5:03 AM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
Stanley Cup of Chowder Dec 17, 2014

Bruins vs. Wild Complete Coverage

Who's ready for rivalry night? NBC says so. Just the Facts: Game Time: 8:00 PM, Xcel Energy Center. TV Broadcast: NBCSN Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub Rival SB Nation Site: Hockey Wilderness Season Record: Bruins: 15-13-3, sixth in Atlantic Division | Wild 16-12-1, fifth in Central Division Wild Lines: Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Thomas Vanek Jason Zucker - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville Nino Niederreiter - Charlie Coyle - Justin Fontaine Brett Sutter - Erik Haula - Kyle Brodziak Defensive Pairings: Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin Marco Scandella - Christian Folin Nate Prosser -...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 16, 2014

Boogie with The Noogie: The Myth of "Angry Mikko"

Is "Angry Mikko" really a thing? Over the years, much has been made of Mikko Koivu and his roll with the Minnesota Wild. He has been a lightning rod for criticism and the focus of vitriol of many fans of the squad season after season. Yet, when prompted, "Angry Mikko" comes out to play with a fire fans desire to see in the long-time kaptain. Is there something to this apparent correlation? Or is "Angry Mikko" merely a myth, born in the fires of a cold Vancouver day when Mikko would exact his revenge after Mattias Ohlund chopped the Finnish kaptain down at the leg, breaking his...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 13, 2014

Gamethread: Wild @ Coyotes

Backstrom will start between the pipes. Ryan Carter out with an upper-body injury Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Thomas Vanek Jason Zucker - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville Nino Niederreiter - Charlie Coyle - Justin Fontaine Stu Bickel - Erik Haula - Kyle Brodziak Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon Jonas Brodin - Christian Folin Nate Prosser - Justin Falk Niklas Backstrom - Darcy Kuemper
Hockey Wilderness Dec 5, 2014

Wild Lose to Ducks 5-4, And This Time the Power Play Wasn't To Blame

Minnesota headed in to Friday night's game 7-2-1 in their last ten games, but coming off a 2-1 win in which Wild fans at the Xcel Energy Center vociferously booed the hell out of the power play. The power play, ironically, was what jump-started the Wild into action as the used a 5-on-3 to crawl back into the game that was came down to which goaltender was going to give up fewer soft goals. With goals from Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin, and Justin Fontaine, the Wild came up just short to Ryan Kesler and the Anaheim Ducks. The first period resembled the first period against the Los...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 3, 2014

Wild Able To Hold On For 2-1 Win Over Canadiens

Wild dominated every aspect of the first two periods, but fell into a prevent defense that allowed the Habs to cut it within one. It was the first time the Wild were to play with out stud defenseman Ryan Suter, whose Iron Man streak was snapped at 140 games. In stead the Wild felt that the best defense is a grea.... A goo... Well, at least they possessed the puck more than the Habs and just scored enough to win. The scoring opened early - really early - 19 seconds in after Mikko Koivu won an offensive zone faceoff that Jason Zucker was able to gather up and fire a low percentage, bad-angle...
Hockey Wilderness Nov 29, 2014

Wild Fall in Shootout to Blues 3-2

The Central Division leading St. Louis Blues were in St. Paul Saturday for showdown as the Wild continue to push themselves into the playoff picture. A season high 19,124 fans showed up for the tense affair. If it was the kids leading the way in Dallas, it was the old guys stepping up Saturday. With goals from Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu, the Wild were able to secure their first loser point of the season; falling to the Blues in a shootout. The Wild returned to the team they were in the beginning of the season. They possessed the puck well, out-shot the Blues, and allowed a team to stick...
Hockey Wilderness Nov 28, 2014

Gamethread: Wild @ Stars

I hope these are right. Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville Jason Zucker - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle Nino Niederreiter - Kyle Brodziak - Thomas Vanek Ryan Carter - Erik Haula - Stu Bickel Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon Nate Prosser - Matt Dumba Darcy Kuemper - Niklas Backstrom
Hockey Wilderness Nov 26, 2014

