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granlund makes the most of preseason debut in wild's 2-1 win


after missing the wild’s first two preseason games, mikael granlund quickly made his presence felt saturday, notching a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory over colorado at xcel energy center.wild goalie devan dubnyk stopped 28 of 29 shots in his preseason debut, as the wild improved to 3-0.granlund, who led the wild with 69 points last season, signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract last month. coach bruce boudreau gave granlund, 25, the same treatment he gave 30-somethings mikko koivu, ryan suter and eric staal, holding them out of the first two preseason games.standing behind the colorado goal on a first-period power play, staal fed granlund on the doorstep, and granlund didn’t miss. early in the second period, on another power play, granlund slid a pass to matt dumba, who one-time






wild-los angeles game recap


game recapstar tribune’s three stars1. ryan white, wild: in his wild debut, he had a goal and an assist for his sixth career multi-point game.2. marian gaborik, kings: former wild sniper had a goal and an assist.3. jordan schroeder, wild: almost scratched, he had a goal and an assist for his fifth career multi-point game.by the numbers15-3-2 wild record when coming off a loss.300career nhl games for mikael granlund.226players to play for the wild in history (martin hanzal/white).42points in the past 35 games for granlund.michael russo






wild turning attention to signing restricted free agents granlund, neiderreiter


the wild appears to be in a midsummer holding pattern.while the wild still may be in the market this offseason for at least one more forward, most the team’s focus has turned to re-signing three key restricted free agents.“this has become the typical shift in the nhl after the first few days of free agency,” wild general manager chuck fletcher said. “you talk to players, sign a few, then shift to the rfa’s. once that’s done, you see where you’re at when you have a little better sense of your available cap space. if something’s out there now that makes sense, we’d do it. but once the rfa’s are done, we can check back in and see if there’s a fit out there.”the wild currently has $15.741 million of cap space left if one presumes rookie joel eriksson ek, goalie alex stalock and defenseman mike






wild turning attention to signing restricted free agents granlund, neiderreiter


the wild appears to be in a midsummer holding pattern.while the wild still may be in the market this offseason for at least one more forward, most the team's focus has turned to re-signing three key restricted free agents."this has become the typical shift in the nhl after the first few days of free agency," wild general manager chuck fletcher said. "you talk to players, sign a few, then shift to the rfa's. once that's done, you see where you're at when you have a little better sense of your available cap space. if something's out there now that makes sense, we'd do it. but once the rfa's are done, we can check back in and see if there's a fit out there."the wild has $15.741 million of cap space left if one presumes rookie joel eriksson ek, goalie alex stalock and defenseman mike reilly, w






wild to try new lines thursday vs. jets


the wild’s projected lineup for thursday's preseason home opener against winnipeg includes a line with charlie coyle centering nino niederreiter and newcomer marcus foligno. another line has luke kunin centering jason zucker and newcomer tyler ennis, and another with matt cullen centering zack mitchell and newcomer daniel winnik.veterans ryan suter, mikko koivu, eric staal, mikael granlund and devyn dubnyk are not expected to play until saturday, when the wild faces colorado at home in its third preseason game.finnish president herefinland president sauli niinistowill drop a ceremonial puck before thursday’s game. he’s in town as part of finfest usa, one of finland’s 100 celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of finland’s independence.finland natives koivu and granlund will attend a lu






wild beat kings 5-4 on granlund's overtime winner


st. paul, minn. — the minnesota wild have once again snuffed out a potential losing streak before it started.this win might have been their best response yet.mikael granlund zoomed between two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around los angeles goalie jonathan quick with a right-left move just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the wild a 5-4 victory over the kings on monday night.granlund's career-high 20th goal gave the wild a 15-3-2 record following a loss. they've dropped consecutive games in regulation only once all season, on nov. 1 and 5. this was the wild's 15th comeback win. they answered all four goals by the kings: nick shore, tanner pearson, jake muzzin and marian gaborik ."everybody knows we can do it, and it's not a big deal if we go down," granlund said. "o






wild 6, jets 5


trevor hagan – associated pressgallery: minnesota wild's ryan suter (20), mikael granlund (64), mikko koivu (9) and jason zucker (16) celebrate after granlund scored, as winnipeg jets' dustin byfuglien (33) skates past during the first period of an nhl hockey game tuesday, feb. 28, 2017, in winnipeg, manitoba.






