Cam Talbot Bucked His Recent Trends to Secure A Game 1 Win Over Vegas
By Joe Bouley - May 17, 2021
The Minnesota Wild may have wanted the matchup with the Vegas Golden Knights, but just because they wanted it doesn’t mean it would be any easier to […]
Making the Playoffs Means Raised Expectations for Next Year’s Rookies
By Joe Bouley - May 10, 2021
The success the Minnesota Wild have had this season has surprised people around the NHL. Yes, the team is solidly behind the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado […]
Setting Up Lines For the Playoffs Will Require More Than a Tweak
By Joe Bouley - May 3, 2021
The Minnesota Wild are at a crossroads. After nearly losing three straight to the St. Louis Blues last week, they must come to terms with the realization […]
The Wild Became Paralyzed By Their Winning Streak
By Joe Bouley - Apr 29, 2021
There are certain truths about this Minnesota Wild team with which we must come to terms. They will be in the postseason. They have won seven games […]
The Wild Have A Playoff-Quality Goaltending Tandem
By Joe Bouley - Apr 16, 2021
Defense has been one of the Minnesota Wild’s biggest strengths for nearly a decade. The way Minnesota shuts down opposing offenses isn’t the product of any one […]
Nico Sturm is Capable of Centering a Line by Himself
By Joe Bouley - Apr 9, 2021
Head coaches are supposed to send out a lineup every night that gives their team the very best chance to win. But putting lines together requires a […]
The Sweep in San Jose Revealed A Lot About the Wild
By Joe Bouley - Apr 2, 2021
The Minnesota Wild came roaring back this week after finally getting three days off.  Wait. No, they didn’t. The Wild indeed got a mini-break last weekend after […]
Exposing What’s Really Plaguing the Wild Power Play
By Joe Bouley - Mar 27, 2021
Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov. Matt Dumba and Jared Spurgeon. Mats Zuccarello and Zach Parise. It hasn’t mattered who Dean Evason placed on the power play, because […]
Zach Parise Has Become Replaceable
By Joe Bouley - Mar 15, 2021
In the aftermath of the Wild signing Zach Parise in the Summer of 2012, Lou Lamoriello wasn’t sure where to turn to next. “You just don’t replace […]
Could the ESPN’s NHL Deal Force RSNs to Provide Better Streaming Options?
By Joe Bouley - Mar 12, 2021
Outside of the Monday Night Football theme music, there might not be more recognizable theme music for a single sport than ESPN’s National Hockey Night. Gary Thorne’s […]
Coming to Terms With COVID in the NHL and the Rest of Hockey
By Joe Bouley - Feb 5, 2021
The Minnesota Wild were scheduled to take on the Colorado Avalanche to finish a four-game regular-season series on Thursday. Of course, this season has been anything but […]
It’s Time to Sound the Alarm on the Power Play
By Joe Bouley - Feb 3, 2021
It’s not that the Minnesota Wild can’t score goals. They have shown through nine games that the team is far from snake-bitten. Scoring 2.9 goals per game […]