Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2013 Stanley Cup Review in Photos

Although the Wild was out of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs pretty quickly, all us MN Wild fans still loved watching all the hockey because we are TRUE hockey fans. Monday we say some great hockey where the Blackhawks got two goals in a short period of time and won Game Six with a tight score of 3-2. I can only imagine how Patrick Kane tore up the town after the game.

We found these great pictures of the game from the Huffington Post:

The one thing I can think of when looking through the pictures I found here was beard, beard, beard, beard. 

Great job, Blackhawks! Even though it just ended, we can't wait for hockey season to start back up. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Snapchat the Wild!

We LOVE the new phase that all the kids with smartphones are going through - snapchat! A way to send quick pictures that delete after 10 seconds! If we could send a snapchat of any Wild player during a game, we would pick Zach Parise AND Ryan Suter. Take a look at the picture we included in this blog post, so classic of those two cuties! What snapchats would you send to your friends while you are at a Wild game? Start brainstorming now before NHL season! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Josh Harding wins Masterton Trophy!

It is an exciting time for Minnesota Wild fans! Our very own Josh Harding has won the Masterton Trophy. Now, what's that, you may ask? The Masterton Trophy is the NHL award for player best exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. This is quite a feat, and such a great accomplishment for Harding, as he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis this past fall. We are so so proud of you, Josh!

Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding stops a shot during the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks in April. Harding won the NHL's Masterton Trophy on Friday.

Monday, June 10, 2013

MN Wild Summer Road Tour June 24th-26th

Wild fans, get ready!! The Minnesota Wild Summer road tour will have three different groups of players who will be on the road, covering 18 cities in three different states from June 24th through the 26th.

The first group will be Charlie Coyle, Jason Zucker, and former player Wes Walz (Ah!!). These three charmers will be in Moorehead and Park Rapids, June 24, Wadena and Alexandria, June 25, and St. Cloud and Hutchinson on June 26th.

The second group will be Josh Harding and Nate Prosser. They will be in Ely and Virginia June 24th, Two Harbors and Cloquet June 25th, and Brainerd and Elk River June 26th. This is perfect for all those hockey fans up north who may not get the chance to come to the cities to see a Wild game.

And last, but not least, the third group will be Clayton Stoner and Darcy Kuemper. They will travel to Eau Claire Wisc., and La Crosse Wisc. June 24th, Cedar Rapids Iowa and Des Moines Iowa, June 26th. Got to get to those Wisconsin and Iowa fans!

Mark your calendar and try to meet up with these Wild players!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Minnesota Wild currently owe $55.8 million to 17 players in 2013-14

Here's the economic break down: The Minnesota Wild currently owe $55.8 million to 17 players in 2013-14. Woo. With the salary cap reducing to $64.3 million next season, we know they are going to have to be economically efficient in their spending, but that's all right, they can do it.

The Minnesota Wild team has plenty of firepower with a strong top line, obviously like Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville, along with those three young kids, Charlie Coyle, Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund. They would be wise to re-sign Matt Cullen, the player that has had a positive influence on both winger Devin Setoguchi and Zucker.

We just hope the Wild knows what they are doing when they pay out their salary to their players. There is a lot of money at stake here.