wild's mikael granlund files for arbitration


one day after nino niederreiter filed for arbitration, fellow wild restricted free agent and last season's leading scorer mikael granlund did the same in advance of wednesday’s player-elected arbitration deadline.contract negotiations can continue between the wild and granlund in order to avoid a hearing in front of a neutral arbitrator in toronto later this month. in most cases, contracts are worked out beforehand. by filing for arbitration, this now guarantees a resolution in the not-so distant future and that most importantly there will be no prolonged contract dispute.“mikael wants to be there from the first day of camp and wants the team to get a chance to play for the cup. potentially holding out is not his style,” granlund’s agent todd diamond said. “filing allows that to happen and






granlund doesn't blame broken hand for playoff struggles


mikael granlund spoke of the broken bone as if it were a mere annoyance, no more worrisome than a scratch or a bruise. “just a little sore,’’ the wild forward said tuesday, after it was revealed he broke his right hand in the team’s playoff opener. “everybody’s battling something. it’s just a part of playing.’’the injury happened april 12, when granlund blocked a shot with his hand in game 1 of the wild’s first-round playoff series against st. louis. general manager chuck fletcher said granlund never complained about an injury that takes four to six weeks to heal. tuesday, granlund also was loath to blame it for his inability to score in the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a career-high 26 goals and 69 points.granlund had no goals and two assists in the playoffs. still, fl






wild-san jose game preview


5 p.m. vs. san jose • fsn, 100.3-fmpacific leaders on a 7-game rollpreview: the wild is coming off its fourth 1-0 loss of the season and trying to avoid consecutive losses for the first time since nov. 29 and dec. 2 and consecutive regulation losses for the first time since nov. 1 and 5. minnesota is 15-3-2 following a loss of any kind this season, including nine straight wins. this is the start of a two-game homestand before it leaves for five games in a row. san jose visits twice in the next 16 days. the pacific division leaders are 5-0-2 in their past seven. in one of its most exciting wins of the season, the wild rallied twice from two-goal deficits to win in san jose, 5-4, on jan. 5.players to watch: former wild d brent burns is tied for fourth among all nhl skaters with 67 points. he






wild-san jose game preview


wild gameday5 p.m. vs. san jose • fsn, 100.3-fmpacific leaders on a 7-game rollpreview: the wild is coming off its fourth 1-0 loss of the season and trying to avoid consecutive losses for the first time since nov. 29 and dec. 2 and consecutive regulation losses for the first time since nov. 1 and 5. minnesota is 15-3-2 following a loss of any kind this season, including nine straight wins. this is the start of a two-game homestand before it leaves for five games in a row. san jose visits twice in the next 16 days. the pacific division leaders are 5-0-2 in their past seven. in one of its most exciting wins of the season, the wild rallied twice from two-goal deficits to win in san jose, 5-4, on jan. 5.players to watch: former wild d brent burns is tied for fourth among all nhl skaters with 6






granlund scores 12 seconds into overtime, lifts wild over kings


first place in the west, a 20-point cushion on a playoff spot, remarkably healthy, willing to go "all-in" on a headline-making trade the day before, perhaps things were just too cushy for the wild.excited to put together a full lineup one day after acquiring martin hanzal and ryan white — or, to be more accurate, ryan white and martin hanzal, at least for one night — the wild has been struck with its second mumps outbreak in three seasons.despite the indefinite absences of zach parise and jason pominville, white — the fourth-line "junkyard dog" placed on the top line in his wild debut — helped the wild rally from a goal down four times to beat the los angeles kings 5-4 in overtime.leading scorer mikael granlund, playing his 300th career game, scored a highlight-reel goal 12 seconds into th






mikael granlund gets first hat trick, wild beat canucks 6-3


vancouver, british columbia — mikael granlund got his first career hat trick, helping the minnesota wild beat the vancouver canucks 6-3 on urday night.mikko koivu, zach parise and mike reilly also scored for the western conference-leading wild, who bounced back after a 5-1 loss in calgary on wednesday. devan dubnyk made 24 saves.brandon sutter had two goals and bo horvat also scored for the canucks, who have lost three straight heading into a six-game road swing. vancouver is five points back of the flames for the final wild-card spot in the west.canucks goalie ryan miller made 33 saves.in a tight-checking first period, the wild broke through at 13:01 when reilly blasted a s from the faceoff circle that eluded miller. it was reilly's first of the season.jannik hansen helped the canucks res






