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Wild practice: Charlie Coyle joins second line

StarTribune.com 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.
  • New: 2 hr 4 min ago

The 'Fletcher Files' hold key to Wild's negotiations

StarTribune.com The Wild GM and his staff try to stay ahead of the curve with young talent.
  • 18 hr ago

Wild Hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Night

NHL.com The Minnesota Wild will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night this Thursday, Oct. 23, at Xcel Energy Center when the team faces off against the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m.Hockey Fights Cancer...
  • 1 day ago

Highlights: Kings defeat Wild

StarTribune.com The Los Angeles Kings edged the Minnesota Wild for their fourth straight win. Jonathan Quick made 40 saves in goal for the Kings. Tyler Toffoli added a goal and an assist.
  • 1 day 17 hr ago
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Wild Minute: Two losses despite dominant play

StarTribune.com The Wild controlled large chunks of its games in Anaheim and Los Angeles but returned to Minnesota 0-2 with two goals
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Despite dominating large chunks of 2 games, Wild goes 0-2 with 2 goals in California

StarTribune.com 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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Quick makes 40 saves for Los Angeles, Wild drops second straight

StarTribune.com The Wild generated more than enough chances to win, but Jonathan Quick challenged, sprawled and contorted his Los Angeles Kings bunch to a 2-1 win.
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Blog Articles

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.
  • New: 7 hr 37 min ago

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
  • 2 days ago

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...
  • 3 days ago

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
  • 3 days ago

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
  • 4 days ago

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."
  • 5 days ago

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
  • 7 days ago

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...
  • 8 days ago
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Stu Bickel placed on waivers

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild needed to make a roster move
  • 8 days ago
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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
  • 9 days ago
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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
  • 9 days ago

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
  • 9 days ago
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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
  • 10 days ago
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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.
  • 11 days ago
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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.
  • 11 days ago
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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.
  • 12 days ago
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Links to today's Star Tribune Wild preview

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — If you can't pick up today's paper, here are the links to advance tonight's opener against Colorado.
  • 12 days ago
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Darcy Kuemper gets the Opening Night start vs. Colorado

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Kuemper won Games 3, 4 and 6 at home last year against the Avs in the playoffs.
  • 13 days ago
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Carter likely to make Wild debut Thursday; a look at the lines

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Ryan Carter played on the fourth line with Jason Zucker and Kyle Brodziak and is expected to make his Wild debut Thursday night in the season-opener.
  • 14 days ago
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Why Ryan Carter, plus today's news surrounding Dumba, Folin, Zucker making the Wild

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Today was a busy day around the Wild with Thursday's season opener fast approaching
  • 15 days ago
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