Wild: Minnesota Trades Staal to Buffalo

The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Eric Staal to the Buffalo Sabres for Marcus Johansson Wednesday. “Eric Staal was a positive influence on guys, but sometimes it’s just change is good for us,” Wild general manager Bill Guerin said. “This is part of it. We need to mix things up. We need to find aContinue reading “Wild: Minnesota Trades Staal to Buffalo”

Canucks: Vancouver Drops Wild with OT Win, Advances to Playoffs

On a night full of some ridiculous hockey and even more ridiculous comebacks, the Vancouver Canucks closed the door on the Minnesota Wild with a 5-4 overtime victory to clinch a playoff berth. Chris Tanev secured the win for the Canucks, scoring just 11 seconds into the extra frame with a slick wrister from theContinue reading “Canucks: Vancouver Drops Wild with OT Win, Advances to Playoffs”

Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild

Hockey is back on tap and in a big way, which means there’s a lot to cover in a relatively short period of time. It’s time to get on with the show and sum up the Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round matchups. Up next, Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild. These two teams renew a storiedContinue reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild”

Penguins: Pittsburgh Acquires Jason Zucker in Wild Trade

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Jason Zucker in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. They sent Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison and a conditional first-round pick for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft to Minnesota in the swap. If Pittsburgh doesn’t make the post-season, that draft pick becomes a 2021 selection. “Jason Zucker is a top-sixContinue reading “Penguins: Pittsburgh Acquires Jason Zucker in Wild Trade”

Wild: Things Between Minnesota and Fiala Are Breaking Down

Things are falling apart between the Minnesota Wild and forward Kevin Fiala. He did skate in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, but he was scratched a game before that as the Wild took on the Dallas Stars. And he’s been bounced in and out of the press box a few times thisContinue reading “Wild: Things Between Minnesota and Fiala Are Breaking Down”