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Full Coverage: Locker Room Cleanout Day

Wild GM, coach, players reflect on 2016-17, look ahead to offseason after first-round playoff exit

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Wild gathered at Xcel Energy Center one final time on Tuesday as players cleaned out their locker stalls and the team discussed a 2016-17 season that saw regular-season records for wins and points but ended with a second straight first-round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Staal Thankful Concussion Wasn't Worse

Wild forward sustained injury sliding head first into boards in Game 5

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Had things turned out differently, and the Wild won Game 5 of its First Round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the St. Louis Blues, then followed with a win in Game 6, Minnesota would be preparing for a Game 7 showdown back at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday.

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Dubnyk Hopes to Build on Career Year

Wild goaltender was among best in the League in most major categories this season

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk will tell you that the offseason is different for a netminder than for the skaters around him.

He calls it "the curse of the goalie."

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Eriksson Ek to Represent Sweden at IIHF World Championship

Forward captained Sweden's 2017 World Junior Championship team

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild forward Joel Eriksson Ek will represent his native Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Championship beginning May 5 in Cologne, Germany.

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Granlund Named 2017 Lady Byng Trophy Finalist

Award goes to player who best combines sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and playing ability

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund (pronounced mih-KIGH-ehl GRAN-lund) as one of three finalists for this year's Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The recipient of the 2017 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, voted by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, will be announced Wednesday, June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. CT on NBCSN.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Blues 4, Wild 3 (OT)

Paajarvi's overtime goal lifts Blues, ends historic season for Wild

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

Wild.com's Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 4-3 overtime loss against the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon:

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Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. St. Louis, Game 5

First-round series shifts back to St. Paul as Wild tries to build on Game 4 win

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com
The essentials

Who: St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild (Blues lead series 3-1)

Puck drop: 2:20 p.m. CT

Watch: NBC; NBC Sports live stream; pregame and postgame coverage on FOX Sports North; Wild Watch Bar Locations

Listen: KFAN 100.3 FM

Follow: @mnwild; GameCenter

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Photo Blog: One Shift at a Time Mentality

Wild practices on Friday ahead of Game 5

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Minnesota Wild hit the ice at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis for a noon practice before Saturday's 2 p.m. Game 5. 

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Playoffs Through Their Eyes: Charlie Coyle

Wild forward reflects on the end of his regular season and the team's current playoff predicament

by Charlie Coyle @CharlieCoyle_3 / Wild forward

There's no greater time of year for a hockey fan -- or a hockey player -- than that of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Wild.com will chronicle the journey of players -- in their own words -- during this year's postseason run. Today, Charlie Coyle reflects on his challenging end to the regular season, how he's turned it around in the playoffs and how the Wild is approaching the remainder of the series against the St. Louis Blues.

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Wild Takes Shortsighted Approach to Do-or-Die Situation

Erik Haula returns to practice as Minnesota continues to parse the challenge in front of it

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- They say in hockey, you have to have a short memory in order to keep moving forward. In the Minnesota Wild's case, choosing not to focus on anything but what's immediately ahead is also a good way to go about it.

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