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Midseason Reflection: The Minnesota Wild’s Biggest Disappointments at the All-Star Break
By Joe Bouley - Jan 24, 2020
As the Minnesota Wild officially hit the All-Star break for the 2019-20 campaign, they’re looking up the standings at the playoff chase. That was not unexpected when […]
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Midseason Reflection: Finding the Minnesota Wild’s Bright Spots at the All-Star Break
By Joe Bouley - Jan 23, 2020
As the Minnesota Wild officially hit the All-Star break for the 2019-20 campaign, they’re looking up the standings at the playoff chase. That was not unexpected when […]
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Brodin, Dumba Trade Rumors Create Wild Trade Value Dichotomy
By Joe Bouley - Jan 20, 2020
Minnesota needs to win trades if they are going to be a player at the trade deadline. In order to win trades, they need to make trades that abide by the economic investment strategy, "buy low, sell high."
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Back in Action: Breaking Down the Time Missed by Jason Zucker
By Joe Bouley - Jan 13, 2020
Fans got a glimpse of what life without Jason Zucker is like these last 10 games. Yet, his impact is noticeable on the ice both in terms of analytics and aesthetics.
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Making Room for Kirill Kaprizov
By Joe Bouley - Jan 9, 2020
The goal is to get Kaprizov into the the line-up and into a place where he can succeed early.
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Pinpointing the Purveyor of the Wild’s Turnaround
By Joe Bouley - Dec 5, 2019
Is it as simple as goaltending stabilizing? Are the Wild defending better? Is the team scoring more goals? The truth is that it's likely a healthy mix of goaltending, defense, and offense.
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Jordan Greenway: Charlie Coyle 2.0 and Getting Better?
By Joe Bouley - Nov 19, 2019
Greenway, on the other hand, has been a bit slower in the point production department. He’s also been allowed to develop more slowly. The points have come slowly, Greenway has propelled himself to the top 5 on the Wild in Evolving-Hockey’s GAR model.
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Moving on From Mikko Koivu will be Necessary, Painful for Wild
By Joe Bouley - Nov 6, 2019
For 15 seasons, Mikko Koivu has been the heart, soul and identity of the Minnesota Wild. Named the first full-time captain for the Wild by former head […]
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Offense is the Minnesota Wild’s Path to Winning
By Joe Bouley - Oct 18, 2019
The Minnesota Wild have yet to show up for the 2019-20 season. A 1-6 record, two points in the standings a goal differential of 14-29 is not […]
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Wild Season Preview: Five Big Questions Facing the Minnesota Wild
By Joe Bouley - Oct 3, 2019
The Minnesota Wild begin the 2019-20 regular season Thursday night in Nashville to face off against the Predators. After former general manager Paul Fenton made a few […]
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To Have the Impact He Desires, Zach Parise Must Stay Healthy
By Joe Bouley - Oct 2, 2019
When a team makes a 13-year commitment to a player, the franchise is inherently taking on a huge risk. First, that player must perform and perform consistently […]
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Jared Spurgeon’s Extension a Deserving Payoff for Strong Consistency
By Joe Bouley - Sep 17, 2019
Exactly how does a former sixth-round draft pick, New York Islander cast-off and a complete shot in the dark get rewarded with the highest cap hit in […]