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A look at NHL free agency

StarTribune.com Details for the days and weeks ahead.
  • New: 8 hr 17 min ago

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.
  • New: 11 hr 37 min ago

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.
  • New: 11 hr 54 min ago

What's next for the Wild after a dull Day 2 of draft?

StarTribune.com The Vanek move indicates that change is ahead.
  • 17 hr 45 min ago

Wild Selects Four At 2016 NHL Draft

NHL.com The Minnesota Wild selected four players during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Friday and Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y., including three players during rounds two-seven Saturday. Minnesota finished the...
  • 18 hr 58 min ago

Wild Makes Qualifying Offers

NHL.com The Minnesota Wild has made qualifying offers to the following players: C Zac Dalpe, D Matt Dumba, C Tyler Graovac, G Darcy Kuemper, D Zach Palmquist, RW Jordan Schroeder and LW Jason Zucker. The...
  • 1 day ago

Kieffer Bellows goes to Islanders, Riley Tufte to Dallas

StarTribune.com Bellows played last season for the U.S. under-18 team, while Tufte was Minnesota's Mr. Hockey.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

NHL draft sets record with 12 Americans selected

StarTribune.com Top pick Auston Matthews is the first of a record 12 Americans taken.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Wild players excited about new faces, team dynamic

StarTribune.com Jordan Schroeder and Nate Prosser are happy about the organization's new coaching staff and the change they'll bring to the group.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

North Stars alumni support change within Wild organization

StarTribune.com Minnesota North Stars alumni Jack Carlson, Brad Maxwell and Henry Boucha are pleased with the Wild's recent hire of new head coach Bruce Boudreau and the direction of the organization.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

About Luke Kunin

StarTribune.com A look at the Wild's first-round draft pick:
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Wild lands a Badger with its first-round pick

StarTribune.com Wild selects Wisconsin forward Luke Kunin with 15th overall pick in draft
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Wild notes: Vanek's contract is bought out, creating $5M in cap space

StarTribune.com "I’m grateful I got the chance to play for the Wild. It was a dream of mine,” the former Gopher said.
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Wild Selects Center Luke Kunin In First Round Of 2016 NHL Entry Draft

NHL.com The Minnesota Wild selected center Luke Kunin (pronounced KUHN-in) with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft tonight at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.“Luke...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Wild takes Wisconsin center Luke Kunin with 15th pick

StarTribune.com Kunin had 19 goals for the Badgers last season.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Maple Leafs select Arizona-born Matthews No. 1 in NHL draft

StarTribune.com NHL Central Scouting ranked the 6-foot-2, 210-pound play-maker as its top draft-eligible project.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Thomas Vanek being bought out, still calls playing for the Wild "a dream"

StarTribune.com Wild GM Chuck Fletcher will buy out the final year of Vanek's contract, thus creating $5 million in cap space
  • 1 day 17 hr ago
Blog Articles

Wild takes Wisconsin center Luke Kunin with 15th pick

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Kunin had 19 goals for the Badgers last season.
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

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.
  • 1 day 22 hr 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.
  • 2 days ago

Las Vegas will be NHL's 31st team; Expansion, entry draft rules

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The league will be going to Sin City
  • 3 days ago

Wild releases schedule for 2016-17

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Stanley Cup champion Penguins in town Nov. 25.
  • 5 days ago

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
  • 6 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.
  • 11 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.
  • 12 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.
  • 13 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.
  • 16 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.
  • 17 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.
  • 17 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
  • 19 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.
  • 21 days ago
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Former Wild coach Yeo interviewing for St. Louis 'coach in waiting'

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The former Wild coach could soon become a Blues assistant and future head coach in St. Louis.
  • 23 days ago
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Wild not signing draft pick Reid Duke; Look back at an old Joel Ward article

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The 2014 sixth-round pick will re-enter this month's draft.
  • 24 days ago
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Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight: Penguins vs. Sharks; Expansion chatter

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Tonight will be Game 1 of the championship series, and the Star Tribune will be along for the ride.
  • 27 days ago
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