granlund scores 12 seconds into overtime, lifts wild over kings


first place in the west, a 21-point cushion on a playoff spot, willing to go “all-in” on a headline-making trade, perhaps things were just too cushy for the wild.excited to put forth a full lineup one day after acquiring martin hanzal and ryan white, the wild was naturally struck with its second mumps outbreak in three seasons.that stunning news, along with zac dalpe being plucked off waivers, put monday’s lineup against the los angeles kings into a state of chaos. but despite a mishmash bunch of lines that included one forward playing his third game in three days and the team coming off its five-day bye, the wild nobly rallied four times from one-goal deficits for the third time in franchise history during an exhilarating 5-4 overtime win.“sometimes you have to just grit it out and let em






granlund scores 12 seconds into overtime, lifts wild over kings


first place in the west, a 21-point cushion on a playoff spot, willing to go “all-in” on a headline-making trade, perhaps things were just too cushy for the wild.excited to put forth a full lineup one day after acquiring martin hanzal and ryan white, the wild was naturally struck with its second mumps outbreak in three seasons.that stunning news, along with zac dalpe being plucked off waivers, put monday’s lineup against the los angeles kings into a state of chaos. but despite a mishmash bunch of lines that included one forward playing his third game in three days and the team coming off its five-day bye, the wild nobly rallied four times from one-goal deficits for the third time in franchise history during an exhilarating 5-4 overtime win.“sometimes you have to just grit it out and let em






wild beat kings 5-4 on granlund's overtime winner


st. paul, minn. — mikael granlund beat two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around goalie jonathan quick just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the minnesota wild a 5-4 victory over the los angeles kings on monday night.granlund's 20th goal of the season gave goalie devan dubnyk his nhl-leading 33rd win and the wild their 15th comeback victory. they answered all four goals in regulation by the kings, from nick shore, tanner pearson, jake muzzin and marian gaborik.jason zucker's spinning wrist shot midway through the third period tied the game for the wild, who also had goals from nino niederreiter, jordan schroeder and ryan white in his debut. white and martin hanzal were acquired in a trade with arizona the night before.after losing 5-3 to chicago before their bye, duri






mikael granlund named lady byng trophy finalist


four days after mikko koivu was voted a finalist for the selke trophy, the wild’s mikael granlund will be named a finalist for the lady byng trophy later today. this was confirmed to me a few days ago, but the wild accidentally published its press release last night.the award is given annually to the nhler “adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct, combined with a high standard of playing ability.”granlund, 25, had a career-high 69 points this past season, tied for the fourth-most in a single season in wild history, with only 12 penalty minutes. he also scored a career-high 26 goals, 43 assists, 20 power-play points and 16 multi-point games.granlund has 201 points and 80 penalty minutes in 321 career games.calgary’s johnny gaudreau and st. louis’ vl






check how the wild is dominating the nhl plus/minus leaderboard


nhl plus/minus leadersjason zucker, lw, wild +32brooks orpik, d, washington +32ryan suter, d, wild +31jared spurgeon, d, wild +31mikko koivu, c, wild +29justin schultz, d, pittsburgh +29mikael granlund, rw, wild +28






mikael granlund scores 12 seconds into ot, lifts wild over kings


first place in the west, a 20-point cushion on a playoff spot, remarkably healthy, willing to go "all-in" on a headline-making trade the day before, perhaps things were just too cushy for the wild.excited to put together a full lineup one day after acquiring martin hanzal and ryan white – or, to be more accurate, ryan white and martin hanzal, at least for one night, the wild has been struck with its second mumps outbreak in three seasons.despite the indefinite absences of zach parise and jason pominville, white – the fourth-line "junkyard dog" placed on the top line in his wild debut – helped the wild rally from a goal down four times to beat the los angeles kings, 5-4, in overtime.leading scorer mikael granlund, playing his 300th career game, scored a highlight-reel goal 12 seconds into t






granlund's finland fame captured on a stamp - and emoji-style


tampa, fla. – the lacrosse-style goal that mikael granlund scored in the semifinals of the 2011 world championships still lives in infamy in his native finland.not only was the goal that helped lead finland to a gold medal captured on a postage stamp, granlund’s goal is now one of the most downloaded emojis in finland. the new hockey emoji app (lätkäemojit) is available in appstore and google play. the app has been downloaded nearly 50,000 times.granlund, the wild’s leading scorer, said he got a look at the emoji version of the ilmaveivi (finnish for lacrosse-style goal) for the first time thursday, as did captain mikko koivu, who also captained that finland national team.“oh, is that his brother?” koivu cracked, referring to vancouver canucks kid brother markus granlund. “now granny’s hea






