By Michael Russo 13 hours ago Much of the offseason fun for Wild fans and reporters was trying to piece together which player the Wild could potentially lose to the Vegas Golden Knights in the first expansion draft since the Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets took part in one in the year 2000. There were
By Michael Russo , Star Tribune January 13, 2017 – 12:21 AM Want to see if you’re faster than Erik Haula? Now you’ll have that opportunity because the speedy Wild center is part of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s latest exhibit, “Sportsology.”The museum, where Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher is a member of the
By Kent Youngblood , Star Tribune April 13, 2016 – 6:44 AM Wes Walz calls it the “goofy gear.” Walz, the former Wild center whose job included playing against the other team’s most explosive lines, had that high-end, top-speed ability. “I don’t mention the goofy gear very often,” Walz said while watching a Wild practice.
by Michael Russo February 29, 2016 — 6:48pm Wild fans who spent their day incessantly refreshing their Twitter accounts and favorite blogs had to wait until three hours past Monday’s 2 p.m. trade deadline to learn the breaking news: Niklas Backstrom has finally been traded. After not being able to be bought out the last
Jagr, Haula and Anderson named ‘Stars’ of week Panthers forward takes top honor for week ending Feb. 21 by NHL Public Relations @nhl / NHL.com 1:02 PM SHARE NEW YORK – Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula and Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 21. FIRST STAR
USA Today Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula is doing his best to put his sophomore slump behind him. Haula has jumped out of the blocks in a hurry with three goals in two scrimmages in training camp after mustering all of just seven in 72 games last season. The 24-year-old Finn found himself playing primarily
By Michael Russo , Star Tribune September 10, 2015 – 7:07 AM Niklas Backstrom says he didn’t hide an elbow injury that prevented the Wild from buying him out. Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom said that he didn’t keep an elbow injury, which ultimately required surgery, a secret in order to prevent being bought out
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johan Gustafsson made 33 saves for the Iowa Wild on Saturday night as they beat the Charlotte Checkers 3-1 in the their first road game of the season. Rookie forward Taylor Matson’s goal 5:20 into the third period proved to be the game-winner, giving Iowa a 2-0 lead. Charlotte’s Chris Terry scored