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After Career Seasons, What's Next for Granlund and Niederreiter?

Forwards will command new contracts this offseason after their best offensive campaigns yet

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- For the past few seasons, the Minnesota Wild was waiting for its crop of young talent to grow into a core the team can build on for years to come. Looking back, the Wild might pinpoint 2016-17 as the year the future became the present.

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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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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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Off the Ice: Devan Dubnyk

Wild.com talks playoffs, family and more with Minnesota goaltender

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

This story appears in the first-round playoff edition of Wild Magazine.

Welcome to Off the Ice, where we sit down with Wild players to learn more about their lives away from the rink. This month, we chat with goaltender Devan Dubnyk about the playoffs, his family, his favorite road cities and what he loves most about living in Minnesota.

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'It's Been Done Before': A Look Back at the 2.2 Percent

Wild faces great odds in generating comeback, but takes comfort in knowing NHL is no stranger to upsets

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Ironically, rare events happen all the time.

People win the lottery, lightning sometimes strikes the same spot twice and, occasionally, a hockey team will lose the first three games of its best-of-seven series, only to come back and win four in a row to advance (or even capture a championship).

The question now is whether the Minnesota Wild can be that hockey team.

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iPads Offering Wild Coaches, NHL Officials New View

Apple, NHL collaborate to create real-time video system for playoffs and beyond

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild assistant coach John Anderson doesn't claim to know a ton about technology, but the newly-minted 60-year-old will become much more familiar with it in the future as coaching at the NHL level continues to evolve.

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Playoffs Through Their Eyes: Eric Staal

On the eve of another trip to the postseason, Wild forward reflects on the work it takes just to get here

by Eric Staal / 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 Eric Staal -- in his own words -- during this year's postseason run. The 32-year-old Staal celebrated 1,000 games in the NHL earlier this season, winning a Stanley Cup in 2006 and reaching the Eastern Conference Final in 2009 with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Staal missed the postseason the following six seasons, returning last spring after a midseason trade to the New York Rangers.

Today, Staal reflects on what the playoffs mean to him and how keeping an even-keeled approach is crucial this time of year.

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Wild's Forward Depth a Potential Game-Changer

Minnesota hoping its strength in numbers up front can be the catalyst for deep postseason run

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The overall forward depth has been a talking point inside the dressing room of the Minnesota Wild virtually all season.

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Wild Turns Its Attention to Postseason

Riding a four-game winning streak, Minnesota aims to carry momentum into playoffs

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

Wild's Focus Shifts to Blues

Wild's Focus Shifts to Blues

Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu, Devan Dubnyk & Bruce Boudreau talk about preparing for the St. Louis Blues following practice at Xcel Energy Center

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ST. PAUL -- It's been two weeks since the Minnesota Wild grabbed hold of its berth in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

That's two weeks of regular season hockey, of weekend back-to-backs and of playing teams that have long been out of the postseason mix. But Minnesota wanted to finish the season strong, and to do that, it needed to keep its focus tempered to the next practice and the next game.

 

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State of Hockey Anthem Project: A Roundtable

Chris Hawkey, Doomtree, BNLX and The 4onthefloor discuss their history, tracks and favorite Wild memories

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

Last month, the Minnesota Wild launched the State of Hockey Anthem Project, which asked seven local artists to produce and record their very own versions of the franchise's iconic anthem to benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation. Wild.com sat down with four members of these bands to hear their take on making music, what inspired their track and their favorite Wild memories. The interviews have been edited for clarity and brevity.

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