Tag Archives: Minnesota Wild

  • Stat Line of the Night — 1/8/2014 — Justin Fontaine

    Stat Line of the Night — 1/8/2014 — Justin Fontaine

    Through the first 38 games of his NHL career, Minnesota Wild right winger Justin Fontaine had scored a respectable eight goals.  In game 39 of his NHL career, he added three more to his career totals. Despite seeing only 13:23 of ice time, Fontaine was still able to record his first career hat-trick.  And those […]

  • Wild Defenseman Jonas Brodin Takes a Puck to the Face (GIF)

    Wild Defenseman Jonas Brodin Takes a Puck to the Face (GIF)

    For the longest time in the NHL, having teeth knocked out has just been considered “part of the game.” If you still had a pretty smile, the thinking went, you probably were not playing hockey the right way. More recently, however, thinking has begun to shift. Guys are still getting their teeth knocked out, of […]

  • Wild Defenseman Keith Ballard Takes a Puck to the Face (GIF)

    Wild Defenseman Keith Ballard Takes a Puck to the Face (GIF)

    Hockey is one dangerous sport. If you’re not falling face-first to the ice, you’re almost getting your face sliced off or taking a puck to the kisser. Last night in Buffalo, the Minnesota Wild’s Keith Ballard was just the latest NHLer to experience this last bit of pleasantness. It wasn’t a slap shot or anything, […]

  • Wild’s Mike Rupp Breaks His Skate Blade, Hilarity Ensues (Video)

    Wild’s Mike Rupp Breaks His Skate Blade, Hilarity Ensues (Video)

    Mike Rupp‘s bone-crushing checks are enough to make any player a little wobbly on their skates.  He threw a total of six of them during Game One of the Wild’s first round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks last night, and wouldn’t you know it, his final check of the evening would actually leave Rupp himself unbalanced on […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Almond vs. Shaw — 4/1/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Almond vs. Shaw — 4/1/12

    It was a busy day of fisticuffs in the NHL yesterday, as a brawl between players and coaches unfolded during a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the other five games on Sunday’s schedule helped contribute an additional six fights to the day’s total.  And while the Pens and Flyers clearly […]

  • Canadiens’ Alexi Emelin Destroys Teammate Erik Cole With Hip Check (Video)

    Canadiens’ Alexi Emelin Destroys Teammate Erik Cole With Hip Check (Video)

    In an earlier post on Devin Setoguchi’s comical shootout failure from last night, I happened to mention that for once, “it wasn’t the Habs embarrassing themselves.”  Truth be told, that statement isn’t entirely true.  Sure, the Canadiens weren’t the most embarrassing team on the ice during last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild, but it […]

  • Devin Setoguchi Blows A Tire During Shootout FAIL! (Video)

    Devin Setoguchi Blows A Tire During Shootout FAIL! (Video)

    Being friends with several fans of the Montreal Canadiens, I have been afforded the privilege of watching that inept team embarrass themselves on the ice game in and game out this season.  It has been quite entertaining at times, however, in a rather unusual turn of events, it wasn’t the Habs embarrassing themselves last night.  […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Parros vs. Kassian  — 2/14/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Parros vs. Kassian — 2/14/12

    As most of you already know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  So while lovers everywhere were busy exchanging gifts (among other things) in an effort to show their love for one another, George Parros of the Anaheim Ducks and Matt Kassian of the Minnesota Wild were busy exchanging punches in an effort to spark their respective […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — McLeod vs. Stoner — 2/2/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — McLeod vs. Stoner — 2/2/12

    Throughout the opening 27 minutes of last night’s game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild, Cody McLeod made it know that he would do everything he could to get in the head and/or under the skin of the Wild players.  Finally, Clayton Stoner had heard enough of McLeod’s trash-talking, so he decided to […]