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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What’s Going On With Jonas Brodin’s Game?
By Tony Abbott - Nov 11, 2022
There’s something off with the Minnesota Wild so far this season. They’re sitting at .500, which sounds fine until you realize they have the exact same record […]
Can We Declare the Wild’s Power Play Fixed Yet?
By Tony Abbott - Nov 1, 2022
For the last two seasons, the most frustrating question surrounding the Minnesota Wild concerned the power play. They had talented players like Kirill Kaprizov, Jared Spurgeon, Mats […]
Do the Wild Need A “True” Center Alongside Kaprizov To Succeed?
By Tony Abbott - Oct 31, 2022
You might have heard this before: The Minnesota Wild need a center. Their leading scorer, Mats Zuccarello, plays the wing. So do their two most talented forwards, […]
Don’t Count Ryan Hartman Out Yet
By Tony Abbott - Oct 27, 2022
Not even the most optimistic Minnesota Wild fans expected Ryan Hartman to score 34 goals again. Hartman’s incredible season was so out-of-nowhere, going from 16 goals in […]
The Wild Have A Fiala-Sized Hole In Their Lineup
By Tony Abbott - Oct 26, 2022
Through six games, the spotlight on the Minnesota Wild has been their defense and goaltending. Allowing 20 goals in their first three games will do that, as […]
The Wild Should Shake Things Up With A New Dynamic Forward Duo
By Tony Abbott - Oct 25, 2022
When the Minnesota Wild surrendered 20 goals in their first three games, you knew Dean Evason would reach for his security blanket. In Game 4, the team […]
How the Wild Can Survive Historically Awful Goaltending
By Tony Abbott - Oct 24, 2022
It took four games, but the Minnesota Wild finally started getting some saves. Between Thursday’s win and Saturday’s overtime loss, Marc-Andre Fleury looked like Patrick Roy compared […]
Marco Rossi’s Development Plan Is Already Going Haywire
By Tony Abbott - Oct 17, 2022
We’re just two games into the season, and we must address Marco Rossi‘s playing time once again. The push and pull arguments over his deployment are well […]
Boldy Is Starting To Challenge Kaprizov’s “Best Player” Status
By Tony Abbott - Oct 15, 2022
Is Matt Boldy the best player on the Minnesota Wild? You can’t say that right now. Not after Kirill Kaprizov took the league by storm with 108 […]
The Wild’s Worst Fear Played Out On Opening Night
By Tony Abbott - Oct 14, 2022
The Minnesota Wild entered the offseason promising change, and on paper, they delivered. The Wild publicly declared fixing their special teams — their 18th-ranked power play and […]
Why Are Advanced Stats So High On the Wild?
By Tony Abbott - Oct 13, 2022
Opening Night is the time of year when most teams, even garbage ones, talk themselves into optimism. Can your perennial loser be a playoff team? Sure, why […]
Can Calen Addison Accomplish Something No Wild Defenseman Has In Over A Decade?
By Tony Abbott - Oct 10, 2022
Throughout Opening Week, 10K Rinks staff will be going on the record with the boldest predictions they can muster. Will they be proven right? Will their picks […]