Aaron Heckmann is studying journalism at Bethel University and will be a sports reporter this fall for their student-run newspaper. In addition to 10KRinks, he has started to do some freelance sports reporting for The Forest Lake Times. He also wrote for The Hockey Writers and GonePuckWild in the past. His data-driven articles are focused on solving problems, telling stories, and discovering unique storylines. Find him on Twitter @aaron_heckmann.
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What Should the Wild Do With Matt Dumba?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 26, 2022
The Minnesota Wild’s defensive core has been a gold standard in the NHL over the past decade. There’s a reason they’ve finished top-5 defensively in allowing expected […]
What Should the Wild’s Fourth Line Look Like Next Season?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 16, 2022
The Minnesota Wild’s roster is nearly set in stone at forward heading into the summer, with the exception of a few changes. That starts with Kevin Fiala, […]
When Exactly Is Minnesota’s Stanley Cup Window?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 6, 2022
This summer, the Minnesota Wild are faced with many crucial questions as they figure out how to field a competitive roster under a tight salary cap. But […]
Should the Wild Explore A Martin Necas For Kevin Fiala Trade?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 1, 2022
The story is nearly written between the Minnesota Wild and Kevin Fiala. Minnesota’s budding superstar, a pending RFA with arbitration rights, will be a cap casualty this […]
The Wild’s Top Prospects Are the Key To Replicating This Season’s Success
By Aaron Heckmann - May 26, 2022
The Minnesota Wild are coming off a historic regular season, reeling off 53 wins and collecting 113 points. The record-breaking season happened because multiple players had career […]
Who Stays? Who Goes? Every Player’s Chance Of Surviving Wild’s Cap-Strapped Summer
By Aaron Heckmann - May 19, 2022
The Minnesota Wild’s season came to a screeching halt at the hands of the St. Louis Blues. Their historic season ended abruptly with a few sloppy losses […]
The Wild Must Take An Honest Look In the Mirror Before A Franchise-Altering Summer
By Aaron Heckmann - May 16, 2022
Different year on the calendar, different roster, same outcome. All year long, it felt like this Minnesota Wild club was different than years past. But the result […]
Turnovers and Unlucky Bounces Proved Too Costly In Game 4
By Aaron Heckmann - May 9, 2022
The Minnesota Wild’s 5-2 loss against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 was not the byproduct of getting outplayed but rather sloppy defensive turnovers and a […]
Paul Fenton Deserves (A Little Bit Of) Credit For Wild’s Historic Season
By Aaron Heckmann - Apr 30, 2022
Paul Fenton‘s tenure lasted only 14 months and was a disaster by many accounts. The Minnesota Wild fired him after he failed to build relationships and grasp […]
Kaprizov and Fiala Need To Dominate To Make Playoff Noise
By Aaron Heckmann - Apr 22, 2022
The Minnesota Wild came up short against the Vegas Golden Knights in the playoffs last season. After being down 3-1 in the series, the Wild fought back […]
The Wild Suddenly Have A Top-Tier Goalie Tandem
By Aaron Heckmann - Apr 16, 2022
The Minnesota Wild front office sent a strong message to the team by making a major investment at the trade deadline. Now they’re experiencing success, and nobody […]
The Wild Must Continue To Let Jost Shine In An Offensive Role
By Aaron Heckmann - Apr 10, 2022
There’s no doubt that the Minnesota Wild significantly improved their roster at the trade deadline. While Marc-Andre Fleury headlined the Wild’s investment, Tyson Jost and Jacob Middleton […]