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 […]
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 […]
The Minnesota Wild Don’t Need to Trade Brodin or Dumba to Acquire a No. 1 Center
By Tony Abbott - Aug 26, 2020
This offseason will be general manager Bill Guerin’s first helming the Minnesota Wild’s eternal search for a No. 1 center. Guerin just got an up-close look at […]
Should the Minnesota Wild Take a Goalie in the First Round? Yaroslav Askarov Could Be the Franchise Netminder They Need
By Tony Abbott - Aug 20, 2020
The Minnesota Wild hold the ninth pick in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft. That’s good news for the State of Hockey, as this draft boasts a deep […]
Why the Minnesota Wild Should Not Buy Out Devan Dubnyk, Victor Rask or Greg Pateryn
By Tony Abbott - Aug 18, 2020
In a salary cap world, flexibility is every bit as important as talent in determining future success. Look at a team like the Toronto Maple Leafs. They’ve […]
The Minnesota Wild Have Few Options After Mats Zuccarello’s Disappointing Debut
By Tony Abbott - Aug 14, 2020
Believe it or not, there are dogs in New York named after Mats Zuccarello. Zuccarello emerged out of obscurity as an undersized player from Norway, a country […]
How the Minnesota Wild Can Turn a Draft Lottery Loss into a Win
By Tony Abbott - Aug 10, 2020
The Minnesota Wild entered Monday’s Draft Lottery with dreams of the NHL picking their lucky ping-pong ball. Alas, the Wild’s 12.5% odds weren’t nearly enough as the […]
NHL Unable to Decide Which Team to Rig Draft Lottery For
By Tony Abbott - Aug 10, 2020
A series of stunning upsets rocked the hockey world over the weekend. The NHL front office was not immune to the shock, sitting by in horror as […]
Minnesota Wild’s Predictable Power Play Must Shake Things Up For Do-or-Die Game 4
By Tony Abbott - Aug 6, 2020
Game 2 should have been a wake up call for the Minnesota Wild. After a Game 1 victory where Minnesota easily dispatched the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver roared […]
Kevin Fiala is Proving He’s For Real, But the Minnesota Wild Will Need More Than Him to Win
By Tony Abbott - Aug 5, 2020
Let’s say you wanted to engineer the perfect plan for the Minnesota Wild to drop Game 2 of their series. It would have seemed like a tough […]
Jared Spurgeon’s Big Night Reveals the Minnesota Wild’s Greatest Advantage Over Vancouver
By Tony Abbott - Aug 3, 2020
There is nothing that unites the State of Hockey as much as a shared, collective appreciation for Jared Spurgeon. Minnesota Wild fans know that when No. 46 […]
In the Playoffs Zach Parise Has Been Worth Every Penny the Minnesota Wild are Paying Him
By Tony Abbott - Jul 31, 2020
On Independence Day in 2012, the Minnesota Wild were nationally relevant for the first time in franchise history. Minnesota signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to the […]