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Dmitrij Jaskin has eventful game in Wolves’ victory

One third-period sequence during the Wolves’ 7-2 victory Saturday over the Lake Erie Monsters showed that Dmitrij Jaskin probably is ready for the NHL but still far from a finished product. At the 5:21 mark of the period, Jaskin was called for a roughing penalty …

 

Wolves’ John Anderson ‘hates’ AHL’s new OT format

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The American Hockey League’s new overtime format appears to be meeting its goal of reducing shootouts. That doesn’t mean Wolves coach John Anderson is a fan. Over the offseason, the AHL introduced a new seven-minute OT format. Before the extra time, there is a dry …

Wolves generate plenty of shots, with little result, in 2-1 OT loss to Checkers

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During their season-opening two-game set with the Charlotte Checkers, the Wolves had 72 shots on goal and dominated possession of the puck. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to turn that control into a lot of goals, scoring just three times. Their inability to finish …

Wolves beat Checkers in season opener

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The Wolves opened their 2014-15 season Saturday night with a high opinion of their team. They like the level of speed, their top-end players and what could be a strong goaltending combination. But they know they need more than that to win in the AHL, …

Matt Climie, Jordan Binnington hope to be tough in net for Wolves

Nobody is going to match what goalie Jake Allen did for the Wolves last season. In winning the American Hockey League’s goalie “triple crown” by leading the league in wins (33), save percentage (.928) and goals-against average (2.03), Allen put together one of the best …

Peter Mueller shuns Wolves for Europe

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Forward Peter Mueller didn’t have a change of heart, so he is heading to Europe instead of playing with the Wolves. The St. Louis Blues announced Wednesday that they and Mueller mutually agreed to terminate his contract. Mueller, 26, signed a two-way deal with the …

Ex-Blackhawks Colin Fraser, Sheldon Brookbank start over with Wolves

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Other than their Blackhawks connection and championship past, Colin Fraser and Sheldon Brookbank don’t seem to have much in common. Fraser is known for his big personality and what was once an untamed head of hair. Brookbank’s personality is a bit more reserved but friendly. …

Brad Tapper brings younger perspective to Wolves’ staff

Brad Tapper’s life story  isn’t like that of many hockey coaches. Some parts of his résumé — such as his time with teams in different parts of the world — are familiar, but he thinks his background from well before going pro helps him relate …

Ex-Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel eager to earn spot with Wolves

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A Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks in 2010, Brent Sopel now calls the Chicago area home and he relishes his invitation to training camp with the Wolves. Sopel, 37, is skating with the Wolves after spending the last three seasons in the KHL. His …

Wolves’ Ty Rattie looks to impress St. Louis Blues

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After his rookie season, Wolves forward Ty Rattie was asked by the St. Louis Blues to add more strength. Though Rattie scored 31 goals, there were times he was knocked off the puck and physically overmatched by bigger, stronger and more experienced opponents. Rattie, 21, …

Wolves have big shoes to fill without Jake Allen

One season after being named to the NHL’s all-rookie team, goalie Jake Allen made the most of his time in Chicago.

Blocked in St. Louis, he won the AHL’s goalie triple crown by leading the league in wins (33), save percentage (.928) and goals-against average …

Wolves lose three in free agency

The Wolves have had several free-agent defections since the market opened.

Defenseman and captain Taylor Chorney signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Chorney, the ninth captain in team history, spent one season with the Wolves. In 69 games, he had …

Wolves swept out of playoffs

TORONTO — Drew MacIntyre stopped all 30 shots he faced, and the Toronto Marlies blanked the Wolves 4-0 on Friday to complete a four-game sweep of their American Hockey League second-round playoff series. Greg McKegg scored in the first period, Carter Ashton in the second …

Wolves struggle from start in loss to Marlies

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Coach John Anderson said the Wolves made “four or five horrendous errors” in the first period Saturday. Those mistakes were too much to overcome, and his team is two losses away from elimination. Three first-period goals put the Toronto Marlies ahead for good in their …

Penalty-killing woes prove fatal for Wolves in Game 1 loss to Marlies

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The Toronto Marlies were playing for the first time since May 1. That didn’t stop them from getting ahead of the Wolves and their struggling penalty kill. The Marlies scored the first three goals and beat the Wolves 5-2 Friday at Allstate Arena in Game …

Wolves advance to Western Conference semifinal, close out Rochester

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John Anderson said the Wolves expected to beat the Rochester Americans in their first-round series. They just might not have expected it to be as difficult as it was. After falling behind by a goal in the second period, the Wolves scored three unanswered goals …