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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.16.2013 / 5:44 PM
By Mike Doyle - Managing Editor / View From the Lighthouse


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’.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 10.15.2013 / 5:20 PM
By Mike Doyle - Managing Editor / View From the Lighthouse


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.


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POSTED ON Monday, 10.14.2013 / 1:44 PM
By Mike Doyle - Managing Editor / View From the Lighthouse


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.


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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.10.2013 / 1:31 PM
By Mike Doyle - Managing Editor / View From the Lighthouse


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.


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.09.2013 / 3:12 PM
By Kelly Erickson - Special To Wild.com / View From the Lighthouse


Only three (winless) games in and the injury bug is already biting hard.


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.09.2013 / 1:26 PM
By Mike Doyle - Managing Editor / View From the Lighthouse


Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom missed today's practice and is considered day-to-day with a knee strain.


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POSTED ON Monday, 10.07.2013 / 2:43 PM
By Kelly Erickson - Special To Wild.com / View From the Lighthouse


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!

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POSTED ON Saturday, 10.05.2013 / 2:04 PM
By Kelly Erickson - Special To Wild.com / View From the Lighthouse

Everything was abuzz Thursday as the Wild quickly approached the season-opening puck drop.

Hockey had returned to Minnesota for another year and the Wild put on a strong showing before falling in a shootout loss to the Kings 3-2. Watching it all from the stands was Mathew Dumba.
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POSTED ON Friday, 10.04.2013 / 3:04 PM
By Kelly Erickson - Special To Wild.com / View From the Lighthouse


A mere 12 hours after Opening Night shenanigans wrapped up at Xcel Energy Center, the Wild were back on the ice, trying to shake that unique, disappointing feeling that seems to linger after taking a shootout loss.

It’s like taking an upper cut to the gut and getting a sticker for your troubles.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 2:50 PM
By Mike Doyle - Managing Editor / View From the Lighthouse


Over the course of an 82-game National Hockey League regular season, few games match the feeling of Opening Night. There is always a great opening ceremony, the entire lineup is introduced, the players are chomping at the bit to start meaningful games and State of Hockey fans are jacked like a sixth grader after a six pack of energy drinks.

So with all that as the backdrop, the Minnesota Wild hosts the Los Angeles Kings tonight in the home opener at Xcel Energy Center.


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