Revamped Washington Capitals Begin Road Trip Against The Winnipeg Jets
The Washington Capitals (3-5-0) are looking to build on their impressive 4-1 defeat of the Columbus Blue Jackets with a tricky trip to the Winnipeg Jets (4-5-0) on Tuesday night. Credit head coach Adam Oates with Saturday’s dismantling of Columbus as his tactical move of promoting Martin [...]
Injuries Could Hurt Chicago Blackhawks’ Chances Against Minnesota Wild
Thursday night as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Minnesota Wild, they will be missing a few important and talented players from the second and third lines. First off, Michal Handzus, who was just recently brought back from being injured, is [...]
Minnesota Wild: Another Injury To Niklas Backstrom Adds To Pressure On Josh Harding
The Minnesota Wild have managed to shrug off a slow start and hang on near the top of an incredibly competitive Central Division that also features the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and the surprising Colorado Avalanche. Goaltender Niklas Backstrom [...]
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Minnesota Wild: Josh Harding Can Make Statement With Win Over Carolina Hurricanes
The Minnesota Wild have been without starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom for most of the 2013-14 season, but so far that hasn’t been a problem. Backup netminder Josh Harding is off to a great start, with a 4-2-1 record and a [...]
Minnesota Wild’s Matt Cooke Offering to Help Buffalo Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta After Huge Suspension
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta is no stranger to meeting with the NHL and chief disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. For example, in 2011 he was suspended four games after he head-butted Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek, an act he’s been [...]
Jason Zucker Gets Early Season Chance To Stick With Minnesota Wild
One of the more surprising cuts that the Minnesota Wild made heading into the regular season was sending down Jason Zucker to the team’s AHL affiliate. Zucker had a solid run with the Wild last year, and appeared destined for a secondary role heading into the [...]
Can Jonas Hiller Lead Anaheim Ducks To First Win Of 2013-14?
The Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild were each handed losses in their first games of the season, but on Saturday night one will get a win when the two up against each other at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild [...]
Minnesota Wild: Second Line Poised For Success
The Minnesota Wild will open the 2013-24 season on Thursday night, and have added some pieces that should help them return to the playoffs. While opposing teams try to shut down a top line that features Jason Pominville, Mikko Koivu [...]
Minnesota Wild: Are Expectations High For Dany Heatley In 2013-14?
The Minnesota Wild enter the 2013-14 in a somewhat interesting position. They’re not quite Stanley Cup contenders at this point, at least on paper, but at the same time, they’re not exactly bottom feeders in the Western Conference. They’re planted right in [...]
Minnesota Wild: Is Dany Heatley Playing For His NHL Career In 2013-14?
The Minnesota Wild are heading into the 2013-14 season with high hopes. Coming off of a season in which they added marquee talent, both in the previous summer and at the trade deadline, and got a bit of playoff experience, they’re hoping [...]