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Donato, Greenway and Kunin Can Establish Themselves as Part of the Minnesota Wild’s Future When Play Resumes in the Bubble
By Tony Abbott - Jul 30, 2020
Yesterday we wrote about the win-win situation that Dean Evason is in. Indeed, the Minnesota Wild are playing with house money in general. Few expected the Wild […]
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Why Was Sam Anas, the AHL’s Leading Scorer, Left Off of the Minnesota Wild’s 31-Player Playoff Roster?
By Tony Abbott - Jul 27, 2020
The Minnesota Wild announced their 31-player playoff roster on Friday. With the pandemic necessitating eight more slots than normal, plenty of Iowa Wild farmhands are along for […]
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Inside the Minnesota Wild’s Courtship of Kirill Kaprizov
By Tony Abbott - Jul 23, 2020
The Minnesota Wild signed Kirill Kaprizov earlier this month, ending a five-year long saga. The Wild drafted him back in 2015, selecting him 135th overall. Kaprizov was […]
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Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov Can Propel Each Other to Stardom
By Tony Abbott - Jul 16, 2020
It’s hard to overstate how much brighter the Minnesota Wild’s future looks now compared to the start of the season. The Wild entered October a franchise in […]
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What Made Dean Evason Right for the Minnesota Wild
By Tony Abbott - Jul 14, 2020
A year ago it seemed inevitable that Dean Evason would be the Minnesota Wild’s head coach. It didn’t take a genius to see why, either. Minnesota hired […]
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Kirill Kaprizov Now Has the Weight of the Minnesota Wild on Him
By Tony Abbott - Jul 13, 2020
Kirill Kaprizov finally inked his contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday morning. This concludes a five-year saga full of twists and turns. Spurned prospects, surprise contracts […]
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Top Prospect Calen Addison is Coming to Minnesota Wild Training Camp
By Tony Abbott - Jul 13, 2020
The Minnesota Wild released their training camp roster on Saturday. Our own Drew Cove took a look at how the roster might shake out last week, and […]
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Why the Minnesota Wild May Sign Kirill Kaprizov, Even Though He Cannot Play This Year
By Tony Abbott - Jul 2, 2020
Offense comes easy to Kirill Kaprizov. He does work hard, using his Zach Parise-like motor to get to the scoring areas. But getting the puck past goalies? […]
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Want to Fix the NHL Draft Lottery? Get Rid of the Draft
By Tony Abbott - Jun 30, 2020
The 2020 NHL Draft Lottery produced no winner. A Team to Be Determined won the Alexis Lafreniere Sweepstakes, leaving a ton of people enraged in the aftermath. […]
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How the NHL Draft Lottery Will Impact the Minnesota Wild
By Tony Abbott - Jun 25, 2020
Friday night is the NHL Draft Lottery, and it could be one of the biggest nights in Minnesota Wild history. We just might not know for another […]
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What are Realistic Expectations for Kaapo Kahkonen in His Rookie Season?
By Tony Abbott - Jun 24, 2020
The Minnesota Wild haven’t had a Goalie of the Future since the early 2010s. That was the time where Darcy Kuemper was developing behind the solid tandem […]
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The Minnesota Wild Should Not Fear the Seattle Expansion
By Tony Abbott - Jun 18, 2020
It’s been three years since the Vegas Expansion Draft rocked the NHL. The Minnesota Wild and its fans still feel the impact it today. You can read […]