6:17 PM EST, Sat February 06, 2016
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 20 hours ago

Wild looking for answers in miserable stretch

Zach Parise says players can’t just wait for a trade or a coaching change.

What style is the Wild best suited to play?

At the end of November, the Wild looked like a team in trouble. Head coach Mike Yeo held a practice in which he sent a message to players about consistency and hard work. There appeared to be public tension between Yeo and his two best players, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. The Wild had a record of 11-7-4 at that point — not bad by any means, but there were cracks and questions nonetheless for a team with aspirations beyond just making it to the playoffs again. The tension dissipated, as it often does, with a string of immediately improved play. The Wild started playing the way Yeo had...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 15, 2016

Wild lip service needs to turn into rink service...and soon.

Many a Wild player recently can be heard speaking about playing the right way. They've had to. After a solid beginning of December, going 6-2, Minnesota has been 5-6-2 since. It hasn't been great hockey either. Even in wins, it mostly holding on for dear life, or taking advantage of some real quality goaltending. Zach Parise has already come out and talked about the Wild not playing the way it knows it can play. Mike Yeo blames not being able to practice, and Jarret Stoll doesn't have a clue because they all are, "very, very superstitious," and they all have their, "routines," and they,...

Zach Parise, Mike Yeo spend much of practice talking about struggling Wild

Zach Parise and head coach confer for about half of Thursday’s practice.
Hockey Wilderness Jan 11, 2016

Wilderness Walk: Technical Difficulties Snoozefest Survivor Edition

I'm not sad I'm just Minnesotan. Last night's hockey game may have been the most boring miserable hockey game I have ever watched. The probable bright spot, Zach Parise's goal, didn't make the broadcast due to technical difficulties. It wasn't fun. Let's move on. Today's song is a reason to not hate being a Minnesotan, forgetting all of yesterday's sports. Wild News I don't think the Wild deserve news. Nothing's happening with them basically. Wild's 2-1 loss to Devils is kind of a drag - TwinCities.com "Kind of a drag" is a huge understatement. Wild report: Ex-Gopher Mike Reilly makes a...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 7, 2016

Wild Rally Against Flyers, But Fall To 1-7 in OT

The Wild continue to struggle in the extra frame. Tonight was an up-and down game for the Wild as they welcomed the Philadelphia Flyers to the Xcel Energy Center.  The Wild were returning from the road and had moments where they asserted their game, but also looked like a team trying to find their legs for stretches of the game.  The Wild rallied from a two goal deficit to tie it with less than 7 minutes remaining in the 3rd period via a trademark Zach Parise goal made of pure grit.  But as has become predictable, the Wild couldn't finish on several chances in overtime and ultimately...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 7, 2016

Game 40: Wild vs Flyers

One stop shop for all things Wild vs Flyers! As Wild fans, we're going to be spending our day collectively holding our breath waiting on the status of Mikko Koivu. The Wild's captain took an awkward fall into the boards early in Tuesday's game at Columbus and was hospitalized after spitting up blood. The hospitalization was called a precaution, and the Wild should release more information as to his status later today. While Zach Parise is probably the Wild's best player, Koivu is probably the one most essential to this team. And it's not for intangibles, either. Not only has...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 7, 2016

Wild vs. Flyers: Game preview, how to watch, tale of the tape

We break down everything there is to know about tonight's Wild game. As Wild fans, we're going to be spending our day collectively holding our breath waiting on the status of Mikko Koivu. The Wild's captain took an awkward fall into the boards early in Tuesday's game at Columbus and was hospitalized after spitting up blood. The hospitalization was called a precaution, and the Wild should release more information as to his status later today. While Zach Parise is probably the Wild's best player, Koivu is probably the one most essential to this team. And it's not for...

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