After two trades in two days, including dealing veteran Nino Niederreiter, the Wild showed again why general manager Paul Fenton has started a roster makeover.
In addition to scoring one of the biggest goals in Wild history, Nino Niederreiter will also be remembered as the first core piece subtracted by first-year general manager Paul Fenton.
Hours after winger Nino Niederreiter was traded to the Hurricanes, the Wild was flattened 3-0 by the Ducks.
Pontus Aberg skated at Xcel Energy Center with the Ducks on Wednesday and with the Wild this morning after being traded..
Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 3-0 loss to the Ducks on Thursday.
Sarah McLellan recaps the 3-0 loss to the Ducks in her Wild wrap-up.
Ducks goalie John Gibson recorded 37 saves for his second shutout of the season.
Nino Niederreiter was tied for fifth in goals scored in franchise history. Here's that top five:
The Wild gave up three first-period goals against Anaheim on Thursday night.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the acquisition of winger Pontus Aberg from the Ducks.
Just what is the Wild getting in Rask? Here's a primer:
Pontus Aberg has career highs in goals and assists already this season, and gives the Wild, which plays Anaheim on Thursday, a right shot up front.
Anaheim arrives in St. Paul mired in its longest losing streak in team history. The Ducks are 0-8-4 in their past 12 games.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau sees results after mulling changes.
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The Wild is paying $3 million or more to 11 current players. But the roster as it currently stands is highly paid, too old and too unproductive.
A diverse series of goals by the Wild is what it took to ultimately shrug off goaltender Jonathan Quick and the last-place Kings after losses against two of the NHL's other weakest teams.
Sarah McLellan recaps the 3-2 shootout win over the Kings in her Wild wrap-up.
Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 3-2 shootout win over the Kings.
Center Eric Staal scored his first goal in 10 games.