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

Nathan MacKinnon Shows The Grown-Ups How It's Done

The Avs pulled off a thrilling win in Game 1 of their series with Minnesota last night, scoring the tying goal with 13 seconds left and winning it 7:27 into overtime. Neither could have happened without rookie Nathan MacKinnon, playing his first big-boy playoff hockey with the coolness of someone twice his age. » 4/18/14 10:31am 4/18/14 10:31am

Dipshit Hockey Player Murders Grizzly Bear For Sport

Sorry everyone, but today's Bear Friday news is a big fucking bummer, and we have Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner to thank for it. That's because Clayton Stoner thought it would be cool to go to British Columbia, shoot a grizzly bear, and then take some pictures of himself holding up the bear's severed head… » 9/06/13 3:12pm 9/06/13 3:12pm

Zach Parise And Ryan Suter Slip Through A Massive NHL Loophole, Before…

The Minnesota Wild signed both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter yesterday, and more power to them. Hockey's always better when a Minnesota team is good. The formerly thrifty Wild already have the second-highest payroll in the league, but their salary cap hits won't be nearly as brutal as they ought to be. That's because the… » 7/05/12 12:05pm 7/05/12 12:05pm