If Wild owner Craig Leipold can learn anything from general manager hires by the Wolves and Twins, it is this: The fastest way to look smart — and c

Wild can look to Twins and Wolves for new GM traits

Wild owner Craig Leipold needs to hire a new general manager who will make changing the culture a point of emphasis.
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Zach Parise talked with reporters April 9 after the Wild season ended.

Parise shocked by firing of Wild's GM, wonders what's ahead for team

Zach Parise says he's looking forward to seeing who will be chosen to replace Paul Fenton and the direction the new leadership will take the Wild after last season's struggles.
August 15
Jim Bowers belted out the national anthem at the last North Stars home game at Met Center on April 13, 1993.

North Stars' beloved national anthem singer Jim Bowers dies at 84

Jim Bowers' operatic voice thrilled North Stars fans.
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August 13
The next GM that Wild owner Craig Leipold hires will have to make tough but definitive calls regarding the team’s future.

Scoggins: Leipold can't roll the dice on new Wild general manager

The Wild has been steady since its inception. But the operation now seems in disarray. And it's hard to know or make sense of what their plan exactly is.
August 13

Whitecaps sign former Bemidji State standout

Stephanie Anderson, a forward from North St. Paul, spent the past two seasons playing for Chinese teams in the now-defunct Canadian Women's Hockey League.
August 6
Audra Richards (21, shown being congratulated after scoring a goal in the NWHL All-Star Game last February) has signed with the Minnesota Whitecaps.

Minnesota Scene: Former Tartan star signs with Whitecaps

Audra Richards, a Maplewood native, led the Metropolitan Riveters with eight goals last season as a National Women's Hockey League rookie.
August 5
Wild: From Stanley Cup contenders to long shots in two years

Wild: From Stanley Cup contenders to long shots in two years

One web site offering odds on the 2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup champion lists the Wild among the longest of long shots.
Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice.
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August 1
Vegas Golden Knights forward Erik Haula (56) reaches for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Monday, Oc

Former U star Haula readies himself for new NHL adventure

The former Wild and Gophers forward is working his way back from a knee injury, and got married and traded in the offseason.


  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Nashville 47 29 6 100 25-14-2 22-15-4
    Winnipeg 47 30 5 99 25-12-4 22-18-1
    St. Louis 45 28 9 99 24-15-2 21-13-7
    Dallas 43 32 7 93 24-14-3 19-18-4
    Colorado 38 30 14 90 21-14-6 17-16-8
    Chicago 36 34 12 84 19-14-8 17-20-4
    Minnesota 37 36 9 83 16-18-7 21-18-2
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Calgary 50 25 7 107 26-10-5 24-15-2
    San Jose 46 27 9 101 25-11-5 21-16-4
    Vegas 43 32 7 93 24-12-5 19-20-2
    Arizona 39 35 8 86 20-17-4 19-18-4
    Vancouver 35 36 11 81 20-16-5 15-20-6
    Anaheim 35 37 10 80 19-14-8 16-23-2
    Edmonton 35 38 9 79 18-19-4 17-19-5
    Los Angeles 31 42 9 71 17-21-3 14-21-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 62 16 4 128 32-7-2 30-9-2
    Boston 49 24 9 107 29-9-3 20-15-6
    Toronto 46 28 8 100 23-16-2 23-12-6
    Montreal 44 30 8 96 25-12-4 19-18-4
    Florida 36 32 14 86 20-13-8 16-19-6
    Buffalo 33 39 10 76 21-15-5 12-24-5
    Detroit 32 40 10 74 17-19-5 15-21-5
    Ottawa 29 47 6 64 18-19-4 11-28-2
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 48 26 8 104 24-11-6 24-15-2
    NY Islanders 48 27 7 103 24-13-4 24-14-3
    Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100 23-14-4 21-12-8
    Carolina 46 29 7 99 24-13-4 22-16-3
    Columbus 47 31 4 98 22-17-2 25-14-2
    Philadelphia 37 37 8 82 19-18-4 18-19-4
    NY Rangers 32 36 14 78 18-14-9 14-22-5
    New Jersey 31 41 10 72 20-14-7 11-27-3
  • Goals
    Z. Parise MIN 28
    E. Staal MIN 22
    J. Zucker MIN 21
    J. Spurgeon MIN 14
    K. Fiala MIN 13
  • Assists
    R. Suter MIN 40
    Z. Parise MIN 33
    E. Staal MIN 30
    J. Spurgeon MIN 29
    K. Fiala MIN 26
  • Points
    Z. Parise MIN 61
    E. Staal MIN 52
    R. Suter MIN 47
    J. Spurgeon MIN 43
    J. Zucker MIN 42
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.54
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1714
    A. Stalock MIN 472
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 31
    A. Stalock MIN 6
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 51
    L. Draisaitl EDM 50
    J. Tavares TOR 47
    S. Stamkos TB 45
    P. Kane CHI 44
  • Assists
    N. Kucherov TB 87
    C. McDavid EDM 75
    B. Wheeler WPG 71
    M. Marner TOR 68
    B. Burns SJ 67
  • Points
    N. Kucherov TB 128
    C. McDavid EDM 116
    P. Kane CHI 110
    L. Draisaitl EDM 105
    B. Marchand BOS 100
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    J. Binnington STL 1.89
    B. Bishop DAL 1.98
    R. Lehner NYI 2.13
    T. Greiss NYI 2.28
    J. Campbell LA 2.30
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1872
    F. Andersen TOR 1796
    C. Price MON 1791
    J. Markstrom VAN 1730
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1714
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 39
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 37
    F. Andersen TOR 36
    M. Jones SJ 36
    (2) Players 35
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August 1
Ron Hextall

