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Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (41) / 7/31/1973
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Minnesota's power play has been struggling.
The Wild have posted a record of 18-4-1 since the All-Star break, but the power play has scored just seven goals on 56 opportunities. Minnesota has gone 3-for-35 over the past 15 contests. Monday's practice focused heavily on making improvements and Matt Dumba was moved to the first unit. Mar 17 - 10:55 AM

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Don't be surprised if Minnesota trades for a defenseman to bolster its blueline.

The Wild are allegedly looking at Columbus Blue Jacket, Jordan Leopold, who was a star with the University of Minnesota years ago. Others that may be of interest to Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher are Jeff Petry, Zbynek Michalek, Andrej Meszaros and Jan Hejda. Stay tuned.
Feb 28 - 1:27 PM
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Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is interested in adding some depth to his roster at the trade deadline.

"If we can upgrade a certain area, obviously we'll always look to do that," he said. "But at a minimum, you want to make sure your depth is good. We have to make sure we know when our injured players are coming back. We could be fine. But I want to make sure." The team has Jason Zucker out until mid-May, while Ryan Carter and Matt Cooke are listed as week-to-week. On the back end, it's unclear when Jared Spurgeon will return from what is believed to be concussion-like symptoms.
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Mike Yeo believes that advanced stats can be a useful tool if used correctly.

"We try to use as many stats as we can," Yeo said. "But sometimes too much can get in the way of other things too. I think like anything else, it’s a useful tool. And as a coach you have to decide what’s important, what’s relevant and what isn’t." The Wild coach mentioned that he doesn't use advanced stats for game-to-game decisions, but more for long-term evaluations. The NHL added an advanced stats page to their website on Friday.
Feb 21 - 11:42 AM
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Minnesota wants to improve their home record.

The Wild own a 2-4-4 record at the Xcel Energy Center since Dec. 17. "We have to get better at home, that's for sure," coach Mike Yeo said. "We've always prided ourselves on being a good home team and playing well in front of our fans, and recently, we haven’t been as good as we need to be. The road trip was great. But coming back home, we have an opportunity to continue to push forward here." Minnesota has a mark of 11-7-5 at home this year after the club started the year with a 7-1 record.
Feb 3 - 10:41 AM
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Minnesota coach Mike Yeo lost it on his players during Wednesday's practice.

He slammed his stick on the ice and yelled at them for practicing the way they were after performing poorly during games. The fuming coach then slammed his stick against the glass and stormed off the ice. "I think Yeozie lost it here," winger Thomas Vanek said. "He's been pretty good with us, staying upbeat. We played well last night. It's not good when you lose a hockey game. That was his message. He didn't like how some of us practiced and came out, so those things happen." The Wild have dropped 13 of their last 20 games, so this tirade was probably something that had been brewing for a while.
Jan 7 - 3:12 PM
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Minnesota is still looking to turn around their 29th-ranked power play.

The Wild have seven goals on 73 opportunities for a 9.4 percent success rate and the club has recorded just one marker with the man advantage on the road. Minnesota needs to get Zach Parise going. He has one power-play goal this year after he scored 14 a year ago.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:38:00 AM
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The Minnesota Wild power play has struggled mightily this season.

The Wild went 0 for 3 on the man advantage last night to bring their season total to 6 for 62 (9.7%), which is good for 28th in the NHL. "There’s a lot of guys that are there based on what they’ve done in the past, and every coach is going to operate like that," coach Mike Yeo said. "But it comes to the point that what you’ve done also involves this season, too." Minnesota also failed to convert on a 6-on-4 power play late in the third period of their 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay and Yeo was not happy with his team passing up shots. "For a team that hasn’t scored a lot of goals on the road, we seem to be willing to pass up opportunities to shoot a puck on a scoring chance," Yeo said.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 09:18:00 AM
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It took 10 games but the Minnesota Wild finally scored on the power play.

The Wild had gone the entire month of October and nine games without a single power-play goal until Saturday night when they scored two against Dallas in a 4-1 win. That's pretty amazing considering the Wild have an outstanding 7-3 record. Thomas Vanek and Nino Niederreiter scored with the man advantage to finally break the dubious streak. Minnesota has excellent offensive players so we don't anticipate that its power play will be a problem going forward.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 12:59:00 PM
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The Minnesota Wild have played sound defensive hockey so far this season.

The Wild allow only one goal per game on average, and also allow just 22.2 shots per game. They are first in the NHL in both those categories. Minnesota has a lot of offensive talent up front, but seeing those big-name players play well defensively is impressive.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 12:41:00 PM
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Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo plans to let his three healthy goaltenders battle it out for the starting role in the pre-season.

"The plan for the first three preseason games is… to give everybody equal playing time," said Yeo. "We’ll determine who to give a greater workload to from there." Yeo went on to say that his goaltenders will receive a boost this season due to Minnesota’s improved scoring abilities. During the second half of last season the Wild offense found their stride, and with the Thomas Vanek signing the team should produce sufficient offense for Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:46:00 PM
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Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold has been very happy with what GM Chuck Fletcher has done with the team.

Under Fletcher, the Wild have gone through a swift rebuilding process to establish a capable core around Mikko Koivu and major free agent signings Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. "I like his style," Leipold said of Fletcher. "His style fits well with our relationship. It's important for the GM and owner to be in sync. He knows what my end game is here and that’s it. We want to bring the Cup here. That's why we're all driven." Leipold pointed to the Wild's success when it comes to drafting and developing prospects under Fletcher as his biggest contribution and the reason the signings of Parise and Suter have worked out so far.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 09:58:00 AM
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The Minnesota Wild made Mike Yeo's multi-year contract extension official with a press conference on Friday.

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher took the opportunity to praise the Yeo's ability to handle distractions. He used the Wild's barrage of goaltending injuries this season as an indicator that Yeo can overcome adversity. The Wild bench boss has a 104-82-26 record in the regular season.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 03:46:00 PM
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Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo's announced multi-year extension is reportedly a three-year deal.

Yeo's contract is believed to be worth nearly $3 million. "Very well-deserved," Zach Parise said. "I think he did a really good job — [the entire coaching staff] all did a really good job — down the stretch for us, especially in the playoffs. I mean, we were really prepared. We knew exactly what to expect. We exploited weaknesses. It's a big chess game, the playoffs. I think they did a really good job making adjustments on the fly. It was real impressive." Yeo has a 104-82-26 record with Minnesota.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 10:46:00 AM
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The Minnesota Wild have officially announced a multi-year contract extension with head coach Mike Yeo.

"Mike has done a very good job the last three seasons as our Head Coach and we look forward to his leadership going forward," said GM Chuck Fletcher in a press release. Yeo has posted a record of 104-82-26 with the Wild and he's helped the team make the playoffs twice.
Sat, May 31, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Charlie Coyle
4Kyle Brodziak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Sean Bergenheim
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
5Jason Zucker
6Matt Cooke
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Ryan Carter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Matt Dumba
7Jordan Leopold
8Christian Folin
9Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom