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Hockey Wilderness Jan 19, 2017
Wild corral Coyotes on two goals from Nino

Wild corral Coyotes on two goals from Nino

It wasn’t pretty, and it was harder than it should have been, but the Wild managed a regulation win over the Coyotes with goals from Staal, Niederreiter, Stewart, and Niederreiter. The first period got off to a hot start with the Wild scoring just 4:39 into the game. Eric Staal gained the offensive zone with Nino Niederreiter (who earned an apple on the play) on his wing and fired a shot past Domingue, who was spelling Mike Smith in goal. Brendan Perlini tied the game just seven minutes later, but the Wild found its second lead when Nino Niederreiter scored on the power play two minutes...
FOX Sports Jan 19, 2017
NHL Daily: Matt Duchene, Eric Staal, New York Rangers

NHL Daily: Matt Duchene, Eric Staal, New York Rangers

NHL Daily: It is Time For the Colorado Avalanche to Deal Matt Duchene, It is Slow And Steady Wins the Race in Minnesota for Eric Staal, the New York Rangers' Defense is ReallyReally Bad And More! (Morning Coffee Headlines)Grab your morning cup of coffee and join us here at Puck Prose for a co...
Defending Big D Jan 14, 2017
Abysmal Start Dooms Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild Win 5-4

Abysmal Start Dooms Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild Win 5-4

The Wild, uh, scored three times on their first two shots as 2016-2017 gets even more insulting. The Minnesota Wild scored on their first shot of the game. They scored on their second shot of the game. They scored another one in there between, thanks to the Stars' defense. @OnTheForecheck @SBNationNHL false. pic.twitter.com/Z5VsddMrIz— Josh Lile (@JoshL1220) January 15, 2017 Mikko Koivu @ 1:19. Eric Staal @ 3:00. Matt Dumba @ 4:00. 3-0 Minnesota four minutes into the game. They'd add a fourth eight minutes later to send the discriminating consumers headed for on a Saturday night,...

Eric Staal's presence with Wild is perfect complement for Mikko Koivu

Newcomer gives Wild a second go-to center, credible leadership voice.

Wild's Eric Staal looking like one of the best Minnesota free agent signings

If you looked solely at Eric Staal’s career trajectory at the time the Wild signed him this past offseason, there were certainly some Dany Heatley-esque and Thomas Vanek-esque red flags. A player who used to be good for 30 goals and 70 points a season had tailed off into the low 20s … and then bottomed out with a 13-goal season split between Carolina and the Rangers last year. Staal, who turned 32 early in this season, looked like the classic declining veteran. I tried to argue otherwise — saying in early July that Staal was not Heatley or Vanek, primarily because he’s a better...
Rotoworld Jan 12, 2017

Eric Staal has three-point night vs. Habs - Eric Staal (C) Minnesota Wild

Eric Staal scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday's 7-1 blowout win over the Montreal Canadiens.
FOX Sports Jan 12, 2017
Niederreiter gets 2 goals as Wild romp past Canadiens 7-1

Niederreiter gets 2 goals as Wild romp past Canadiens 7-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Eric Staal and Jordan Schroeder scored 39 seconds apart in the second period, Nino Niederreiter had two goals, and the Minnesota Wild overwhelmed Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens on their way to a 7-1 victory Thursday night.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 12, 2017
WATCH: Christian Folin finds some space in the slot, buries a backhander

WATCH: Christian Folin finds some space in the slot, buries a backhander

I want you to pay attention to this one folks. Key on Christian Folin, it won’t be hard since he’s the goal scorer. From the point Folin offloads the puck to Eric Staal and then Folin immediately darts for the open space in the slot. Just an excellent heads up play by Shredder to see the space and makes his move. Video courtesy of nhl.com
Hockey Wilderness Jan 11, 2017
Hockey Wilderness: Rest and Relaxation

Hockey Wilderness: Rest and Relaxation

Sometimes we love the NHL schedulers, sometimes we hate them. We'll love them for now for a bit of a respite, but we'll hate them later for too many games in too few days In a move that is somewhat unnatural to Minnesota sports fans, the Wild will find themselves well represented at this year's NHL All-Star game.  Joining coach Bruce Boudreau will be Devan Dubnyk and Ryan Suter, with discussions surrounding Mikko Koivu or Eric Staal being a potential replacement for the injured Patrik Laine.  The NHL will carry over last year's 3-on-3 format with each division competing in a round robin...

Postgame: Wild scores four third-period goals to stun, defeat Sharks

Mikko Koivu scored the tying and winning goals less than two minutes apart and Zach Parise and Eric Staal had three points apiece.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 6, 2017
Wild storm back on Sharks, beat them in San Jose 5-4

Wild storm back on Sharks, beat them in San Jose 5-4

The Minnesota Wild are just the third team to come back and beat the defending Western Conference champions this season. On the back of a 4-goal third period, Eric Staal and Mikko Koivu led the charge to victory. The Wild and Sharks ended the first scoreless. But I didn’t see the first period because if you are a self-respecting hockey fan, you watched Team USA win the Gold Medal over Canada in thrilling fashion in the World Junior Championship instead. You didn’t miss anything. By all accounts, it was about as boring a period of hockey as you could get. The second period saw goal...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 4, 2017
Minnesota Wild’s Empty Net Goals a New Source of Strength

Minnesota Wild’s Empty Net Goals a New Source of Strength

The goals are nice but the real value is in putting games away. Is it just me, or have the Wild looked like a different team this year? It might be a silly question to ask after the Wild just finished a 12-1-0 run to end 2016. Of course they look different from the teams of past, well-known for the mid-season swoons, after a stretch like that. The team is also enjoying more center-depth than it has in years thanks to the free agent signing of Eric Staal. Young guns like Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter, and Jason Zucker have seemingly stepped up to drive much of the...

Eric Staal points the way as Wild aims toward high goals

Veteran center embraces expectation of winning.

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