Wild gets permission to interview Hextall for GM post

In a twist, Ron Hextall was fired last season by the Flyers, who then hired former Wild GM Chuck Fletcher.
July 31
Wild forward Jason Zucker spoke to the media before his game in Da Beauty League on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Braemar Arena in Edina.

Despite attempts to trade him, Zucker doesn't blame fired Wild GM

Jason Zucker was nearly traded twice by Paul Fenton, who was fired on Tuesday. "Names get floated all the time. I'm glad the trades didn't happen,'' Zucker said.
July 31
Wild owner Craig Leipold introduced Paul Fenton as the Wild's GM during a press conference in May 2018.

Souhan: Owner Leipold's decision making now Wild's biggest problem

You can blame fired Wild GM Paul Fenton for a rare blend of incompetence and arrogance, but only after you blame the guy who knew him -- and hired him anyway.
July 31
Paul Fenton

Poll: Is firing GM Paul Fenton a good move by the Wild?

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third pe
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July 31
Wild owner Craig Leipold will choose the team's next GM.

Five possible candidates to be the Wild's next general manager

Only 14 months after concluding its search for a new general manager, the Wild is embarking on another one only six weeks ahead of training camp. A few possibilities:
July 31
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold announced Tuesday the team was parting ways with General Manager Paul Fenton.

'This is on me.' Leipold fires GM Fenton, blames himself for bad hire

Fourteen months after he was brought on, Paul Fenton was fired by Craig Leipold. "It was a realization that our organization was a little different than what Paul was fitting into."
July 25
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July 25
Players from Team Walser (in blue) and Team Tradition battled for the puck during Da Beauty League play on Wednesday, July 24, at Braemar Arena in Edi

Summer hockey fun: Da Beauty League is back in town

An interesting mix featuring NHL stars, journeymen, prospects and college players is honing its skills and preparing for the upcoming season at Edina's Braemar Arena.
July 17
After reshuffling, did Wild gain in talent or flexibility?

After reshuffling, did Wild gain in talent or flexibility?

Barring anything dramatic, the Wild’s offseason activity might be drawing to a close.
July 16
Wild re-signs Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy

Wild re-signs Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy

The Wild addressed three of its seven restricted free agents Tuesday, re-signing Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy.
July 13
The structure of the NHL gives it balance not seen in the NFL, MLB or NBA.

NHL stands out when strengths of major pro leagues are pondered

Out of the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, which league strikes the best balance when it comes to all-around fairness and ability for its teams to compete? Michael Rand and Chip Scoggins have their answers.
July 10
Matt Cullen, right, with the Wild in 2018

Former Wild forward Matt Cullen says he's retiring at age 42

Cullen, who grew up in Moorhead, had two stints with the Wild, from 2010-2013 and again for the 2017-18 season.
July 8
Penciling in Mats Zuccarello, above, on the Wild’s top line frees up the team to try out other new combinations.

Boudreau exploring Wild's options for Zuccarello and Hartman

Free-agent additions add flexibility in shaping the Wild's lines.

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