Wild Rumors & News

  • Wild's Yeo maintains support for Sydor after arrest

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Even though one of his longtime assistant coaches won’t be on the ice for at least the first part of training camp, Mike Yeo said the Wild coaching staff will be fine dividing Darryl Sydor’s duties for the immediate future. Yeo, at a company retreat at owner Craig Leipold’s Wisconsin summer..." August 29

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor enters treatment center

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Three days after being arrested under the suspicion of drunken driving with his 12-year-old son as a passenger, Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Program. Sydor flew to Malibu, Calif., on Sunday and admitted..." August 25

  • Sydor released on $12K bail; here are the official charges

    Pro Hockey Talk "The situation is a little clearer for Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor as of Friday evening after he was released on $12K bail. As mentioned in this post, the 43-year-old was arrested on suspected drunk driving and child endangerment charges on Thursday. Sydor reportedly recorded a..." August 22

  • Wild Assistant Coach Arrested on Drunk Driving Charge with 12-Year-Old in SUV

    KSTP.com "Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was arrested Thursday in Fridley on suspicion of driving drunk with his 12-year-son in the sport utility vehicle, according to Lt. Mike Monsrud of the Fridley Police Department. Sydor, who lives in Woodbury, was stopped at 5:15 p.m. on Minnesota..." August 21

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • New evidence 'crucial' to Boogaard case against NHL, lawyer says

    TSN "A lawyer for the family of deceased NHL player Derek Boogaard is battling to delay a court ruling on dismissing their wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL until he has a chance to introduce new evidence that he says will further prove that the league is responsible for Boogaard's..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Brett Bulmer re-signed to one-year deal by the Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild re-signed its last remaining restricted free agent Sunday by inking minor-league winger Brett Bulmer to a one-year, two-way contract. Bulmer, a 2010 second-round pick, scored a disappointing four goals and 12 assists in 53 games with the Iowa Wild last season. To say Bulmer has a lot..." August 16

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Ruslan Fedotenko's NHL comeback leads him to Iowa

    Des Moines Register "Every once in a while, somebody recognizes Ruslan Fedotenko. They might remember when he scored both goals in Tampa Bay's 2004 Stanley Cup clincher. Or, they may ask about his role with Pittsburgh's 2009 championship team. Usually, though, the Ukrainian winger goes unnoticed. "It..." August 10

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    #Wild' Jonathon Blum agreed to terms with the #Admiral of the #KHL

  • Vanek skating following hernia surgery, expected to be ready for Wild camp

    The Score "A fresh start might be exactly what Thomas Vanek needs. The Minnesota Wild forward is back to skating following hernia surgery and expects to be ready for training camp, he told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune on Wednesday. The 31-year-old scored 21 goals and added 31 assists during his..." August 05

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    BLOG: #mnwild, Erik Haula settle, agree to 2-year, $2 million deal; Updated Wild depth chart http://t.co/829aArZynd

  • Wild, Erik Haula settle, agree to 2-year, $2 million deal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Erik Haula is unsigned no more. The Wild and Haula's agent beat a Sunday arbitration decision by agreeing on a two-year, $2 million deal. Haula would have been awarded a one-year deal between $775,000 and $1.2 million later today. Haula will receive $950,000 in Year 1 and $1.05 million in..." August 02

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Wild signs Eriksson Ek to three-year, entry-level contract

    Fox Sports North "The Minnesota Wild signed center Joel Eriksson Ek to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Monday. Eriksson Ek was selected in the first round (No. 20 overall) by the Wild in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. "We're excited to officially have Joel under contract," said assistant..." July 13

  • Ducks, UFA forward Chris Stewart nearing agreement on one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "It appears forward Chris Stewart could be on the move once again. According to multiple reports, Stewart, the unrestricted free agent winger, is nearing an agreement with the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year contract." July 12

  • Chris Stewart signs in Anaheim for one-year, $1.7-million

    Yahoo! Sports "The Ducks lost some of their grit and secondary scoring when Matt Beleskey signed with Boston. On Saturday evening, they picked up Chris Stewart as a quasi-replacement. The forward signed a one-year, $1.7-million deal with Anaheim. Stewart, 27, has the potential to fill the skates of Beleskey...." July 12

