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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
  • 16 hr 49 min ago

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.
  • 21 hr 57 min ago

Wild takes Wisconsin center Luke Kunin with 15th pick

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Kunin had 19 goals for the Badgers last season.
  • 5 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.
  • 5 days ago

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
  • 7 days ago
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Wild releases schedule for 2016-17

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Stanley Cup champion Penguins in town Nov. 25.
  • 8 days ago
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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
  • 9 days ago
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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.
  • 14 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.
  • 16 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.
  • 16 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.
  • 20 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.
  • 20 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.
  • 21 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
  • 22 days ago
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