Drafting Kirill Kaprizov was a Low Risk, High Reward Proposition for the Minnesota Wild
By Joe Bouley - Jul 15, 2020
The waiting was the hardest part. Uncertainty prevailed after years of teases, cryptic social media “likes” and multiple visits from Minnesota Wild general managers. On Monday, Kirill […]
Dean Evason Signs Two-Year Extension, Officially Removing Interim Label
By Joe Bouley - Jul 13, 2020
Players, coaches and media officially reconvened at TRIA Rink in St. Paul for the first Minnesota Wild practice in 123 days. It was part of the NHL’s […]
The Minnesota Wild Have Hired Judd Brackett as Director of Amateur Scouting, Now He Has to Future-Proof Franchise
By Joe Bouley - Jul 10, 2020
The narrative surrounding the Minnesota Wild for years has been that the team hasn’t been good enough to make a deep run in the playoffs, let alone […]
What the Analytics Tell Us About the Minnesota Wild’s Line Matchups Against Vancouver in the Regular Season
By Joe Bouley - Jul 3, 2020
The Minnesota Wild’s matchup against the Vancouver Canucks has been billed as one of the more intriguing series of the qualifying round. With both teams effectively splitting […]
Who is the Best Minnesota-Born Hockey Player Right Now?
By Joe Bouley - Jun 26, 2020
Be it a famous actor, an Olympic skier, a hip hop artist, or a sports athlete making it big time, the people of Minnesota take pride in […]
“I Am an Anti-Racist:” Matt Dumba is Using His Voice and Platform to Promote Diversity in Hockey
By Joe Bouley - Jun 12, 2020
Hockey is a game that involves balance and strength. Skaters learn to balance on thin blades of steel strapped to their feet at young ages. They develop […]
The Minnesota Wild Have Choices and Flexibility as Rosters Expand for 24-Team Playoff
By Joe Bouley - May 29, 2020
The NHL officially announced the format of play for if and when the NHL resumes play on Tuesday. For hockey-starved Minnesota Wild fans, the news that the […]
If the Minnesota Wild Trade Brodin or Dumba, Bill Guerin Will Have a Tough Time Replacing Them
By Joe Bouley - May 22, 2020
Trade rumors were loud across the league about the Minnesota Wild’s Jonas Brodin and Matt Dumba this season. Prior to the deadline The Athletic mentioned Brodin’s name […]
Why the Minnesota Wild Should Pair Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov on the Top Line
By Joe Bouley - May 15, 2020
The Wild’s wait for Kaprizov is *pinches fingers* this close to being over. Even if Minnesota may have to wait a bit longer for his official signing […]
Dean Evason’s Interrupted Audition May Still Be Enough to Remove Interim Label
By Joe Bouley - May 8, 2020
It was quite the week for the Minnesota Wild back mid-February. After trading long-rumored forward Jason Zucker at the beginning of the week, Wild GM Bill Guerin […]
Kevin Fiala, Minnesota’s Breakout Star, is the Wild’s 2020 MVP
By Joe Bouley - May 1, 2020
Kevin Fiala captured the imagination of Wild fans for what is both now, and in the future when Kirill Kaprizov and other prospects join the fun in Minnesota. When voting for Minnesota Wild team MVP, it only makes sense to pick Kevin Fiala.
What Exactly Was the Haul for Jason Zucker?
By Joe Bouley - Feb 11, 2020
Not waiting any longer to put his stamp on his new team, Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin has finally made a big trade. He traded forward Jason […]