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Hockey Wilderness Oct 14, 2017
WATCH: Staal lights the lamp late in the 1st period

WATCH: Staal lights the lamp late in the 1st period

Eric Staal tallies up a goal, deftly beating Sergei Bobrovsky after sneaking through the defense on a give and go with Chris Stewart. Video courtesy of nhl.com
Chicago Tribune Oct 12, 2017

Wild lead Blackhawks 1-0 after second period

The Wild lead the Blackhawks 1-0 after two periods at the United Center. After a first period that lacked excitement, the Wild got on the board late in the second period when Eric Staal beat Corey Crawford short side at 19:25 of the period. The Hawks lead the Wild 22-17 in shots on goal.Defenseman...
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...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 30, 2017
Wild close out preseason with 5-1 win over Stars

Wild close out preseason with 5-1 win over Stars

After nearly two and a half weeks of relatively meaningless play, it’s safe to assume the Wild are ready to do this thing for real. They capped the preseason schedule with a 5-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Eric Staal scored twice, Mikko Koivu, Charlie Coyle and Marcus […]
Hockey Wilderness Sep 28, 2017
Preseason GameThread: Wild at Blues (in KC)

Preseason GameThread: Wild at Blues (in KC)

Wild Line-up Charlie Coyle Mike Reilly Ryan Murphy Mikko Koivu Chris Stewart Eric Staal Joel Eriksson Ek Jason Zucker Marcus Foligno Luke Kunin Ryan Malone Nino Niederreiter Gustav Olofsson Jonas Brodin Daniel Winnik Kyle Quincey Jared Spurgeon Carson Soucy Tyler Ennis Mikael Granlund
Hockey Wilderness Sep 26, 2017
Rob Vollman’s “Hockey Abstract, 2017” Part III: Power Play and Scoring Lines

Rob Vollman’s “Hockey Abstract, 2017” Part III: Power Play and Scoring Lines

Minnesota had a top 10 power play in 2016-17 and Eric Staal’s comeback season provided an energetic scoring line So far, the analytics community contributing to Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract has done little to convince anyone of their status as a possible home-seed in the postseason. There’s been a lot of be skeptical about. Even without the tables and numbers, there are a few of us at HW that are peering at the 2017-18 Minnesota Wild, not entirely sure of what exactly “got better” for them. In the first two stories, I covered Minnesota’s possession, shootout ability,...
Canes Country Sep 22, 2017
Who Should Be The Next Captain of the Carolina Hurricanes?

Who Should Be The Next Captain of the Carolina Hurricanes?

The Hurricanes have been without a captain for 18 months. The team will name its next leader by the end of training camp. But who should it be? The Carolina Hurricanes traded Eric Staal to the New York Rangers on February 28, 2016. Since then, the Canes have had no captain, and have been in no hurry to name one. The time is coming, though. The Canes are just over a week away from naming their sixth captain, and there are no shortage of candidates. Two weeks ago at media day, Bill Peters asked a roundtable of four media members who they would select as captain, and three different names -...

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