Minnesota Wild defeat Vancouver Canucks, 6-2

Guillaume Latendresse became a sensation last season in Minnesota.

After arriving from Montreal having scored two goals in 23 games, Latendresse capitalized on his fresh start with 25 goals in 55 games with the Wild.

But soon into this training camp, it was clear something was amiss with Latendresse.

He was behind the play, not as physical, not as prolific offensively and not putting himself in positions to be prolific offensively. Even coach Todd Richards, who ty...

Todd Richards cancelled Wednesday's practice. He probably should reconsider and encore with a two-hour "bag skate."

The Wild sure responded impressively to its coach's well-publicized Sunday punishment.

Booed off the ice after one period Saturday, the Wild received standing ovations after all three periods Tuesday as it trounced the division rival Vancouver Canucks 6-2.

Richards was "curious" to see his team's response. That was probably an understatement because ...