstrom will be ready for Wild: report

    Harding, Backstrom will be ready for Wild: report

    NHL.com Aug 15
    Minnesota Wild goaltenders Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom are healthy and will be ready for training camp and the start of the regular season, general manager Chuck Fletcher told the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune on Thursday. "Everything's a go...
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Minnesota Wild Edition

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Minnesota Wild Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 11
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 11: Minnesota Wild

    NHL logo rankings No. 11: Minnesota Wild

    At No. 11 in the THN logo rankings comes one of the most intriguing, if not the most intriguing, design of all. The Minnesota Wild crest sparks strong opinions positive and negative. Is it a beautiful, multilayered piece of art? Or is it a jumbled, new-…
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  • Minnesota Wild sign defenceman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way con…

    Minnesota Wild sign defenceman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way contract

    NHL.com Aug 1
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have signed defenceman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract. Under the deal announced Friday, Falk will be paid his NHL salary only if he is on the NHL roster. If he is sent to the AHL, he will get ...
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  • Minnesota Wild sign defenceman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way con…

    Minnesota Wild sign defenceman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way contract

    Minnesota Wild sign defenceman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way contract
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  • Maple Leafs renew ECHL affiliation with Orlando

    Maple Leafs renew ECHL affiliation with Orlando

    NHL.com Aug 1
    The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended their affiliation with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. The Maple Leafs will be Orlando's sole NHL affiliate for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Toronto and the Minnesota Wild shared the affiliation la...
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  • Wild re-sign winger Fontaine to 2-year deal

    Wild re-sign winger Fontaine to 2-year deal

    The Minnesota Wild have re-signed right wing Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.
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  • Fontaine, Wild agree on two-year contract

    Fontaine, Wild agree on two-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 29
    Forward Justin Fontaine and the Minnesota Wild agreed on a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted the contract is worth $2 million. Fontaine, a restricted...
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  • Should we have published this photo of Thomas Vanek?

    Should we have published this photo of Thomas Vanek?

    In the August issue of The Hockey News, in the wake of baseball star Tony Gwynn’s death this past June, columnist Adam Proteau wrote a critical piece about the use of chewing tobacco in hockey. A few pages earlier, in our table of contents, we published…
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  • Vanek helping authorities in federal probe

    Vanek helping authorities in federal probe

    Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.
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  • Minnesota Wild agree to terms with goalie John Curry on 1-year,…

    Minnesota Wild agree to terms with goalie John Curry on 1-year, 2-way contract

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with goaltender John Curry on a one-year, two-way contract. Under the deal announced Thursday, Curry will be paid his NHL salary only if he is on the NHL roster. If he is sent to the A...
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  • Which franchise will be the next to win its first-ever Stanley …

    Which franchise will be the next to win its first-ever Stanley Cup?

    We recently sorted out our Yearbook predictions for 2014-15, which included projected standings and which team will win the Stanley Cup. Without giving it away, our anticipated winner has been to the promised land before. Which mathematically, should no…
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  • Wild re-sign left wing Jason Zucker to 2-year contract, after i…

    Wild re-sign left wing Jason Zucker to 2-year contract, after injury-marred season

    NHL.com Jul 15
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year contract. The deal was announced on Tuesday. Zucker will have a two-way contract for this season and a one-way contract for next season. Players on on...
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  • Wild re-sign left wing Jason Zucker to 2-year contract, after i…

    Wild re-sign left wing Jason Zucker to 2-year contract, after injury-marred season

    Wild re-sign left wing Jason Zucker to 2-year contract, after injury-marred season
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  • Wild sign forward Almond to one-year contract

    Wild sign forward Almond to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 9
    Forward Cody Almond signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild, the team announced Wednesday. Almond, 24, had 34 points (18 goals), a plus-12 rating and 75 penalty minutes in 44 games with Geneve-Servette in the Swiss League last season...
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  • Minnesota Wild sign forward Cody Almond to 1-year contract

    Minnesota Wild sign forward Cody Almond to 1-year contract

    Minnesota Wild sign forward Cody Almond to 1-year contract
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  • These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed t…

    These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed to extensions first

    The NHL’s arbitration process is scheduled to begin later this month. Twenty NHL players have filed for arbitration, while three players were taken to arbitration by their teams. Usually, these contracts are settled before the team and player have to fa…
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  • Wild add more depth with 2-way contract for RW Joel Rechlicz

    Wild add more depth with 2-way contract for RW Joel Rechlicz

    Wild add more depth with 2-way contract for RW Joel Rechlicz
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  • Video - NHL Free-Agency Preview 06:31

    NHL Free-Agency Preview

    Jun 15
    Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance preview the biggest names hitting the free-agent market and which teams will be trying to chase them down.
  • Video - Kane On Game-Winning Goal 00:47

    Kane On Game-Winning Goal

    May 13
    Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane talks about delivering the overtime game-winner against the Minnesota Wild in Game 6.
  • Video - Blackhawks End Wild's Season 01:02

    Blackhawks End Wild's Season

    May 13
    The Blackhawks needed overtime in Game 6 to beat the Wild 2-1 and advance to the Western Conference finals.
  • Video - Crawford Pleased With Game 5 Effort 01:12

    Crawford Pleased With Game 5 Effort

    May 11
    Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford thought Chicago played an overall strong game in its 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

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