Matt Cooke found himself in a universally enviable position last week -- whacking a reporter in the face. Only it wasn't intentional. Seriously. SEE ALSO: Matt Cooke: The soul of an agitator Watch in the GIF below as the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello checks the Wild forward. Cooke's stick rockets into ... More >>
The Wild's Zach Parise has been named leader of a small army known as the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team, which is expected later this month to invade the resort coastal city of Sochi, Russia. Friday's announcement brings an end to speculation of the last few weeks about which American-born player w ... More >>
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
With Josh Harding out for a few games for multiple sclerosis treatment, Niklas Backstrom has been holding down the net-minding duties for the Wild.SEE ALSO: Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner photographed holding severed grizzly bear head [PHOTOS] Suffice it to say the results haven't been pretty. Backs ... More >>
The Wild left wing has been called the dirtiest player in hockey, but he intends to prove the haters wrong
Derek Boogaard, the former Wild player whose death made him a poster boy for anti-enforcer sentiment, received more than 100 prescriptions for various pills from NHL team doctors in the years before his death. That's perhaps the most alarming finding in a New York Times report out today that gives ... More >>
Boogaard appears in court today on charges he gave Derek drugs.Aaron Boogard will appear in court this morning to face charges that he gave out one of the Oxycodone pills that killed his brother Derek and flushed other pills down a toilet after Derek died. Boogaard, 24, is charged with third-degr ... More >>
Boogaard is facing two charges stemming from his brother's death.Aaron Boogaard, the younger brother of beloved Minnesota Wild tough guy Derek Boogaard, has been charged for selling the drugs that are blamed for Derek's death.Boogaard, 24, is charged with the a third-degree controlled substance c ... More >>
The cause of Derek Boogaard's death has just been released. The enforcer for the Minnesota Wild who had signed with the New York Rangers died due to a "mixed alcohol and oxycodone toxicity," according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. The death was ruled accidental.
RIP Derek BoogaardDerek Boogaard, the popular Wild enforcer who had signed with the New York Rangers, was found dead in his apartment Friday at the age of 28.Boogaard was found unresponsive by his brothers Ryan and Aaron at around 6 p.m. in his condo at 415 1st Street North in Minneapolis. It cou ... More >>
Singer-songwriter is feeling Minnesota
Nick VlcekWe won't have the Boogeyman to kick around opponents anymoreThe Boogeyman is leaving the building.Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the New York Rangers at $1.65 million a year, leaving all Minnesotans feeling just a little more vulnerable.Boogaard ... More >>
Both men famous for Wild antics
Marian Gaborik signs deal with New York Rangers.
Derek Boogaard is one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL. You wanna go?