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Hockey Wilderness Oct 9, 2017
Taking the Body isn’t the Key to Unlocking Charlie Coyle’s Game

Taking the Body isn’t the Key to Unlocking Charlie Coyle’s Game

The correlation between getting hits and getting results on the score sheet doesn’t exist. The Minnesota Wild are two games into the season. While they’ve both had results other than a big checkmark in the “W” column, there have been some good signs from those games. Neither Devan Dubnyk nor Alex Stalock were giving up lots of soft goals in their respective games (Dubnyk allowed one goal against the Detroit Red Wings he probably shouldn’t have), the bottom lines have been playing with some scoring punch, and the top line of Nino Niederreiter - Eric Staal - and Charlie Coyle has...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 7, 2017
Koivu’s buzzer beater secures a point as Wild falls in shootout to Hurricanes

Koivu’s buzzer beater secures a point as Wild falls in shootout to Hurricanes

Wild let a 3-1 lead slip away in the second period. The Minnesota Wild had a 3-1 lead in the second period that vanished after a barrage of penalties gave the Hurricanes momentum to score three straight goals. It looked like the Wild were going to leave Raleigh pointless in their first two games until Mikko Koivu tied the game with a whopping 0.2 seconds left on the clock, thus securing a point. Jaccob Slavin would be the only shooter to best Alex Stalock in the shootout and give the Hurricanes the victory. Minnesota was just “OK” in the first period. In the overall flow of the game,...
South St. Paul connections run deep as Wild take on Hurricanes

South St. Paul connections run deep as Wild take on Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Wild backup goaltender Alex Stalock smiled when talking about Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk in the hours before Saturday’s game at PNC Arena. Growing up in South St. Paul, the 30-year-old Stalock has memories of the hotshot 25-year-old Faulk that date back almost 20 years. That was long before Stalock was with […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 27, 2017
Wild waive goalie Niklas Svedberg, clearing way for Alex Stalock to make roster

Wild waive goalie Niklas Svedberg, clearing way for Alex Stalock to make roster

The Minnesota Wild cut nine players Wednesday morning, trimming the training camp roster to 26 players. Put on waivers were forwards Pat Cannone, Landon Ferraro, Kurtis Gabriel, Zack Mitchell and Cal O’Reilly; defenseman Alex Grant, and goaltender Niklas Svedberg. If they players clear waivers they will be assigned to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey […]
Hockey Wilderness Sep 26, 2017
Wilderness Walk: Asheville

Wilderness Walk: Asheville

No, you’re not dreaming: that’s Steve Martin. He of the Wild, Crazy Guy, he of the banjo-playing madness.... and he who has written an award-winning musical. Bright Star, it’s called, and the music is fabulous. There’s a fair amount of news, so while we walk, let’s enjoy Hannah Elless’ performance of “Asheville” from the same show. Wild News South St. Paul's Alex Stalock continues comeback with WildHe's 30 years old. Wild owner Craig Leipold: NHL doesn't see value in South Korean Olympics“We aren’t going,” Wild owner Craig Leipold said. “I don’t think anyone has...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 25, 2017
South St. Paul’s Alex Stalock continues his comeback with Wild

South St. Paul’s Alex Stalock continues his comeback with Wild

A year ago, South St. Paul native Alex Stalock started blazing his comeback trail as nothing more than a feel-good story. He grew up about 15 minutes from the Xcel Energy Center rink, so his one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild seemed like a act of good faith more than anything else. A year later, […]
Hockey Wilderness Sep 22, 2017
Wilderness Walk: Stay Locked

Wilderness Walk: Stay Locked

It was a very good start to the pre-season by Minnesota’s projected backup goaltender last night. Minnesota is desperate for a solid, reliable backup to spell Devan Dubnyk and give the Wild a legitimate chance to win on The Doob’s nights off. After his short but very positive stint with the big club last season, Alex Stalock was more or less anointed the team’s backup coming into this season, unless things should end up going very badly for him in Training Camp and exceptionally well for newcomer Niklas Svedberg. Stalock got out to a great start last night, stopping all 21 shots...
Hockey Wilderness Sep 21, 2017
The Wild will dress a more NHL-ready lineup on #OurIce tonight against Winnipeg

The Wild will dress a more NHL-ready lineup on #OurIce tonight against Winnipeg

Previewing Pre-Season Game 2—Alex Stalock gets the start, and Minnesota brings a more experienced group. MINNESOTA WILD VS WINNIPEG JETS 7:00PM Central, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota TV: Fox Sports-North RADIO: KFAN 100.3 and affiliates “UNDEFEATED!” [Holds up hand for high five, gets left hanging.] Hopefully you aren’t too hungover after the incessant celebrating that surely went on after Monday night’s pre-season-opening victory for the Wild, because it’s time to go back to work. Tonight the Wild welcomes Winnipeg to its own barn, playing its first game on home ice...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2017
Wild backup goalies: Meet Niklas Svedberg, the guy trying to take Alex Stalock’s job

Wild backup goalies: Meet Niklas Svedberg, the guy trying to take Alex Stalock’s job

Goaltender Niklas Svedberg could walk around the Twin Cities in broad daylight and easily go unnoticed. He isn’t exactly a household name around these parts after spending the past two years playing in Russia. That said, there’s a chance the 28-year-old Swede could be the solution to the backup goaltender problem that plagued the Wild all […]

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