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On the Wild's financial future

Over the last three years, few teams have been as financially aggressive as Minnesota. The team dropped a combined $196 million on Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, acquired big salaries at each of the last two trade deadlines (Matt Moulson and Jason Pominville; the latter inked a $28M extension in October) and gave Thomas Vanek a three-year, $19.5 million deal in July. 435 more words

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Five notable numbers from the 2013-14 Wild season

54.3 — The average number of shots in a Wild game. Only New Jersey games (52.3) averaged fewer. In contrast, Senators games averaged 67.5 shots, the most in the NHL. 387 more words

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The Wild are 'definitely comfortable' with their goaltending situation, but should they be?

Five goalies started games for the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14. Only one of them, Ilya Bryzgalov, is no longer with the organization. And as it stands, there’s no clear consensus on who will be the No. 279 more words

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Under Pressure: Thomas Vanek

A simple search of his last name in the PHT search box is all you need to realize that the 2013-14 season was a busy one for Thomas Vanek. 501 more words

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Weekend hockey in August, baby!

I’ve been optimizing my summer break and focussing on being outdoors, enjoying the weather with family, canines and friends. The past hockey season was pretty intense, especially the last six weeks of the Habs’ post-season. 1,467 more words

My Habs

Largely unchanged Jets will have tough time in reloaded Central

Winnipeg is a city with passionate hockey fans who were naturally thrilled when they found out the NHL was returning to town.

When they got the then Atlanta Thrashers in 2011, roughly 15 years after the original Jets left, the question of whether or not an NHL team could be sustained in the relatively small city was raised. 295 more words

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2014 NHL Offseason Awards

You know, it’s been over a month since anyone in the big-4 sports scene has won a trophy or an award of any kind (congrats to Germany, but I’m still not counting you for this purpose).  1,505 more words