October 3, 2013

NHL Signing: Minnesota Wild, Jason Pominville Agree To Five Year Contract Extension

Jason Pominville has signed a five-year, $28 million contract extension with the Minnesota Wild, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. He wanted to have an extension in place before the start of the regular season and he got that along with the term he was seeking. Pominville’s deal will have an average annual value of […]

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July 3, 2013

NHL Signing: Pittsburgh Penguins, Pascal Dupuis Agree To Four Year Contract Extension

Pascal Dupuis, who could have become an unrestricted free agent Friday, signed a four-year contract worth $15 million on Tuesday night to remain with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 34-year-old right wing finished third on the team in scoring in 2012-13, recording 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) in 48 games, and he led the NHL […]

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May 23, 2013

Andy Sutton Retires After 15-Year Career

Veteran defenseman Andy Sutton has retired, ending a 15-year career beset by injuries. Sutton played in 676 NHL games, most recently with Edmonton in 2011-12. He also suited up for San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers, the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks. Sutton scored 38 goals and 112 assists, had 1,134 hits, 1,164 blocked […]

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May 12, 2013

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher “Mike Yeo Is Our Coach”

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher gave head coach Mike Yeo a vote of confidence on Saturday, according to Michael Russo on Twitter. “He’s our coach,” Fletcher said. There might be some that wonder about Yeo’s status after the team was meekly booted from the playoffs in five games by the Chicago Blackhawks after backing into the […]

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May 11, 2013

Minnesota Wild Coach, GM Expected Back, Goalies Could Change

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo will speak at a news conference Saturday, a good sign both will be back next season. That leaves the goalie situation as the franchise’s top priority for 2013-14. Niklas Backstrom is 35 and an unrestricted free agent, and as well as Josh Harding played in the playoffs, he is […]

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May 8, 2013

Edmonton Oilers Could Look To Add To Bottom-Six Forwards This Offseason

Bolstering his corps of bottom-six forwards is thought to be on Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish‘s off-season to-do list. Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal suggests two current members of the Chicago Blackhawks, or a member of the Minnesota Wild, may fit the bill. “MacTavish wants to rebuild his bottom six, with presumably bigger and feistier role players, but they […]

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May 7, 2013

Kris Letang, P.K. Subban, Ryan Suter Are Norris Memorial Trophy Finalists

Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadians and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild are this year’s finalists for the Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded to the defenseman that shows the “greatest all-round ability” at the position, as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. It is the first time each finalist […]

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April 24, 2013

Dustin Brown Suspended Two Games For Hit On Jason Pominville

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for elbowing Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville on Tuesday night. No penalty was assessed on second-period hit to the head in the Kings’ 2-1 loss at Minnesota. Brown hit Pominville in the jaw, knocking him on his back. The suspension will cost […]

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April 17, 2013

Buffalo Sabres May Look To Extend Either Ryan Miller or Thomas Vanek

Two prominent members of the Buffalo Sabres were apparently not that close to being moved ahead of the trade deadline. CBC’s Elliotte Friedman reports GM Darcy Regier wasn’t offered near what he wanted for either goalie Ryan Miller or forward Thomas Vanek. Not only that, but there’s talk the Sabres may actually look to extend both players. “When you see what it […]

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April 4, 2013

San Jose Sharks Marc-Edouard Vlasic Fined For Slashing Dany Heatley

San Jose Sharks defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined for slashing Minnesota Wild‘s Dany Heatley. The NHL fined Vlasic $8,378.38 for the infraction at the end of Wednesday’s 4-2 victory over the Wild. Vlasic and Heatley were jostling in the closing seconds of the game. After Vlasic delivered a cross check, Heatley responded by swinging his stick at Vlasic. He […]

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