The Blackhawks Are Too Good To Hate

If it felt like there was more familiarity than usual in the handshake line after the Blackhawks’ sweep of the Wild, maybe that’s no coincidence: it’s the third consecutive season Minnesota has been bounced by Chicago. Not enough familiarity to breed contempt, though, perhaps because the Wild have only won three games… » 5/08/15 9:50am 5/08/15 9:50am

Jordan Leopold's Daughter Asks Wild To Trade For Her Dad In Letter

The Minnesota Wild traded for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman (and former Minnesota Golden Gopher) Jordan Leopold today. Coincidentally, Leopold's 11-year-old daughter, Jordyn, reportedly wrote a letter to the Wild in January asking them to make the trade because she missed her dad. Basically, Jordyn runs the… » 3/02/15 3:25pm 3/02/15 3:25pm

Charlie Coyle Stuns Edmonton With Breakaway, Soft-Handed Goal

The body control from Charlie Coyle is my favorite part of his game-winning goal in the third period against the Oilers. His entire body is beginning to whip around the net like he's going to attempt a wraparound, but he somehow manages to tap the puck backwards and then throw his stick out to knock it into the net.… » 1/28/15 1:05am 1/28/15 1:05am

Zach Parise Suffers Puck To The Face, Picks Up Tooth Off Ice

I know it is uncool for hockey men to wear facemasks or visors, but it seems like a really smart idea. The sport involves very long sticks, extremely sharp blades, and small pieces of frozen rubber hurtling around the rink at 100 miles per hour. Face protection in those conditions seems prudent, but who am I to tell… » 1/27/15 11:33pm 1/27/15 11:33pm

Not Even Hockey Is Safe For Packers Fans Right Now

I absolutely love this. When your own team sucks—as the Vikings do—sports, in their infinite wisdom, offer you a consolation prize: exulting in the tears of your enemies. St. Paul native Ryan Rhody had seats behind the Wild's bench for last night's game, and so knew he'd end up on TV multiple times. So he whipped out… » 1/20/15 11:37am 1/20/15 11:37am

Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Paycheck

This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, but his link to the alleged bookies was unclear. This should make… » 10/31/14 3:39pm 10/31/14 3:39pm

The Minnesota Wild Are Learning The Hard Way: You Can't Buy A Cup

When the Minnesota Wild made the only real splash in team history by signing the top two free agents of the Class of 2012, people thought it would usher in a change for the troubled franchise. They were right. Instead of just missing the postseason, the Wild are primed to bow out early in the playoffs for years to… » 5/12/14 1:54pm 5/12/14 1:54pm

Nathan MacKinnon Continues To Dazzle, Nets OT Winner

Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 win in Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead over the Minnesota Wild. After an impressive debut, and a great follow-up in Game 2, the Avalanche rookie added to his short (though fast-growing) playoff resume with a three-point performance capped off by… » 4/27/14 1:29pm 4/27/14 1:29pm