With Kevin Fiala now a member of the Los Angeles Kings, the Wild is hoping young talented players such as Marco Rossi (pictured) will be able to fill

Wild prepared to build around loss of high-scoring Fiala

GM Bill Guerin says he's happy where the team is, as it enters this week's draft with two first-round picks and a small salary-cap chest. He's also hoping young prospects such as Marco Rossi (pictured) can step in to fill Kevin Fiala's spot after Fiala's trade to the Kings.

Reusse: Wild's July 4 signings of Parise, Suter generated fireworks

July 3
Ryan Suter and Zach Parise were introduced at a news conference on July 9, 2012, five days after both star free agents elected to team up with the Wil
Adding prime free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in 2012 stoked hope and refilled seats at Xcel Energy Center, if not the team's trophy case.

'Pretty crazy day' ends up with Faber on hometown NHL team

July 1
Maple Grove native Brock Faber was traded to the Wild the same day he was named one of the Gophers’ captains.
Now a Wild prospect, Gophers defenseman Brock Faber was acquired when Kevin Fiala was traded to Los Angeles.
Wild
June 30
Financial constraints prompted Wild General Manager Bill Guerin, left, to trade winger Kevin Fiala, a 33-goal scorer last season. Guerin hopes talente

Scoggins: With Fiala gone, Wild must find ways to fill big role he played

Fans and hockey experts can debate whether the Wild received enough compensation for Kevin Fiala. But keeping him wasn't an option for GM Bill Guerin.
Wild
June 30
Kevin Fiala

Wild trades Fiala to Kings for first-rounder and Gophers' Faber

Kevin Fiala was a restricted free agent and the Wild wouldn't have been able to sign him without major moves. In return the team gets the No. 19 pick in next month's NHL draft and a local name.
Wild
June 24
Pavel Novak

Wild prospect takes a break after disclosing oncological disease

Pavel Novak, a 20-year-old forward, signed an entry level contract after playing in the Western Hockey League.
Randball
June 22
Anthony Edwards of the Wolves.

Who are the 10 most 'lovable' local pro athletes for the next decade?

From Joe Ryan to Napheesa Collier and Luis Arraez, a revised list felt necessary after a similar list from 2015 was brought to our attention.
Star Tribune Wild beat writer Sarah McLellan in front of her closet in her hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. This was from Day 9 in quarantine.
Bubble hockey Sarah McLellan's letters: 14 days in Canadian quarantine
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Daily letters from hockey writer Sarah McLellan to her father from her 14 days of quarantine in an Edmonton hotel room.
Wild
June 22
Connor Dewar of the Wild had a shot blocked by Sharks goalie James Reimer on April 17 at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild signs Connor Dewar to two-year, $1.6 million contract

The 22-year-old winger had two goals last season as a rookie for the playoff team.
Sports
June 15
Anthony O’Neal scored the Panthers’ first goal last Friday.

All-Black hockey team draws from all over U.S. for Richfield tourney

The Panthers — a team with 17 players from eight different states — competed in a Minnesota Showcase event last weekend.
Wild
June 2
Filip Johansson during Wild prospects camp in 2018.

Wild won't sign Johansson, will get another second-round pick this year

Filip Johansson was the 24th overall choice in 2018 and never developed into an NHL prospect. He scored only 11 points for his team in Sweden last season.
High Schools
May 30
Emma Peschel, a Star Tribune All-Metro team defenseman at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, is one of 10 players with Minnesota ties named to the 2022 U.S. Un

U.S. Under-18 Women's team features 10 with ties to Minnesota

The team began practicing Monday at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Sports
May 28
The new-look Twins mugged for the camera during spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., in March. From left, Gary Sanchez, Max Kepler, Luis Arraez, Jorge

Scoggins: Is a happy team a consistently winning team?

Minnesota's top pro teams have become a Hallmark card. We're used to witnessing tension, dysfunction, schisms and nonsense.
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Randball
May 27
Justin Jefferson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kevin Fiala will all be eligible for large contracts in the near future.

Show them the money? Will Towns, Jefferson, Fiala get new contracts?

Three big contract questions — two of them facing the newest decision-makers in town — will come to a head soon. Things could get interesting very quickly.
Wild
May 26
Edmonton goalie Mike Smith in the third period of Game 4.

Watch this: A 132-foot goal wasn't enough for Calgary to top Edmonton

On Tuesday night, the Battle of Alberta between Edmonton and Calgary in the NHL playoffs featured one of the most improbable goals you will ever see.
Wild
May 19
Al Shaver shortly before his retirement from calling hockey in Minnesota.

Reusse: Legendary hockey voice Al Shaver still bleeds Minnesota sports

At age 96, the former North Stars and Gophers announcer lives on Vancouver Island while keeping up on the Wild and Minnesota's other sports teams. His voice is still unmistakable for a Minnesota sports fan.
Sports
May 19
Minnesota Twins' Luis Arraez (2) congratulates Carlos Correa (4) after they score in the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., on Wednes

Too much complaining about the Twins + McLellan on the Wild roster

Byron Buxton and Royce Lewis have dominated the headlines the last few days, but let's not forget that the Twins are on pace to win 94 games. Also, hockey writer Sarah McLellan on the Wild's roster in flux.
Wild
May 19
The Wild roster will have opening in 2022-23 based both on performance and the team’s need to stay under the NHL salary cap.

Who goes, who stays? A player-by-player look at the Wild roster

It's more than just salary cap issues that will shape the Wild for next season. There are roster spots and roles that need to be hammered out based on merit.
Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice.
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Wild
May 18
Jared Spurgeon

Jared Spurgeon named finalist for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy again

The award goes to the player in the NHL who combines skill with gentlemanly conduct on the ice.
Randball
May 18
Kevin Fiala, center, and Jared Spurgeon (46) celebrate an overtime game winner in April.

Kevin Fiala is very good for the Wild, but he's not irreplaceable

The Wild will be faced with a tough decision on Fiala this offseason. The most likely outcome is that he leaves.
Wild
May 18
Wild coach Dean Evason at his season-ending news conference Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Evason stands by decision to start Fleury in bulk of playoff games

Stanley Cup-winning experience gave Marc-Andre Fleury the edge over Cam Talbot, Wild coach Dean Evason said, but the team was happy with the play of both.
Olympics
May 17
Kristaps Zile, left, of Latvia and Ben Meyers of Team USA chased the puck in the IIOHF Wordld Championship in Tampere, Finland, last Friday.

Neal: Former Gopher Meyers seeing world because of hockey talent

Ben Meyers played for the U.S. team in the Beijing Olympics and is now on another national team in an international tournament in Finland.
Wild
May 17
Wild General Manager Bill Guerin spoke at his season-ending news conference Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

'We'll deal with it,' Wild GM Guerin says of painful salary cap squeeze

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury could stay, but 30-goal scorer Kevin Fiala might be out of team's price range.
Wild
May 17
Joel Eriksson Ek lost some teeth in the Wild’s final game.

Banged-up Wild: Dumba's punctured lung, Eriksson Ek's missing teeth

Matt Dumba hesitated when asked about the injury that limited his effectiveness vs. the Blues; Joel Eriksson Ek lost three teeth to a teammate's stick.