wild's granlund named finalist for lady byng trophy


four days after mikko koivu was voted a finalist for the selke trophy, the wild’s mikael granlund was named a finalist for the lady byng trophy. the award is given annually to the nhler “adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct, combined with a high standard of playing ability.”granlund, 25, had a career-high 69 points this past season, tied for the fourth most in a single season in wild history, with only 12 penalty minutes. he also had a career-high 26 goals, 43 assists, 20 power-play points and 16 multipoint games.granlund has 201 points and 80 penalty minutes in 321 career games.calgary’s johnny gaudreau and st. louis’ vladimir tarasenko are the other finalists. the winners for all awards will be announced at the nhl awards show in las vegas on






wild's granlund named lady byng trophy finalist


updatedfour days after mikko koivu was voted a finalist for the selke trophy, the wild’s mikael granlund was named a finalist for the lady byng trophy.the award is given annually to the nhler “adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct, combined with a high standard of playing ability.”granlund, 25, had a career-high 69 points this past season, tied for the fourth-most in a single season in wild history, with only 12 penalty minutes. he also scored a career-high 26 goals, 43 assists, 20 power-play points and 16 multi-point games.granlund has 201 points and 80 penalty minutes in 321 career games.calgary’s johnny gaudreau and st. louis’ vladimir tarasenko are the other two finalists. the winners for all awards will be announced at the nhl awards show in






competition for team's goal lead is healthy for wild


there's no internal competition, all three swear, but there's also no denying mikael granlund, nino niederreiter and jason zucker are "pushing each other" during what has turned into an exciting crusade to finish as the wild's goal-scoring leader this season."we're all genuinely happy for each other, i mean every guy," said zucker, 25, who has combined for 61 goals with his fellow 2010 draft picks. "the more guys we have that score goals, the better off we're going to be, right?"granny has been unbelievable, nino's been unreal. we've got tons of guys that are right there with us, too, so it's been fun."granlund, 25, leads the way with 21 goals, and zucker and niederreiter have 20 apiece for a wild team that has scored the most goals in the western conference."it's good that they're all sco






granlund's ot goal will be remembered


so, on his incredible overtime goal, mikael granlund beat last year’s selke and norris trophy winners, the nhl’s current second-leading goal scorer and a vezina trophy finalist/former conn smythe/jennings winner. or, four players -- anze kopitar, drew doughty, jeff carter and jonathan quick -- making a collective $35.45 million.tonight, in a 5-4 overtime win over los angeles, granlund scored the fastest overtime goal in wild history (12 seconds). it was granlund’s 20th goal and his first career regular-season overtime winner.it was a gritty win by the wild, which returning from its bye week was without zach parise and jason pominville, who have the mumps, were using tyler graovac playing his third game in three days (fourth in four tuesday in winnipeg) and was integrating martin hanzal and






wild-chicago game recap


game recapstar tribune’s three stars1. jonathan toews, blackhawks: captain, one game after three points in st. paul, scored three goals and had two assists.2. nick schmaltz, blackhawks: scored a goal and had two assists and was plus-5, along with toews and richard panik.3. mikael granlund, wild: leading scorer had two power-play goals.by the numbers-4 matt dumba’s plus-minus in return from missing four games to injury.41 points in the past 34 games for granlund.37 points in 35 career games vs. minnesota for toews.22-6-2 the wild’s record when it scores a power-play goal (two tuesday).michael russo






wild in deal-making mood with vegas


i sat down with mikko koivu and mikael granlund for a feature in wednesday's paper, and today i met up with jason zucker for a future story.the one interesting part of the koivu and granlund sitdown is that both their contracts are in flux for different reasons.koivu, entering his 13th season, is about to enter the final year of a seven-year contract and could become an unrestricted free agent next summer. granlund, entering his sixth season, is a restricted free agent and this summer could be inking a lucrative, long-term contract with the wild.i talked to both about the subject and the awkwardness that during wednesday's nhl awards show they both will find out which teammate they're losing to expansion and maybe could hear their in-attendance gm be involved in a trade to keep vegas from






kings lose 12 seconds into overtime at minnesota


mikael granlund beat two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around goalie jonathan quick just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the minnesota wild a 5-4 victory over the los angeles kings on monday night. granlund's 20th goal of the season gave goalie devan dubnyk his nhl-leading 33rd win and the wild their 15th comeback victory. they answered all four goals in regulation by the kings, from nick shore, tanner pearson, jake muzzin and marian gaborik. jason zucker's spinning wrist shot midway through the third period tied the game for the wild, who also had goals from nino niederreiter, jordan schroeder and ryan white in his debut. white and martin hanzal were acquired in a trade with arizona the night before. after losing 5-3 to chicago before their bye, during which the bl






