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Hockey Wilderness Aug 18, 2018
Wilderness Walk: All American Prospect Game

Wilderness Walk: All American Prospect Game

The best of the best in terms of American prospects have their eyes set on September 19th to show off to “The State of Hockey”. Of the 42 players on the rosters, 10 of them will be representing Minnesota. The talent that will be on display will be incredible and will be worth the price of a ticket. For more information on the All-American Prospect Game, click here. Wild News Minnesota Wild Mite Fall Jamboree | Minnesota WildThe Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Hockey and the National Sports Center are pleased to announce the 2018 Mite Fall Jamboree. The Fall Jamboree will be hosted at the...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 17, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Read Ready

Wilderness Walk: Read Ready

New Wild forward Matt Read is ready for the new opportunity he has in Minnesota. Happy Friyay! Another day has passed and yet the amount of NHL news was still little to none. As for your beloved Minnesota Wild, there are a few interesting articles below on newcomer Matt Read, bus driver Zach Parise, and the state of the team entering next season. Have a great weekend! Taking us through today’s Walk is a classic from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simple Man. Wild News Read ready to seize new opportunity with WildMatt Read says he doesn't consider himself a full-blooded Minnesotan yet. But considering...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 16, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Pulse Check

Wilderness Walk: Pulse Check

Oilers are in defensive trouble, undervalued players get a look, and some rumors are still swirling. Hey everyone, not much to write about today. The Edmonton Oilers look to be in even more desperate need for defensemen, so that might open up some trade lanes that were formerly closed. Other than that reach for a Wild tie-in, there isn’t much specific to the team in forest green and iron range red. Off the Trail Oilers’ already shaky blueline in deep trouble with Sekera sidelined indefinitely – TheHockeyNewsAndrej Sekera can’t catch a break, and it appears neither can the Edmonton...
The Hockey Writers Aug 15, 2018

Wild’s New Coach Evason Brings Experience & Familiarity

Dean Evason may be new to the Minnesota Wild coaching staff but he arrives with loads of experience. Evason, 53, was hired as an assistant coach on June 6 after spending the last six years as head coach of the Nashville Predators’ AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Luckily for the Wild, most of his experience includes […] The post Wild’s New Coach Evason Brings Experience & Familiarity appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Aug 15, 2018

If Parise is Scoring, the Wild are Winning

It’s no secret Zach Parise makes a lot of money. Parise, 33, is well-known in the NHL. He captained Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and his contract is known around the league for how massive it is. Regardless of how much money he makes, however, he helps the Minnesota Wild win. […] The post If Parise is Scoring, the Wild are Winning appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Hockey Wilderness Aug 14, 2018
Wilderness Walk: What is H(ockey)ip?

Wilderness Walk: What is H(ockey)ip?

Wilderness, I have a question. A big one. An eternal question. What. Is. Hip. Click the video to find out, and let’s (briefly) walk Wild News Wild, Whitecaps announce alliance | StarTribune.comThe NHL team will assist the NWHL team with marketing, promotions and practice rink hosting. Wild will play 11 games on national TV, including two on NBC | StarTribune.comThe games on NBC are against the Blackhawks and Blues in February. The others will be shown on NBCSN. Wild finalize partnership with Whitecaps for inaugural season in NWHL | Twincities.comAs the Minnesota Whitecaps embark on...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 13, 2018
Central’s Best: Reader Poll Results

Central’s Best: Reader Poll Results

Last week, we surveyed Hockey Wilderness writers to find out who the best center, defenseman, winger, and goalie were in the Central Division. What we found was also the most obvious - the Central is loaded with elite talent. After we released our ranking, we threw it you, our readers, to get an idea of who the best in the Central might be. Here are the results: (52 surveys) Best Center 10. Ryan O’Reilly 9. Mathieu Perreault 8. Eric Staal 7. Nathan MacKinnon 6. Bryan Little 5. Ryan Johansen 4. Tyler Seguin 3. Artem Anisimov 2. Jonathan Toews Mark Scheifele Best Defenseman 10. Connor...

