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3 Matt Dumba Trades That Would Fuel the Minnesota Wild’s Future
By Tony Abbott - Sep 25, 2020
Ever since the Minnesota Wild inked Jonas Brodin to a seven-year extension, all eyes have been on Matt Dumba and what will happen with him. General manager […]
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The New-Look Minnesota Wild Has Yet to Get Younger, Faster or Better
By Tony Abbott - Sep 22, 2020
Last week, the Minnesota Wild made two tough decisions concerning fan favorite veterans. First they traded Eric Staal, who scored 111 goals in four seasons, to the […]
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The Wild Have to Rely on Wingers, Not Centers, for Offense Next Season
By Tony Abbott - Sep 18, 2020
Bill Guerin continued his aggressive makeover of the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. He traded Eric Staal, who is sixth all-time with 111 goals in Minnesota, for Buffalo’s […]
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Jonas Brodin’s Extension Creates a Lot of Tough Decisions for the Wild
By Tony Abbott - Sep 15, 2020
Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin spent the first year on the job mostly in evaluation mode. February’s Jason Zucker trade aside, this year was about Guerin […]
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A Healthy Nick Bjugstad Brings a Power Game the Wild Desperately Need
By Tony Abbott - Sep 15, 2020
There’s nothing Minnesota sports fans love more than One of Us playing with our hometown team. You could be a Hall of Fame talent or a fifth-line […]
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P.J. Fenton, Co-Architect of the Wild’s Resurgent Farm System, is Joining the Panthers Front Office
By Tony Abbott - Sep 11, 2020
In hindsight, it seemed as if there were two Paul Fentons helming the Minnesota Wild. There was Bad Fenton, who made rash, unpopular decisions and alienated many […]
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Mikko Koivu’s Quiet Excellence and Loyalty Made Him the Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Wild
By Tony Abbott - Sep 10, 2020
Mikko Koivu and Joe Mauer were born 38 days apart, on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Neither of them knew it, but they were destined to […]
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Two-Way Finnish Center Anton Lundell is More than Your Typical “Safe” Pick
By Tony Abbott - Sep 8, 2020
When your team goes up to the podium at the NHL Draft, you can feel the electricity in the air. The general manager, head scout and an […]
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Anthony Cirelli Should Be the Minnesota Wild’s No. 1 Trade Target This Offseason
By Tony Abbott - Sep 3, 2020
There’s the belief in the State of Hockey that getting a No. 1 center outside the draft is impossible. To be fair, there is a good bit […]
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Aiming Higher: Assessing the Minnesota Wild’s Ability to Trade Up in the Draft
By Tony Abbott - Sep 1, 2020
Even weeks later, losing the Draft Lottery feels like a kick in the teeth for the State of Hockey. Had the Minnesota Wild gotten in on that […]
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Matt Dumba and the Hockey Diversity Alliance Need Solidarity in the Fight Against Racism
By Tony Abbott - Aug 28, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks rocked the sports world by refusing to play Wednesday night. The Bucks did so to stand in solidarity with the protests in nearby Kenosha […]
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Minnesota Wild Prospect Brennan Menell Does “Reverse Kaprizov,” Signs With KHL’s Dinamo Minsk
By Tony Abbott - Aug 27, 2020
Imagine being 23 years old and traveling halfway across the world for a job. You don’t speak the language, you’re in a completely different culture and your […]