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NHL talent from Minnesota is tempting but pricey for Wild

StarTribune.com Kyle Okposo, David Backes will fetch big contracts.
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Wild Re-Signs Tyler Graovac And Zac Dalpe

NHL.com The Minnesota Wild has re-signed restricted free-agent forward Tyler Graovac (pronounced GRAY-oh-vack) to a two-year contract that is a two-way contract in 2016-17 ($600,000/$90,000) and a one-way...
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Heading into free agency, Wild 2016-17 Depth Chart

StarTribune.com Here's an early look at what will be the Wild's ever-changing depth chart this offseason.
  • 17 hr 11 min ago
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Big NHL deals overshadow Jason Zucker's signing with Wild, likely increases cost to sign top free agents

StarTribune.com The Wild’s cost to sign a top free agent likely went up after the latest moves.
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As the NHL goes loco, Wild in on Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, among others

StarTribune.com The Wild creeps toward the opening of free agency Friday
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Jason Zucker signed to two-year contract

StarTribune.com The Wild re-signed the fast left wing to a deal worth $2 million annually
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Wild Re-Signs Jason Zucker To Two-Year Contract

NHL.com The Minnesota Wild has re-signed restricted free agent Jason Zucker pronounced (ZOOK-ER) to a two-year contract.Zucker, 24 (1/16/92), tallied 23 points (13-10=23) in 71 games with Minnesota last...
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Great debates: Who's in better shape for the future — Wild or Wolves?

StarTribune.com This year’s Great Baseball Road Trip, which concluded Sunday, featured a long drive from Minneapolis to Denver (thankfully, it was just a one-way drive, with a flight home). Those 13 or so hours...
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Wild To Play Preseason Game At Pennsylvania State University On Sept. 26

NHL.com The Minnesota Wild announced its preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. CT, will be played at Pegula Ice Arena at Pennsylvania State University. The Wild and...
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NHL teams' focus turns to 'Big Fish' in free agency: Stamkos

StarTribune.com Buffalo, Boston and Vancouver are among the teams to have already expressed interest in Steven Stamkos.
  • 4 days ago
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A look at NHL free agency

StarTribune.com Details for the days and weeks ahead.
  • 5 days ago
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Wild draft pick will try to rebuild his image

StarTribune.com Dmitry Sokolov, considered by most experts to be a top-15 or even top-10 draft pick heading into this past season, fell all the way to the Wild at 196th overall.
  • 5 days ago
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Keith Tkachuk had big role in Wild top pick Luke Kunin's development

StarTribune.com The longtime NHL star has known Luke Kunin since the Wild draft pick was 5 years old.
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Heading into free agency, Wild 2016-17 Depth Chart

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Here's an early look at what will be the Wild's ever-changing depth chart this offseason.
  • 22 hr 16 min ago
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As the NHL goes loco, Wild in on Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, among others

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild creeps toward the opening of free agency Friday
  • 1 day 14 hr ago
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Jason Zucker signed to two-year contract by Wild

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Zucker was set to become a free agent Friday and could have filed for arbitration by the July 5 deadline. He scored 13 goals in 71 games last season.
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Wild takes Wisconsin center Luke Kunin with 15th pick

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Kunin had 19 goals for the Badgers last season.
  • 6 days ago
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Vanek's contract bought out by Wild to create salary cap space

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — While disappointed, Thomas Vanek said: "I'm grateful I got the chance to play for the Wild. It was a dream of mine." The move will free up about $5 million to use toward signing other players.
  • 6 days ago
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NHL Draft starts tonight; Wild rumblings; This week's articles

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Tonight at 6 p.m., the first round of the NHL Draft will take place. The Wild currently picks 15th.
  • 6 days ago
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Las Vegas will be NHL's 31st team; Expansion, entry draft rules

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The league will be going to Sin City
  • 8 days ago
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Wild releases schedule for 2016-17

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Stanley Cup champion Penguins in town Nov. 25.
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Wild opens 2016-17 season against two division rivals

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild opens at St. Louis on Oct. 13, at home vs. Winnipeg on Oct. 15
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NHL draft and more: Wild have a busy two weeks coming up

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Now that the Stanley Cup Final has ended, it'll be a newsworthy rest of the month for the Wild, including the NHL draft next week.
  • 15 days ago
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Ken Hitchcock on the Mike Yeo dynamic in St. Louis, Rick Wilson and if this is really his last year

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The former Wild coach was hired to be Hitch's heir apparent Monday.
  • 17 days ago
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Mike Yeo to be St. Louis' Blues coach starting in 2017-18

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The former Wild coach signed a four-year deal with the Blues on Monday, the first of which he'll be associate.
  • 17 days ago
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'Torch' speaks for first time since not getting Wild job

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — John Torchetti, the former Wild interim coach, accepted a job to be an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.
  • 21 days ago
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John Torchetti named Detroit Red Wings assistant coach; Matt Cullen a win away from second Stanley Cup

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Torchetti, the Wild's interim coach this past season, returns to Detroit where he once was a minor-league GM.
  • 21 days ago
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Wild hires longtime minor-league coach John Anderson as second assistant

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Anderson, the former Atlanta Thrashers coach and longtime Chicago Wolves coach, is a longtime friend and former teammate of Wild coach Bruce Boudreau.
  • 22 days ago
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Hall of Famer Scott Stevens named assistant coach of the Wild

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Stevens, the longtime Devils captain and three-time Cup champ, was recently working for NHL Network
  • 23 days ago
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Pete DeBoer tells cool Ali anecdote; Sharks to be without Hertl in Game 3

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Pittsburgh Penguins look to take a 3-0 lead during the first-ever Stanley Cup Final game in San Jose.
  • 26 days ago
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