Former NHL enforcer Zenon Konopka played parts of two seasons in Minnesota under coach Mike Yeo, and by all accounts they weren’t pleasant ones for either man. So take that into account when Konopka, with an assist from Hoppy Konopka, goes public with a call for Yeo’s ouster.
Have you ever balled as hard as these newlyweds at Saturday’s Minnesota Wild game? Specifically, have you ever balled as hard as this woman in a wedding dress eating a burger at a Minnesota Wild game?
Thomas Vanek’s two goals aided the Minnesota Wild in Tuesday night’s 5-3 win over the Jets, but this undressing of Winnipeg defenseman Paul Postma should’ve counted for five points.
Alex Burmistrov initially didn’t agree with his minor penalty for elbowing Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon in the head during Sunday’s game. The Jets center called it “bullshit” as he sat in the penalty box. His opinion changed after he saw the replay, however:
Longtime NHL defenseman and current Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving yesterday, as he was driving his 12-year-old son to a hockey game.
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…
This happened at Saturday's game between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche in Denver. It begins with one Avs fan getting angry at visiting fans, and it ends with a much more dangerous Avs fan trying to punch a woman.
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Whether Matt Cooke was frustrated with a two-goal deficit or just in a mood to instigate, he cross-checked Shea Weber in the third period of Saturday night's Predators-Wild game. His stick hit Weber right in the nose, and the Predators captain proceeded to beat the fuck out of Cooke.
The Minnesota Wild have hit a bit of a rough patch, having lost eight of their last 10 games, and head coach Mike Yeo is fed up, man.
An upstate New York man who pleaded guilty to charges related to running an illicit gambling ring admitted to extorting Wild winger Thomas Vanek, in an attempt to recoup some of the more than $10 million he says Vanek owed.
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…
A bacterial infection is spreading across the NHL, and it appears that the source is a locker room in Southern California.
Ilya Bryzgalov would love Minnesota. It's a hockey-mad market with loyal fans, a media that's less combative than he's used to, and of course, lots of parks. And, Minnesota? You would love Bryz right back. You should probably keep him.
A family of Minnesota Wild fans paid for their dog Copper to be painted as a player for the team. As you can see, the piece turned out quite well. (Only pedants and Philistines would point out that Copper is depicted here as a helmetless anachronism.)
Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek was in a federal courthouse today, and in a statement he says he's somehow involved in a federal case against three men charged with running a sports betting ring out of their upstate New York bar.
Now this is neat. The Wild allowed season ticket holders to come down to the ice and paint messages and pictures. Minnesota Nice is the only reason I can think of for why there aren't 300 giant penises. [via Sporting News]