Fight At Avalanche Game Features A Dude Trying To Punch A Lady

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. » 3/03/15 2:41pm 3/03/15 2:41pm

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

Matt Cooke Cross-Checks Shea Weber In The Nose, Pays For It

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. » 1/11/15 7:14pm 1/11/15 7:14pm

Bookie: Thomas Vanek Had Gambling Debts Of More Than $10 Million

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. » 12/05/14 12:40pm 12/05/14 12:40pm

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

NHL Teams Suspicious They Gave Each Other Bacterial Infections

A bacterial infection is spreading across the NHL, and it appears that the source is a locker room in Southern California. » 10/25/14 5:18pm 10/25/14 5:18pm

Ilya Bryzgalov Spent The Third Period Posing For Photos With Wild Fans

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. » 9/30/14 11:03am 9/30/14 11:03am

Minnesota Wild Fans Get Custom Portrait Of Their Dog As A Hockey Player

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.) » 8/19/14 11:11am 8/19/14 11:11am

Report: Thomas Vanek Involved In Federal Gambling Investigation

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. » 7/21/14 6:43pm 7/21/14 6:43pm

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] » 5/23/14 4:55pm 5/23/14 4:55pm

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

Compilation Video of Ilya Bryzgalov Interviews Is Pure Comedy

This is 10 minutes of Minnesota Wild goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov being a goofball. You'd be hard pressed to find a better way to spend 10 minutes than watching this video. » 5/05/14 8:39pm 5/05/14 8:39pm

Nino Niederreiter Is The Hero In A Game 7 Overtime Win For The Wild

Every time the Colorado Avalanche took a lead in this Game 7, the Wild were right there to tie. And in overtime—the most important time—Minnesota finally jumped in front when Nino Niederreiter scored for a 5-4 victory to advance the Wild. » 5/01/14 12:50am 5/01/14 12:50am

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

Matt Cooke And The Myth Of Reform

Colorado's two-way defenseman Tyson Barrie, who's been one of this series's best players, will miss the next four-to-six weeks with an MCL injury after this knee-on-knee hit from Matt Cooke. Cooke will miss some time too—he's got an in-person hearing scheduled with the league, which means his suspension can exceed… » 4/22/14 9:46am 4/22/14 9:46am