Wild, Whitecaps announce alliance

The NHL team will assist the NWHL team with marketing, promotions and practice rink hosting.

Wild will play 11 games on national TV, including two on NBC

The games on NBC are against the Blackhawks and Blues in February.
Hockey Wilderness Aug 13, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Scoring Chances, Undersized Players, and Misery, oh my!

Wilderness Walk: Scoring Chances, Undersized Players, and Misery, oh my!

The Minnesota Wild are featured in several articles about preventing scoring chances, undersized players, and misery! Still waiting for this offseason to end.... Meanwhile, the Minnesota Wild are featured in several articles about preventing scoring chances, undersized players, and misery! Wild News While there’s no news about the Wild today, they are featured in some of the articles below. Off The Trail Best Teams at Preventing Scoring Chances | The Hockey Writers The Wild may not be very good at creating scoring chances, but they are very good at preventing them. Top 10...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 10, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Happy Friyay

Wilderness Walk: Happy Friyay

An update on Ryan Suter’s injury, Matt Dumba on the bubble for top 20 defenseman, the idea of having NHL games on Christmas Day and more. Happy Friyay Hockey Wilderness Readers! The Wild and the rest of the NHL are like your Grandpa out in the deer stand.... quiet. So on this August 10th morning I’ll keep it short and to the point, taking us through today’s Walk is Darius Rucker’s hit, Wagon Wheel. Wild News Suter: 'I feel like I'm back'Update: Ryan Suter's labor of love reeks of melted steel and hot electric. It's what happens when your rink is filled with a haze of pungent smoke...
Puck Prose Aug 9, 2018

Minnesota Wild: Ryan Suter is confident in his possible return

After suffering an awful injury in April, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter is optimistic about returning quickly. Back in April, with the Minnesota Wild getting themselves ready for a playoff run, they saw their efforts hit a wall in a game against the Dallas Stars. Literally. Star defenseman Ryan Suter, the backbone of the Wild […] Minnesota Wild: Ryan Suter is confident in his possible return - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Hockey Wilderness Aug 9, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Pass the Time

Wilderness Walk: Pass the Time

White Caps are still making moves in preparation for their move to the NWHL, a hockey trailblazer is celebrated, and some rumors. No Wild news today (shocker, I know). August is a slow month during even the most exciting offseasons, but this one has felt especially short on big Wild news. Never fear though, there are some hockey related articles to read while we wait for GM Paul Fenton to unveil his next move... assuming he has one in mind. Hard and classic rock fans, this one is a recommendation for you: Off the Trail Minnesota Whitecaps Sign Forward/Defender Meaghan PezonThe Minnesota...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 8, 2018
Central Division’s Best: Predators and Wild defensemen dot the rankings for best defensemen

Central Division’s Best: Predators and Wild defensemen dot the rankings for best defensemen

When this project first was hatched, the idea actually came from an emailer to a local radio show. The Emailer, a Green Bay Packers fan was talking about how Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins might only be the third best QB in the division. Being that the division only has four teams, it was meant as a slight at the newest Viking quarterback. Funny enough, I think that because the NFC North is stacked with really good-to-great quarterbacks, that Cousins is legitimately the 3rd best in the division. But this isn’t a Vikings blog, let alone football. This is a Wild blog, so I adapted that...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 7, 2018
Central Division’s Best: Centers

Central Division’s Best: Centers

Ranking the Best Centers in the Best Division in Hockey It is August, and since the Wild couldn’t come up with the spare change necessary to trade for Jeff Skinner, there isn’t a lot of Wild news to break down and analyze. Freed from the grind, we here at Hockey Wilderness decided to break down the best players in the Central Division by position to see how the Wild stack up and what we have to face in the upcoming season. We’re calling this series the Central Division’s Best, and look for a break down of position groups over the week. Fittingly, we will start with the Centers of...

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