They aren’t flashy and don’t have the name brand players, but they possess the best record in the NHL and are currently riding a 7 game winning streak. We caught up with Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley.
Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Alain Vigneault is very unhappy with Canucks, Mikko Koivu’s leadership in Minnesota and Brenden Morrow unhappy with Stars’ loss
This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
You may hate the trap but it is hard to argue against its effectiveness. Read more after the jump.
Check out these highlights from Minnesota Wild training camp. Monday, September 14th.
Check out the move PM Bouchard puts on a d-man in the first video.
The story of the off-season in Minnesota was the upheavel in the coaching and management departments. After last season’s disappointing performance, Jacques Lemaire stepped down as coach of the team and subsequently Doug Risebrough was relieved of his duties. These two men have been replaced by new GM Chuck Fletcher and new coach Todd Richards. […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract. As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn. A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]
Martin Havlat’s agent is reporting on Twitter that his client has signed a 6 year, $30 million contract with the Minnesota Wild. Obviously, that results in a team cap hit of $5 million per season over the course of the contract. Once again, I am rather blown away by the term here. Six years for […]
From the Star Tribune (Hat Tip: IC reader Dan S.) Todd Richards will be the second coach in Wild history, multiple sources around the NHL tell the Star Tribune. Sources say an official offer has been made, negotiations are underway and a news conference could come as early as Tuesday to introduce Richards, an assistant […]