Jared Spurgeon

Wild Douse Flames, Stretch Win Streak To Five
Surging into and out of the Olympic break, the Minnesota Wild have created a significant cushion between them and their competitors for the two Western Conference wild-card playoff spots.

That's not enough. With five days before they play next, this was still a game they were worried about -- …
Wild Boost Blue Line
With precious little space left under the salary cap, the Minnesota Wild were looking for another experienced, puck-moving defenseman.

Keith Ballard was seeking a fresh start, and thus the match was made.

The Wild signed Ballard to a two-year, $3 million contract on Friday and also re-signed defen…