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Feb 15, 2017
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Eric Staal appears to be pressing to try to get his offense back in gear.
Hockey Wilderness 22 hours ago
Wilderness Walk: The Bye Week Looms Closer

Wilderness Walk: The Bye Week Looms Closer

There’s just one game left until the Wild go on their bye week. The Minnesota Wild only have one more game until their bye week, and it’s against the Chicago Blackhawks. Until then, enjoy the Walk. Wild News Rapid Fire: With Wild Center Eric Staal | The Hockey News Did you know Eric Staal once signed some guy’s leg with the rest of the Carolina Hurricanes? Minnesota Wild: Turnaround in Iowa leading to success in St. Paul | Pioneer Press After years at the bottom of the AHL, the Iowa Wild are finding some success under new head coach, Derek Lalonde. Wild top prospect Alex Tuch on his...
Boston Herald Feb 19, 2017
Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have built the best record in the Western Conference with lines that are often mixed and matched.Except for one trio, that is.Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Wild past the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night.Minnesota linemates Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu each had a goal and an assist, and Eric Staal scored into an empty net as the Wild surpassed last seasons total with their 39th victory.I think we feed off each other pretty well, and I think we make sure that we hold each other accountable when we have a bad...

Wild's Eric Staal trying to work his way out of a slump

The veteran center’s production has tailed off after a strong first half.
Gone Puck Wild Feb 15, 2017

Minnesota Wild: Staal Needs to Pull Out of Second Half Stall

Eric Staal was having a great season climbing back into the top of the NHL elite.  But now the second half of the season has brought a slowdown that Staal will need to work through to keep the Wild’s rise to the top and his own resurgence going strong into the playoffs. The first half […] Minnesota Wild: Staal Needs to Pull Out of Second Half Stall - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld Feb 15, 2017

Eric Staal pressing to get back on track - Eric Staal (C) Minnesota Wild

Eric Staal appears to be pressing to try to get his offense back in gear.
Hockey Wilderness Feb 13, 2017
The Minnesota Wild don’t need Ryan Carter

The Minnesota Wild don’t need Ryan Carter

The veteran forward is staging a comeback, but Minnesota would be wise to pass. The Minnesota Wild entered last summer with a few glaring needs. One was upgrading their coach, which they did by securing Bruce Boudreau’s services. Another was a center to take some pressure off Mikko Koivu and move players like Mikael Granlund to the wing. The Wild succeeded by getting a massive bargain on Eric Staal. Their third-biggest need? Re-modeling their fourth line. They went about this by cleaning house of the players they employed in that role last season. Justin Fontaine, Jarret Stoll, Chris...
Canes Country Feb 12, 2017
Carolina Hurricanes Top 20 At 20: Numbers 20-16

Carolina Hurricanes Top 20 At 20: Numbers 20-16

Our series honoring the top 20 Hurricanes of the last 20 years starts today. Over the past 20 years, the Carolina Hurricanes have provided plenty of memories. From the good — the Stanley Cup triumph in 2006, Jussi Jokinen and Eric Staal stunning the Devils in Game 7 of the 2009 quarterfinals — to the bad — the last-day loss to the Panthers that knocked the Canes out of a playoff spot in 2008— to the simply bizarre — Stormy nearly suffocating inside a Zamboni in the 1997 preseason — it has been an eventful 20 years, to say the least. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the...
Blueshirt Banter Feb 9, 2017
Jeff Gorton Has No Short-Term Defensive Solution

Jeff Gorton Has No Short-Term Defensive Solution

If you would like to exist in a world of reality then let’s make something clear: The New York Rangers are Stanley Cup hopefuls, not Stanley Cup contenders. The difference between the two is enormous. Now, since we’re in that world of reality, the NHL Trade Deadline is something of a terrifying checkpoint. Last year Jeff Gorton pushed through a highly regrettable, see-it-coming-from-a-mile-away Eric Staal trade. At the time I praised Staal as the right move to make IF one was going to make a move; although it should be noted this came after I begged the team to do nothing at the...
numberFire Feb 7, 2017
3 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 2/7/17

3 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 2/7/17

Zach Parise and Eric Staal are in a good spot as the Minnesota Wild take on a struggling Winnipeg Jets team.
Hockey Wilderness Feb 5, 2017
Mikael Granlund’s hat trick helps Wild vanquish Vancouver

Mikael Granlund’s hat trick helps Wild vanquish Vancouver

The Minnesota Wild toppled Vancouver 6-3 on the strength of Granlund’s 4-point night. Heading into tonight’s Minnesota Wild game, all the eyes in St. Paul were on Alex Tuch. The 2014 first-rounder made his NHL debut, starting his career on the Wild’s top line alongside decorated veterans Zach Parise and Eric Staal. By the end of the night, the spotlight belonged to Mikael Granlund. Granlund, another Wild first-rounder (from 2010), put an exclamation point on his arrival tonight, notching his first career hat trick and dominating the Vancouver Canucks to the tune of 4 points en route...
FOX Sports Feb 3, 2017
New York Rangers: Veteran Presence Provides No Presents

New York Rangers: Veteran Presence Provides No Presents

The New York Rangers often sought to add veteran presence at the NHL Trade Deadline. Whether it be Eric Staal or Ryane Clowe, those deals typically backfired against New York. This year the Rangers have no need for such players, and making a move for the sake of making a move would be disastrous.T...
FOX Sports Jan 30, 2017
Staal enjoying his resurgence in Minnesota

Staal enjoying his resurgence in Minnesota

Eric Staal and the Minnesota Wild have proven to be the perfect match
Eric Staal, West-leading Minnesota Wild have been a perfect match

Eric Staal, West-leading Minnesota Wild have been a perfect match

The offseason frenzy in professional sports that results from free agency can reduce players to commodities, assets to be obtained in order to fill a team's need.
FOX Sports Jan 30, 2017
Eric Staal, West-leading Wild have been a perfect match

Eric Staal, West-leading Wild have been a perfect match

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The offseason frenzy in professional sports that results from free agency can reduce players to commodities, assets to be obtained in order to fill a team's need.

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