Tony Abbott is a contributor for 10K Rinks, covering the Minnesota Wild. He has covered hockey since 2013, primarily with The Athletic Minnesota and SB Nation's Hockey Wilderness. Tony also hosts 10K Rinks Radio with Joe Bouley. Find him on Twitter @OhHiTony.
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Royce Lewis’ Grand Slam Success Is Absurdity At Its Finest
By Tony Abbott - Sep 5, 2023
A home run is the best possible outcome that can happen when a player comes to bat with the bases loaded. Or at least, in 99.999999977% of […]
Why Can’t the Twins Just Be Normal?
By Tony Abbott - Aug 14, 2023
The 2022 Minnesota Twins might have been the most frustrating team in franchise history, and not just because they underachieved. Plenty of Twins teams have been good […]
Who Needs Luis Arraez When You Have An Edouard Julien At Home?
By Tony Abbott - Jul 20, 2023
The well-scrutinized Luis Arraez-for-Pablo López trade might have been a necessary evil, but it feels evil nonetheless. It’s painful, and not just because Arraez has spent the […]
The Twins Have Reinvented the Terry Ryan Way For the Velocity Era
By Tony Abbott - Jun 4, 2023
We all know what a Minnesota Twins pitching staff looks like. A squad of dutiful strike-throwers who get the ball over the plate knowing that Walks Will […]
Calen Addison’s Trade Value Is In No-Man’s Land
By Tony Abbott - Apr 10, 2023
It’s not impossible to imagine a future where Calen Addison remains with the Minnesota Wild. But that future is becoming less favorable by the day, by the […]
What Gustav Nyquist’s Return Means For the Wild
By Tony Abbott - Apr 6, 2023
If you’re a big practice-head, you already know the news from yesterday’s Minnesota Wild practice. Folks, he’s back! If you were having a bad day now you’re […]
Nobody Believes In the Wild. What’s Up With That?
By Tony Abbott - Apr 4, 2023
Nobody Believes In Us is perhaps the most overused quote in sports. Teams are always looking for an extra edge to motivate themselves, and proving doubters wrong […]
There’s No Need For the Wild To Have A Goalie Controversy
By Tony Abbott - Apr 3, 2023
Around this time last year, Dean Evason inadvertently launched a goalie controversy that shaped the direction of the Minnesota Wild in 2022-23. After selecting Marc-Andre Fleury to […]
Is the “Gus Bus” Built For Playoff Success?
By Tony Abbott - Mar 29, 2023
There was a time when Filip Gustavsson looked like a mortal human and not a puck-stopping machine. It lasted for about a week, with two uncharacteristically poor […]
Matt Boldy Is Blossoming Into An Elite Volume Shooter
By Tony Abbott - Mar 23, 2023
The NHL has a miracle cure to heal any slumping player: Shooting more. 9 out of 10 Coaches recommend it! It’s very good advice. More shots not […]
Should There Be A Power Play Quarterback Controversy In Minnesota?
By Tony Abbott - Mar 19, 2023
Minnesota isn’t unfamiliar with the concept of a quarterback controversy. Case Keenum or Teddy Bridgewater? Christian Ponder or five other equally terrible options. Daunte Culpepper did what […]
Is Winning the Division Worth It For the Wild?
By Tony Abbott - Mar 18, 2023
Those banners in the Xcel Energy Center look a little lonely. The Minnesota Wild only have three things to celebrate throughout their near-quarter century of existence, or […]