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Moving on from past is first step in this NHL offseason

Jul. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

It's hard for Duncan Keith to say goodbye to yesterday. Pekka Rinne and Kevan Miller, too. Even more difficult for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter because it wasn't their call. Moving on from the past is an early theme of the NHL offseason. Chicago traded...

Minnesota Wild buy out Parise and Suter contracts

Jul. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

Nine years after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed twin contracts together worth nearly $200 million with the Minnesota Wild, they are being bought out together in a stunning turn of events early in the NHL offseason. General manager Bill Guerin made the announcement...

Wild sign Joel Eriksson Ek to $42M, 8-year contract

Jul. 02, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed forward Joel Eriksson Ek to a $42 million, eight-year contract Friday that carries an an annual salary cap hit of $5.25 million. Eriksson Ek had a career-high 30 points on 19 goals and 11 assists in 56 games last season....

Detroit Red Wings hire Alex Tanguay as assistant coach

Jun. 30, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired assistant coach Alex Tanguay. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the announcement on Wednesday, filling an opening that was created when the team and Dan Bylsma decided he would not return next season. ...

Former NHL player Tom Kurvers dies at 58 from lung cancer

Jun. 22, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday after a battle with lung cancer, the team and University of Minnesota-Duluth said. He was 58. Kurvers served as Minnesota’s assistant general manager since...

Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin wins Lady Byng Memorial trophy

Jun. 19, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin won the Lady Byng Memorial trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct Saturday, becoming the fourth blue-liner to win the award. The 27-year-old from Denver received 73 of 100 first-place votes submitted...

Twins take lead on consecutive wild pitches, top Rangers 3-2

Jun. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are getting healthier and will take any break they can get as the two-time defending AL Central champions try to get out of last place in their division. A twofer in Texas on Saturday could end up being a boost. ...

Wild hire longtime NHL GM Ray Shero as senior advisor

Jun. 09, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild hired longtime NHL general manager Ray Shero on Wednesday as a senior advisor to general manager Bill Guerin, who played for and worked under Shero with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Shero was fired last year by New Jersey, midway...

Wild brass praise Parise for his handling of benching

Jun. 03, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Relegated to the fourth line down the stretch of Minnesota's season and left off the ice for the beginning of the playoffs, Zach Parise was not pleased with his diminished role. The people responsible understood his frustration as well as anyone. ...

Wild show promise, despite latest one-and-done in playoffs

May. 29, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

In the end, the Minnesota Wild were left with another early exit from the playoffs. Still, this truncated season, while fully enveloped by COVID-19 protocols, looked a little bit like a new beginning. Pivoting further away from the core and identity...