Wild
July 19
Eden Prairie forward Jackson Blake (43) is ranked No. 52 among North American skaters in the NHL Draft, according to the Central Scouting Bureau.

Twenty top Minnesota prospects in the NHL Draft

Top-rated Minnesotans in the NHL draft, with overall rating among North American skaters from the Central Scouting Bureau
Wild
July 19
Goalie Kahkonen, defenseman Soucy offered to Seattle in expansion draft

Goalie Kahkonen, defenseman Soucy offered to Seattle in expansion draft

Although Kaapo Kahkonen and Carson Soucy had important roles with the Wild last season, here's why they were among the 21 players being made available to the Kraken.
Wild
July 19
The Wild is scheduled to play six preseason games before next season.

Wild announces six-game preseason schedule, including three at the X

The NHL is planning to go back to a normal schedule next season, and that includes the return of preseason action.
The Wild Beat
July 18
Forward Joseph Cramarossa signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Wild after splitting time last season between the NHL and minors.

Wild signs Joseph Cramarossa to two-year contract

Last season, Cramarossa split time between the minors and the Wild where the forward was a regular on the taxi squad.
Wild
July 18
Wild owner Craig Leipold, left, and General Manager Bill Guerin have shown a willingness to make bold, risky moves in trying to build a contender.

Scoggins: Wild's big mistake with Parise and Suter? There wasn't one

Wild owner Craig Leipold did what fans should hope pro sports owners do: invest, roll the dice and try to win the big one.
Wild
July 17
The Wild still has to re-sign Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala in an offseason that’s already been eventful for the team with the buyouts of Zach Par

The Wild is changing but expectations aren't

The Wild's shakeup continued this offseason with the buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but the expectation is still to win.
Wild
July 17

Bill Guerin's updated offseason to-do list

What are the remaining big tasks for the Wild GM this offseason?
Wild
July 16
Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen and defenseman Carson Soucy could go unprotected by the Wild in Seattle’s expansion draft.

Wild to submit protection list ahead of Seattle expansion draft

The Wild has until Saturday to send in the list of players it wants to protect from Seattle in the upcoming expansion draft.
Wild
July 16

Projected Wild protection list

A look at which players the Wild could look to protect heading into next Wednesday's expansion draft.
Curious Minnesota
July 16
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame building in Eveleth. It opened in 1973.

Why is the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame located in tiny Eveleth, Minnesota?

The Iron Range attraction is one of two hockey halls of fame in North America.
Wild
July 15
The Wild has undergone a dramatic makeover since General Manager Bill Guerin took over in 2019.

Wild transformation hits higher gear with Parise, Suter buyouts

General manager Bill Guerin was cautious when he took the job in 2019. But with time, he's shown he's not afraid to make bolder moves.
Wild
July 15
Zach Parise was dismissed by the Wild on Tuesday.

Parise: Sudden exit from Wild 'leaves a little bit of a sour taste'

A sense of closure also dawned on Zach Parise after he processed his dismissal from the Wild.
Wild
July 13
Kirill Kaprizov is due a big raise after earning NHL Rookie of the Year honors.

More spending money for Wild doesn't mean bigger deals for Kaprizov and Fiala

The Wild has more spending money after buying out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but Bill Guerin said this won't lead to more lucrative contracts for Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala.
Wild
July 13
“It’s a tough day,” Wild General Manager Bill Guerin said after the team bought out the contracts of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise on Tuesday.

Buying out Ryan Suter and Zach Parise — how it works for the Wild

Both players will be paid a total of $6.67 million, spread out over the next eight seasons.
Wild
July 13
Wild
July 13
Ryan Suter, left, and Zach Parise went from “face of franchise”-type players to cut.

Souhan: Wild wanted both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter gone

For the Wild to make this move, to ditch two still-valuable players while the team's stated intention is to win as much and as soon as possible, team management really got sick of these guys.
Wild
July 13
Zach Parise, right, and Ryan Suter, left, spent nine seasons together with the Wild before having their contracts bought out on Tuesday.

Cutting Parise, Suter together needed 'to keep moving forward,' Wild's GM says

The decision to release Zach Parise and Ryan Suter with four years remaining on their contracts 'was the cleanest way to go,' general manager Bill Guerin said Tuesday afternoon.
Wild
July 13
The Minnesota Wild introduced Ryan Suter, left, and Zach Parise at a press conference on July 09, 2012 in St. Paul.

Nine years ago, Parise and Suter put state of hockey into state of ecstasy

With the news that the Wild bought out the remaining four years of its historic contracts with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, it's worth remembering how monumental those deals were in 2012.
Sports
July 12
Minnesota North Stars' Brian Bellows (23) knocks the goal net off its post after he was sent crashing into it by Pittsburgh Penguins' Larry Murphy (55

Bellows: North Stars weren't really underdogs in Stanley Cup playoff run

It's a special week at Daily Delivery as host Michael Rand takes a look back at five high-profile sporting events that took place in the Twin Cities 30 years ago.
Wild
July 12
Fans at Met Center celebrated behind North Stars star Mike Modano during Game 3 of the Campbell Conference final against Edmonton, a 7-3 North Stars v

Still hard to believe, North Stars' postseason run in 1991 was a stunner

Second of a six-part series: Little in the early days of the 1990-91 NHL season pointed to the North Stars playing for the Stanley Cup. But eight months later Minnesota was on a rollicking ride.