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The Vancouver Canucks’ Offensive Stars Will Challenge the Minnesota Wild Defense
By Tony Abbott - Jun 9, 2020
The Vancouver Canucks would enter the postseason as an underdog in any other year. Vancouver would have squared off against Vegas if not for an expanded format. […]
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Can the Minnesota Wild Overcome Their Goaltending Woes When Play Resumes?
By Tony Abbott - May 28, 2020
The Minnesota Wild have made it to the playoffs! Sort of! Technically, the Wild’s five game series against Vancouver won’t count as the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But […]
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Projecting the Minnesota Wild’s Best Lines for the Playoffs
By Tony Abbott - May 26, 2020
Momentum is now building towards the NHL holding the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The league has insisted the season would come to a proper end since coronavirus shut […]
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Alex Galchenyuk’s Audition Proves Worthy of a Second Chance with Minnesota Wild
By Tony Abbott - May 21, 2020
The Minnesota Wild trading for Alex Galchenyuk would have been a big story two seasons ago. Galchenyuk was then 23 years old, and had fallen out of […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]