• Minnesota Wild v San Jose Sharks

    Dany Heatley signs with the Anaheim Ducks

    Free agent forward Dany Heatley signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks today. The deal is reportedly for $1 million. Heatley, 33, played the final three seasons of his 6-year, $45...

  • Minnesota Wild v New Jersey Devils

    Matt Moulson Inks Deal With the Buffalo Sabres

    Matt Moulson is now officially a member of the Buffalo Sabres, again. The 30-year-old left winger from North York, Ontario agreed to a five year, $25 million contract. The deal is worth an...

  • New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders

    Interview with 1995 Cup Winner, Tom Chorske

    On the eve of the 19th Anniversary of the New Jersey Devils winning their first Stanley Cup, I was honored to be able to speak with a member of that 1995...

  • Colorado Avalanche v St. Louis Blues

    NHL Central Division Top Fighters

    Prior to the 2013-14 season, I  compiled a list containing the top fighters for each team in the NHL. I also made projections as to who might be the top tough...

  • Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Six

    Patrick Kane: Showtime

    There are a lot of words that you can use to describe Patrick Kane; such as elusive, fast, determined, skilled, or even just plain AMAZING; at least as of late. You...

  • Patrick Sharp

    Missing: Where is Patrick Sharp?

    Patrick Sharp is well known for his hot streaks, highlighted by big goals in big situations. But in these Stanley Cup Playoffs, Hawks fans are left wondering: where is Patrick Sharp? The...

  • Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild - Game Six

    3 Rounds: Blackhawks Conquer Wild, Punch Ticket To WCF

    The defending Stanley Cup champions have done it again. Courtesy of yet another game-winning overtime goal by Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild for the second year in...

  • Bryan Bickell

    Bryan Bickell Earning Off-Season Extension

    Bryan Bickell and the Blackhawks agreed to a four-year $16 million contract extension in the off-season last year after he played a big role in helping the team hoist the Stanley...

  • Chicago Blackhawks v Nashville Predators

    With Andrew Shaw Still Out, So is the Blackhawks Intensity

    Andrew Shaw suffered a lower body injury in Game 2 of these Western Conference quarterfinals against the Minnesota Wild (Andrew Shaw Sports Injury Alert profile). He missed game 3 as well...

  • Wild Blackhawks

    3 Rounds Preview: Wild Versus Blackhawks

    After rallying back from a 2-0 series deficit to eliminate the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ journey continues as they face...

  • Nino Niederreiter

    Three Rounds: Avalanche Finally Bitten by Poor Possession

    Before we delve into a breakdown of this series between the Avalanche and Wild, I’d like to appreciate how exciting this series was. Seven great games filled with fast-paced, high-scoring hockey....

  • Colorado Avalanche practice

    Matt Duchene back for Colorado in Game Six

    With the Colorado Avalanche heading to Minnesota looking to close out their first round series with the Wild in game six, things just got a little bit tougher for the Wild. ...

  • Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Matt Cooke Suspended Seven Games

    The NHL Department of Player safety announced today that Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended for seven games as a result of his knee on knee hit on Colorado...

  • Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    3 Rounds: Jury Still Out on Colorado and Minnesota

    Three games into the first-round matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild, the series remains up for grabs. Colorado currently leads 2-1, having won their two home games, and dropping Game...

  • Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Tyson Barrie Leaves Game After Knee From Matt Cooke

    Tyson Barrie, defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche, was forced to leave Monday’s Game 3 in his team’s playoff matchup against the Minnesota Wild after sustaining an obvious knee injury. He was...

  • CHICAGO, IL - MAY 03:  Jason Zucker #16 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 5-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    A Wild, risky move paying off for Minnesota in Des Moines

    The Iowa Wild have been participating in the AHL out of Des Moines, Iowa for just one season and they have already done what the past franchises in IA couldn’t: Making...

  • DENVER, CO. - MARCH 29: Colorado Avalanche center, Matt Duchene, skates back to the bench moments after getting colliding with Jamie McGinn,  early in the first period against the San Jose Sharks Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Center March 29, 2014. Duchene sat the bench momentarily and then headed into the locker room a knee injury. (Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post)

    Matt Duchene Likely Out For Entire First Round Series

    According to head coach Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to have their leading scorer Matt Duchene available at any point during their first round series with the Minnesota Wild. ...

  • Koivu Landeskog

    3 Rounds Preview: Avalanche vs Wild

    3 Rounds is a three-part series.  Writers select what they feel is the most important individual match-up in the upcoming playoff series and give it an in-depth preview. The second piece...

  • Colorado Avalanche v Edmonton Oilers

    Internet Hotstove: Colorado Avalanche

    Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal...

  • Minnesota Wild v Los Angeles Kings

    Internet Hotstove: Minnesota Wild

    Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal...

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