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Hockey Wilderness Jun 16, 2021
Player Grades: The Secondary Forwards

Player Grades: The Secondary Forwards

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Let’s take a look at how Foligno, Greenway, and Zuccarello played this season. As we make our way down the lineup, looking at the tiers of Minnesota Wild forwards and how their season went, it’s honestly tough not to say that everyone did a great job and poetically pat them on the back. This team wasn’t supposed to be anything special but turned into one that people jumped on the bandwagon for and go to join in on the fun of Kirill Kaprizov clutch goals and Matt Dumba screaming around the ice like a mad man. Aside from those top...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 16, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Matt Dumba trade rumors will not go away

Wilderness Walk: Matt Dumba trade rumors will not go away

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild In his latest 31 Thoughts blog, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman speculates that the Philadelphia Flyers are looking around the defenseman trade market and Matt Dumba is a name that is a possible target. [Sportsnet] At the top of our 2021 NHL Draft rankings sits Owen Power. Listen to smart people and read smart people’s quotes about the towering blueliner. [Hockey Wilderness] We asked each other what would happen if only Minnesota...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 9, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Nominations galore

Wilderness Walk: Nominations galore

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild Kirill Kaprizov is nominated for the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year. [Hockey Wilderness] Jared Spurgeon is nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for not taking a lot of penalties while playing a lot of minutes. [Hockey Wilderness] Announced on Monday, Matt Dumba is named a finalist for the Bill Masterton for sportsmanship. [Hockey Wilderness] Russo explores what the Minnesota Wild is going to do surrounding the expansion...

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba is Masterton Trophy finalist

The Wild defenseman is a finalist for the honor that recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Hockey Wilderness Jun 8, 2021
Matt Dumba named finalist for Masterton Trophy

Matt Dumba named finalist for Masterton Trophy

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Dumba joins a trio of trophy finalists for Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild already have Kirill Kaprizov as a finalist for the Calder Trophy and captain Jared Spurgeon as one of the top contenders for the Lady Byng, but now they have another name to add to that pile. Defenseman Matt Dumba has been named a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Matt Dumba (@mnwild), Oskar Lindblom (@NHLFlyers) and Patrick Marleau (@sanjosesharks) are the three finalists for the 2020-21 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.Details:...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 4, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Busy summer ahead

Wilderness Walk: Busy summer ahead

Photo by Brandon McCauley/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin has a busy summer ahead of him as the team’s top three scorers all require new contracts. [StarTribune] Extremely predictable: Kirill Kaprizov has been named as a finalist for the Calder Trophy. [Hockey Wilderness] Despite always being involved in offseason trade rumors, Matt Dumba has made it clear that Minnesota is where he wants to be and hopes to be here past the expansion draft. [Hockey...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 2, 2021
‘This is where I want to be’: Dumba anticipates active offseason

‘This is where I want to be’: Dumba anticipates active offseason

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The Wild defenseman has always been the victim of trade rumors in the summer. No matter what year it is for the Minnesota Wild, Matt Dumba’s name always gets brought up in some sort of offseason trade rumor. Well this time around the stakes are a little bit higher with the Seattle Kraken coming into the league and the expansion draft happening in several weeks. They are going to take someone from the Wild no matter what and it might just be Dumba if GM Bill Guerin can’t mold the roster to do what he wants. With five players having No-Move...

Expansion draft looms, but Matt Dumba wants to remain with Wild

The team already has three defensemen who must be protected, so theyll have to maneuver to keep Dumba.
Hockey Wilderness May 26, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Cole, Bonino have been here before

Wilderness Walk: Cole, Bonino have been here before

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild In Michael Russo’s latest, he details the leadership and experience that both Ian Cole and Nick Bonino brings from their championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins, especially with GM Bill Guerin being there too. [The Athletic] Matt Dumba was the first NHL player to kneel during the national anthems and now, a year after George Floyd’s murder, he reflects on any change. [The Athletic] Calen Addison made his playoff debut on Monday...

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