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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Wild's Paul Fenton taking patient approach on making moves

New general manager’s makeover starts with draft.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Wild schedule: Cup champion Capitals at Xcel on Nov. 13

The team will open in Colorado on Oct. 4 and have its home opener two days later.
Hockey Wilderness 21 hours ago
Wilderness Walk: Major Awards

Wilderness Walk: Major Awards

The NHL award winners enjoy acclaim, the snubs are snubbed, and the Wild know who they will see in the pre-season. The Minnesota Wild will face the Colorado Avalanche to start the pre-season. Colorado's return to something resembling relevance last season will hopefully see this rivalry get back to being one of interest to fans too. Of course, that'll only happen of the Avs can keep improving their game and the Wild under GM Paul Fenton manage to invigorate their own increasingly stagnant performance. Wild News Wild open season against Avalanche, host Golden Knights two days laterWhile...

Wild excited with its eight picks in NHL draft

The team has a total of eight, including No. 24 overall.

Wild's home opener will be against Vegas on Oct. 6

The Stanley Cup runners-up will be first on the Xcel Energy Center slate for the Wild, with the rest of the NHL schedule announced Thursday.
Hockey Wilderness Jun 20, 2018
Interstate Hockey Pod - Scandals and Speculation

Interstate Hockey Pod - Scandals and Speculation

The guys break down all the bizarre news around the NHL this week, and discuss who they would like to see the Wild land on the trade market. LOTS of juicy gossip around the NHL this week, and the Interstate Hockey Pod breaks it all down for you. If you wish to support our podcast, please subscribe on iTunes or follow on iHeartRadio and consider leaving us a positive review! This week, Alex, Brandon, and Darren discuss the bizarre situation in Ottawa with the Senators trading away Mike Hoffman for a bag of pucks, as well as the scandal that led to the move. Barry Trotz was seen in...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 20, 2018
2018 NHL Mock Draft: St. Louis Blues select center Isac Lundeström

2018 NHL Mock Draft: St. Louis Blues select center Isac Lundeström

With the 29th overall pick, the Blues select Isac Lundeström, a two-way center from Sweden. A year after upsetting the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the playoffs in just five games, the St. Louis Blues just missed the playoffs as the Colorado Avalanche beat them by one point. One of the biggest reasons the Blues regressed this season was the same reason the Blues were able to upset the Wild, Jake Allen. During the five game series against the Wild, Allen held a 0.953 save percentage, but through 59 games this past season, Allen’s save percentage fell to 0.906. While the Blues will...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 20, 2018
HWP 140: Pick 24 Primer

HWP 140: Pick 24 Primer

The Hockey Wilderness Podcast is back for another episode and this week we prime for the NHL Draft. Yes, back where we started, now on year four of the show. The Wild have the 24th pick in the first round so Tony and Joe broke down a few of the players that may be available around the Wild’s pick. Players discussed include: Dominik Bokk Ryan McLeod Jared McIsaac Ryan Merkley K’Andre Miller Ty Dellandrea and more! Also, we are having a Hockey Draft party hosted by Hockey Wilderness and Giles and the Goalie podcasts on Friday, June 22nd at 7 PM. If you want to support the podcast, you...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 19, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Ghostslam

Wilderness Walk: Ghostslam

The draft is almost here! AND, there’s some interesting news around and about! So, click play, jam out, and let’s get to THE WALK. Wild News Wild announce seven-game 2018-19 preseason schedule | TwinCities.comWhile there’s still nearly four months before the start of next season, the Wild have announced their preseason schedule for the 2018-19 season. Who wants to buy Suter's sweet Wisconsin retreat? | StarTribune.comWhat say we all go in on this? We could probably all fit. Wolves, Wild draft histories are ledger of hits, misses | StarTribune.comWell, hits and misses are generally...

Who wants to buy Ryan Suter's sweet second home?

Looking to live near Lake Geneva in Wisconsin? Do you have $4.5 million. If so, maybe you'll want to take a look at this.
Hockey Wilderness Jun 18, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Draft Week

Wilderness Walk: Draft Week

The NHL 2018 Entry Draft is this Friday, but before then, read up on the league’s latest news. In just a few days, the Minnesota Wild, along with 30 other teams, will participate in the NHL Entry Draft, which is usually accompanied with plenty of trades. As the Wild are looking to make a few tweaks, the team could look somewhat different by this time next week. However, the Wild’s new general manager, Paul Fenton, hasn’t been here too long, so maybe he won’t yet feel comfortable enough to make any big trades. Is there anyone you would like to see traded? Anyone who needs to stay?...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 17, 2018
Wilderness Walk: No news is good news right?

Wilderness Walk: No news is good news right?

Patiently waiting until the draft Well, here we are again. The NHL had a quiet Saturday. But like they say, no news is good news right? For some yes, for hockey fans, not at all. We need stuff to talk about, to write about and to give us conversations with friends and family members. Here’s to hoping tomorrow will give us that. On our walk with us on this Father’s Day Sunday, is a tune by Zac Brown Band for all the Dad’s out there. A song you might show your dad today, or one that can bring back a memory or two you shared with your old man. Wild News Almost one month in to his...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 16, 2018
Wilderness Walk: The Hockey God’s offer some news

Wilderness Walk: The Hockey God’s offer some news

OH MY GOODNESS!!! There was a trade yesterday! Finally!! We have a trade!! Cue the madness. And it wasn’t just a trade we saw on Friday, there was a decent amount of news in the hockey world to keep us busy as we slowly creep up on the NHL Draft that takes place in 6 days. On our walk with us this Saturday, is a song that only seems fitting since we some BIG news around the hockey world. Thank you Montreal and Arizona. Wild News ICYMI: The Wild’s preseason schedule has been released! 2018 preseason schedule | NHL.comThe Wild’s 2018 preseason schedule includes three home games, a trip...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 16, 2018
Tweaking a Veteran Roster Can Lead to (Some) Success

Tweaking a Veteran Roster Can Lead to (Some) Success

Lessons the Wild can learn from other veteran teams that have found success without tanking. The Minnesota Wild are a good hockey team. Really, they are. They’ve made the playoffs for six consecutive seasons in a highly competitive division and have posted back-to-back 100-point seasons. However, they have failed to make meaningful progress in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2003, when they shockingly reached the Western Conference Final. Teams at this point in their competitive cycle have a choice to make: tweak the roster and continue to be competitive, or start trading away veteran...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 15, 2018
2018 NHL Mock Draft: The Minnesota Wild are on the Clock

2018 NHL Mock Draft: The Minnesota Wild are on the Clock

With the 24th pick, the Wild add to a defensive prospect pool lacking significant upside With his first draft pick as General Manager of the Minnesota Wild, Paul Fenton could go in a number of different directions. The Wild prospect pool is not overly impressive. There is a modest amount of depth scattered around most positions, but the system is lacking when it comes to players with significant upside. Kirill Kaprizov has truly elite skills and Jordan Greenway, Luke Kunin, and Joel Eriksson-Ek all have the potential to become top-six forwards. After that, however, the system is mostly made...

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