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Three things: Wild and Blues meet in Des Moines

A trio of things to watch for as Minnesota hosts division rival St. Louis at Wells Fargo Arena

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com
Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues (Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA)

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

Listen: KFAN 100.3 FM, Wild Radio Network, Wild NHL App

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Hockey history in Des Moines dates back more than six decades

Numerous junior and professional teams have called the city home over the years

by Tricia Luna / Wild.com

For the past 60 years, hockey has remained a staple for Des Moines, Iowa where numerous teams from the United States Hockey League, International Hockey League and American Hockey League have played. On Wednesday, Wells Fargo Arena will open its doors to the NHL with a preseason matchup between the Wild and the St. Louis Blues.

And while the game will mark the first time the NHL has played in the state of Iowa, its hockey bonafides have honed it into one of the sport's most underrated hotbeds.

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Wild reduces training camp roster to 52 players

Wild plays St. Louis in preseason game Wednesday

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reduced its training camp roster to 52 players.
 

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Hendricks, Seeler make good first impressions in Wild's preseason opener

Former Jet scores Minnesota's lone goal in his first game with new team in Winnipeg on Monday

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

WINNIPEG -- Low-scoring, tight-checking and in doubt until the final horn. 

The Wild opened its preseason schedule against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, and while each roster was missing about half of its regulars, the game had the look and feel of a regular season game between the Central Division rivals. 

Jets defenseman Joe Morrow was credited with the game-winning goal -- a controversial one -- at 11:45 of the third period as Winnipeg won 2-1 in the first exhibition game for both teams. 

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Wild reduces training camp roster to 55 players

Minnesota plays Winnipeg in preseason game on Monday

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / http://www.wild.com

ST. PAUL - Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reduced its training camp roster to 55 players.

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Three things: Wild at Jets in exhibition opener

A trio of storylines to follow as Minnesota opens preseason schedule in Winnipeg on Monday night

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

Watch: NHL Network (joined in progress at 8:30 p.m.)

Listen: KFAN 100.3 FM, Wild Radio Network, Wild NHL App

Follow: @mnwild; GameCenter

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Hammond looks to become next goaltender to rediscover old self with Wild

Former Senator and Avalanche netminder has battled injuries the past two seasons

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Wild has a long history of helping goaltenders get their careers back on track. Whether by circumstance, or by chance, a lengthy list of netminders has come to Minnesota looking to recapture a former form -- and often times -- has found it.

It's a list that goes back to the early days of the franchise and includes names like Dwayne Roloson, Jose Theodore and Ilya Bryzgalov. 

Both could be the same of last year's goaltenders as well, as Devan Dubnyk and Alex Stalock each arrived in Minnesota with major question marks.

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Kurvers, Brown reunite in Minnesota

Forward JT Brown ready to prove himself during camp

by Brian Halverson / Special to Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Tom Kurvers spent 10 seasons in the Tampa Bay Lightning front office, first as assistant general manager followed by seven years (2011-2018) as senior advisor to the general manager. So when Wild general manager Paul Fenton tabbed the Minneapolis native as his first assistant GM, it was no coincidence that the team pursued and signed free agent J.T. Brown just five days later.

"In some of these cases you need to have a relationship and a little knowledge on a player," Kurvers said. "You seek that out and I knew him so I was pro J.T Brown."

The relationship between the two goes back to the 2010-11 season, Brown's freshman year at Minnesota Duluth. Kurvers followed the Burnsville native and former Rosemount, Minn. high school star closely through a 37-point (16-21=37) rookie campaign capped off by UMD winning the Frozen Four at Xcel Energy Center with Brown named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

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Wild fans help 'Flood the Rink'

Water collected from fans is filtered and frozen into the Xcel Energy Center ice sheet

by Brian Halverson @mnwild / Special to Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- From Summer swimming and tubing to Winter skating and year-round fishing, water, in some form or another, is the common thread that binds the most cherished memories of Minnesotans from Rochester to Roseau.

With that in mind, hundreds of Minnesota Wild fans from far and wide descended upon Xcel Energy Center on a beautiful September morning to share a small part of their favorite body of water with their favorite team at the Wild's "Flood the Rink" event.

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Wild eager to get a look at its potential shutdown pair

Seeler, Pateryn could form a gritty, physical partnership in the defensive zone

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- When Nick Seeler joined the Wild during the second half of last season, he added a much-needed physical element to Minnesota's blue line. Over the summer, the club made it a priority to add more grit, signing free agent Greg Pateryn away from the Dallas Stars. 

Now, with Ryan Suter looking more and more like he will be ready to go for the start of the regular season, the Wild will get a good look at its potential new shutdown defensive pair during training camp. 

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