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Wild Wrap

June 1, 2021 - 11:43 AM ET

It was a different season than we have gotten used to seeing from the Minnesota Wild, yet in the end it resulted in yet another first round playoff exit. No one in professional sports lives off moral victories so we will not call qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs and forcing a game seven af...

Guerin Puts His Wrap on Wild Season

June 3, 2021 - 8:31 PM ET

Today Bill Guerin met with the media to give his state of the team report following the first round seventh game defeat in Vegas. It was a far more upbeat message from the Wild GM this time around vs the one he delivered nearly 10 months ago after the Wild had a quick exit from the bubble in Edmo...

Shero To Join Wild Front Office

June 9, 2021 - 2:27 PM ET

Ray Shero the former Devils and Penguins GM is set to join the Wild front office as senior advisor to the GM, Bill Guerin. Guerin and Shero are very familiar with each other as Shero first acquired Guerin during his playing days in a trade with the Islanders. He then gave Guerin his first job in...

Evason Up For Top Coach Honors

June 11, 2021 - 12:33 PM ET

A result of a successful season typically ends with several nominees up for individual honors. That is the case from the 2020-21 Minnesota Wild. Kirill Kaprizov is of course the front runner for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year after his phenomenal first season in the NHL. Kaprizov has bee...

Wild Announce ECHL Affiliation- Iowa Heartlanders

June 17, 2021 - 3:52 PM ET

The Wild have announced that they have entered into an agreement with the Iowa Heartlanders of the ECHL. The expansion Heartlanders will play in Coralville, IA in the brand new Xtream Arena. Having the Iowa Wild in Des Moines and now their ECHL affiliate located in Iowa makes logistics that much...

Kurvers Will Be Missed

June 21, 2021 - 11:47 AM ET

It is a sad day here in the State of Hockey as Wild assistant GM, Tom Kurvers lost his battle with lung cancer. Kurvers was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer shortly after joining the Wild front office. He was a very talented hockey player and equally adept on the player personnel front as we...