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World Cup returners ready to turn the page

by Devin Lowe /

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- For the first time since Team USA and Team Finland left Toronto with their World Cup hopes dashed, Wild players on those squads returned to the ice ready to begin a new chapter.

"The tournament, it didn't go as well as we planned, but being home for the last couple days… [I'm] really starting to get excited about joining these guys and get that going here," said Wild forward Zach Parise. "It was a good first day, and I think all of us that were gone for a while were really happy with that."

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FOX Sports North to stream Wild preseason games

All home exhibitions available via FOX Sports GO

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Wild today announced plans to live stream three NHL preseason games. The games will be available exclusively via the FOX Sports GO app.

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Preseason opener to showcase new staff's tweaks

Minnesota, Buffalo meet Monday night at Penn State

by Phil Ervin /

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Skating tests. Whiteboard work. Neutral-zone situations. These are the nuances. The minute details that can make the difference between mediocre and masterful.

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Lineup set for preseason opener against Buffalo

Wild will travel to Penn State for game against Sabres on Monday

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Digital Content Coordinator

After weeks of playing against one another at Braemar Arena in Edina and three more days of training camp at Xcel Energy Center, the Minnesota Wild is on the verge of facing a team with a different crest on the front of its jersey.

Most players can't wait. 

The Wild will hit the road for its preseason opener on Monday when it travels to State College, Penn. to face the Buffalo Sabres at Penn State University's Pegula Ice Arena.

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Ryder Cup draws the attention of Wild dressing room

International event gets underway this week at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

Perhaps the most common place to find a hockey player during the offseason is at the golf course. 

Even with training camp in full swing, there's a good chance you might see a few Wild players there this week when the Ryder Cup gets underway at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.

Like many in the Twin Cities, the Wild dressing room has been buzzing with anticipation for the tournament to begin. While love for one's homeland has been a common theme in many locker rooms around the NHL as the World Cup of Hockey winds down in Toronto, it's the Ryder Cup, featuring players from Team USA facing off with their counterparts from Europe, that will capture the imaginations of Wild players this week.

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Wild continues adding pieces to new system

Neutral zone work, special teams installation the highlights on day two of camp

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- On the ice for the second day of training camp, the Minnesota Wild worked more on its neutral zone play in an effort to understand and execute the system new coach Bruce Boudreau is installing.

The morning session took place in front of a couple hundred fans who wandered into Xcel Energy Center for a first glimpse of Boudreau on the ice in a Wild cap. 

Fans that showed up got to see the Wild again work through a fast-paced practice. Despite it being early in camp, players said they are starting to catch on to the nuances of Boudreau's system.

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A look at camp through the eyes of Ryan Carter

Veteran forward is trying to earn his way onto the Wild roster with a strong preseason

by Ryan Carter @CartersStache /

Different players have different views of training camp based on a number of factors. Among them: NHL experience and contract status. has caught up with several Wild players, all with varying approaches to camp. Over the course of the preseason, you'll read about these views in a series entitled "Camp Through Their Eyes," a glimpse into the mind of a professional tryout, a rookie, a veteran, a superstar and a goaltender.

Today, you'll hear from Ryan Carter, a two-year Wild veteran attending this year's camp on a professional tryout. With no guaranteed contract, all that's promised for Carter at this point is an opportunity to show up to the rink tomorrow.

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Conditioning test the highlight of camp's first day

Up-tempo practice mixed with plenty of whiteboard work as players adjust to new system

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

Wild Training Camp Day 1 Group A

Wild Training Camp Day 1 Group A

Charlie Coyle, Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker talk about their first on-ice session of Wild training camp

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Even though Wild players knew it was coming, it didn't make it any easier. 

With a new coaching staff and new systems to digest, the highlight of the first day of coach Bruce Boudreau's first training camp were the conditioning tests performed at the end of each practice session. 

The test required players to skate 4 1/2 lengths of the ice, three separate times with two minute breaks in between. Players had 38 seconds to complete the first rotation and 41 seconds in the second and third trips.

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Three things to watch for at training camp

There are plenty of things to keep an eye on as the Wild opens its first training camp under coach Bruce Boudreau

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild will officially begin its 17th training camp Friday morning at Xcel Energy Center.

Here are three things to monitor when it comes to the action on the ice:

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U.S. drops World Cup finale to Czech Republic

Parise registers assist as Americans finish tournament winless

by Evan Sporer / Special to

TORONTO - As Zach Parise took a pass on the goal line, he didn't survey his options: He already knew what he was going to do. 

Parise had a power play assist, his first point in a competitive hockey game since April 3, and a sign both his body and hockey brain are ready for NHL action. 

The United States lost to the Czceh Republic 4-3 on Thursday. The result, much like the game, was going to be inconsequential, especially from a Minnesota Wild perspective.

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