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Ex-Sabre Paetsch pleads guilty in connection to gambling ring

Former Buffalo defenseman Nathan Paetsch has pleaded guilty for his role in an illegal gambling ring, per the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:

Paetsch was accused by the government of recruiting hockey players and others to place bets, and also of aiding in the transmission of wagering information as well as collection of debts, according to papers read this morning in U.S. 275 more words

If the Avs trade O'Reilly, they need to hit a home run

It’s not often that a talented 24-year-old center is expected to be traded. But that’s the case with Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly, whose tenure with the Avalanche has been marked by contentious contract negotiations with the club. 250 more words

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Wild’s Backstrom, Vanek undergo surgery

Any plans the Minnesota Wild had to buyout the final year of Niklas Backstrom’s contract have been put in jeopardy.

The goaltender underwent elbow surgery following the season. 243 more words

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Looking at history, should the Wild be worried about Thomas Vanek's future?

Wild forward Thomas Vanek wasn’t making any excuses for his less than stellar playoff performance during the Wild’s postseason run.

Vanek didn’t score a goal in the postseason for Minnesota, and he has now been held without a goal in 17 straight playoff games. 368 more words


After Playoff Exit, Wild GM Says Improvement Must Come From Within

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — After another playoff exit, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher says improvement has to come from within.

As the Wild players packed up their locker room Monday after another season’s end at the hands of the Blackhawks, there was much talk of expectations. 468 more words


Colby's Corner- What's next for the Wild? Will they ever beat Chicago?

Minnesota just couldn’t pull it off (again). So why haven’t things worked out for a team built through free agency? Colby Kephart explores the possibilities for the Wild to make sense of their season and make changes accordingly this offseason in this edition of Colby’s Corner. 686 more words

Wild Again Left With Bad Feeling In Loss To Blackhawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the third straight year, the Minnesota Wild were forced out of the playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks.

This defeat felt as bad as ever. 740 more words