Russo: What do Wild's lines look like as training camp approaches?

Russo: What do Wild's lines look like as training camp approaches?

Obviously my opinion, but by popular demand, here's a look at how I see the lines shaping up heading into next month's training camp.

Wild's Fletcher, Flahr owe much to late NHL executive Bryan Murray

August 21
Wild's Fletcher, Flahr owe much to late NHL executive Bryan Murray
Murray's hiring of Chuck Fletcher and Brent Flahr began a long working relationship and close-knit friendship that others in hockey were fortunate enough to share.

Da Beauty League: A chance to watch pro hockey stars up close

August 17
Da Beauty League: A chance to watch pro hockey stars up close
In the waning minutes of every game in Da Beauty League, dozens of kids in hockey garb press against each railing at the Zamboni entrance inside Edina's Braemar Arena.
Twins
August 20

Souhan: Keeping or signing hometown stars hasn't always worked for Twins, Wild

The risk in having home-state favorites end their careers here is wondering if the player wants to return home more because of comfort than ambition.
Wild
August 17

Coming home: Cullen to join Wild, play 20th NHL season

Native Minnesotan Matt Cullen called joining the Wild for the 2017-18 season a "family decision." He has won three Stanley Cups, and will turn 41 in November.
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Wild
August 15

Here's your master plan for watching the Timberwolves and Wild this year

Let’s start with some good news: The Wild and Wolves don't play on the same day nearly as many times in 2017-28 as they did last season.
Wild
August 3

Leaving for Blues, Prosser thankful to play so long for hometown Wild

Elk River's Nate Prosser, 31, was by far the longest-serving and most successful college free-agent pickup in Wild history.
Wild
August 3

Souhan: Wild signings signal young stars have risen

If the next Wild team is to be anywhere near as successful as last year's during the regular season, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter will have to stop being promising and start being stars.

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  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Chicago 50 23 9 109 26-10-5 24-13-4
    Minnesota 49 25 8 106 27-12-2 22-13-6
    St. Louis 46 29 7 99 24-12-5 22-17-2
    Nashville 41 29 12 94 24-9-8 17-20-4
    Winnipeg 40 35 7 87 22-18-1 18-17-6
    Dallas 34 37 11 79 22-13-6 12-24-5
    Colorado 22 56 4 48 13-26-2 9-30-2
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Anaheim 46 23 13 105 29-8-4 17-15-9
    Edmonton 47 26 9 103 25-12-4 22-14-5
    San Jose 46 29 7 99 26-11-4 20-18-3
    Calgary 45 33 4 94 24-17-0 21-16-4
    Los Angeles 39 35 8 86 23-16-2 16-19-6
    Arizona 30 42 10 70 18-18-5 12-24-5
    Vancouver 30 43 9 69 18-17-6 12-26-3
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Montreal 47 26 9 103 24-12-5 23-14-4
    Ottawa 44 28 10 98 22-11-8 22-17-2
    Boston 44 31 7 95 23-17-1 21-14-6
    Toronto 40 27 15 95 21-13-7 19-14-8
    Tampa Bay 42 30 10 94 23-14-4 19-16-6
    Florida 35 36 11 81 19-19-3 16-17-8
    Detroit 33 36 13 79 17-17-7 16-19-6
    Buffalo 33 37 12 78 20-15-6 13-22-6
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 55 19 8 118 32-7-2 23-12-6
    Pittsburgh 50 21 11 111 31-6-4 19-15-7
    Columbus 50 24 8 108 28-12-1 22-12-7
    NY Rangers 48 28 6 102 21-16-4 27-12-2
    NY Islanders 41 29 12 94 22-12-7 19-17-5
    Philadelphia 39 33 10 88 25-11-5 14-22-5
    Carolina 36 31 15 87 23-12-6 13-19-9
    New Jersey 28 40 14 70 16-17-8 12-23-6
  • Goals
    E. Staal MIN 28
    M. Granlund MIN 26
    N. Niederreiter MIN 25
    J. Zucker MIN 22
    M. Hanzal MIN 20
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 43
    M. Koivu MIN 40
    C. Coyle MIN 38
    E. Staal MIN 37
    J. Pominville MIN 34
  • Points
    M. Granlund MIN 69
    E. Staal MIN 65
    M. Koivu MIN 58
    N. Niederreiter MIN 57
    C. Coyle MIN 56
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.25
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1701
    D. Kuemper MIN 507
    A. Stalock MIN 51
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 40
    D. Kuemper MIN 8
    A. Stalock MIN 1
  • Goals
    S. Crosby PIT 44
    N. Kucherov TB 40
    A. Matthews TOR 40
    B. Marchand BOS 39
    V. Tarasenko STL 39
  • Assists
    C. McDavid EDM 70
    N. Backstrom WAS 63
    R. Getzlaf ANH 58
    V. Hedman TB 56
    P. Kane CHI 55
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 100
    S. Crosby PIT 89
    P. Kane CHI 89
    N. Backstrom WAS 86
    N. Kucherov TB 85
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 2.06
    B. Holtby WAS 2.07
    J. Howard DET 2.10
    P. Budaj TB 2.18
    J. Gibson ANH 2.22
  • Saves
    C. Talbot EDM 1946
    F. Andersen TOR 1883
    R. Lehner BUF 1758
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 1727
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1701
  • Wins
    B. Holtby WAS 42
    C. Talbot EDM 42
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 41
    D. Dubnyk MIN 40
    (2) Players 37
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  • Monday, August 28
Wild
August 2

