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 [...]
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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Game Preview: Florida Panthers vs. Minnesota Wild
Both teams haven’t started the season the way they would’ve liked to, but when the Florida Panthers (2-6-0) host the Minnesota Wild (3-3-2) on Saturday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL it should provide some exciting hockey. Florida comes off of [...]
Can the Minnesota Wild Challenge for the Central Division?
The Minnesota Wild have listened to how good every team in their division is. Whether it’s the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, the St. Louis Blues or the revamped Dallas Stars, Minnesota has to be thinking, “what about us?” Are their concerns legitimate, though? [...]
Minnesota Wild: Charlie Coyle Injury Opens Door For Jason Zucker
The Minnesota Wild have suffered their first big setback of the 2013-14 season, as they learned that forward Charlie Coyle will be out for up to a month with a knee injury. While losing one of their young players isn’t [...]
Did The Minnesota Wild Overpay For Jason Pominville?
The last two summers have shown the rest of the hockey world that the Minnesota Wild mean business. A team that signed not just one, but both of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter last summer, the Wild acquired another big name player at last year’s [...]
Youth Will Put Minnesota Wild Over The Top In 2013-14
The Minnesota Wild come into the 2013-14 season with pretty lofty expectations. They’ve built up their roster in free agency and trade, but also through drafting and player development. That latter aspect has been a bit overlooked with their recent big name [...]
Minnesota Wild: What To Expect From Nino Niederreiter In 2013-14
The Minnesota Wild quietly made one of the more potentially impactful moves of the 2013 offseason, in moving free agent forward Cal Clutterbuck to the New York Islanders in exchange for unhappy forward Nino Niederreiter. It’s a move that could pay major dividends for the Wild, if [...]
Is Niklas Backstrom Capable Of Making The Minnesota Wild A Stanley Cup Threat?
Heading into the 2013 season, it was pretty clear that the Minnesota Wild were among the deeper teams in the league, as far as their goaltenders throughout the organization were concerned. With a pair of starting caliber guys on the big club, [...]