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Former Wild Goalie Josh Harding Turns the Page

Two years after retirement, Harding finds fulfillment in family

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Above all else, Josh Harding is a family man.

That's why, during his "Let's Play Hockey!" call prior to Tuesday's Wild game against the San Jose Sharks, he shared the microphone with his 4-year-old daughter, Paisley, with his wife, Sara, 9-year-old stepson Talan and 7-month-old son Jayden nearby.

"My daughter and son are still talking about it," Harding said. "It was a really special day for all of us, and we had a lot of fun."

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Southernmost Peewee Team Visits 'Hockey Holy Ground'

Southern Knights swing through St. Paul for International Friendship Tournament

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- There is no direct flight from Christchurch, New Zealand, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. If there were, the 8,374-mile distance would see it clock in as one of the longest flights in the world, which makes it even more impressive that Bret Dougherty and his peewee team from the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island traveled even further to be part of the International Friendship Tournament in St. Paul this month.

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Off the Ice: Charlie Coyle

Wild forward talks about his hometown, alternative career paths and more

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This article appears in the March issue 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 caught up with Charlie Coyle to discuss Boston, alternative career paths and his grandmother Mary Kelly.

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Staal Set for 1,000, Ready for More

Tonight in Winnipeg, Wild center will become 311th NHL player to skate in 1,000 games

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

WINNIPEG -- An 18-year old kid the first time he sat, wide-eyed, in an NHL locker room, Eric Staal has, for all intents and purposes, grown up under the bright spotlight of the world's best hockey league.

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Central Intelligence: Down the Stretch They Come

With division teams competing for playoff positioning, a quick look at what the Central contenders have left

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- With the NHL's regular season winding down, the race for positioning inside the Central Division is heating up.

Two clubs, Chicago and Minnesota, are virtual locks to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Two others, Nashville and St. Louis, are in strong positions to also appear in the postseason.

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Blais Left Big Impression on Wild's Parise

International Falls native and longtime college coach stepped down Tuesday after more than two decades in the game

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Dean Blais stepped down as coach at the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday, a move that sent ripples through the college hockey world.

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Wild Fixes What Ails in Victory Against Panthers

After back-to-back struggles, there are reasons for optimism ahead of battle against Blackhawks

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

CHICAGO -- With perhaps the biggest game of the season on deck Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Wild picked a good time to get a number of things back on track Friday night against the Florida Panthers.

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The Next Generation

Zucker, Niederreiter, Granlund push each other for team's goal-scoring lead

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- In what has been a season chock full of storylines, perhaps the most important one to the current and future fortunes of the Wild has been the development of its young core.

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Hanzal Provides Wild Valuable Center Depth

Minnesota with four reliable pivots to help during playoff push and beyond

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

COLUMBUS -- The Wild's two new forwards have certainly made their presence felt in their first 48 hours since being dealt to the club. 

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White Makes Plenty of Noise in Wild Debut

Newcomer scores goal, tallies assist in Minnesota's win over Los Angeles

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

WINNIPEG -- A day that began warm in their beds in Arizona ended in a hotel room in southern Manitoba. In between, Martin Hanzal and Ryan White flew to Minnesota and helped the Wild defeat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in a stunning overtime victory.

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