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The Wild Beat

Sarah McLellan is an Edmonton native. She graduated from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State, and covered the Coyotes for five years at the Arizona Republic before arriving at the Star Tribune in November 2017.


Wild's preseason schedule includes three games at the X, one in Iowa

The Wild will play seven preseason games, in which it will travel Colorado, Dallas and Winnipeg in addition to the games in St. Paul and Des Moines.


Former North Stars GM Ferreira named Wild senior advisor

Jack Ferreira was GM of the North Stars from 1988-1990.

Jack Ferreira, 73, has also been GM of the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.


Granlund is Finland's World Cup captain; 4 Minnesotans on Team USA

Granlund is Finland's World Cup captain; 4 Minnesotans on Team USA

Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov will also participate in the tournament after helping Russia to gold at the recent Olympic Games.


Zucker named finalist for NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Zucker named finalist for NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The Sedin twins and P.K. Subban are the other finalists for the award, which honors leadership and strong community work.


Wild signs two, including 50-goal scorer from Canadian junior league

Wild signs two, including 50-goal scorer from Canadian junior league

Forward Dmitry Sokolov tallied a career-high 96 points – including 50 goals – in 64 games in the Ontario Hockey League last season.


Wild signs Anas to two-year, two-way contract

Wild signs Anas to two-year, two-way contract

Iowa Wild forward Sam Anas led the AHL team in goals and set a single-season franchise record with 26 in 70 games.


Wild signs 19-year-old Shaw to entry-level deal

Wild signs 19-year-old Shaw to entry-level deal

The 19-year-old was a high scoring center for Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League.


Horrendous start headlines Wild's latest playoff demise

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) scrambles for a puck that bounced off his leg during the first period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey f

After getting creamed 5-0 by the Jets Friday at Bell MTS Place, the Wild has been eliminated in five games in back-to-back years.


Boudreau: Wild needs 'everybody on board' to stave off elimination

Boudreau: Wild needs 'everybody on board' to stave off elimination

"We're not a team that can survive with eight players playing good and the rest just being mediocre.," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said after Friday morning's workout in Winnipeg.


Rau, Murphy added as Wild shakes up things for Game 5

Rau, Murphy added as Wild shakes up things for Game 5

Needing an offensive spark after being shut out in Game 4, the Wild mixed up its look during practice Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.


Jets' Morrissey to have hearing today for cross-check on Staal

Josh Morrissey (44) and Eric Staal (12) in the first period.

Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety. A suspension would further subtract from an already depleted Jets blue line.


Boudreau: No penalty on cross-check to Staal cost Wild Game 4

Josh Morrissey (44) and Eric Staal (12) in the first period.

Tension on the ice escalated to a new level in Game 4 when center Eric Staal took a cross-check to the neck from Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey during a Wild power play. No penalty was called.


Boudreau: Wild still 'desperate hockey club' in 'must-win' Game 4

Boudreau: Wild still 'desperate hockey club' in 'must-win' Game 4

The Wild needs a victory tonight at the X to even the series; the Jets are still complaining that Marcus Foligno wasn't disciplined for a collision that has sidelined defenseman Tyler Myers.


Jets' top line quieted by Wild in Game 3 win

Jets' top line quieted by Wild in Game 3 win

The ability to have last change and influence the on-ice matchups more frequently seemed to be a reason why the Wild could start to claw its way back into the series.


Playoff newcomers shine in Wild's Game 3 win over Jets

Playoff newcomers shine in Wild's Game 3 win over Jets

Forwards Jordan Greenway and Marcus Foligno scored their first playoff goals, and defenseman Nick Seeler had two assists.


Wild glad to be home for Game 3 but not expecting easy challenge from Jets

Wild glad to be home for Game 3 but not expecting easy challenge from Jets

The Wild went 27-6-8 at home during the regular season, a source of confidence as it tries to recalibrate after a pair of losses in Winnipeg.


Jets return to Winnipeg from Duluth, will fly to MSP on Sunday morning

Passengers stood in Delta Airlines' special services line as they tried to rebook their flights after MSP grounded all flights due to the snow.

The team's plane was diverted to Duluth, but there was no way they could get to the Twin Cities on Saturday.


Wild in familiar 0-2 hole after overwhelmed by Jets

Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) takes down Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playo

The Wild is 0-2 in a playoff series for a fourth straight time.


Wild keeps same lineup, hopes for different results vs. Jets

Wild keeps same lineup, hopes for different results vs. Jets

That means it'll be up the group that was outshot 40-20 Wednesday in the 3-2 loss make that discrepancy shrink.


Wild looking to be 'more assertive' in Game 2 vs. Jets

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) checks Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin (25) during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff ser

The eagerness to improve for Game 2 Friday was front and center when the Wild regrouped Thursday.