Sometimes a change can do some good.
That’s what the Minnesota Wild is hoping for tonight as the club closes out a four-game road trip against the Florida Panthers.
The Minnesota Wild has reassigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Ryan Suter logs a marathon amount of ice time, currently averaging 28:54 per game. So it’s not surprising when National Hockey League’s ice time leader takes a practice off. As the Wild was at the rink for pregame practice prepping for tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Suter wasn’t on the ice. Don’t worry State of Hockey fans: he was just taking a maintenance morning.
The Minnesota Wild took its longest plane ride of the season today, flying from Toronto to Tampa Bay and boy are their arms tired. Good night everyone, remember to tip your waitress.
If the Lighthouse is a little breezy today, it’s because that was the mood on the ice. Despite 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs last night, the team was in high spirits because, while they won’t come out and say it, the Lighthouse will: Minnesota outplayed Toronto and probably should’ve walked away with a ‘W’.
Darcy Kuemper will get his first start of the season tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Speaking to the media this afternoon, Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo said that he's earned the start with a strong training camp and wants to see what the young netminder can do in game action. Yeo's full pregame interview will be on WildTV shortly.
When Jason Pominville was leaving the hotel this morning for the arena, several Buffalo fans requested signatures on his old Sabres sweater. After playing nearly 600 games with the Sabres, tonight marks the first time he’ll skate at First Niagara Center as a member of the Minnesota Wild.
The game of hockey is like the Solar System: Humongous big. Hulking players, huge hits, large ice surface and giant arenas. But in a game where bigger is often considered better, the difference between winning and losing is often found in the little things—the details.
Only three (winless) games in and the injury bug is already biting hard.
Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom missed today's practice and is considered day-to-day with a knee strain.
Kicked out of its home due to concerts this week, the Wild voyaged to Saint Thomas Ice Arena for practice Monday.
Fresh off the bus, already partially dressed, the Wild quickly changed in small dressing rooms simply lined with benches. Welcome to The Show everyone!