The Minnesota Wild have acquired Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers for a fourth round draft. Bryzgalov (5-8-5, .908 SV% and a 3.01 GAA) is probably expendable with the emergence of Ben Scrivens.
"Bryzgalov is a quality veteran that adds depth to the goaltending position for our team," Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
At tonight's game? These #mnwild camo jerseys auctioned off at section 121 benefiting @DefTheBlueLine #mnwildmilitary pic.twitter.com/ixVwagqkbH
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) March 4, 2014
These are sweet jerseys.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
There no reason this goal shouldn't count. This is obviously a blown call by the on-ice official. There's no reason why this goal shouldn't count. Some how the on-ice official thought that Wild forward Erik Haula made incidental contact with Canucks goalie Eddie Lack. Video shows that there was no contact.
I just interviewed Mick McGeough. He admits ref Brad Meier blew the call. "Good screen. Met the criteria for a good goal." #mnwild #nhl
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) March 1, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Someone tell my why Oilers forward Matt Hendricks isn't given a penalty on this play? Hendricks clearly hits Wild defenseman Nate Prosser from behind in the numbers.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Big hit by the Av's Jamie McGinn on Wild defenseman Nate Prosser. To add injury to insult, the Avalanche forward John Mitchell scores a weak goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
s/t @CJZERO Checkout this shot by Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig as he puts a snapshot off of Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper's mask... Ouch!
Friday, January 17, 2014
One of the positive things to come out of this season is the play of rookie forward Justin Fontaine. With the goal last night, Fontaine now has 12 goals on the season. That's third on the Minnesota Wild in goals. That three more than 7.5-Million dollar man Dany Heatley. Check out the beginning of this play, Matt Cooke blows up Nail Yakupov with beautiful, legal check. Apparently,Yakupov is out with a upper body injury.
- Hockey Wilderness Mid-Season reviews (hockeywilderness.com)
Wild forward Stephane Veilleux absolutely destroys Ryan Jones with a wonderful hit. Yeah that Ryan Jones. Apparently, the former RedHawk didn’t like getting blown up, and decided he’s going to fight Veilleux for a perfectly legal hit… You know, I don’t like this. Are some of these guys becoming crybabies or what? Learn to take a hit, take a number, check them back. That was a clean hit and hockey still allows checking. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good fight, but this is not a reason to fight someone.
Wow! What a nice goal... Jason Pominville is having a decent season for the wild and that was goal 19 on the year. With the goal Pominville now has (19g-14a—33pts) on the season.
- Hockey Wilderness Mid-Season reviews (hockeywilderness.com)
Friday, January 10, 2014
Coming into the season, a Wild player hadn't scored a hat-trick since January 17, 2010, when former Wild forward Guillaume Latendresse scored a hat-trick against the Phoenix Coyotes... Almost four years later a Wild player did it again against the Coyotes.
The Wild now have two hat-tricks in six days. So, tip of the hat to former Bulldog forward Justin Fontaine for leading the Wild to a 4-1 victory over the Desert Dogs. For all of naysayers that said Fontaine wouldn't make the Minnesota Wild, he's been up with the Wild since the start of the season.
Ahem, just to refresh everyone's memory.
— Eric J. Burton THW (@goon48) October 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
|SAVE! Jonas Hiller (Photo credit: MattBritt00)|
Reto Berra (Calgary Flames)
Rafael Diaz (Montréal Canadiens)
Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)
Yannick Weber (Vancouver Canucks)
Damien Brunner (New Jersey Devils)
Nino Niederreiter (Minnesota Wild)
Monday, January 06, 2014
This is not good news for the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koiuv and Josh Harding were placed on the injured reserve list. With forward Zach Parise out, the Wild are even more offensively challenged. If my math is right, that's tree players out with foot injuries as well (Koiuv, Spurgeon and Parise). The loss of Harding is huge as well. He is 18-7-3 with a 1.65 goals-against average, a .933 save percentage
Chad Graff, Pioneer Press -- The Wild placed captain Mikko Koivu and goalie Josh Harding on injured reserve Monday.With a offensively challenged line-up and with the current injuries, the Wild are going to have to have someone step up and chip in offensively.
That means each will sit out at least seven days.
Koivu was injured Saturday night when he apparently blocked a shot with his ankle. The Wild did not announce a time frame for Koivu's return, but an update is expected Monday afternoon after the team practices in Los Angeles.
Harding was termed "ill" in the days leading to Monday. He had been placed on IR last month to adjust to treatment changes for multiple sclerosis. The changes were termed "minor" by Harding and the team, but he only appeared in two games after being activated in late December.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter became the first Minnesota Wild defenseman in their team's history to score a hat-trick. That was also the first hat-trick of Suter's NHL career. The Wild scored five goals on 11 shots. That's not a misprint or a typo. The Wild have now won two-games in a row.
Re-live the Suter hat trick and big #mnwild win at The 5 Hole: http://t.co/foF9BtG4Lb. Cool Suter infographic too pic.twitter.com/i5iBgvTMyP
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) January 5, 2014
Friday, December 27, 2013
The hits keep coming for the Minnesota Wild. Wild. Forward Zach Parise is injured and will need to rest his injured foot. Going into the break, the Wild were 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. The Wild are also starving for offense and secondary scoring and have scored a measly 22 goals in the last 15 games. That's not going to win a lot of hockey games in any league.
Michael Russo, Rsso's Rants -- For a team that lacks confidence and has 22 goals in the past 15 games and must dig deep and figure out a way to stop the bleeding and climb back into the top-8, Parise's absence comes out a bad time.
