Dalpe claimed off waivers; Wild's Boudreau, players react to Hanzal trade

Dalpe claimed off waivers; Wild's Boudreau, players react to Hanzal trade

General Manager Chuck Fletcher really hoped Zac Dalpe would slide through waivers, as did coach Bruce Boudreau, who didn't seem too pleased when he was told Dalpe was taken by Columbus.

Hindsight, foresight … forget it all, Gophers fans, and focus on a fun season

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That's Norwood. Woody. I can think of some other nicknames that would fit.

Fletcher Q&A: 'We are taking a swing. Our players, fans deserve that'

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The Wild's GM discussed Sunday night's acquisition of Arizona's Martin Hanzal and Ryan White, as well as a number of other topics.
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February 26

Wild acquires Arizona's Martin Hanzal, Ryan White

The Wild acquired Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal and forward Ryan White for draft picks.
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February 26

Wild signs Ryan Carter, recalls Zac Dalpe; Pulkkinen on waivers

The Wild's five-day bye ends with a 5 p.m. practice Sunday.
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February 26

Kurtis Gabriel gets into brawl at Iowa that continues off the ice

The Wild minor-league enforcer could be facing discipline from the American Hockey League.
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February 21
Richard Panik (14) celebrated after scoring a goal to put the Blackhaw...

Postgame: Blackhawks send Wild into bye with a stinging defeat

The Wild made it a game in the end, but it was outplayed for good chunks of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Chicago
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February 21

Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

With a win over Chicago, the Wild would leap over Washington for the most points in the NHL before a five-day break. Expect a playoff-type atmosphere at the X.
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February 20

Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall

Coach Bruce Boudreau said the medical staff will decide if Dumba's injury is such that he can play Tuesday or if another six days off would be smarter.
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February 20

Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked

Why would the Wild call up Tyler Graovac for Tuesday's game when they begin a five-day break right after playing Chicago?
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February 19
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes a diving save off a shot...

Postgame: Dubnyk sounds off after Wild's 39th win

The Wild goalie wasn't happy with a shot he took to the head in the third period of the Wild's win over Nashville.
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February 18

Brodin likely returns tonight for the Wild; Dumba close

The Wild and Nashville Predators clash again tonight.
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February 17

Postgame: In front of Las Vegas GM, Wild wins again

The Wild got great goaltending from Darcy Kuemper and beat the frustrated Dallas Stars, 3-1.
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February 16

Looking ahead: Boudreau chooses Kuemper to start tonight vs. Dallas

The Wild has a four-day break coming up and then a busy game schedule. "We need [Kuemper] to be good for us to be good because we're not going to be able to play Duby 22 games in a row after the break."
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February 16

Russo's Rants Q&A: Leave your Wild/NHL questions here

Ready, set, go. Ask away. As a reminder, the way it works: You ask a question in the comment field of this blog, and I may pick it out and answer in my Sunday Insider.
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February 15
Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) controls the puck against Ch...

Wild works on power play in practice; Dumba to miss more time

After going 0-for-5 on the power play in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, it was no surprise that practice at the X was focused on special teams.
Sports
February 15

Anaheim veteran Vermette faces suspension after slashing linesman

Antoine Vermette slashed at a linesman upset after a faceoff loss, the highlight of a 1-0 loss by Minnesota.
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February 14
Edmonton Oilers' goalie Cam Talbot, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wi...

Wild center Tyler Graovac clears waivers

Maybe Graovac's contract scared off teams because while he's on a two-way deal this year, he's has a guaranteed for next season that pays $625,0000.
Sports
February 13

Fletcher, Boudreau explain series of Wild moves

Of the four moves made today, the biggest was placing center Tyler Graovac on waivers. And here's why the Wild had a hard practice despite its busy schedule.
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February 13

Graovac on waivers as Wild makes moves; Pominville honored

Center Tyler Graovac was placed on waivers for the purposes of getting to Iowa, right wingers Alex Tuch and Zack Mitchell were recalled from Iowa and defenseman Jonas Brodin was placed on injured reserve.
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February 12

Postgame: Wild makes Nyquist, Red Wings pay

In a game marred by an ugly high-sticking infraction by Gustav Nyquist, the Wild's NHL-best home power play scored three of its six goals.
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February 12
Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) blocked a shot by Chicago Bla...

Dumba, Vanek to miss today's Wild-Red Wings game

The Wild and Red Wings face off at 2 p.m. on NBC.
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February 12

Brodin back at Wild practice after broken finger

Defenseman Jonas Brodin, who broke a finger Jan. 17 and has missed 11 games, was medically cleared to practice for the first time Saturday, ahead of Sunday's tilt vs. Detroit.
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