11-10-2008 Peter Olvecky uncertain about future
Peter Olvecky wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

11-10-2008 Josh Harding frustrated
Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Josh Harding was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 30 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 84 goals. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Minnesota Wild this season.


10-10-2008 Joel Ward frustrated
Minnesota Wild right wing Joel Ward feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Joel Ward, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 167 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 53 assists along with 154 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 2 PIM.


9-10-2008 Dominic Moore frustrated
Minnesota Wild center Dominic Moore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Dominic Moore was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 12 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 2 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2008 Derek Boogaard frustrated
Minnesota Wild right wing Derek Boogaard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Boogaard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 147 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 9 assists along with 252 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Minnesota Wild this season. He has played 2 games with the Houston Aeros this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


6-10-2008 Branko Radijevic frustrated
Minnesota Wild left wing Branko Radijevic feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branko Radijevic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 402 NHL games during his career, notching 91 goals and adding 132 assists along with 313 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 1 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


5-10-2008 Nick Schultz frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nick Schultz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nick Schultz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 450 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 87 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


4-10-2008 Nick Schultz frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nick Schultz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nick Schultz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 449 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 86 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


4-10-2008 Josh Harding frustrated
Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Josh Harding was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 30 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 84 goals. The 24 year old goaltender looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2008 Minnesota Wild name captain.
Minnesota Wild have named Sergei Samsonov as the captain of the team.

30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


30-9-2008 Minnesota Wild trade
Minnesota Wild traded MIN's round 1 pick in 2009 to Florida Panthers for Sergei Samsonov

29-9-2008 Wes Walz resumes light training.
Minnesota Wild center Wes Walz has resumed light training after his chest injury and is listed day to day.

28-9-2008 Team captain meets with Kurtis Foster
Following the team's recent 5-2 win against Vancouver Canucks on 28-9-2008, Minnesota Wild captain Wes Walz and Kurtis Foster did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Wes Walz

28-9-2008 Josh Harding frustrated
Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Josh Harding was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 32 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 88 goals. The 24 year old goaltender has played 2 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, allowing 4 goals on 25 while booking 0 shutouts.


27-9-2008 Kurtis Foster frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kurtis Foster was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 69 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 20 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


26-9-2008 Shawn Belle frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Shawn Belle feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shawn Belle was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Minnesota Wild this season.


25-9-2008 Kurtis Foster frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kurtis Foster was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 69 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 20 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brian Rolston is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Kim Johnsson is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Joel Ward is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Manny Fernandez has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Anton Khudobin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Adam Hall has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mikko Koivu is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Stephane Veilleux has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mike Hamilton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. David Perron has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Wes Walz remains sidelined with chest injury. Kurtis Foster remains sidelined with arm injury.



25-9-2008 Kurtis Foster resumes full training.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster has resumed full training after his arm injury.

25-9-2008 Taylor Dakers agrees on a contract.
Taylor Dakers has signed a one year deal with the Houston Aeros. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

25-9-2008 Will Engasser agrees on a contract.
Will Engasser has signed a one year deal with the Houston Aeros. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

25-9-2008 Wes Walz injured.
Wes Walz (MIN) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Dave Scatchard (ARI). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. They just want to be careful after what happened to my back last time - it doesn't feel very serious though, he said when he was taken off the ice.

23-9-2008 Matt Foy frustrated
Minnesota Wild right wing Matt Foy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Foy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 6th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 97 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 29 assists along with 106 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 4 PIM.


22-9-2008 Kurtis Foster injured.
Kurtis Foster (MIN) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Philippe Boucher (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. That was just good, clean, hard hitting hockey. If you think I look bad now you should see the other guy, he commented to the media.

20-9-2008 Matt Foy frustrated
Minnesota Wild right wing Matt Foy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Foy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 6th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 96 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 28 assists along with 106 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 4 PIM.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sandis Ozolinsh is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Matt Foy is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Manny Fernandez has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



16-9-2008 Mikko Koivu frustrated
Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Mikko Koivu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 144 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 22 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 4 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


14-9-2008 Derek Boogaard frustrated
Minnesota Wild right wing Derek Boogaard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Boogaard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 147 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 9 assists along with 252 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Minnesota Wild this season.


