The Minnesota Wild asked, and the fans responded. Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” will be the new goal song for the Wild beginning with their Sept. 27 preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche. This summer, the Wild sent an email to season ticket holders asking for their feedback about the potential change from Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to the classic Prince track.
St. Louis Blues veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has been named to Canada’s 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. He will replace Chicago Blackhawks blue liner Duncan Keith, who is rehabbing a right knee injury. “As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his decision not to participate in next month’s World Cup of Hockey,” Blackhawks team physician, Dr. Michael Terry, said in a statement. “We believe it is in his best interests to focus on getting stronger and not risk further injury.” Bouwmeester, a left-handed shot just as Keith is, joins his Blues teammate Alex Pietrangelo on the Canadian roster. The two
Another day, another hire for the Las Vegas NHL franchise. On Tuesday, the team named Vaughn Karpan as its new director of player personnel. He most recently held the title of director of professional scouting with the Montreal Canadiens. Karpan joined the Habs in 2005, after spending 13 years with the Coyotes franchise, including five years as director of amateur scouting. This latest move comes after the Vegas franchise named Murray Craven as a senior vice president. Craven had been an advisor to owner Bill Foley during the process of getting an NHL team in Las Vegas and hiring a general manager. Craven will be responsible for establishing the club’s top minor-league affiliate in the American