4:02 AM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Yeo puts Coyle on Koivu's line to reinvigorate it

Wild coach Mike Yeo moved Charlie Coyle to right wing alongside the struggling Mikko Koivu and left wing Thomas Vanek during a two-hour practice at Xcel Energy Center.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago
Wild: For team's 11 youngsters, NHL life still a (pleasant) shock

Wild: For team's 11 youngsters, NHL life still a (pleasant) shock

During Nino Niederreiter's days in the Western Hockey League, his Portland team took 24-hour road trips from Oregon to Manitoba, Canada. Flights were unheard of, and seniority ruled on the bus.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

Wild practice: Charlie Coyle joins second line

As the Wild works to fine-tune an offense that played well but scored little in the past two games, coach Mike Yeo elevated Charlie Coyle to the second line with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek.

The 'Fletcher Files' hold key to Wild's negotiations

The Wild GM and his staff try to stay ahead of the curve with young talent.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 20, 2014

Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom: 'It's fun to play again'

Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom has survived multiple surgeries, extended rehabilitation and lots of time spent sweating in goalie pads without playing a single game over the past nine months.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 20, 2014
Minnesota Wild: Thomas Vanek frustrated by scoreless start

Minnesota Wild: Thomas Vanek frustrated by scoreless start

Thomas Vanek didn't hesitate when asked if he's frustrated by his slow start with the Minnesota Wild.

Highlights: Kings defeat Wild

The Los Angeles Kings edged the Minnesota Wild for their fourth straight win. Jonathan Quick made 40 saves in goal for the Kings. Tyler Toffoli added a goal and an assist.

Wild Minute: Two losses despite dominant play

The Wild controlled large chunks of its games in Anaheim and Los Angeles but returned to Minnesota 0-2 with two goals

Niklas Backstrom would have preferred a win, but had fun in net after long road back

After his first NHL game in nine months, Niklas Backstrom was more blunt about everything it's taken to get back on the ice in a regular season game. There were multiple surgeries, long rehabs, and lots of time spent sweating in goalie pads. "I don't want to curse," Backstrom said, "but it's been a hell of a long road to get here." After the Wild's 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Sunday, the team's second loss in a row, Backstrom said his return would've been much better had Minnesota won. But it was difficult not to notice how happy Backstrom […] The post Niklas Backstrom would have...

Despite dominating large chunks of 2 games, Wild goes 0-2 with 2 goals in California

The Wild outshot the defending Cup champs 41-16, but Jonathan Quick made 40 saves two nights after a 2-1 loss in Anaheim

Thomas Vanek frustrated with the start to his Minnesota Wild career

There was no hesitation in Thomas Vanek when he answered a question about whether he's frustrated with the start to his Minnesota Wild career. "Of course I am," Vanek said. Brought in to score goals, Vanek has zero through the first four games. It's a problem that's plagued the entire Wild team, which has scored on a goalie four times in the last three games after scoring five times in the season opener. "As a team and for myself, I think you just need that first one and hopefully it opens up," Vanek said. "I don't feel like I'm squeezing […] The post Thomas Vanek frustrated with the start...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 19, 2014

Kings 2, Wild 1: Jonathan Quick stifles Minnesota with 40 saves

LOS ANGELES -- When the Minnesota Wild shot high, Jonathan Quick was there. When they shot low, Quick was there. When they re-directed shots, Quick was in position.

Quick makes 40 saves for Los Angeles, Wild drops second straight

The Wild generated more than enough chances to win, but Jonathan Quick challenged, sprawled and contorted his Los Angeles Kings bunch to a 2-1 win.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 18, 2014

Minnesota Wild add Charlie Coyle to power play unit

LOS ANGELES -- After studying the score sheet from the Wild's 2-1 loss to Anaheim Friday, coach Mike Yeo said he didn't play forward Charlie Coyle enough.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 18, 2014

Wild coach Mike Yeo says refs letting tough guys take liberties

LOS ANGELES -- Coach Mike Yeo chose his words carefully.

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