The Minnesota Wild should want to keep Martin Hanzal. But can they?

The Wild probably feel they have their center situation secure, but it won’t be for long. Martin Hanzal is a very good hockey player. But he is quite an unremarkable player. He doesn’t wow you with a powerful shot or sublime puck skills. He doesn’t take over games with his speed. He doesn’t say things to the media that draw attention to himself or rock the boat. Based...
Via Hockey Wilderness
4 hours ago

Accepting the 2016-17 Wild season is really over

There is hockey still going on. In fact, I quite enjoyed the Capitals/Penguins game, including a frenzy at the final minute of the game where the Caps threw everything but the puck in to the net. I am starting to come around on Twitter, and even discussing the Wild’s offseason again. I have reached the fifth and final stage of the “5 Stages of Grief,” By Julie Axelrod - Acceptance...
Via Hockey Wilderness
5 hours ago

Wild Need Pure Goal Scorer

There is something that most NHL teams have and the Wild need, and that’s a pure goal scorer. They have been without a pure, natural goal scorer since the Marian Gaborik days. Gaborik parted ways with the Wild following the 2008-09 season and has left a void that the Wild have not been able to fill. Consistency is Key Since then, the Wild have not had a 40-goal scorer. Zach Parise...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

What went wrong for the Minnesota Wild

When the playoff season arrived, it hit the Wild like a slap-shot to the face.  After starting the series down 3-0 against the St. Louis Blues, the Wild came back and forced a game five on Saturday.  It was not enough, however, as a disheartening sadness rushed over the crowd in the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday as the Wild were knocked out of the playoffs by Magnus Paajarvi...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Season Review Mikael Granlund

Part 1 in a review of every player on the current Minnesota Wild roster and their outlook for next season. Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund played outstanding this year. He really took the next step in his development and seemed to finally blossom playing on the wing. The line combination of him, Koivu, and Zucker […] Minnesota Wild: Season Review Mikael Granlund - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
3 days ago

Changes Needed For The Wild

Different year, same Wild team, same results. The Wild saw what was a record-setting year come to yet another abrupt end as they were eliminated in five games by the St. Louis Blues. A team that was outstanding and dominated offensively was eliminated quickly and early in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and one has to wonder if changes are coming. Wild players were Wild...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Minnesota Wild: Greatest Seasons #16

Looking at the greatest seasons in the 16 year history of the Minnesota Wild. Over the course of their existence, the Minnesota Wild have provided great entertainment as well as frustration to their fans. Here I attempt to rank in order the best seasons in the history of the team. Since every list has to […] Minnesota Wild: Greatest Seasons #16 - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck Wild...
Via Gone Puck Wild
3 days ago

Minnesota Wild: Missed Opportunities in the NHL Playoffs

The Minnesota Wild lost their first round playoff series to the Blues in five games largely because of a lack of finish. The series will look like one in which St. Louis dominated en route to a five game series victory. However this very easily could have gone the Wild’s way. Goalie Jake Allen played himself […] Minnesota Wild: Missed Opportunities in the NHL Playoffs - Gone...
Via Gone Puck Wild
4 days ago

New NHL record set as 18 first round games require overtime

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already been a wild ride and things are just getting started. If you haven’t been closely following all of the action, you may only know that some of the biggest teams have already been eliminated (Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild) and that a couple series ended in a hurry as there were two sweeps and two series which only needed five games...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Staal released from hospital after crashing head-first into boards

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Minnesota Wild: Devan Dubnyk Snubbed From Vezina Trophy Finalist List

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Bruce Boudreau claims Blues weren’t better than the Wild despite series loss

You can add another disappointing playoff result to Bruce Boudreau’s coaching record. That growing list of playoff shortcomings may be behind the coach’s comments following a Game 5 loss which saw his Minnesota Wild kicked out of the playoffs by the St. Louis Blues. Well … considering the Blues won four games and the Wild won just one, that actually does make the Blues the...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blues are accusing the Wild of cheating during faceoffs

If you’ve watched the first four games of the playoff series between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild, you’ve seen an insane number of faceoffs called back by the officials and plenty of forwards booted from the circle. At first it seemed like the officials were struggling to drop the puck fairly, but the Blues have a theory of their own regarding some faceoff shenanigans...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild's Devan Dubnyk Makes Series Mark

Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Devan Dubnyk is already playing the blame game against the Blues

The St. Louis Blues are returning home with a surprising 2-0 series lead against the Minnesota Wild. Those two wins were due to some outstanding play from Jake Allen, some timely offense and some fortunate bounces. Things are bright in the St. Louis dressing room while the blame game is already being played by the Wild on the other side of the rink. Following Game 2, Devan Dubnyk...
Via Frozen Notes
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators visit sick teen during road trip to Minnesota

The Ottawa Senators might very well be in the thick of a playoff race heading towards the end of the NHL season. But in no way does this mean the team is too busy to visit a die-hard young fan that’s going through some difficult times.In the lead up to their game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, the Senators met with 16-year-old Jonathan Pitre, who is battling a rare...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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