10:04 AM EST, Sat December 20, 2014
Hockey Wilderness 1 hour ago
Wilderness Walk: Game Day Edition

Wilderness Walk: Game Day Edition

The Wild look to get their confidence back tonight against the Predators. Confidence.  According to players and coaches, it's been an issue for this Wild team.  Despite starting a talented roster, the Wild have a record of only 16-12-2 and sit outside a playoff spot.  Is this a confidence issue, or just some bad luck?  Since October 29th, the Wild are last in the league in PDO (shooting percentage+save percentage) at just 96.3%.  That's a dismal number, and it's pretty amazing that the Wild actually went 11-9-2 in that stretch. Sure, the team has problems.  Those problems are all the...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 14 hours ago

Wild's Matt Cooke 'feels good,' but won't rush return

Matt Cooke Darcy Kuemper Wild forward Matt Cooke wants badly to play in Saturday night's game against the Nashville Predators.
Rotoworld Dec 19, 2014

Wild return Brett Sutter to the minors - Brett Sutter (C) Minnesota Wild

Minnesota reassigned Brett Sutter to AHL Iowa on Thursday.

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Wild practice: Returning to health

The healing continued Friday for the Wild, as Matt Cooke remained on course for a potential return Saturday and Ryan Carter and Darcy Kuemper practiced.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 19 hours ago
Wild's Matt Cooke 'feels good,' but won't rush return

Wild's Matt Cooke 'feels good,' but won't rush return

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke wants badly to play Saturday night's game against the Nashville Predators. But after already missing 22 games because of a lower body injury, he's not inclined to risk anything.

Cooke could spark Wild out of malaise

The physical forward has missed 22 games with torn hip flexor muscles.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 18, 2014
Frustration mounting for struggling Minnesota Wild

Frustration mounting for struggling Minnesota Wild

After another loss, their seventh in 12 games, the home locker room was quiet, the only sounds being the softened voices of a few upset players trying to explain the feeling of yet another disappointing loss.

Middling Wild continues to tread water, and frustration has officially set in

The Wild, 5-5-2 in its past 12, rallied to get to overtime against Boston, but it couldn't secure that second point.
Boston Globe Dec 17, 2014

Bruins 3-2 Overtime Win Over the Minnesota Wild in GIFs

For the third game in a row, the Bruins went to overtime, but for the first time in those three games, the game did not also need a shootout.
Boston Globe Dec 17, 2014

The Only Thing You Need to Know About the Bruins' Win Over the Wild

In the second night of back-to-back road games, it was a trio of Swedes who led the Bruins to their first win in almost two weeks.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Wild: Troubling trends continue in OT loss to Bruins

Even after battling back once again to forge a tie game late in the third period, even after killing a late power play, the Wild still found a way to lose a close game Wednesday night, something they seem to have made routine the past month.

Wild falls 3-2 in overtime at home to Boston

The WIld rallied in the third period to get a point in the standings but succumbed to the Bruins in overtime.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 17, 2014

Wild: Christian Folin is healthy scratch for Bruins game

Even if Christian Folin's play on Chicago's third goal was pretty ugly Tuesday night, it wasn't what caused him to be the Wild's lone defenseman healthy scratch Wednesday night, coach Mike Yeo said.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 17, 2014

Down to Backstrom, Wild recall Shorewood's Curry

Despite suffering from a stomach illness that hampered him in a 5-3 loss at Chicago Tuesday night, Niklas Backstrom was set to start Wednesday's home game against the Boston Bruins, his 10th start of the season.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 17, 2014

Wild get top-4 defensemen back for first time since Dec. 9

Even if they weren't all completely healthy, the Wild were thrilled to finally have their top-4 defensemen play in the same game for the first time since Dec. 9 and just the 11th time this season.

Backstrom starts, Spurgeon returns for the Wild tonight

The Wild looks to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time in five weeks when the Boston Bruins come to Xcel Energy Center. Goalie Niklas Backstrom feels good enough to start his second game in two nights.

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