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Minnesota Wild Upcoming Games

Posted on Feb 6, 2012There isn't a whole lot of Minnesota Wild news lately so here is just an schedule refresher!2/7 - Wild @ Blue Jackets2/9 - Wild v Canucks2/11 - Wild v Blue Jackets2/14 - Wild v Ducks2/16 - Wild v Jets




Nate Prosser Gets Extension

Posted on Feb 6, 2012The Minnesota Wild announced today that they have signed defenseman Nate Prosser to a two-year contract extension. The 25-year-old Prosser has six assists in 23 games for the Wild this season. The Wild are 14-7-2 with the rookie in the lineup, and coach Mike Yeo has praised Prosser's poise and ability to adapt to the new style of play.Prosser's extension will kick in next season.

Also Mentioned: Mike Yeo



Wild Top Avalanche

Posted on Feb 3, 2012In a particularly dry winter, with barely any accumulation on the ground, it seems fitting that the Wild stop the Avalanche before they can start.Backstrom had 37 saves for his third shutout of the season and 25th of his NHL career as the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in Denver.Greg Zanon played the hero for the wild, scoring the winning goal with 13:56 left in the first period. The goal, only Zanon's second of the season, came off an icing by Colorado. Kyle Brodziak won the faceoff to Dany Heatley, who slid the puck to Zanon. Zanon skated through the center of the zone before nailing the goal.Colorado didn't go away easy. The Avalanche recorded 17 shots in the final frame. Ryan Wilson hit the post with 15 minutes left when Colorado was swarming the Minnesota end.The Wild needed a win, coming off a couple shocks in recent games. Hopefully they can start stringing togethe




Wild Get Erik Christensen From Rangers

Posted on Feb 3, 2012The NHL trade deadline is still more than three weeks away - which in professional sports time is like, a lifetime - but the Rangers made a minor deal Friday morning, sending center Erik Christensen to the Minnesota Wild for 24-year-old center Casey Wellman. The Wild will also receive a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2013 in the trade. Christensen is a highly-skilled-yet-inconsistent center, which seems to be the theme of the Wild lately (at least the inconsistent part). Christensen has not played for the Rangers yet this calendar year, his last minutes coming back on December 17. He has appeared in only 20 games total this season. Wellman will report to the Rangers' minor league team, the Connecticut Whale.

Also Mentioned: Casey Wellman



Top Minnesota Wild Games

Posted on Jan 12, 2012Here are my guesses for top selling Minnesota Wild games:1/21 - Wild v Stars2/19 - Wild v Bruins3/19 - Wild v Canucks3/27 - Wild v RangersIf you want to go to these games, get your tickets early because they are bound to sell out!




Few January Home Games

Posted on Dec 29, 2011It's kind of weird to think January is right around the corner. Even more weird is to think that there are only a few home Minnesota Wild games. If you want to catch the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, get your tickets!The Wild are bound to turn their performance around, leading to fast ticket sales. See you at the X!




Koivu Returns, Wild Lose Seventh Straight

Posted on Dec 27, 2011The Minnesota Wild continued to play their lethargic offense with a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center. Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Cal Clutterbuck provided the only offense for the Wild each scoring a goal.There was some good news for the Wild, as the team captain, Mikko Koivu, returned after being sidelined the past two weeks with a leg injury. Koivu played well, even scored an assist, but his return was not enough to stop the Avalanche.

Also Mentioned: Cal Clutterbuck



Wild Slump

Posted on Dec 22, 2011It has been a Wild ride so far this season as the Minnesota team looks to end their slump.Mikko Koivu has been placed on injured reserve and is doubtful for the Edmonton Game. Koivu has already missed four straight games.The Wild are still sitting pretty in first place in the Northwest Division despite their ugly losing streak. Hopefully the Wild can end their losing ways against the Oilers.

Also Mentioned: Mikko Koivu



Yes, the Wild Can Make History!

Posted on Dec 13, 2011The Minnesota Wild have brushed off a series of injuries as well as several opponents.Kyle Brodziak scored twice, Niklas Backstrom returned to make 35 saves as the NHL-leading Minnesota Wild beat the Coyotes 4-1. The win extended the Wild win-streak to seven games - a frachise record.The Wild will look to make it eight in a row tonight in Winnipeg.

Also Mentioned: Kyle Brodziak



Can Wild Make History?

Posted on Dec 8, 2011The Minnesota Wild have a chance to make history against the Kings. The Wild haven't won six in a row in nearly give years, and they've never won six straight on the road. They can accomplish both of those feats tonight in Los Angeles.The Kings dominated the Wild last month.Can they do it?I ran out of time for my own thoughts!