wild-los angeles game preview


7 p.m. vs. los angeles • xcel energy center • nbcsn, 100.3-fmpreview: the wild’s franchise-record-long eight-game homestand (4-2-1) comes to an end with the front end of back-to-back home/road games; the wild plays in winnipeg on tuesday. the wild’s coming off its five-day “bye.” teams coming off their bye are 7-15-4 (4-11-3 in february). the kings, outside the playoff bubble, have lost six of nine but are coming off a big win over anaheim. the wild is 4-0-2 in its past six vs. the kings.players to watch: wild rw jason pominville has 20 points in the past 16 games. since becoming a line nov. 25, jason zucker-mikko koivu-mikael granlund has a combined 45 goals, 69 assists and 114 points. koivu has 33 points in 35 meetings with l.a. granlund leads the wild with 14 multipoint games. he has 24






wild-chicago game recap


game recapstar tribune's three stars1. corey crawford, blackhawks: in a game in which the wild had the better of the chances, he made a season-high 42 saves.2. patrick kane, blackhawks: had a goal and an assist in the first 4:38 to chase devan dubnyk. also had five shots.3. mikael granlund, wild: scored his team-leading 23rd goal after a beautiful steal, move and shot.by the numbers4-4 the wild's record since the martin hanzal/ryan white trade1-2-1 the wild's record this season vs. chicago3 early exits in the past 7 starts by wild goaliesmichael russo






hanzal's 'been good,' says wild coach boudreau


st. louis – bruce boudreau tried his darndest wednesday to safeguard martin hanzal from any blame for the wild being on the edge of elimination heading into game 4 against the st. louis blues.“i think he’s been good,” the wild coach said before the game and before hanzal’s second-period goal gave the wild a 2-0 lead. “he’s done his job. third-line center. he’s been really solid. penalty-killing, faceoffs. he’s done exactly what we’ve wanted him to do.”hanzal scored four goals and had nine assists in 20 regular-season games with the wild and won 58 percent of his faceoffs. but because of the wild’s 4-10-2 march and playoff lack of success, some still feel the arrival of hanzal and ryan white messed up the wild’s chemistry.general manager chuck fletcher gambled feb. 26 by acquiring hanzal, w






sources: wild's niederreiter files for arbitration


restricted free agent nino niederreiter has filed for arbitration in advance of wednesday's player-elected arbitration deadline, two sources say.negotiations have begun with niederreiter and they can continue through a potential hearing in front of a neutral arbitrator in toronto later this month or early august.the good news with arbitration is it guarantees no holdout. remember, niederreiter's last contract -- three years, $8 million -- wasn't signed until a little before training camp.the wild will be able to choose a one-year or two-year award in arbitration. he's two years from unrestricted free agency, so i'd assume a one-year award makes the most sense since then his contract wouldn't take him right to the brink of potentially leaving. but, maybe i'm mistaken.again, this is very muc






sources: wild's nino niederreiter files for arbitration


restricted free agent nino niederreiter has filed for arbitration in advance of wednesday's player-elected arbitration deadline, two sources say.negotiations have begun with niederreiter and they can continue through a potential hearing in toronto later this month or early august.the good news with arbitration is it guarantees no holdout. remember, niederreiter's last contract -- three years, $8 million -- wasn't signed until a little before training camp.the wild will be able to choose a one-year or two-year award in arbitration. he's two years from unrestricted free agency, so i'd assume a one-year award makes the most sense since then his contract wouldn't take him right to the brink of potentially leaving. but, maybe i'm mistaken.again, this is very much procedural (most players who fi






wild matches team records with 4-3 victory over avs


denver – dueling “let’s go wild!” and “let’s go avalanche!” chants, the sound of devan dubnyk’s “dooooo” reverberating the arena, jeers meant for the avs being drowned out by cheers meant for the on a couple penalty kills, wild fans absolutely inundated and took over pepsi center on thursday night.they saw one of the weirdest games of the wild’s season.jason zucker’s goal 10 seconds in tied his own team record for fastest goal to start a game. nate prosser — nate prosser! — scored for the second time in three games. and the wild, responding to a blown second-period two-goal lead, rallied before nearly blowing a second two-goal lead before a waved-off avalanche goal was overturned twice for a crazy, wacky 4-3 wild win in the final meeting this season between the bitter rivals.“it was an ugl






