10:05 PM EDT, Tue April 25, 2017
On the Forecheck 6 hours ago
Series Preview: Blues Goalies

Series Preview: Blues Goalies

Hey, that’s that one guy, we know that guy! The second round series against the St. Louis Blues starts Wednesday night, so we’re doing a quick run-through of what the Blues have to offer. We covered the hulk-built defense and the versatile forwards earlier, now we’re looking at the netminders. The Starter The Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues have never met in the playoffs but Jake Allen saw plenty of the Predators during the regular season. Allen started 4 out of 5 of the match-ups against Nashville this season and split them right down the middle with two...
2 hours ago
Video: Goals will be hard to come by in Predators and Blues series

Watch: Goals will be hard to come by in Predators and Blues series

The Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues were both pretty stingy when it came to allowing goals in the first round, The Hockey Central panel discusses if that means first goal will win a game in round two.

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 hours ago
Wild’s Eric Staal knows concussion ‘could have been worse’

Wild’s Eric Staal knows concussion ‘could have been worse’

As soon as veteran center Eric Staal finally staggered to his feet after going headfirst into the boards during Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon, he immediately apologized to his wife Tanya, who had rushed down from the stands to be by his side. “I basically said, ‘Sorry,’ because it’s no fun to watch,” […]
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

SEASON WRAPUP: Fletcher, Boudreau, Wild players look back and ahead

The Wild held its end-of-the-year availability on Tuesday, and here's a LONG synopsis
St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 hours ago
Wild won’t make wholesale changes, says GM Chuck Fletcher

Wild won’t make wholesale changes, says GM Chuck Fletcher

Sitting at a podium in the bowels of the Xcel Energy Center three days after a pursuit of a Stanley Cup abruptly ended, Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher tried his best Tuesday to look at the past six months with rose-colored sunglasses. He referenced the best regular season in franchise history. He talked about the Wild […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 6 hours ago
Signs point to the Wild not re-signing Martin Hanzal

Signs point to the Wild not re-signing Martin Hanzal

Because of little cap space and inconsistent production, it seems unlikely the Wild will re-sign Martin Hanzal, the pending unrestricted free agent center the Wild acquired at the trade deadline. Hanzal recorded 13 points in 20 regular-season games with the Wild and netted a goal in the playoffs, but he said Tuesday he likely will […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 6 hours ago
Wild’s Mikael Granlund played with broken hand in playoffs

Wild’s Mikael Granlund played with broken hand in playoffs

Mikael Granlund, the Wild’s leading point producer in the regular season, suffered a broken right hand when he blocked a shot in Game 1 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, but played through the injury, appearing in all five postseason games. General manager Chuck Fletcher revealed the injury at the […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 7 hours ago
Brian Murphy: Wild fumbled Stanley Cup expectations and have all summer to stew

Brian Murphy: Wild fumbled Stanley Cup expectations and have all summer to stew

 Disillusionment, bitterness and resignation reigned supreme three days after the Minnesota Wild’s latest untimely playoff demise. During their annual post-mortem at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, general manager Chuck Fletcher and head coach Bruce Boudreau gritted their teeth and slathered regular-season lipstick on the pig of their five-game playoff series loss to St. Louis. There […]
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

Five playoff games isn't good enough, no matter what Chuck Fletcher says

Instead of admitting that spending all of five games in the playoffs was a failure, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher tried to put a positive spin on the season.
FOX Sports 8 hours ago

Wild's Staal has concussion from head-first boards crash

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal has a concussion from his head-first crash into the boards.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Lucky Eric Staal on injury: "Could have been a lot worse"

The Wild center sustained a concussion but knows he avoided a catastrophic injury in Game 5.
CSN Chicago 10 hours ago

Blackhawks make another change, fire Rockford coach Ted Dent

Ted Dent was another longstanding member of the Blackhawks' organization. On Tuesday, he was the latest to be let go.Dent, head coach of the Rockford IceHogs
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

Blackhawks fire Rockford head coach Ted Dent

A day after firing assistant coach Mike Kitchen, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman continued his organizational overhaul on Tuesday in firing Rockford head coach Ted Dent. “The Chicago Blackhawks thank Ted for all of his contributions throughout his tenure with the organization,” Bowman said...
The Hockey Writers 12 hours ago

2 Deals, 1 Vision: Predators’ Blockbusters Pay Off

General managers just don’t make deals like they used to. Due to the choke-hold of the salary cap and deceivingly close playoff races, GMs around the league have become hesitant to pull the trigger on big time trades, settling instead for the shuffling of low-draft picks and prospects, much to the collective shrug of fans. Nashville Predators […]
Paul Stastny returns as St. Louis Blues get faceoff leader back

Paul Stastny returns as St. Louis Blues get faceoff leader back

While many of his teammates enjoyed a well-deserved break, St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice for the team's optional skate.
FOX Sports 19 hours ago
Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny

Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny

ST. LOUIS (AP) While many of his teammates enjoyed a well-deserved break, St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice for the teams optional skate.

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    Paul Stastny

    Paul Stastny returns as St. Louis Blues get faceoff leader back

  • 3 Eric Staal

    Eric Staal

    Lucky Eric Staal on injury: "Could have been a lot worse"

  • 2 Pekka Rinne

    Pekka Rinne

    Blues-Predators features goalie showdown of Allen vs. Rinne

  • 2 Jake Allen

    Jake Allen

    Blues-Predators features goalie showdown of Allen vs. Rinne

  • 1 Patrick Kane

    Patrick Kane

    No Patrick Kane for U.S. at Worlds

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