Parise blocked a shot by Alex Steen on Nov. 25. Coincidentally - or maybe not, the Wild is 5-9-1 since and 1-7-1, including that game in St. Louis, on the road since.
Parise was supposed to miss two to three weeks because of the bum foot but instead missed one game because he felt he could play through the injury and because of how difficult a stretch of games the Wild had coming up.
Commendable, but Parise was clearly playing through pain and the last week to 10 days, his off-ice limp was getting more and more pronounced. You could see it on the ice, too.
My educated guess is Parise will now need to stay off the foot for a little while so it doesn't linger any longer. How long? No clue, but this time doctors may have more say than Parise.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
This is a bad call, actually it's pathetic, as Wild tough guy Zenon Konopka was given a double minor for high sticking. You can see by the GIF that Konokpa never touched Jason Demers. The Sharks scored on the power play. You can bet that the Wild GM might be giving the NHL front office a call tomorrow. s/t CJZERO
@blldgshockey11 Nope, not at all
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 13, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding makes an amazing save as he robs Jakub Voracek. By the way, Harding is leading the NHL in shutouts and goals against average. Harding was also named one of the "Three Stars" for the month of November.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Here's a few links for you to look at before you head to the game.
St. Lawrence Pastes North Dakota: Grand Forks, ND – The mood was very somber after last night’s non-conference... http://t.co/UNhtbvnnDt
— Inside Hockey (@insidehockey) November 30, 2013
NCHC Hockey: Breaking Down the Numbers - http://t.co/DJWfrpEkwk #RileyBarber #SamBrittain pic.twitter.com/50WrkJZGYj
— THW Hockey (@HockeyLinks) November 30, 2013
#hockey NCAA Hockey: Is it Time for Neutral Officials for Non-conference Match-ups? http://t.co/lkdHNZR0sW
— The Hockey Writers (@TheHockeyWriter) November 27, 2013
NCHC weekend update with updated stats, standings, recaps/box scores from last night's games & more http://t.co/awmS3zGYo8 #NCHCHockey
— The NCHC (@TheNCHC) November 30, 2013
Friday night rewind by @SchlossmanGF: http://t.co/KW9go1JrmM
— North Dakota MHockey (@UNDMHockey) November 30, 2013
Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche: Game Preview http://t.co/xMvskhoy3n
— Hockey Wilderness (@hockeywildernes) November 30, 2013
Douglas Cutler Wrote: - http://t.co/EhXuKTF2cB #MichiganWolverines #MinnesotaGoldenGophers #OhioStateBuckeyes ... pic.twitter.com/NP0tTo6qQz
— The Hockey Writers (@TheHockeyWriter) November 29, 2013
"The negativity in this town ----- " "@waynenelsongf: Not a good night for UND athletics pic.twitter.com/YDLwN5Jz75”
— Tom Miller (@tommillergf) November 30, 2013
- NCAA Hockey: Is it Time for Neutral Officials for Non-conference Match-ups? (thehockeywriters.com)
Friday, November 29, 2013
#MNwild lines in warm ups: Parise-Koivu-Coyle Niederreiter-Haula-Pominville Heatley-Brodziak-Zucker Cooke-Konopka-Mitchell
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) November 29, 2013
Apparently, former Fighting Sioux All-American forward Zach Parise has a very high tolerance to pain and will be playing in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Originally, Parise was slated to be out 2-3 weeks. This is good news for the Minnesota Wild.
Parise on line rushes w first line. Haula centering line 2. Fontaine indeed the scratch if Parise feels he can go, which he does :) #mnwild
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) November 29, 2013
- Zach Parise's Injury Scare in St. Louis (thehockeywriters.com)
- Injured Wild forward Zach Parise skating in practice today (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- Phoenix Coyotes @ Minnesota Wild: Game Preview (hockeywilderness.com)
- Zach Parise injury: Wild forward out 2-3 weeks with foot contusion (sbnation.com)
You have to watch out for the Injury Ninja. According to Pro Sports Daily, Mikael Granlund is out with a concussion after missing two-games due to another injury. Granlund’s game lasted a whole 29-seconds.
Pro Sports Daily -- "I feel horrible for him," Zucker said. "It's a battle, and I hope he gets better soon and can figure it out quickly, because that's not something anyone wants to see happen to anybody.According to Michael Russo, Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund has been put on the injured reserve and is expected to miss about three games, probably more. This isn't good news for the Minnesota Wild.
"Coach Mike Yeo termed it an upper body injury but said it has been nagging for at least the past three games. Granlund was cleared to play Wednesday for the first time in a week, but it came with a warning.
"He was cleared to play with the idea that we wanted to be careful and think about the big picture," Yeo said.
"Sometimes things happen."Yeo didn't want to look ahead to next week, when Granlund will be eligible to come off injured reserve.He said the team has been looking daily for too long at whether Granlund would play, so now they want to give him some time off.
"Could I sit here in hindsight and wish he didn't play? Of course," Yeo said. "But when a guy is cleared to play, what are you going to do? Are you going to say no?" - See more at:
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Unbelievable. Zach Parise is skating in line rushes with the Wild. pic.twitter.com/oREXBG4wnc
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) November 27, 2013
Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise is supposed to be out 2-3 weeks with a lower body injury and he's taking part in practice today. Unreal! Those former North Dakota Hockey Players are tough.
- Wild Singing the Blues in Missouri: A Game Recap (hockeywilderness.com)