Wild
August 21
Who's No. 1? Ranking playing careers of Minnesota's pro sports bosses

Who's No. 1? Ranking playing careers of Minnesota's pro sports bosses

Bill Guerin was named the fourth general manager in Wild history on Wednesday, and in the process he joined an impressive club
Wild
August 20
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.
Wild
August 19
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Polls
July 31
Paul Fenton

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

Wild
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:
Wild
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."
Gophers
July 25
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Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.
Wild
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.

NHL Scoreboard

  • Florida

    Nashville

     

    - F

    3

    6

  • Pittsburgh

    Buffalo

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • New Jersey

    Montreal

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • Boston

    New Jersey

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • NY Islanders

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    3

    1

  • Chicago

    Washington

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • Florida

    Nashville

     

    - F

    0

    1

  • St. Louis

    Dallas

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Vancouver

    Calgary

     

    - 3rd, 19:50

    0

    2

  • Winnipeg

    Edmonton

     

    - 3rd, 14:50

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    2

  • Calgary

    Vancouver

     

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