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Cam Talbot Follows Devan Dubnyk’s Path from Oilers Flameout to Wild Starter
By Joe Bouley - Oct 14, 2020
Scouting and development of goaltenders has been an enigma across the NHL. Goalies have gotten better, the butterfly style has revolutionized hockey to its core and the […]
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The Wild Deliberately Drafted Players With Attitude and Skill
By Joe Bouley - Oct 9, 2020
Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin may speak softly, but his he carries a big stick. He and Judd Bracket, the team’s Director of Amateur Scouting, have […]
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Can Marco Rossi Help the Wild Contend Next Year?
By Joe Bouley - Oct 7, 2020
When asked about making the leap to the NHL, Marco Rossi said, “I am ready. One hundred percent.” Bold words from a newly drafted 19 year old. […]
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By Trading Dubnyk and Donato, the Wild Clear Up Pressing Roster Issues
By Joe Bouley - Oct 6, 2020
Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin‘s actions on the eve of the draft tell us that he hired Judd Bracket to run the draft table so he […]
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Does Minnesota Hockey Have to Worry About Players Jumping to the USNTDP?
By Joe Bouley - Oct 1, 2020
The Minnesota Wild created the “State of Hockey” motto in order to connect the expansion franchise to the history of the sport in the state. While outsiders […]
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Erik Haula Could Serve as a Stop-Gap Center for the Wild
By Joe Bouley - Sep 25, 2020
There is a pretty limited pool of free agents this year. The players who are available are either over 30 or depth guys. A few former Minnesota […]
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The Wild Should Push for a 2022 Winter Classic
By Joe Bouley - Sep 23, 2020
The world has changed dramatically in the last nine and a half months since the Minnesota Wild were announced as hosts of the 2021 Bridgestone Winter Classic. […]
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Eric Staal Trade Not a Surprise for Rebuilding Wild
By Joe Bouley - Sep 17, 2020
Wild General Manager Bill Guerin has ripped open the Minnesota Wild offseason like tearing off a Band-Aid. He swung a low-risk trade to acquire Nick Bjugstad, re-signed […]
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The Wild are Getting Good Value on Jonas Brodin’s New Contract
By Joe Bouley - Sep 16, 2020
Former Wild general manager Paul Fenton said he liked to build from the net on out. The defensemen that the Nashville Predators have dressed over the last […]
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NCAA Announces Delayed Start of Hockey Season, Potentially Stalling Player Development
By Joe Bouley - Sep 11, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NHL will be felt immediately in the form of a flat salary cap, “the bubble” and diminishing hockey-related revenue. […]
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The Minnesota Wild’s Draft and Develop Strategy Needs a Tweak
By Joe Bouley - Sep 9, 2020
Player development for an NHL team is either everything, or it’s nothing. You could argue that with better scouting and an ability to identify key traits in […]
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The Minnesota Wild Need Eriksson Ek, Foligno and Hartman’s Defense to Compete Next Year
By Joe Bouley - Sep 2, 2020
Defense never garners much attention in the game recaps or the headlines unless there was a surgical dismantling of another team’s offense. It is also quite noticeable […]