13-9-2008 Martin Skoula frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Martin Skoula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Martin Skoula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 649 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 158 assists along with 314 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


13-9-2008 Brent Burns frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brent Burns was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 196 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 37 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


12-9-2008 Brent Burns frustrated
Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brent Burns was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 195 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 37 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sandis Ozolinsh is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Branko Radijevic is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Manny Fernandez has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-9-2008 Mattias Weinhandl frustrated
Minnesota Wild left wing Mattias Weinhandl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Weinhandl was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 334 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 49 assists along with 140 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


4-9-2008 Mattias Weinhandl frustrated
Minnesota Wild left wing Mattias Weinhandl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Weinhandl was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 334 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 49 assists along with 140 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-9-2008 Adam Hall frustrated
Minnesota Wild right wing Adam Hall feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Hall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 398 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 60 assists along with 204 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


2-9-2008 Matt Foy frustrated
Minnesota Wild right wing Matt Foy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Foy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 6th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 91 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 25 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


2-9-2008 Josh Harding frustrated
Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Josh Harding was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 30 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 84 goals. The 24 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.


29-8-2008 Minnesota Wild name captain.
Minnesota Wild have named Wes Walz as the captain of the team.

29-8-2008 Mattias Weinhandl frustrated
Minnesota Wild left wing Mattias Weinhandl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Weinhandl was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 334 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 49 assists along with 140 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-6-2008 Keith Carney retires
Keith Carney has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2008 Training camp preview
Minnesota Wild will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Minnesota Wild and Houston Aeros:
- Brian Rolston C
- Sandis Ozolinsh D
- Martin Skoula D
- Petteri Nummelin D
- Wes Walz C
- Manny Fernandez G
- Mark Parrish R
- Kim Johnsson D
- Matt Foy R
- A.J. Thelen D
- Anton Khudobin G
- Todd White C
- Ryan Jones R
- Matt Kassian R
- Kurtis Foster D
- Clayton Stoner D
- Nick Schultz D
- Adam Hall R
- Mattias Weinhandl L
- Mikko Koivu C
- Peter Olvecky L
- Stephane Veilleux L
- Marcin Kolusz C
- Marco Rosa C
- Derek Boogaard R
- Dominic Moore C
- Branko Radijevic L
- Aaron Voros R
- Josh Harding G
- Jaroslav Kracik C
- Paul Albers D
- Shawn Belle D
- Danny Irmen R
- Brent Burns D
- Janne Jokila L
- Grigori Misharin D
- Mike Hamilton C
- Miroslav Kopriva G
- Ryan Hamilton L
- JF Plourde C
- Roman Voloshenko L
- Benoit Pouliot L
- Riley Emmerson D
- Colin Peters D
- Joel Ward R
- James Sheppard L
- Chris Ovington D
- David Perron L

Players reporting out of shape:
- Manny Fernandez G
- A.J. Thelen D
- Todd White C
- Ryan Jones R
- Kurtis Foster D
- Marcin Kolusz C
- Aaron Voros R
- Josh Harding G
- Danny Irmen R
- Roman Voloshenko L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Sandis Ozolinsh D
- Petteri Nummelin D
- Clayton Stoner D
- Jaroslav Kracik C
- Grigori Misharin D
- Mike Hamilton C
- David Perron L


30-6-2008 Paul Charles leaves team
Paul Charless contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Doug Risebrough leaves team
Doug Risebroughs contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Chris Snow leaves team
Chris Snows contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Thomas Steen leaves team
Thomas Steens contract has expired and he has left the team.

25-6-2008 Anton Khudobin returns
Minnesota Wild were delighted to hear that Anton Khudobin has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Mike Hamilton returns
Minnesota Wild were delighted to hear that Mike Hamilton has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 David Perron returns
Minnesota Wild were delighted to hear that David Perron has returned to the team.

24-6-2008 Mattias Weinhandl frustrated
Minnesota Wild left wing Mattias Weinhandl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Weinhandl was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 334 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 49 assists along with 140 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2008 praises Justin Shultz
Minnesota Wild head coach has praised young defenseman Justin Shultz in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Petteri Nummelin (Houston Aeros) UFA
-Jaroslav Kracik (Houston Aeros) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Janne Jokila (Houston Aeros) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Paul Charles(pro)
-Doug Risebrough(pro)
-Chris Snow(pro)
-Thomas Steen(pro)


20-6-2008 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $6 700 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $6 700 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

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