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Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Minnesota Wild players celebrate after scoring during the first period on Saturday against Nashville.

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.

Fair play? Parise questions double standard of penalty calls at net

Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban, right, pushes down Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise last Saturday.

Few players — especially lately, it seems — get mugged as frequently as Zach Parise does around the opposing net.


Wild signs Ryan Carter, recalls Zac Dalpe; Pulkkinen on waivers

The Wild's five-day bye ends with a 5 p.m. practice Sunday.


Video shows Iowa Wild's Kurtis Gabriel in fight near locker room

The Wild minor-league enforcer could be facing discipline from the American Hockey League.


Wild's week ahead

The Wild wraps up a long homestand Monday night.


Out 40 years, 'Slap Shot' still resonates with players half that age

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.


One line does all the damage as Chicago powers past Wild

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.


Souhan: Old nemesis Blackhawks return, but Wild has new stature

For once, the Blackhawks won a game against Minnesota and could feel they proved something, because this is the best Wild team in history.


Wild Minute: Toews lights up Xcel Energy Center

The Chicago Blackhawks captain scored three goals and two assists in a 5-3 win over Minnesota.


Postgame: Blackhawks send Wild into bye with a stinging defeat

The Wild made it a game in the end, but it was outplayed for good chunks of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Chicago


Wild-Chicago game recap

A look back at Tuesday's game.


St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing

General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off.


Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

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.


Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

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.


Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated

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.


Wild-Chicago game preview

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.


Three months on fire: Wild's hot line scoring, staying together

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.


Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall

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.


Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked

Why would the Wild call up Tyler Graovac for Tuesday's game when they begin a five-day break right after playing Chicago?