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Wild coach Yeo previews Saturday's game against Tampa Bay

StarTribune.com Mike Yeo addressed the media after Friday's practice at Xcel Energy Center.
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Fire at Wild's offseason retreat almost turned tragic

StarTribune.com Owner Craig Leipold’s cabin went ablaze early on Aug. 24.
  • New: 11 hr 44 min ago

Wild has sense of humor about its '0-for' power play

StarTribune.com The power play leads the NHL in shots, so the problem is not because of a lack of chances or zone entries or good breakouts.
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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
  • 2 days ago

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.
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

Wild has sense of humor about its '0-for' power play

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The power play leads the NHL in shots, so the problem is not because of a lack of chances or zone entries or good breakouts.
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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...
  • 6 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
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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.
  • 15 days ago
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