With the Wild's bye ending with a 5 p.m. practice Sunday and the trade deadline Wednesday at 2 p.m., it's a good time for a Russo's Rants Q and A.
If the Wild wants to survive potential injuries and fatigue during the stretch run and chore through what it hopes is four playoff rounds, improving the forward depth may be the team's biggest need.
Few players — especially lately, it seems — get mugged as frequently as Zach Parise does around the opposing net.
The Wild's five-day bye ends with a 5 p.m. practice Sunday.
The Wild minor-league enforcer could be facing discipline from the American Hockey League.
The Wild wraps up a long homestand Monday night.
A small but meaningful sample size — a Gophers men’s hockey locker room filled with players half the movie’s age — agree “Slap Shot” is alive, well and still quoted with abundance.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, 13 days after scoring twice against the Wild, lit Minnesota up with three goals and two assists in the Wild's last game before a bye week.
For once, the Blackhawks won a game against Minnesota and could feel they proved something, because this is the best Wild team in history.
The Chicago Blackhawks captain scored three goals and two assists in a 5-3 win over Minnesota.
The Wild made it a game in the end, but it was outplayed for good chunks of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Chicago
A look back at Tuesday's game.
General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off.
With a win over Chicago, the Wild would leap over Washington for the most points in the NHL before a five-day break. Expect a playoff-type atmosphere at the X.
It's not often that a team is so secure with its position in the standings that it can enter into a few weeks' worth of experimentation two months before the playoffs.
This time a year ago, a healthy percentage of the Twin Cities sporting public rooted for two outcomes: Richard Pitino to be fired and Chuck Fletcher to overhaul the Wild roster.
A victory would give the Wild the most wins and points in the NHL. The Wild can become the first team with 40 wins and 86 points, which would be one short of last season's 82-game total.
The Mikael Granlund-Mikko Koivu-Jason Zucker line has been a force for the Wild, scoring 110 points since the players became a unit three months ago.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said the medical staff will decide if Dumba's injury is such that he can play Tuesday or if another six days off would be smarter.
Why would the Wild call up Tyler Graovac for Tuesday's game when they begin a five-day break right after playing Chicago?