  • Wild re-signs Christian Folin to a two-year deal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild has re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year, $1.45 million contract. That's annual salary-cap hit of $725,000. Most interesting is it's a full one-way contract. That currently gives the Wild eight defensemen if Mike Reilly makes the team (Ryan Suter,..." July 11

  • Wild's Eriksson Ek, Bouramman like what they see of Twin Cities

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "They didn’t have a car, so they did a lot of walking. Joel Eriksson Ek and Gustav Bouramman — two young Swedes taking in the sights. “We did take the light rail,” Eriksson Ek said. “We went to the Mall of America, to Minneapolis. Just took a look around the Twin Cities. It looks good. I like..." July 11

  • Wild prospect Alex Tuch looks to build off strong freshman season

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "High expectations surrounded Alex Tuch heading into his freshman season at Boston College, and he lived up to them. The Wild's first-round draft pick (No. 18 overall) in 2014, Tuch led the Eagles in scoring with 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) in 37 games during his first collegiate..." July 10

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Wild's Backstrom says elbow injury had nerve damage

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Late last season, Niklas Backstrom suffered nerve damage in his right elbow that caused him to be unable to use his right hand while driving a car or holding a phone. The Wild goaltender, who underwent surgery in May, revealed the nature of the injury and how much it affected him during a..." July 08

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Erik Haula Files For Salary Arbitration

    The Hockey Writers "Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula has filed for salary arbitration, according to the Star Tribune’s Michael Russo. The 24-year-old center is a restricted free agent who is coming off a two-year deal with a $1.75 million AAV. Haula played a career-high 72 games last season, scoring seven goals..." July 05

  • Wild's Fletcher content after early stages of free agency

    Fox Sports North "Chuck Fletcher sounded quite content after the first day of NHL free agency. The Minnesota Wild GM largely just kept a few players in house on Wednesday, namely signing the youthful and talented Mikael Granlund. Minnesota also signed Nate Prosser, Ryan Carter and former Minnesota Gophers..." July 03

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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    The #mnwild have agreed to terms with Jared Knight and Tyson Strachan on one-year, two-way deals.

  • Wild takes care of its free-agent business quickly on Day One

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There was no #PariseWatch, #VanekWatch or anything close for the Wild on Wednesday, the first day of NHL free agency. Three familiar faces were re-signed, the Mike Reilly deal became official, and some depth players were added to the American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa. The biggest news..." July 02

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    #mnwild signs center Zac Dalpe to a two-way...117 NHL games...3rd two-way guy of the day

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Ruslan Fedotenko to MIN on a two way deal.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    MIN also signs F Marc Hagel.

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    @FriedgeHNIC reports Wild will re-sign former Devil Ryan Carter.

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Mike Reilly two-year deal made official by #mnwild

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Fletcher says Kyle Brodziak, Chris Stewart all testing free agency...Says chance Stewart circles back...

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    MIN closing in on a two-year deal with Nate Prosser

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Chuck Fletcher says progress on Granlund, "very close." #mnwild

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Looks like #mnwild may look at re-signing Nate Prosser....

  • Minnesota Re-Signs Finnish Forward, Mikael Granlund

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has re-signed center Mikael Granlund to a two-year contract. Granlund, 23, collected 39 points (8-31=39), a plus-17 rating and averaged 17:54 in TOI/game in 68 games with Minnesota in 2014-15. He ranked third on the team in plus/minus and fifth in scoring and set career highs..." July 01

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Wild, Dubnyk agree to 6-year, $25M contract

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Devan Dubnyk got his security. The Wild got its fair cap hit. After three days of heavy-duty negotiation, the Wild has agreed to terms with the goaltender on a six-year, $25 million deal, sources say. That's a $4.166 million cap hit, making Dubnyk the 21st-highest paid goaltender in the game...." June 28

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Chuck Fletcher confirms @TSNBobMcKenzie report that deal with Devan Dubnyk is all but done.