Category: Minnesota Wild

Blackhawks vs Wild: Stanley Cup playoffs second-round preview and prediction

They met one year ago in the first-round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. Wild goaltender Josh Harding earned his first career postseason win. His story was one of the highlights of the tournament, and truly inspirational. The Chicago Blackhawks…

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This one is really difficult to call. The Colorado Avalanche had an incredible regular season under the guidance of rookie head coach Patrick Roy, but it all seems too good to be true. The Minnesota Wild had an up-and-down season,…

Yes, Ilya Bryzgalov is 6-0-3 since joining Minnesota Wild

Ilya Bryzgalov as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When he was tending the crease for the Phoenix Coyotes, Ilya Bryzgalov was considered one of the best goaltenders in the National Hockey League, but that reputation was quickly demolished once the Philadelphia Flyers awarded the Russian net minder a…

Minnesota Wild: Mikko Koivu to miss 1-month with ankle injury

The Minnesota Wild will be without captain and number one centre Mikko Koivu for at least a month. The Finnish forward underwent successful ankle surgery to mend an injury sustained Saturday night against the Washington Capitals, courtesy of a hard…

Minnesota Wild: MS isn’t stopping Josh Harding from a Vezina type season

Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, his future in the National Hockey League was probably the least of his worries. MS can be a crippling disease, causing sufferers to lose motor skills and vision, to…

Zach Parise compares playing against the New Jersey Devils to scrimmage

captain of Team USA, Zach Parise.

First and foremost – ouch. Zach Parise, former captain of the New Jersey Devils, compared last night’s game against his old club to a scrimmage. Quote courtesy of Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Michael Russo. Parise’s words can be perceived a number…

Today’s 5: Berube vs Pens, Thomas vs Bruins, Yakupov, and more.

Flyers head coach and captain Claude Giroux from 2012.  Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

1. Berube’s 1st Battle With The Pittsburgh Penguins It could be argued, you’re not truly the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers until you’ve gone head-to-head with bitter rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight, newly appointed head coach Craig Berube will get…

10 Memorable Moments From The NHL’s First 12 Days

Alex Steen, St. Louis Blues

The first twelve days of the 2013-14 NHL season have been exciting, controversial, and filled with a whole lot of Patrick Roy. Here is a look at the ten best moments: 10. Grabovski hat trick almost spoils Blackhawks’ banner raiser…