An NHL Scout Explains How the Coronavirus is Affecting Player Evaluation Leading into the Draft
By Tony Abbott - May 19, 2020
Quarantine is an adjustment, but there are some upsides. Right now, one man has been spending time with his two kids. A look outside the window reveals […]
How the Minnesota Wild Can Still Compete With Zach Parise and Ryan Suter on the Books
By Tony Abbott - May 14, 2020
You have few choices right now if you’re looking to get your hockey fix during the coronavirus pandemic. Watching replays of classic games is a great way to […]
Kevin Fiala was a Gamebreaker for the Minnesota Wild, but He Can Get Even Better
By Tony Abbott - May 12, 2020
Kevin Fiala single-handedly injected life and hope into a franchise that was low on both. He was a revelation for the Minnesota Wild, arguably their MVP. It […]
The 2020 NHL Draft: The Best Thing for the Minnesota Wild Since the 2010 Draft
By Tony Abbott - May 7, 2020
The Minnesota Wild organization was in shambles ten years ago. Minnesota came off a 38-win season in 2009-10, missing the playoffs by 11 points. Names like Mikko […]
It’s Now or Never for Joel Eriksson Ek in Minnesota
By Tony Abbott - May 4, 2020
The five-year anniversary of the Minnesota Wild drafting Joel Eriksson Ek is rapidly approaching. In 2015, Minnesota grabbed the Swedish center with an eye towards eventually replacing […]
Jared Spurgeon, the Ideal Defenseman, is the Minnesota Wild’s 2020 MVP
By Tony Abbott - Apr 30, 2020
We all know the path of the Underrated Player. First, they toil in obscurity. Then someone notices their value. The word spreads, and that player’s fanbase rally […]
Can Minnesota Wild Goalie Devan Dubnyk Rebound After a Down Year?
By Tony Abbott - Apr 28, 2020
“If the season ended today” is a phrase that gets a lot of use late in an NHL season. It’s usually nonsense. The season ends after 82 […]
What Wild Fans Should Expect From Kirill Kaprizov
By Tony Abbott - Apr 23, 2020
The State of Hockey’s long nightmare may soon be over. In less than two weeks, Kirill Kaprizov’s contract with CSKA Moscow will expire. Assuming nothing goes wrong, […]