The Wild Compromised and Still Will Get Value On Kaprizov’s Deal
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 24, 2021
The Minnesota Wild didn’t expect to hand out such a massive payday to Kirill Kaprizov on a medium-length deal. While Kaprizov’s star power is evident, the 24-year-old […]
Can the Wild Afford To Land A Top Center In Free Agency Next Summer?
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 17, 2021
The Minnesota Wild are trending in the right direction, but several things still need to be accomplished before they reach contender status. And the center predicament is […]
The Wild Are A Bubble Team After Moving Back To the Central
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 14, 2021
The Minnesota Wild were moved to the realigned “West Division” last season, and they finished third with 75 points, including a playoff appearance that was cut short […]
The Wild Are Still Several Pieces Away From Contending
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 10, 2021
The Minnesota Wild are in a position than they were a few years ago. They now boast one of the best prospect pipelines in the league, and […]
The Wild’s Roadmap To Finding A Center Should End At Tomas Hertl
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 3, 2021
Timing is one of the most important qualities a general manager needs to have. Identifying when the time is right to execute a move is essential to […]
From Lackluster Start to Inspiring Recovery, Boldy Has the Tools to Become A Game-Breaker
By Aaron Heckmann - Aug 27, 2021
Just before the dismissal of Paul Fenton, the Minnesota Wild drafted Matt Boldy 12th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. Many fans preferred the “draft for need” […]
Kirill Kaprizov Created Leverage Without Committing to the KHL
By Aaron Heckmann - Aug 13, 2021
The Minnesota Wild were never going to easily be able to re-sign Kirill Kaprizov. Both sides desire different resolutions: The Wild want to lock up their star […]
What Do We Make of Minnesota’s Revamped Defensive Corps?
By Aaron Heckmann - Aug 6, 2021
The Minnesota Wild were forced to go bargain shopping for defensemen in free agency after the Seattle Kraken plucked Carson Soucy in the Expansion Draft, the Wild […]
The Wild’s Approach At Center Will Have Short- and Long-Term Consequences
By Aaron Heckmann - Aug 5, 2021
The Minnesota Wild will likely approach the center situation the same way this season as they did last year. All indications point to a center-by-committee strategy again […]
Ryan Suter’s New Contract Is Proof the Wild Made A Mistake
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 31, 2021
Bill Guerin has made it clear that he doesn’t regret buying out Ryan Suter. It’s easy to believe him. There’s nothing to suggest the contrary, and every […]
Pius Suter Would Help Round Out the Wild’s Center Depth
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 27, 2021
Monday marked the deadline for teams to issue a qualifying offer to their pending restricted free agents. Players that didn’t receive a qualifying offer by the deadline […]
Minnesota Should Bow Out Of the Jack Eichel Sweepstakes
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 23, 2021
The Minnesota Wild are actively pursuing disgruntled star center Jack Eichel. This isn’t surprising news because they have desperately needed a No. 1 center since their inception […]