• Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.

    New Wild wing Pat Maroon: Winning a Stanley Cup ‘starts now’

    Pat Maroon was a long player with the Anaheim Ducks when he advanced to his first conference championship game. The Ducks lost to eventual-champion Chicago at Honda Center — and it still irks him. “I thought we should have won, to be honest with you,” he said. But, the veteran winger said Saturday, that experience helped him become a three-time Stanley Cup champion, once with St. Louis in ...

  • Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.

    For Lakeville’s Nick Swaney, a chance to lodge in Wild’s ‘memory banks’

    Every player who reaches the highest levels of ice hockey has talent, athletic ability, skill and likely some smarts. Eventually, they discover they have something else. A role. That’s something Wild coach Dean Evason brought up before training camp started this week at TRIA Rink, and Nick Swaney was listening. He describes his role as that of an energy player, but it goes beyond that with the ...

  • NBC Sports BayArea

    Sharks have chip on their shoulders entering 2023 training camp

    The Sharks are entering the 2023-24 NHL season eager to prove their doubters wrong.

  • The Columbus Dispatch

    5 candidates to have a breakout season for the Columbus Blue Jackets

    The Blue Jackets are loaded with candidates to have a breakout season. Here are five, starting with forward Kent Johnson.