The Second Pairing is Leading the Way Offensively
By Joe Bouley - Jan 22, 2021
Bill Guerin swore that things were going to be different this year. Through three games, the Minnesota Wild are figuring out what “different” actually means. There is […]
The Wild Are Wasting Their Time Worrying About Faceoffs
By Joe Bouley - Jan 20, 2021
They say in football that if you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have a quarterback. What happens when you have six third-line centers in hockey? The Minnesota […]
The “Power Kill” is One More Way to Feature Kaprizov and Fiala
By Joe Bouley - Jan 15, 2021
If the Minnesota Vikings own the worst special teams conundrum in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Wild are right behind them. For years the power play was […]
What are Evason’s Options Without a No. 1 Center On the Roster?
By Joe Bouley - Jan 11, 2021
Perhaps the best chess play Chuck Fletcher ever executed as general manager of the Minnesota Wild was the free agent signing of Eric Staal. On its face, […]
Naming Spurgeon Captain Sends the Right Message About the Wild’s Future
By Joe Bouley - Jan 4, 2021
The doors have officially opened a Tria Rink for Minnesota Wild training camp, and with it, a new era has been ushered in. On Sunday general manager […]
Team Russia’s Offensive Tactics are Holding Back Minnesota’s Prospects
By Joe Bouley - Dec 31, 2020
The Minnesota Wild have a healthy representation at the IIHF World Junior Championships. In total there are five prospects on four different teams. Matt Boldy’s performance for […]
The Wild Should Plan For Full Season of Marco Rossi
By Joe Bouley - Dec 28, 2020
Many questions are surrounding the Minnesota Wild as it prepares for its 20th season as a franchise. Many involve the future of some of the players on […]
Adam Beckman’s Discovery is a Rare Bright Spot From the Fenton Era
By Joe Bouley - Dec 18, 2020
Paul Fenton’s time in Minnesota Wild history will be remembered in a very, um, interesting way. Such a short tenure could get lost in the next 20 […]
Alexander Khovanov May Be the Key to Keeping Kaprizov in Minnesota
By Joe Bouley - Dec 16, 2020
It’s not for a lack of trying, but the Minnesota Wild have just never been able to draft and develop a true Number One Center™. Mikko Koivu […]
2nd Rounder Marat Khusnutdinov Fits Guerin’s Modern Vision for the Wild
By Joe Bouley - Dec 7, 2020
National Hockey League rule changes during the previous 15 years have turned it into one that highlights speed, skill and offense. The Minnesota Wild, on the other […]
Brennan Menell’s KHL Performance is Capturing Eyes a World Away
By Joe Bouley - Dec 4, 2020
The City of Minsk was settled by Lithuanians in the 9th Century A.D., and control of it has been battled by the Polish and Russians since the […]
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 […]