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Hockey Wilderness May 19, 2016

HW Podcast 067: Top-3 and Trade Talk

The draft and some non-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins trade targets are the topics of the day on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast. This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Tony is joined by Joe and Chris to discuss everything surrounding the Minnesota Wild this week. Topics include: Joe and Chris’ first impressions of Bruce Boudreau Whether we want to see any of the Wild’s assistant coaches back Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund lighting it up at World’s The Top-3 picks of the 2016 Hockey Wilderness Mock Draft What personnel changes we think the Wild will want to make Possible trade targets for...
Litter Box Cats May 12, 2016

Panthers at The Worlds: Barkov, Jokinen stay Hungary

Cats duo helps power Finland to the top of Group B Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov scored his first goal of the tournament to complete the scoring in Finland's 3-0 win over Hungary in Wednesday action from the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia. Barkov lit the lamp with 3:26 remaining in the game with Finland on a power play. The goal was set up by teammate Jussi Jokinen and young phenom Patrik Laine. Atee Ohtamma and Mikko Koivu were the other scorers and Juuse Saros stopped all 13 of the shots he faced. Barkov logged 17:39 TOI finished the game with 4 shots on goal and an...
Litter Box Cats May 10, 2016

Panthers at The Worlds: Day Four Recap

Barkov and Jokinen combine to set up winner - Matheson lights the lamp again Florida Panthers forwards Aleksander Barkov and Jussi Jokinen combined to set up Toronto's Leo Komarov for the game-winning power-play goal 4:16 into the third period in Finland's 3-2 victory over the United States in Group B action from Russia. Mikko Koivu and Antti Pihlstrom scored to stake Finland to a 2-0 first period lead before Frank Vatrano and Connor Murphy lit the lamp for the U.S. to tie the game. Young American phenom Auston Matthews drew an assist on the Vatrano goal. Barkov finished the game with no...
Hockey Wilderness May 3, 2016

Mikko Koivu's season was a return to respectability

The offseason means the end of Minnesota Wild games, but the work is never done. With Exit Interviews, Hockey Wilderness assumes the GM's chair and sits down with each player to review their season, highlighting what we liked from them over the year and pointing out what can be improved to take the next step. The Kaptain makes his appearance in the offices today. Good morning Mikko, we're really glad to sit down with you after the season we had. You, no doubt understand the importance you have in the locker room. You have to help us change the culture of this fractured locker room. It's...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 27, 2016

HW Podcast 064: Out of the Playoffs... Again...

The day after the Minnesota Wild were bounced from the playoff by the Dallas Stars, Joe and Tony sat down to put a wrap on the season and look ahead to the offseason. The day after the Minnesota Wild were bounced from the playoff by the Dallas Stars, Joe and Tony sat down to put a wrap on the season and look ahead. Topics they discussed were: Charlie Coyle’s crazy goal in Game 4 Mikko Koivu carries them to a win in Game 5 Prince sparking a comeback from down 4-0 in Game 6 For the last time: Was the problem with this team skill or heart? Is Chuck Fletcher’s job safe? Should the...

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