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Wild, Haula beat the clock, agree to a 2-year contract Posted by Derek Wetmore | 2 days ago The former University of Minnesota Gopher agreed to a deal ahead of Sunday's arbitration decision. [Full Story]
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Sports Over Beers, ep 59: How do you become a sports TV anchor? Posted by 1500ESPN | 5 days ago So you want to be on TV in sports? On this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast, Chris Long joins to talk about the route into TV sports journalism. What is the best advice you ever got for your current job? What’s one skill you would recommend for aspiring journalists? How about one piece advice that aspiring TV journalists might hate to hear? What’s your best moment as a reporter? What was one moment as a reporter you wish you could change? How have the changes in the industry over, say, the past 5 or 10 years impacted your daily gig? What was your first job out of school? When did you know you wanted to cover sports? (Generally) When did you decide it would be in TV? (Specifically) [Click to listen]
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Zulgad: Dino, Plett, Secord and Savard to share the ice one more time Posted by Judd Zulgad | 21 days ago Former North Stars defenseman Brad Maxwell told 1500 ESPN on Tuesday that a day before the Wild will play host to the Blackhawks in a Stadium Series game on Feb. 21, a group of North Stars/Wild alumni will face a group of the Hawks' alumni. [Full Story]
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Wild sign first-round pick Eriksson Ek to entry-level deal Posted by Andrew Krammer | 22 days ago Joel Eriksson Ek signed his rookie contract on Monday, just over two weeks after the Wild selected him 20th overall in the NHL Draft. [Full Story]
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Stewart's short stay with Wild ends as free agent signs with Ducks Posted by Judd Zulgad | 23 days ago Any chance of Chris Stewart returning to the Wild came to an end Sunday when the free agent winger signed a one-year contract that is reportedly worth $1.7 million. Stewart, 27, was acquired by the Wild from Buffalo at the trade deadline last March. [Full Story]
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Wild re-sign defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year deal Posted by The Associated Press | 24 days ago The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year contract. [Full Story]
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Wild re-sign center Granlund, defenseman Prosser to 2-year deals Posted by Derek Wetmore | 34 days ago The salary gives the Wild some flexibility with Granlund before the team has to decide whether or not to give the Finnish center a longer term -- and richer -- extension. Prosser adds depth to the defensive corps. [Full Story]
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Phil Housley on making the Hockey Hall of Fame Posted by 1500ESPN | 35 days ago Phil Housley on making the Hockey Hall of Fame [Click to listen]
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Wild make qualifying offers to 7 of their players ahead of free agency Posted by Derek Wetmore | 35 days ago The Wild already had taken care of their top offseason priority, signing Devan Dubnyk to a six-year contract extension. With little available salary cap flexibility, they're unlikely to be big players in NHL free agency. [Full Story]
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Housley's wait finally ends as former NHL All-Star gets call from Hall Posted by Judd Zulgad | 36 days ago Former South St. Paul High School star Phil Housley had 1,232 points in 21 NHL seasons when he retired in 2003. Despite that point total, the high-scoring defensemen had not been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. That finally changed on Monday. [Full Story]
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Lou Nanne says there's a chance the Wild got a steal on Dubnyk deal Posted by 1500ESPN | 36 days ago Lou Nanne joins Judd Zulgad and Mike Grimm to discuss Devan Dubnyk's new contract with the Wild and some other offseason issues for the club. [Click to listen]
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Zulgad: Any way you slice it, GM Fletcher taking big risk on Dubnyk Posted by Judd Zulgad | 38 days ago Dubnyk now he has to realize that pressure is right back on him beginning next October. If the goalie fails to deliver, Fletcher could end up paying a far bigger price than the cost of Dunbyk's contract. [Full Story]
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Wild make six picks Saturday to wrap up NHL Draft Posted by | 38 days ago The Wild started off Saturday's final day of the NHL Draft by selecting forward Jordan Greenway, who is committed to Boston University, and ended with Lakeville's own Jack Sadek. [Full Story]
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Report: Wild sign goalie Devan Dubnyk to 6-year contract Posted by Derek Wetmore | 38 days ago Dubnyk's average annual value ranks 21st among NHL goalies, according to the Star Tribune report and numbers from Spotrac.com. [Full Story]
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To add skill, Wild go foreign, not domestic, with top pick Eriksson Ek Posted by Jess Myers | 39 days ago While he's likely not "NHL ready" Eriksson Ek is clearly a nod toward Fletcher and assistant general manager Brent Flahr's preference for puck-moving skills at forward, and their willingness to go overseas to find it. [Full Story]
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Sports Schedule
# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
32 Backstrom, Niklas 37 6-2 196 G
2 Ballard, Keith 32 5-11 204 D
25 Brodin, Jonas 6-1 180 D
21 Brodziak, Kyle 31 6-2 209 C
18 Carter, Ryan 31 6-1 205 C
24 Cooke, Matt 36 5-11 216 LW
3 Coyle, Charlie 6-3 221 C
40 Dubnyk, Devan 33 6-6 210 G
55 Dumba, Matt 21 6-0 185 D
5 Folin, Christian 35 6-3 214 D
52 Fontaine, Justin 27 5-10 160 RW
64 Granlund, Mikael 23 5-10 186 C
56 Haula, Erik 32 5-11 188 C
36 Keranen, Michael 30 6-1 191 LW
9 Koivu, Mikko 32 6-2 219 C
35 Kuemper, Darcy 25 3-04 205 G
22 Niederreiter, Nino 22 3-04 201 RW
11 Parise, Zach 31 5-11 195 LW
29 Pominville, Jason 32 3-04 185 RW
39 Prosser, Nate 29 6-2 210 D
27 Rupp, Mike 35 3-04 240 LW
6 Scandella, Marco 6-2 190 D
10 Schroeder, Jordan 35 6-0 187 C
46 Spurgeon, Jared 5-9 185 D
20 Suter, Ryan 30 6-1 198 D
26 Vanek, Thomas 30 6-2 218 LW
19 Veilleux, Stephane 6-1 200 LW
0 Yeo, Mike - - Coach
16 Zucker, Jason 38 5-11 188 LW