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Hockey Wilderness Apr 17, 2018
Zach Parise out with broken sternum, because why the hell not?

Zach Parise out with broken sternum, because why the hell not?

Like seriously, the hockey gods need to cut this the f**k out. Good news for Wild fans who had been waiting *checks notes* almost two whole days without getting new injury news: According to the Minnesota Wild, Zach Parise will miss tonight’s game (and the next 4-6 weeks) after suffering a broken sternum Sunday Night. It’s apparently not enough that Minnesota will be missing Luke Kunin (torn ACL) and Ryan Suter (leg broken in two places). It’s also not enough that Minnesota is dealing with lingering injuries to Jared Spurgeon (hamstring), Nino Niederreiter (fibula), and Matt Dumba...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 14, 2018
Five things we learned from the Minnesota Wild’s Game 2 loss

Five things we learned from the Minnesota Wild’s Game 2 loss

The Jets thoroughly dominated the Wild in a bruising Game 2. It’s pretty hard to feel good about the Wild’s chances right now. Minnesota is, once again, down 2-0 to start a playoff series. This isn’t unfamiliar territory for the Wild, as they’ve dropped the first 2 games in 7 of their 8 playoff series during the Zach Parise - Ryan Suter era. That’s unfortunate territory to be familiar with. According to Hockey Reference, teams that jump to a 2-0 lead go onto win the series 87.3% of the time. The Wild have fared a tiny bit better, winning 1 of those 7 series, but it’s definitely...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 11, 2018
Five Reasons the Minnesota Wild will defeat the Winnipeg Jets

Five Reasons the Minnesota Wild will defeat the Winnipeg Jets

We explain why Minnesota has a chance to pull off a huge upset against Winnipeg. All right. Yesterday we made the case that the Winnipeg Jets would win their upcoming series with the Minnesota Wild. Admittedly, not a tough case to make, given that Winnipeg is the heavy favorite, and widely considered to be a true Cup contender. It’s probably a bit harder to make the case for Minnesota to win, especially since they lost Ryan Suter late in the season. But hey, shit happens. Remember what happened to Minnesota last year, when they were looking primed to make a Cup run? A significantly weaker...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 11, 2018
HWP 134: Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Staal Beams

HWP 134: Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Staal Beams

We preview the Wild-Jets series, then answer your mailbag questions! Hey, again! This is part two of our conversation with Josh from Evolving Wild. This part has us answering your mailbag questions and discussing what we think will be the keys in the upcoming Wild-Jets series. I’m really sad that the episode title doesn’t get said in the episode, because that is the funniest thing I’ve ever written. Topics include: Can the Wild overcome the loss of Ryan Suter? Does Minnesota need to slow down the Jets? What happens if Winnipeg takes away the Eric Staal line? Blake Wheeler is...

Ryan Suter joins Wild at Xcel, will cheer them on from afar

The injured star wishes the Wild well as he focuses on family, recovery.

Wild defensemen still scoring in Ryan Suter's absence

Minnesota’s blue-liners have four goals in team’s past three games.

Listen: The running of the Wolves and the potential fall of the Wild

On the latest North Score podcast, Chris Hine and Michael Rand look at distance tracking numbers for the Timberwolves and what they tell us about their style. They also look at how the Wild can attempt to adapt to life without Ryan Suter while also dissecting the fly ball phenomenon in Major League Baseball.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 4, 2018
With a playoff position locked up, the Wild begins its trip out west, starting in Anaheim

With a playoff position locked up, the Wild begins its trip out west, starting in Anaheim

Bruce Boudreau has a lot to think about in managing his players over these last three contests in California. The Ducks have yet to officially clinch a trip to the postseason. MINNESOTA WILD AT AHAHEIM DUCKS9:00PM Central, Honda Center, Anaheim, CaliforniaTV: Fox Sports-North, SN360, SN1Radio: KFAN 100.3 and affiliatesStreaming: Fox Sports Go app On the same day that the Wild found out it would not get Ryan Suter back this season, it went out and took care of Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in clinical fashion. Then, later that night, it officially clinched a playoff spot with three...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 4, 2018
Interstate Hockey Pod featuring Kevin Gorg

Interstate Hockey Pod featuring Kevin Gorg

The guys are back for Episode 13, and they are joined by Kevin Gorg of Fox Sports North for an electric interview. They also talk plenty about the Ryan Suter injury and the Wild’s chances. The guys landed another great guest this week, as Kevin Gorg joins the Interstate Hockey Pod to break down the Wild’s... bad... break... in losing Ryan Suter for the season. Together, they also chat about some of Kevin’s favorite memories in broadcasting and high school hockey, and he defends his facial hair (or lack thereof) during Movember. The interview with Kevin Gorg is good for a few hearty...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 3, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Clinched

Wilderness Walk: Clinched

Your daily source for puck news in the State of Hockey Your Minnesota Wild have officially booked their 6th consecutive trip to the post-season, leaving Wild fans to wonder, how long will the Ryan Suter-less Wild last? The good news to finish off Monday came after everyone's worst fears were confirmed during the day. Suter will undergo season-ending ankle surgery. For the Wild, it's just one more in a season pockmarked with injuries to key players. In other news, the NHL DoPS Jokes is at it again. It's a results driven league folks. Wins, losses, goals, saves, did the victim get hurt? This...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 2, 2018
Wild close regular season home schedule with 3-0 shutout win over Oilers

Wild close regular season home schedule with 3-0 shutout win over Oilers

No Ryan Suter? No problem for the Wild. Not only was the top pairing of Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin able to keep Connor McDavid off the score sheet completely, but Zach Parise is heating up as the Wild close the home schedule with a 3-0 win on #OurIce. The Blues lost to the Washington Capitals in St. Louis tonight, and all eyes look to the West Coast where the Avalanche face the Kings. A loss by Colorado means the Wild clinch their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff berth. The story, of course, was the Wild’s depleted blue line with the announcement by the team at the start of the game...

Ryan Suter will miss rest of Wild season because of injury

The star defenseman will require surgery on his broken right ankle.
Sportsnet.ca Apr 2, 2018
Wild defenceman Ryan Suter done for season after fracturing right ankle

Wild defenceman Ryan Suter done for season after fracturing right ankle

Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter is done for the season after fracturing his right ankle in Saturday’s game against the Dallas Stars.

Carson Soucy set to make NHL debut as Wild awaits MRI results on Ryan Suter

The Wild is preparing to close out the schedule without its top defenseman, a push that continues Monday against the Oilers in the Wild’s final home game of the regular season.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 2, 2018
Sans Suter, the Wild still needs a couple wins to lock up a playoff spot

Sans Suter, the Wild still needs a couple wins to lock up a playoff spot

Minnesota takes on Edmonton tonight in St. Paul, as Carson Soucy is expected to make his NHL debut with Ryan Suter out indefinitely. MINNESOTA WILD VS EDMONTON OILERS7:00PM Central, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MinnesotaTV: Fox Sports-NorthRadio: KFAN 100.3 and affiliatesStreaming: Fox Sports Go app Well… the unthinkable has happened. With four games remaining in the Wild’s regular season schedule, Minnesota has lost one of the two guys that it couldn’t afford to lose, and we may not see him again during this campaign. Ryan Suter is now on the shelf with an apparent broken fibula,...

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