Granlund's only objective? A deeper Wild playoff run

The Wild has made the playoffs five years in a row but has only been past the first round twice and only won one playoff game last season.
Wild
August 2

Granlund, Wild agree to three-year deal with benefits for both sides

In avoiding Friday's arbitration hearing, Mikael Granlund's agent didn't want a multiyear contract to go too long-term.
Wild
August 2

Statistics: Granlund through the years

Season-by-season numbers that led to Mikael Granlund becoming the Wild's leading scorer in 2016-2017.
Wild
August 2
Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) tried to backhand a s...

Niederreiter ready for more ice time after new deal with Wild

After a career year in which he scored 25 goals and 57 points, Nino Niederreiter has loftier expectations after signing a five-year deal with the Wild.
Wild
July 31

Niederreiter avoids arbitration, signs five-year contract with Wild

Niederreiter's contract, which has no no-trade protection and buys three of his unrestricted free agency years, was right in line with the market for other recent deals.
Wild
July 31

Statistics: Niederreiter through the years

Winger Nino Niederreiter has scored 20 or more goals in his last three seasons for the Wild. here are the numbers.
Wild
July 30

Updated 2017-18 Wild depth chart

Here's how the Wild's shaping up before re-signing Mikael Granlund and Marcus Foligno.
Wild
July 30

Wild's Niederreiter signs five-year contract

The Wild has signed winger Nino Niederreiter to a five-year, $26.25 million contract, sources say. That's a $5.25 million cap hit.
Wild
July 27

Can Wild avoid arbitration hearings with Niederreiter, Granlund?

Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund are thought to be seeking long-term contracts north of $6 million annually. They have hearings scheduled for next week.
North Metro
July 25

Wild's Boudreau among owners of new Twin Cities junior hockey team

The Tier III expansion team is based in Coon Rapids and will debut its 44-game schedule at home Sept. 22. The Wild coach will attend tryouts this weekend.
Wild
July 22

Q&A: New Wild winger Marcus Foligno has good genes

Foligno learned a lot (physically and mentally) from his dad's NHL playing days.
Wild
July 21
FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Marc...

Wild's new forward Foligno: 'I'm excited to win and be a winner'

New Wild winger Marcus Foligno has been a part of six Buffalo teams — all of which missed the playoffs. That's one reason he's excited about coming to Minnesota.
Wild
July 17

'Our hearts are dropped'; Teen who signed 'contract' with Wild dies

Seventeen-year-old Carter Casey was honored by the Wild in March and inspired people throughout his hometown of Breckenridge.
Gophers
July 17

Q&A: Ex-Gophers hockey player Kloos took 'no shortcuts' to pros

Lakeville's Justin Kloos signed with the Wild as a college free agent in March following his final season with the Gophers.
Polls
July 15

Poll: Who is the best TV play-by-play announcer for a Minnesota pro team?

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