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  1. Mikael Granlund ready to take the next step for Minnesota Wild in...

    Ryan Wagman

    Hockey Prospectus identifies a player trending up, a player trending down and a key stat for the 2014-15 Minnesota Wild.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  2. Wild should extend Yeo, consider Vanek

    Craig Custance

    There was significant growth. The Minnesota Wild made the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and after losing convincingly to the Chicago Blackhawks last year, upset the Colorado Avalanche this year, then pushed Chicago further than most any...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. NHL Daily Links - Dec. 19

    Tim Kavanagh

    With the holiday break (and roster freeze) approaching, the rumor mill be also be hitting a speed bump. But before that happens, let's dive in to what's brewing around the league. The big news is that Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has been pl...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  4. Will Wild or Leafs halt skid first?

    Craig Custance

    Following Saturday's loss to the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle made a comment that was quite telling for a team that has been a statistical anomaly this season. It was a comment that confirmed the argument of advanced st...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. Top trade candidates at the draft

    Craig Custance

    Last week, following the GM meetings in Boston, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier was explaining why the market wasn't quite ready yet for major trades. "It's too loose right now. Too undefined. Too many variables -- the cap, the potenti...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. NHL - Kris Letang, Roberto Luongo among top trade candidates

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance gives 10 big names who could be moved over the weekend, including Kris Letang and Roberto Luongo.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  7. NHL - Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks among top 2014 Stanley Cu...

    Sam Paolini

    Sam Paolini breaks down the top value bets for the 2014 Stanley Cup, including the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  8. Goaltending tops Wild's offseason priorities

    Craig Custance

    Matt Cullen is a hockey fan as much as he is a hockey player. He's not one of those guys who get eliminated from the playoffs and then stop watching. He's into these playoffs. Like all of us, he was astonished by Gregory Campbell finishing ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL Offseason - Minnesota Wild prep for summer of intrigue

    Craig Custance

    After netting Ryan Suter and Zach Parise last summer, the Minnesota Wild face a new challenge in 2013 -- advancing their team as a Cup contender despite salary cap constraints. As free agency creeps closer, priority No. 1 will be goaltending.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  10. NHL - Sabres, Flyers, Wings, Wild among teams facing goalie uncer...

    Craig Custance

    As the trade deadline approaches, rumors continue to circle the Calgary crease, although those in Vancouver seem to be quieting. But throughout the NHL, there are more than a few crease situations that could be called into question in the days ahead.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  11. Jarome Iginla still hopeful for Calgary Flames' Stanley Cup run -...

    Craig Custance

    With the Flames off to a mediocre start, the question in Calgary is what path Jarome Iginla will take as his career reaches its latter stages. Will he stick with the Flames or demand a trade? Craig Custance explores the possibilities with the star wing.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  12. NHL: Tim Thomas, Jonathan Quick, Niklas Backstrom, Sergei Bobrovs...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Puck Prospectus offers the Player Power Rankings -- based on the GVT metric -- through games of Nov. 14. Goalies occupy spots 1-4, and the new face is Sergei Bobrovsky, squarely cemented as the netminder in Philly.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2010
  13. NHL: Year of the goalie continues with Tim Thomas, Niklas Backstr...

    Tom Awad

    Every Monday, Puck Prospectus offers Player Power Rankings -- a look at the 10 best individuals in hockey, as measured by GVT. This week (Nov. 8, 2010), two goalies top the list: Tim Thomas and Niklas Backstrom.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2010
  14. NHL: ESPN The Magazine's 2010-11 Minnesota Wild season preview

    ESPN Insider and Puck Prospectus

    The Minnesota Wild need a better defensive effort this season to compete in the West.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2010
  15. NHL: Minnesota Wild projections for 2010-11 season

    Robert Vollman & E.J. Hradek

    Much changed for the Wild last year -- new coach, new system. Sadly, the results were the same: disappointment. This year might be different though, as E.J. Hradek and Puck Prospectus discuss here.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  16. ESPN The Magazine - E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek

    How do veteran NHL goalies get their gear just right? Manny Legace, Cam Ward, Marty Turco and Niklas Backstrom tell us how they groom their netminding gear.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010