11:33 PM EST, Sun January 22, 2017

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Mikko Koivu is too sick to play in Sunday's match with the Predators.
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Mikko Koivu too sick to play Sunday vs Preds - Mikko Koivu (C) Minnesota Wild

Mikko Koivu is too sick to play in Sunday's match with the Predators.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 20, 2017
Are the Badgers living a lie?

Are the Badgers living a lie?

The Minnesota Gophers head to Madison this weekend to renew a border battle that’s finally getting interesting again. One of the best stories in Big Ten hockey this year has been the resurgence of the Wisconsin Badgers. From Luke Kunin’s striking resemblance to a sort-of-Zach Parise and a halfsies Mikko Koivu on the ice, to Tony Granato’s steady elevation of his team’s game, the Badgers are just a better hockey team. They’re smarter on offense and play a defensive game that isn’t wholly dependent on cheap shots and dangerous hits. But these factors alone don’t mean that they...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 19, 2017
Don’t underestimate Erik Haula’s importance to the Wild

Don’t underestimate Erik Haula’s importance to the Wild

The speedy third line center has been a bit maligned during this season and some are ready to let him go to make room for Joel Eriksson Ek. Erik Haula has played just 469 minutes over 33 games in the 2016-17 season. To put that in perspective, it’s roughly half of TOI forward leaders Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal, and Mikael Granlund. It is not at the bottom of the list, yet is only ahead of Chris Stewart in terms of regular skaters that have spent the whole season in the NHL. Yet, Haula finds himself with 7 goals and 13 points while playing a third line role that is accentuated by his duty...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 19, 2017
Is Marco Scandella's contract a bad deal?

Is Marco Scandella's contract a bad deal?

I've heard critiques about the contracts of Eric Staal, Devan Dubnyk, Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Mikael Granlund but not Marco Scandella. So I took a look if that's justified of just something that's gone unnoticed. Marco Scandella has been a regular on the Wild blue line since 2013-14, and on November 30, 2014, he signed a 5-year, $20 million contract. Since entering the years covered by that contract, the level of his play seems to have dropped. In 14-15 he scored 11 goals and 12 assists for his career high for points and goals. He established that he has a good shot, which he...
Defending Big D Jan 14, 2017
Abysmal Start Dooms Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild Win 5-4

Abysmal Start Dooms Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild Win 5-4

The Wild, uh, scored three times on their first two shots as 2016-2017 gets even more insulting. The Minnesota Wild scored on their first shot of the game. They scored on their second shot of the game. They scored another one in there between, thanks to the Stars' defense. @OnTheForecheck @SBNationNHL false. pic.twitter.com/Z5VsddMrIz— Josh Lile (@JoshL1220) January 15, 2017 Mikko Koivu @ 1:19. Eric Staal @ 3:00. Matt Dumba @ 4:00. 3-0 Minnesota four minutes into the game. They'd add a fourth eight minutes later to send the discriminating consumers headed for on a Saturday night,...

Eric Staal's presence with Wild is perfect complement for Mikko Koivu

Newcomer gives Wild a second go-to center, credible leadership voice.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 12, 2017
Mikko Koivu’s 5v5 shooting percentage isn’t sustainable

Mikko Koivu’s 5v5 shooting percentage isn’t sustainable

But we need to cut him some slack on his underlying shot percentage metrics. Under Coach Double-B, he’s playing all of the tough minutes for the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koivu’s 5v5 shooting percentage isn’t sustainable, but we need to cut him some slack on his underlying shot percentage metrics. Under Coach Double-B, he’s playing all of the tough minutes for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild have played 39 games of an 82 game season, so we’re basically at the halfway point. Looking at the boxcar stats, Mikko Koivu has put up 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points, which places him third...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 11, 2017
Hockey Wilderness: Rest and Relaxation

Hockey Wilderness: Rest and Relaxation

Sometimes we love the NHL schedulers, sometimes we hate them. We'll love them for now for a bit of a respite, but we'll hate them later for too many games in too few days In a move that is somewhat unnatural to Minnesota sports fans, the Wild will find themselves well represented at this year's NHL All-Star game.  Joining coach Bruce Boudreau will be Devan Dubnyk and Ryan Suter, with discussions surrounding Mikko Koivu or Eric Staal being a potential replacement for the injured Patrik Laine.  The NHL will carry over last year's 3-on-3 format with each division competing in a round robin...

Postgame: Wild scores four third-period goals to stun, defeat Sharks

Mikko Koivu scored the tying and winning goals less than two minutes apart and Zach Parise and Eric Staal had three points apiece.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 6, 2017
Wild storm back on Sharks, beat them in San Jose 5-4

Wild storm back on Sharks, beat them in San Jose 5-4

The Minnesota Wild are just the third team to come back and beat the defending Western Conference champions this season. On the back of a 4-goal third period, Eric Staal and Mikko Koivu led the charge to victory. The Wild and Sharks ended the first scoreless. But I didn’t see the first period because if you are a self-respecting hockey fan, you watched Team USA win the Gold Medal over Canada in thrilling fashion in the World Junior Championship instead. You didn’t miss anything. By all accounts, it was about as boring a period of hockey as you could get. The second period saw goal...
FOX Sports Jan 6, 2017
Koivu rallies Minnesota in wild third to beat Sharks

Koivu rallies Minnesota in wild third to beat Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Mikko Koivu scored back-to-back goals midway through the third period and the Minnesota Wild overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.
Hockey Wilderness Dec 27, 2016
The Wild go all the way to 11; continue their winning streak with OT victory over Nashville.

The Wild go all the way to 11; continue their winning streak with OT victory over Nashville.

Coming out of the holiday break can be a struggle for any team in any league. The Wild are no different, but they would look to extend their winning streak to 11 games on the road against the Nashville Predators. It would go into extra time, but the Wild would battle through some adversary in the middle period to emerge victorious against Nashville. The Wild came out playing extremely well in the first period. Mikael Granlund was noticeably playing like a fire had been lit under him as Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker continued to gel on their line together. The Wild held the Predators to just...
FOX Sports Dec 23, 2016
Wild chase Lundqvist, beat Rangers 7-4 for 10th straight win

Wild chase Lundqvist, beat Rangers 7-4 for 10th straight win

NEW YORK (AP) Mikko Koivu, Nino Niederreiter and Marco Scandella scored in a 5-minute span early in the second period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Rangers 7-4 on Friday night for their franchise-record 10th straight win.

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