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Valiant comeback salvages a point in 5-4 shootout loss to Detroit

Thomas Jefferson once said, “When angry count to ten before you speak, if very angry count to one hundred.”  Last night after the Wild’s most recent loss, a 3-1 decision to Columbus I was pretty annoyed.  I wanted to write my paragraphs for tonight’s game against Detroit but thought I’d let myself sleep on it […]

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Dubnyk stands tall against former club in 3-1 win over Arizona

Its one of my favorite days of the year, Hockey Day Minnesota.  It all started in 2007 where they had the first one that featured an outdoor game on frozen Baudette Bay.  I remember watching it like it was yesterday, freezing cold (well below zero) and it has steadily grown into the all day hockey […]

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Embarrassing losses pile up as Wild lose 7-2 in Pittsburgh

http://gty.im/457976127 In the Hockey News‘ annual People of Power and Influence issue it rates one my least favorite people as the 2nd most powerful and influential member in the sport of hockey.  No, I’m not talking about NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, I’m talking about Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby.  Whether I like it or not, […]

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Wild mostly apathetic in 4-1 loss to Chicago

http://gty.im/482435411 The wonderful thing about sports is how a single moment can define a team or personify its season.  Whether its a key at bat, a big catch on 3rd and forever or clutch shot those plays become part of a team’s lore and the play is retold for years afterward.  It can also work […]

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Veteran power play unit dooms Wild to 3-1 loss to Nashville

http://gty.im/183669302 The Nashville parted ways with the only coach they’ve ever had this summer, and replaced him with a veteran, Stanley Cup winning coach Peter Laviolette and many wondered if there would be a period of transition.  Not even close as the Predators have embraced a more up-tempo style, some savvy trades and now sit […]

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The State of Hockey says farewell to J.P. Parise

Thursday morning, the story started trickling in, that a long-time member of the Minnesota hockey family had lost his battle with stage 4 lung cancer. I first saw the news around 8:30 am on the Minnesota Wild official message boards that J.P. Parise had passed away the night before. Within the hour, the news was on […]

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