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With Parise out, Wild face test of depth

November 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Since the first day of training camp, the Minnesota Wild have raved about the depth on their roster.
Mike Yeo has called this the deepest team in his four years as head coach. It’s a team that blends youth and experience, Ryan …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Talent, wit and skin color help Dumba stand out

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Matt Dumba doesn’t know his exact racial heritage, but it didn’t take him long to notice he was different from nearly every other hockey player.
With his dark skin, the Wild defenseman felt singled out on the ice when he was …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Talent, wit and skin color help Dumba stand out

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Matt Dumba doesn’t know his exact racial heritage, but it didn’t take him long to notice he was different from nearly every other hockey player.
With his dark skin, the Wild defenseman felt singled out on the ice when he was …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wild’s Vanek feels sense of belonging

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Before his first preseason game in St. Paul three weeks ago, Thomas Vanek sat alone at his new stall in the Minnesota Wild’s locker room.
Normally not one to get all sentimental, Vanek took a few minutes to himself, looking at …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wild’s Vanek feels sense of belonging

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Before his first preseason game in St. Paul three weeks ago, Thomas Vanek sat alone at his new stall in the Minnesota Wild’s locker room.
Normally not one to get all sentimental, Vanek took a few minutes to himself, looking at …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Long lines at REA isn’t deterring hockey fans

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Kathy and Nathan Britten weren’t expecting the line to be as long as it was Tuesday when they pulled up to the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.
The two lifelong hockey fans had just finished their 65-mile drive from Karlstad, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Parise feels at home during Cullen’s golf tournament

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

OXBOW — Zach Parise was 250 miles away from the Twin Cities and Xcel Energy Center on Friday morning at the Oxbow Country Club, but the Minnesota Wild left winger felt right at home.
Parise, a former University of North Dakota standout, was in the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Martinez nets 2OT winner, Kings win Stanley Cup

June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Forrest Lee
The Sports Xchange
LOS ANGELES — Alec Martinez tipped in a rebound with 5:17 left in double overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to their second Stanley Cup title in three years in a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers before …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bryzgalov is No. 1 in Wild’s universe

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

DENVER — Much of Ilya Bryzgalov’s thinking is done out loud, but he’s no bore. When he talks, his Minnesota Wild teammates listen.
“I can just sit there and listen to him talk for a while and I’ll have a smile on my face, for sure,” lead…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota sneaks past Hurricanes

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

By David Droschak
The Sports Xchange
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Minnesota Wild is living off of confidence, the game’s hottest goalie and a ton of ice time from defenseman Ryan Suter.
Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville all scored in the sh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com