Vladimir Tarasenko Is What the Wild Want but Can’t Have
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 8, 2021
The late-night news that St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko wants to be traded sent shockwaves through the hockey world. According to The Athletic, Tarasenko is dissatisfied […]
Should the Wild Pursue a Stopgap Center This Offseason?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 2, 2021
In one way or another, the Minnesota Wild must address their need down the middle this offseason. Beyond Joel Eriksson Ek, who has emerged as one of […]
The Wild Aren’t Really Going to Trade Fiala, Right?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 25, 2021
In the aftermath of Paul Fenton‘s turbulent 14-month reign over the Minnesota Wild, it didn’t appear there would be any silver linings. Even owner Craig Leipold admitted […]
Kaprizov Is Justified In Asking the Wild To Upgrade Their Center Depth
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 17, 2021
If the Minnesota Wild want to lock up Kirill Kaprizov long-term this summer, Bill Guerin will have to convince the budding superstar that his vision will lead […]
Four Ways the Wild Can Create Cap Space This Offseason
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 11, 2021
The Minnesota Wild’s No. 1 priority heading into this critical offseason is handing out extensions to their restricted free agents, including Kirill Kaprizov, Kevin Fiala, and Joel […]
Jordan Greenway Is Causing A Seattle Expansion Draft Dilemma
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 4, 2021
Just over a year ago, Bill Guerin expressed his disappointment with Jordan Greenway. In an exit meeting with the young forward, Guerin told Greenway he needed to […]
Joel Eriksson Ek Has Become a Force to Be Reckoned With
By Aaron Heckmann - May 30, 2021
The Minnesota Wild shouldn’t regret taking Joel Eriksson Ek over Brock Boeser in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Boeser had an immediate impact […]
Inside the Wild’s Catastrophic Second Period Meltdown
By Aaron Heckmann - May 21, 2021
After a dominant first period, the Minnesota Wild had a second-period meltdown and never recovered on Thursday night, losing Game 3 to the Vegas Golden Knights, 5-2. […]
Zach Parise Shouldn’t Be a Healthy Scratch In the Playoffs
By Aaron Heckmann - May 16, 2021
After three straight healthy scratches in the final stretch of the season, it became clear that Zach Parise’s future with the Minnesota Wild was in jeopardy. Then […]
Minnesota’s New Faces Should Bring New Results In the Playoffs
By Aaron Heckmann - May 7, 2021
After failing to get past the first round of the playoffs for five straight seasons, the Minnesota Wild undertook a roster overhaul. One major effect of the […]
Marcus Foligno Has Become Irreplaceable
By Aaron Heckmann - Apr 30, 2021
The claim that a bottom-six forward is irreplaceable might be a stretch. But the way veteran winger Marcus Foligno has played since the Minnesota Wild traded for […]