Dane Mizutani, Pioneer Press

Dane Mizutani

Pioneer Press

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Recent:
  • Pioneer Press
  • West Central Tribune
Past:
  • jamestownsun
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • The Sun
  • Whittier Daily News
  • The Lowell Sun

Recent articles by Dane:

Wild offseason at a glance: Who’s staying? Who’s going?

In total, the Wild have roughly $8 million in cap space heading this offseason. → Read More

Wild are Kirill Kaprizov’s team now. ‘He’s a superstar,’ Bill Guerin says.

He put together the best individual campaign in franchise history, setting single season records with 47 goals, 61 assists, and 108 points. → Read More

Looking at the Wild offseason through the eyes of GM Bill Guerin

After falling to the St. Louis Blues in the first round, the Wild have a lot of things to figure out this summer. → Read More

After struggles in playoffs, Kevin Fiala knows his future with Wild is uncertain

After finishing the regular season with 33 goals and 52 assists, Fiala did not score a goal in the playoffs. → Read More

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba reveals he suffered punctured lung in April

It’s pretty clear Dumba wasn’t at 100 percent for the opening-round playoff series against St. Louis. → Read More

Marc-Andre Fleury or Cam Talbot? Perhaps Wild could afford both goaltenders

It sounds like Fleury would be open to coming back to Minnesota and Talbot is already under contract for next season. → Read More

Wild benched goaltender Cam Talbot in playoffs. Will there be repercussions?

After falling behind 3-2 in the series against the St. Louis Blues, the Wild turned to Talbot on the brink of elimination. → Read More

Five things the Wild need to figure out this offseason

There are many questions the Wild have to answer this offseason. Here are five that stand out. → Read More

Wild players know changes are coming after a season of bonding that ended too soon

The toughest pill to swallow for everyone involved is that this exact group will never be the same. → Read More

Fittingly, ineffective special teams led to Wild demise: 'They literally sucked all year'

In the opening-round playoff series, the Wild finished 4 for 24 on the power play, while the Blues were 8 for 26. → Read More

Wild end once-promising season with Game 6 loss to Blues

Like so many teams before them, the Wild once again bowed out in the first round. → Read More

Wild turn to goaltender Cam Talbot with their season on the line

The past week and a half has been a lesson in patience for Talbot, who had a stellar finish to the regular season, then ceded the net to Marc-Andre Fleury to start the playoffs → Read More

Wild turn to goaltender Cam Talbot with their season on the line

The past week and a half has been a lesson in patience for Talbot, who had a stellar finish to the regular season, then ceded the net to Marc-Andre Fleury to start the playoffs. → Read More

Wild need their biggest comeback yet: ‘You’ll see our best’

In total, the Wild pulled off 25 comeback wins during the regular season. → Read More

Wild suddenly on brink of elimination after Game 5 loss to Blues

Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko spoiled the party after Kirill Kaprizov got the Wild off to a fast start. → Read More

Wild winger Nic Deslauriers welcomes physicality that comes with playoffs

He played more than 500 games in the NHL before getting his first taste of the playoffs. → Read More

Wild coach Dean Evason mulls lineup changes ahead of Game 5

While it’s unclear if there will be any lineup changes, there are a number of potential options for the Wild. → Read More

Wild star Kevin Fiala has been bottled up by Blues. Can he overcome his frustration?

He finished the regular season with a career-high 33 goals, 52 assists and 85 points → Read More

Is goaltender Jordan Binnington suddenly the X-factor in Wild-Blues series?

He finished with 28 saves in Game 4, frustrating the Wild with his consistent play between the pipes. → Read More

Wild winger Matt Boldy nets first career playoff goal in losing effort

For the Wild, the hope is that Boldy’s goal sparks his entire line moving forward. → Read More