wild matches team records with 4-3 victory over avs


denver – dueling “let’s go wild!” and “let’s go avalanche!” chants, the sound of devan dubnyk’s “dooooo” reverberating the arena, jeers meant for the avs being drowned out by cheers meant for minnesota on a couple penalty kills, wild fans absolutely inundated and took over pepsi center on thursday night.they saw one of the weirdest games of the wild’s season.jason zucker’s goal 10 seconds in tied his own team record for fastest goal to start a game. nate prosser — nate prosser! — scored for the second time in three games. and the wild, responding to a blown second-period two-goal lead, rallied before nearly blowing a second two-goal lead before a waved-off avalanche goal was overturned twice for a crazy, wacky 4-3 wild victory in the final meeting this season between the bitter rivals.“it






quarantined parise, pominville out for wild with mumps


st. paul, minn. — the minnesota wild came back from their five-day bye with a most unwelcome visitor: the mumps virus.forwards zach parise and jason pominville were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease and must miss at least three games.assistant coach scott stevens was also stricken, coach bruce boudreau said after the wild beat los angeles 5-4 in overtime on monday night.two seasons ago, when boudreau was the coach for anaheim, both the wild and the ducks were hit hard by mumps as it made its way around the nhl. the wild had five defensemen get the virus that time, with absences ranging from one game to roughly three weeks."what can you do? you just sit there and go, 'here we go,'" boudreau said.the wild confirmed the cases of parise and pominville shortly before the game against






mikael granlund gets first hat trick, wild beat canucks 6-3


vancouver, british columbia — mikael granlund had family in attendance for his first career hat trick. in fact, his brother markus had a stellar view of the whole thing.mikael granlund got three goals against his younger brother's team, helping the minnesota wild beat the vancouver canucks 6-3 on urday night.granlund has the longest point streak of the season at 12 games, and on urday, he eclipsed his previous career highs in goals and points. he has 15 goals and 33 ists, and he's a big reason why the wild sit atop the western conference standings with a 34-12-5 record."well, a hat trick really doesn't happen too often," mikael granlund said. "i don't even remember if i've ever done that, so obviously it's fun, but i'm even more glad we got the win and we are on right path again."as for pl






koivu, granlund humbled being nhl award finalists in vegas


las vegas – halfway across the ocean, in the middle of their flight from helsinki to las vegas, mikko koivu and mikael granlund realized something.“we both forgot our u.s. phones,” koivu said, laughing hard.that would make a number of things tricky over the next four days, like setting up a dinner reunion of last year’s red-hot jason zucker-koivu-granlund line, one of the biggest reasons koivu and granlund are in zucker’s hometown this week.“we figured it out,” koivu said. “my wife called his wife, and we’ll try to get together.”asked who will pick up that bound-to-be hefty tab, granlund said, “well, zucker … because it’s his town.”“no, no, no. probably me again,” koivu barked. “i know it’s not granny. he never pays. and zucker, we know him, he’s not going to pay. so, me … again!”koivu and






koivu, granlund humbled being nhl award finalists in vegas


las vegas – halfway across the ocean, in the middle of their flight from helsinki to las vegas, mikko koivu and mikael granlund realized something."we both forgot our u.s. phones," koivu said, laughing hard.that would make a number of things tricky over the next four days, like setting up a dinner reunion of last year's red-hot jason zucker-koivu-granlund line, one of the biggest reasons koivu and granlund are in zucker's hometown this week."we figured it out," koivu said. "my wife called his wife, and we'll try to get together."asked who will pick up that bound-to-be hefty tab, granlund said, "well, zucker … because it's his town.""no, no, no. probably me again," koivu barked. "i know it's not granny. he never pays. and zucker, we know him, he's not going to pay. so, me … again!"koivu and






weekly roundup: appdynamics sells to cisco ahead of ipo, czi buys meta


this week saw numerous acquisitions, three major tech lawsuits and government agencies going rogue on twitter. these are the biggest stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news.1. appdynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, was supposed to go public this week. but the ipo was called off in favor o iant $3.7 billion acquisition from cisco. the ipo would have valued appdynamics at around $2 billion. while the acquisition was part of cisco’s long-term focus on cloud software, at its core, the deal was actually a data play.2. mark zuckerberg and priscilla chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization made its first acquisition. the chan zuckerberg initiative bought up meta, an ai-powered research search engine. meta’s ai recognizes authors and citations between pape