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The Wild Should Use the St. Louis Series as a Tryout for Third-Line Center
By Drew Cove - May 12, 2021
It’s hard to believe, but the NHL’s regular season is already coming to a close in *checks notes* the middle of May. The Minnesota Wild are one […]
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Jonas Brodin Has Deserved His Newfound Praise for Years
By Drew Cove - May 5, 2021
An extremely noteworthy rookie season followed by seven years under the radar isn’t always the NHL template. When you consider Jonas Brodin was a Calder Trophy candidate […]
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Which Wild Players Still Have Something to Play For In the Regular Season?
By Drew Cove - Apr 28, 2021
The West Division featured some pretty good teams in 2021. It also featured some pretty bad ones. Thankfully for hockey fans here, the Minnesota Wild were not […]
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Wild UFAs: Who Stays and Who Goes?
By Drew Cove - Apr 20, 2021
Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin was hesitant to shake things up at the deadline, even though he has made mid-season trades in the past. Why didn’t […]
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The Wild Made the Right Call Passing On Foligno and Glendening
By Drew Cove - Apr 13, 2021
The Wild’s historical penchant for making moves at the NHL trade deadline didn’t extend to Bill Guerin‘s second season as the general manager. They stood pat this […]
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Will Matt Boldy Affect the Wild’s Trade Deadline Plans?
By Drew Cove - Apr 6, 2021
Matt Boldy’s arrival was highly anticipated even before his Boston College team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. Some were uncertain if the highly touted offensive prospect […]
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Don’t Look Now, But the Wild Are In Good Shape On Defense
By Drew Cove - Mar 31, 2021
The Minnesota Wild have almost always been known as a defense-first team. As the first head coach in franchise history, Jacques Lemaire introduced the neutral zone trap […]
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The Reverse Retros Should Stay
By Drew Cove - Mar 23, 2021
If there’s one thing the NHL is good at, it’s marketing nostalgia. That’s not a one-sided relationship, either. Fans continue to clamor for callbacks to times gone […]
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The NHL Should Keep the Pandemic Schedule Format Moving Forward
By Drew Cove - Mar 16, 2021
What was supposed to be a necessary adjustment to the schedule as the NHL navigated the pandemic this season might have some unintended benefits. With Canada maintaining […]
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The Anatomy of the Wild’s Six-Game Winning Streak
By Drew Cove - Mar 3, 2021
After multiple members of the Minnesota Wild tested positive for COVID-19 and a handful more ended up on the protocol list, it would have been understandable if […]
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Goalies Never Figured Out Mikko Koivu’s Shootout Move
By Drew Cove - Feb 15, 2021
Minnesota Wild fans saw him take 107 of these shots. With a success rate of less than 40 percent, it’s a wonder anyone got so excited anytime […]
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The Wild Have Everything to Gain From Players With Nothing to Lose
By Drew Cove - Feb 3, 2021
If the Minnesota Wild struggled to get wins at full-strength against their lowly California opponents this season, getting blown out 5-1 the first time they played one […]