1. Northwest Division Center Rankings

    The Northwest Division is known for its goaltending and defense. The division also has some very good forwards, especially at the center position. Shawn Horcoff has quietly become a very good NHL player for the Edmonton Oilers...

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  2. Northwest Division Left Wing Rankings

    The Northwest Division is known for it strong goaltending and defensive play, but there are some good forwards. The center position is stronger, but the division has some very good left wings...

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  3. Northwest Division Defensemen Rankings

    The Northwest Division has some very good defensemen. The defensemen in the division vary in talent. Most of the top defensemen have offensive ability, but won't are not afraid to be physical...

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  4. Northwest Division Goaltender Rankings

    The Northwest Division has some of the best goaltenders in the NHL. There is a lot of experience in those goaltenders. Four of the five starters in the division are at least 30-years-old...

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  5. Northwest Division Rankings: Coaches

    The Northwest Division will have plenty of new faces behind the benches this season. Four of the five teams in the division has made a coaching change. The Jacques Lemaire stepped down as the Minnesota Wild's coach right after the season ended...

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  6. Minnesota Wild Top Prospects: No. 5-1

    The Minnesota Wild have plenty of prospects in the system. I am ranking the top 15 in a three-part series. To be a prospect, I took any player under 25 years old and played less than 25 games in the NHL...

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  7. Minnesota Wild Top Prospects: No. 10-6

    The Minnesota Wild have plenty of prospects in the system. I am ranking the top 15 in a three part series. To be a prospect, I took any player under 25 years old and played less than 25 games in the NHL...

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  8. Minnesota Wild Top Prospects: No. 15-11

    The Minnesota Wild has plenty of prospects in the system. I am ranking the top 15 of them in a three part series. To be a prospect, I took any player that is under 25-years-old and played less than 25 games in the NHL...

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  9. Three Reasons The Minnesota Wild Missed The Playoffs

    The Minnesota Wild had a disappointing season, despite coming within one point of making the playoffs. There were several factors that led the Wild to go from the Northwest Division winners to watching the playoffs on television...

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  10. Minnesota Wild Free Agent Breakdown: Forwards

    The Minnesota Wild had one free agent forward target, until he signed elsewhere on Wednesday. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said that Saku Koivu was the last free agent the Wild would pursue to fill the No...

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  11. Minnesota Wild Free Agent Breakdown: Defensemen

    The Minnesota Wild are set on the blueline. The Wild returns four top defenseman, has another that played significant mintues with the team, has a few in the AHL that may be NHL ready and signed two free agents...

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  12. Minnesota Wild Free Agent Breakdown: Goaltenders

    The Minnesota Wild are set at goaltender - right now anyway. The goaltending situation for the Wild hinges upon the future of restricted free agent Josh Harding...

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  13. Wild Heading Into Free Agency; Gaborik Probably Will Not Return

    The Minnesota Wild has some holes to fill as it prepares for free agency. Free agency begins at 11 am central Wednesday and the team's all-time leading goal scorer has not been resigned...

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  14. Minnesota Wild Concludes Draft; Acquires Brodziak from Oilers

    The Minnesota Wild selected eight players in the 2009 NHL draft, which began Friday with the first round and concluded Saturday with rounds two through seven...

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  15. 2009 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview: Minnesotans

    The Minnesota Wild has not selected many players from their home state. The first Minnesotan the Wild selected was Jake Riddle, a big winger from Fridley, in the eighth round of the 2001 draft...

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  16. 2009 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview: Centers

    The Minnesota Wild has more depth at center than it does on the wings, but a center is more likely to be its first-round pick in the NHL Draft Friday. It has four returning centers in Mikko Koivu, James Sheppard, Eric Belanger, and Peter Olvecky...

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  17. 2009 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview: Left and Right Wings

    The Minnesota Wild has some good wings. The severity of the need to select a left or right wing hinders on Marian Gaborik. The team’s first ever draft pick and most prolific goal scorer in team history is set to become a free agent July 1...

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  18. Five Questions Surrounding the Minnesota Golden Gopher Football Team

    It has been awhile since the University of Minnesota football has been at the of the Big Ten Conference at the end of a season...

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  19. 2009 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview: Defensemen

    The deepest position in the organization for the Minnesota Wild is on the blue line. The defensemen are led by current Wild players Brent Burns and Nick Schultz and prospects Tyler Cuma, Marco Scandella, Justin Falk, and Maxim Noreau...

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  20. 2009 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview; Goaltenders

    The Minnesota Wild does not need immediate goaltending help with Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding. The depth in the organization, however, is very thin. The lone prospect in the professional ranks is Anton Khudobin...

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  21. Backstrom Finishes Behind Thomas in Vezina Trophy Award Voting

    Despite finishing in the top five in the NHL in wins, goals against average, save percentage, and shutouts, Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom did not win the Vezina Trophy Thursday at the NHL award banquet in Las Vegas...

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  22. Backstrom Is Lone Minnesota Wild Finalist at NHL Awards Banquet

    Niklas Backstrom looks to win his first Vezina Trophy award Thursday at the NHL awards banquet in Las Vegas. It is the first time the NHL is holding its awards banquet in Las Vegas...

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  23. Who Will Be Richards' Assistants with the Minnesota Wild?

    The Minnesota Wild have followed a plan this offseason. First, the Wild hired a hockey legacy in Chuck Fletcher to become the second general manager in team history...

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  24. Todd Richards Announced as Wild's New Head Coach

    Earlier Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild announced the hiring of Todd Richards to be the second head coach in team history. Richards was the assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks last season...

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  25. Penguins and Red Wings Take Different Approaches to Building a Champion

    The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings in game seven of the Stanley Cup finals Friday. Last year, the Red Wings defeated the Penguins in six games to win the Cup...

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