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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]