Gamethread: Kings @ Wild

The defending champs pay a visit to the X. Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville Jason Zucker - Mikko Koivu - Thomas Vanek Nino Niederreiter - Charlie Coyle - Erik Haula Ryan Carter - Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser Keith Ballard - Matt Dumba Darcy Kuemper - Niklas Backstrom
Litter Box Cats Nov 25, 2014

Minnesota Wild easily tame lackluster Florida Panthers 4-1

Jason Zucker's brace sends Cats to another frustrating loss on home ice. The first game back at home after a lengthy road trip is usually a tricky proposition for most NHL teams, and introducing three rusty players back into the lineup did the Florida Panthers no favors, as they were defeated by the Minnesota Wild 4-1 last night at the BB&T Center. After Jimmy Hayes couldn't corral Nick Bjugstad's to get the puck out of the zone, Jason Zucker opened the scoring early in the first period. Zucker took a quick pass Mikko Koivu and beat Roberto Luongo five-hole at the 5:58 mark. Later in the...
Hockey Wilderness Nov 24, 2014

Gamethread: Wild @ Panthers, Period 1

Who enjoys talking hockey? Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville Nino Niederreiter - Mikko Koivu - Justin Fontaine Jason Zucker - Charlie Coyle - Thomas Vanek Ryan Carter - Erik Haula - Kyle Brodziak Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser Keith Ballard - Matt Dumba Niklas Backstrom - Darcy Kuemper

Mikko Koivu questionable to face the Tampa Bay Lightning

The Wild captain didn't practice Friday after not playing for most of the third period Thursday in Philadelphia
Hockey Wilderness Nov 21, 2014

[Wild About Numbers]: What's Going On With Mikko Koivu's Production This Season?

Koivu isn't putting up assists like he normally does so it's time to take a closer look and see what's up. Criticism of Mikko Koivu's point totals is nothing new among Wild fans, hell it was a hot button issue last year for sure. But this season it has gone into overdrive. His scoring has slowed to a trickle, even compared to last season's rates and his issues are emphasised by the fact that, for probably the first time ever, the Wild are playing good offensive hockey as a whole and are generating plenty of shots and goals. He has 2 goals and 1 assist so far this season at 5v5 in 18 games....
Hockey Wilderness Nov 21, 2014

Wilderness Walk: Scott Sterling Edition

The Wild won last night on the road in Philadelphia in dramatic fashion. Good morning Wilderness, and welcome to yet another edition of the Wilderness Walk! Last night your Minnesota Wild walked into Philadelphia, and walked out with their heads held high, and that's about all I know about it. I was busy during the game, so I'll I got out of it was Jason Zucker is a hero, Mikko Koivu is dying (rumors may have been exaggerated) and Stu Bickel played actual minutes (are you fucking kidding me?) So the Wild won on some last minute heroics, and some other stuff may or may not have happened as...
Hockey Wilderness Nov 20, 2014

Gamethread: Wild @ Flyers 2nd Period Thread

All your 2nd period ranting and raving in one place. Scoreless after one period and the Wild are 0-31 on the Power play on the road Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville Jason Zucker - Charlie Coyle - Thomas Vanek Justin Fontaine - Mikael Granlund - Nino Niederreiter Stu Bickel - Erik Haula - Ryan Carter Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser Keith Ballard - Matt Dumba Darcy Kuemper - Niklas Backstrom
Hockey Wilderness Nov 20, 2014

Game 18: Wild @ Flyers

Many changes tonight, but idk if a line chart will get you too far... Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville Jason Zucker - Charlie Coyle - Thomas Vanek Justin Fontaine - Mikael Granlund - Nino Niederreiter Stu Bickel - Erik Haula - Ryan Carter Ryan Stuer - Jared Spurgeon Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser Kieth Ballard - Matt Dumba Darcy Kuemper - Nikilas Backstrom

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