Gone Puck Wild
Wild Forward Zach Parise Helps Defending the Blue Line
Mar 23, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks at the Xcel Energy Center.
Thu May 16, 2013
What went right for the Minnesota Wild in 2012-13
Despite making the playoffs, something the team had not done since winning the Northwest Division in 2008, a five-game exit in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the President's Trophy winning Chicago Blackhawks feels unsatisfying for the Wild.
Mon May 13, 2013
3 Biggest Takeaways from Minnesota Wild's 1st-Round Playoff Defeat
The Wild took one game, but ultimately fell to the mighty Blackhawks, 4-1, in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Sun May 12, 2013
Minnesota Wild Rookie Report Card: Charlie Coyle
The Minnesota Wild put together a solid 2013 season, but had to fight their way into the playoffs and ultimately came up short against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.
Wild lament early exit but note improvement
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Making the playoffs for the first time in five years should count as progress.
Minnesota Wild 2012-13 season review
The last time the Minnesota Wild finished in the top eight of the Western Conference it won the Northwest Division in 2008.
Sat May 11, 2013
Goalie injuries revealed, sort of
Eliminated from the playoffs and preparing for summer vacation, the Wild fekt comfortable lifting the veil of secrecy regarding injuries -- although their two goaltenders remained cagey about their maladies.
Fri May 10, 2013
Scoggins: Yeo deserves some blame for Wild's failures, but only some
Zach Parise, checked by Chicago's Michal Rozsival during the third period Thursday, scored only one goal in five playoff games.
PHT Morning Skate: Where there's plenty of Minnesota sadness
PHT's Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what's happening and what we'll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Tom Powers: Was this progress for the Wild? That's a hard sell
Ding, ding, ding! Time's up! The Wild's search for an identity now must carry over to the 2013-14 NHL season.
Postgame: Another Wild season comes to an end; Backstrom had sports hernia
This is Michael Russo's 18th year covering the National Hockey League. He's covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005 following 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. Michael uses "Russo's Rants" to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN radio and seen ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
Blackhawks cruise to 5-1 win over Wild, advance to Conference semifinals
Redemption doesn't come with expected wins over overmatched teams with two injured goaltenders.
Wed May 08, 2013
Scoggins: It's easy to see talent gap between Wild, Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp celebrated with teammate Marian Hossa as the Blackhawks scored in the first period against the Wild on Tuesday night.
Patrick Reusse: Hossa got away from Wild, now torments Minnesota
Craig Leipold had been approved as the new majority owner of the Wild in April 2008.
The Miami Herald
Stars need to come out shooting for Wild
The Minnesota Wild boarded a chartered aircraft for a relatively quick flight to Chicago Midway International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Tue May 07, 2013
Time To Tame The Wild- Chicago Vs Minnesota Game #4 Preview
May 5, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell shoots on Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota Wild: Mikko Koivu likes how rivalry with Blackhawks shaping up
When there's a game ahead, don't talk to Mikko Koivu about a previous game well played by the Wild.
Wild-Blackhawks Game 4 preview
Josh Harding is expected to make his fourth consecutive start in net for the Wild.
Mon May 06, 2013
Youngsters keep connection strong for Wild
Inside the sanctuary of the locker room, you have your teammates, and Jason Zucker, Charlie Coyle and Jonas Brodin are fortunate to have personal mentors.
Nail Yakupov snubbed in Rookie of the Year voting
Yakupov, who finished the season on a tear, scored 17 goals and 14 assists in 48 games, but that wasn't good enough for the hockey writers, who favoured Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau, 14 goals and 17 assists in 48 games, while playing more than two minutes per game more than Yakupov, Chicago's Brandon Saad, who had 27 points in 46 games ,and ... (more)