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Kuemper shines; Granlund's contract

StarTribune.com The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo and CineSport’s Brian Clark review the Wild’s 2-0 win over the Coyotes and discuss the latest contract news regarding Mikael Granlund.
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Postgame Notes vs. Arizona - Oct. 23

NHL.com Minnesota used two, second-period goals en route to a 2-0 shutout victory over Arizona on Thursday night in front of a sellout crowd of 18,554 at Xcel Energy Center. C Charlie Coyle and RW Jason...
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Wild wins another shutout at home

StarTribune.com Return to Xcel Energy Center produced a victory.
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Mikael Granlund mum on his contract talks; Wild finally plays at home again

StarTribune.com For the first time since smoking Colorado 5-0 two weeks ago, the Wild returns home to host the rebranded Arizona Coyotes.
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The Wild's Jared Spurgeon: Big in stature if not in size

StarTribune.com Defenseman Jared Spurgeon, all 5-8 of him, continues to make a lasting impact for the Wild
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Coyle signs five-year, $16 million extension with Wild

StarTribune.com The forward signed a $16 million extension. Next on the team’s list is Mikael Granlund.
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Charlie Coyle signed to 5-year, $16 million extension

StarTribune.com The Wild winger is the second of the Wild's young core to sign in the past few weeks
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Charlie Coyle Signs Extension

NHL.com The Wild has agreed to terms with forward Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension. “We’re very excited to get Charlie Coyle signed through the 2019-20 season,” said Fletcher. “Charlie’s...
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Mike Yeo on Wild's schedule: "We’re our own biggest rivalry now"

StarTribune.com The Wild, after playing four games in the season's first 15 days, will now begin a stretch of six games in nine days.
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Yeo puts Coyle on Koivu's line to reinvigorate it

StarTribune.com Wild coach Mike Yeo moved Charlie Coyle to right wing alongside the struggling Mikko Koivu and left wing Thomas Vanek during a two-hour practice at Xcel Energy Center.
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Blog Articles

Postgame: 2 home games, 2 shutouts for the Wild; Granlund's agent confirms sides working on short-term extension

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild improved to 3-2 on the season with its third shutout in five games.
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Mikael Granlund mum on his contract talks; Wild finally plays at home again

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild finally hosts its second home game 14 days after its first
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Wild's Coyle signed to 5-year, $16 million extension

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild winger is the second of the Wild's young core to sign in the past few weeks
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Yeo on Wild's schedule: 'We’re our own biggest rivalry now'

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild, after playing four games in the season's first 15 days, will now begin a stretch of six games in nine days.
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Wild practice: Coyle joins second line

StarTribune.com (Rachel Blount) — As the Wild works to fine-tune an offense that played well but scored little in the past two games, coach Mike Yeo elevated Charlie Coyle to the second line with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek.
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Despite dominating large chunks of 2 games, Wild goes 0-2 with 2 goals in California

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild outshot the defending Cup champs 41-16, but Jonathan Quick made 40 saves two nights after a 2-1 loss in Anaheim
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Russo: Backstrom to make season debut Sunday in Los Angeles

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Niklas Backstrom, the Wild's all-time winningest goalie, will make his first start since Jan. 11 on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. Backstrom had season-ending abdominal...
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Young mistakes, blown offensive chances doom Wild in Anaheim

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild, playing for the first time in six days, dropped its first game of the season, 2-1, at Anaheim
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Wild will try to spoil Anaheim's home opener; Lineup updates

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild, on break since Saturday, enter tonight 2-0 after outscoring Colorado 8-0
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Russo: Stoner to face former team Friday, Heatley won't

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — “I kind of just felt like I needed a change from Minnesota,” former Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner said. “Nothing against it. Just sometimes change is good for somebody and keeps you motivated."
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Justin Fontaine likely to debut Friday; Lineup shuffle in the works

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — With five days off, the Wild plans to get all of its players involved, so some will debut this weekend
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Wild practice: A little fun during a long wait

StarTribune.com (Rachel Blount) — After starting the season 2-0, the Wild doesn't play again until Friday in Anaheim. The team--including a healthy Justin Fontaine and NHL honoree Darcy Kuemper--combined work and pleasure in...
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Stu Bickel placed on waivers

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild needed to make a roster move
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Brodin, Fletcher on defenseman's contract extension; Fletcher raves about top-4 D

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild signed Jonas Brodin to a six-year, $25 million deal Sunday
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Wild signs defenseman Jonas Brodin to a 6-year extension

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild defenseman's contract will start next year and average $4.167 million annually
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Wild opens season with back-to-back shutouts over Avalanche

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Darcy Kuemper made 30 saves for his second straight shutout Saturday
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Matt Cooke: I always have my head on a swivel; Stu Bickel may debut

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild and Avs rematch tonight at 8 p.m. in Denver
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Wild coming back with Darcy Kuemper in Denver

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Kuemper will start after making 16 saves for his third career shutout Thursday.
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Postgame: Wild expects a very different Avalanche team in Saturday's rematch

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche from start to finish in Thursday's 5-0 season-opening win. It's expected a different game and opponent in Denver.
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Wild-Avalanche + Jarome Iginla renews rivalry tonight

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild and Avs, who faced each other in last year's playoffs, open the season against each other tonight.
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