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Prospect Report: November 15, 2018

Iowa hosts Milwaukee Friday before visiting Chicago Saturday

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

The Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, went 2-1-1 in four games last week. The Wild ranks T-2nd in the AHL in fewest power-play goals against (7), third with a 26.4 power-play percentage (14-for-53) and in fewest goals against (35) and is fourth with a 88.1 penalty kill percentage (52-for-59).

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Manney goes from Air Force One to Andover bench boss

Retired airman served country for more than two decades in the U.S. Air Force

by Brian Halverson / Special to

As time wound down on the Xcel Energy Center scoreboard clock, Mark Manney stood nervously at the top of section 123 in his new No. 10 Minnesota Wild home jersey with his last name across the back.

The retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, and current Andover High School boys' varsity hockey coach, was moments away from asking Wild fans to say "Let's Play Hockey" with him prior to Minnesota's Military Appreciation Night matchup with the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. 

Addressing the Team of 18,000 wasn't what concerned him, though.

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Zuckers, Wild to host #Give16 Suite Night Wednesday, Nov. 21 vs. Senators

Ahead of Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio opening at children's hospital, family to pack Wild suites with local charities and nonprofits

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- There will be a unique vibe inside the Xcel Energy Center Bremer Bank Suite Level when the Wild hosts the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The day before Thanksgiving, Minnesota winger Jason Zucker, his wife Carly, the NHL club and supporting partners are teaming up to fill 16 suites with charities and nonprofits as part of #Give16 Suite Night. Members of these community organizations will be able to take in the game from a suite and attend a postgame meet-and-greet with Zucker and some of his teammates.

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Minnesota Wild to host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night Nov. 27

Team will wear lavender warmup jerseys prior to game against Arizona Coyotes

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

SAINT PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced it will host the organization's annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night presented by Innovative Office Solutions on Nov. 27, when the team hosts the Arizona Coyotes at Xcel Energy Center for a 7 p.m. CT game on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM. Cancer patients, survivors and cancer charities will be featured throughout the game, and many of the traditional in-game elements will incorporate the theme of Hockey Fights Cancer.

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Wild can't get on track against Caps in home return

Two first-period goals fuels Washington in win against Minnesota

by Dan Myers @MNWildScribe /

ST. PAUL -- The Wild had some momentum early. It hit a pair of posts in the first period. It had its chances to finish. But in the end, the defending Stanley Cup champions showed why that title is theirs until someone takes it away.

Minnesota returned from a 17-day, seven-game road trip Tuesday, losing 5-2 to the Washington Capitals at Xcel Energy Center.

The loss was the Wild's first in regulation on home ice this season.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Capitals 5, Wild 2

Wild loses first game in regulation on home ice this season Tuesday against Washington

by Dan Myers @MNWildScribe /'s Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 5-2 loss against the Washington Capitals at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday night:

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From the Rink: Back home, Wild aims to be 'dialed' early against Capitals

Minnesota's first game in St. Paul in 17 days on Tuesday against defending Cup champs

by Dan Myers @MNWildScribe /

ST. PAUL -- It's not often players feel strange walking into their own home arena, but for the Wild on Tuesday morning, it was a little weird.

Away for seven games and 17 days, Minnesota will return to Xcel Energy Center for the first time in nearly three weeks tonight when it plays the Washington Capitals.

"It's nice to be home," said Wild defenseman Nick Seeler. "We're excited to be in front of our home crowd and I hope we can get off on the right foot starting tonight."

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The art of the chirp: On-ice talk rarely personal, always fun

Ever wonder what NHL players are saying to each other on the ice? Most of the time, it's rather mundane

by Dan Myers @MNWildScribe /

All Eric Fehr could do was smile. 

A week prior, Fehr was outed by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau as perhaps the chattiest player on the team. And Boudreau would know: He coached Fehr as a young player in both the American Hockey League and with the Washington Capitals. 

"I don't know how many times he'd come back to the bench and I'd have to tell him to shut up," Boudreau said with a laugh.

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