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Wilderness Walk: Class 2 Hurricanes

Wilderness Walk: Class 2 Hurricanes

The “jerks” knock off the defending champs in a double-overtime game seven thriller, the Iowa Wild look to sweep the Admirals, plus NHL news and notes Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s weird to hear “Staal to Niederreiter, Niederreiter back to Staal...”? If you are like me, you’ll have to put up with it for at least four more games. In thrilling fashion, Don Cherry’s favorite jerks, the Carolina Hurricanes, defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals in double overtime on a tip in goal by Brock McGinn off the centering pass of “Mr. Game 7”...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 24, 2019
Wilderness Walk: Lucky 13

Wilderness Walk: Lucky 13

Iowa has scored 13 goals en route to a 2-0 series lead, a couple game sevens in the NHL, and players sound off on their NHL rules likes and dislikes, plus news and notes from around the league After the Iowa Wild dropped a touchdown on the Milwaukee Admirals in the first game of their best-of-five Central division semifinal series on Sunday, you might have thought that level of dominance to be an unsustainable aberration. You’d have been wrong. Led by Luke Kunin’s two goals, the AHL’s Wild routed the Admirals to the tune of 6-1 on Tuesday night, heading to Milwaukee with a 2-0 series...

Goodrow's OT goal caps Sharks 5-4 Game 7 win vs. Vegas

Barclay Goodrow scored 18:19 into overtime to send San Jose into the second round of the playoffs with a 5-4 win Tuesday night, capping a wild Game 7 that featured the Sharks erasing a three-goal deficit by scoring four times on a disputed major penalty in the third period and Vegas tying the game in the final minute of regulation.

Wild winger Jason Zucker is King Clancy Award finalist

Zucker was also a finalist last season, when the award was shared by Vancouver's Sedin twins.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 23, 2019
Wilderness Walk: In Game 7, the only winner is #TeamChaos

Wilderness Walk: In Game 7, the only winner is #TeamChaos

Catch up on the latest news in hockey before the first Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, where the only winner will be #TeamChaos. The Minnesota Wild may not be in the playoffs, but anyone who believes there isn’t a reason to watch the playoffs anyways is really missing out. Wild News Rau doesn’t back down, gets last laugh on memorable goal in Game 1 | Wild Official Site “Diminutive forward battled through a barrage of cross checks to score his second goal of the game Sunday against Milwaukee.” Reusse: For Boudreau and Wild, it’s torture on the outside looking in | Star...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 22, 2019
The Des Moines Report: Wild dominate, take early series lead

The Des Moines Report: Wild dominate, take early series lead

Iowa scored a touchdown against Milwaukee on Easter. For the first time in franchise history, the Iowa Wild have made the Calder Cup Playoffs. Their series with Milwaukee finally got underway Sunday afternoon in Des Moines and got off to a good note, to say the least. 14 different players registered a point in their 7-0 dismantling of the Admirals. Here’s how their Game 1 victory played out. First Period As the puck dropped in front of the over 4,500 fans at Wells Fargo, a group of former Minnesota Wild players — Jordan Greenway, Luke Kunin and Ryan Donato — started it off on the...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 22, 2019
Wilderness Walk: Nothing to See Here

Wilderness Walk: Nothing to See Here

Wilderness, we’ve entered the long night. Normally, this comes in another week or two, but we’ve exited the playoffs earlier than the past several years.... to put it mildly. And so, we’re left to walk the long night with naught to light our way but the playoffs. And Game of Thrones. Avengers: Endgame. Ummmmm... Acoustic, under-tempo, out-of-tune versions of Prog-Rock songs? Wild News ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Off the Trail Bruins pounce on sleeping Leafs, and now Game 7 demons loom | theScore.comA precedent is there for Game 7, too, after the Leafs lost the deciding game of Round 1 last...

NHL rookie line helped Iowa Wild reach AHL playoffs for first time

The arrival of Donato, Greenway and Kunin led to AHL team's late surge.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 19, 2019
Hockey Wilderness is looking for its next manager

Hockey Wilderness is looking for its next manager

Join our team and cover the Wild with us! If you love the Minnesota Wild and the community we’ve built here at Hockey Wilderness, this might be the perfect opportunity for you. Hockey Wilderness is hiring a new site manager. Joe Bouley is moving on, and we’re on the hunt for someone to take the reins. Keep reading to see if this might be the perfect opportunity for you. What does the role entail? The site manager is responsible for: Making sure that the site is publishing every day, and at a volume high enough for the site to continue to grow. Managing the site’s Facebook and...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 19, 2019
Wilderness Walk: Suter to play in World Championships

Wilderness Walk: Suter to play in World Championships

Happy Friyay Wilderness! Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter will be on the 2019 U.S. Men’s World Championship team. The tournament does not start until next month, but if you want more info click here. Friyay Postseason Play 6:00 CT — Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (series tied 2-2) 9:00 CT — Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames (COL leads 3-1) Friyay Fun Fact: Charlotte Grahame, a director of hockey administration for the Colorado Avalanche, had her name added to the Cup in 2001. Later, her son John Grahame won the Cup with the Lightning in 2004. They are the only mother-son...

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter to play in World Championships

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the World Championships in May.

Wild signs Brandon Duhaime to entry-level contract

Forward Brandon Duhaime will report to Iowa on an amateur tryout agreement.

Wild hires Chris O'Hearn as director of hockey operations

The Wild continued to reshuffle its front office Wednesday, naming Chris O'Hearn as director of hockey operations. He'd worked previously for Calgary and Arizona.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 17, 2019
Wilderness Walk: 2035

Wilderness Walk: 2035

Wild re-up their lease at Xcel, Lightning crashes, plus other NHL news and notes The year 2035. No, it’s not the year that Zach Parise and Ryan Suter’s contracts will expire. It’s not when Kirill Kaprizov is scheduled to make his debut in a Wild uniform. It’s not even when the NHL has Minnesota scheduled for a Winter Classic or a #1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery. No, 2035 is, as of yesterday, the year that the Wild’s lease at Xcel Energy Center will now expire, after the city council approved a 10-year extension, ensuring the X will still be “our ice” for at least another 16...

Minnesota Wild commits to playing in St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center through 2035

Team officials and Mayor Melvin Carter announced on Tuesday the extended lease for the Xcel Energy Center.

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