Tag Archives: Minnesota Wild

  • 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 […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 11/8/11 — Niklas Backstrom

    Stat Line Of The Night — 11/8/11 — Niklas Backstrom

    The Minnesota Wild may not have been the best team on the ice at the Saddledome last night, but they had the best goalie, and that was all they needed. After backing up Josh Harding for four straight games, all Wild wins, Niklas Backstrom was given the opportunity to return to the starting role, and […]

  • Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck Punches A Referee (Video)

    Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck Punches A Referee (Video)

    One week ago I said that soccer, not hockey, may be the toughest sport to officiate.  After watching NHL linesman Darren Gibbs take a punch to the face from Cal Clutterbuck, I think I’d like to retract that statement. The incident occurred during a fight between the Wild’s Clutterbuck and the Vancouver Canucks’ Maxim Lapierre.  […]

  • Sens’ Chris Neil Drills Wild’s Clayton Stoner (Video)

    Sens’ Chris Neil Drills Wild’s Clayton Stoner (Video)

    After losing their first two games of the season, the Ottawa Senators found themselves trailing the Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-0 during the second period of last night’s game.  They were looking for some sort of spark to turn their season around, and they finally found it, in the form of a bone-crushing […]

  • Josh Harding’s Goalie Mask Will Honor NHLers Who Passed Away This Summer

    Josh Harding’s Goalie Mask Will Honor NHLers Who Passed Away This Summer

    Throughout his hockey career, Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding has had many different teammates.  Among those who Harding has shared a locker room with are Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Pavol Demitra.  Harding played with Rypien from 2001-04, while both were members of the WHL’s Regina Pats.  As for Boogaard and Demitra, they have both […]

  • The Dallas Stars Are Going Golfing! (Video)

    The Dallas Stars Are Going Golfing! (Video)

    Last night, the Dallas Stars were provided with the perfect opportunity to make a return to the NHL playoffs following a two year hiatus.  With the Chicago Blackhawks blowing their chance to clinch the final spot in the Western Conference after losing to the Detroit Red Wings earlier in the day, all the Stars had […]