11:28 AM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
Hockey Wilderness 1 hour ago
Wild already noticing Reaves’s impact on and off ice

Wild already noticing Reaves’s impact on and off ice

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via The big man has been as good as we hoped for. Whether you liked or disliked the trade for Ryan Reaves that the Minnesota Wild made two weeks ago, there is no denying that he would be a big personality and a presence in the locker room, to be there to lighten the mood whenever needed. Jobs are jobs — some are a little more public and abnormal than others — and having someone in your workplace that can be depended on to read the room and be pleasant to talk to when needed, just feels crucial. Almost everyone can relate to having that...
Hockey Wilderness 2 hours ago
Wild prospects at World Juniors camps

Wild prospects at World Juniors camps

Photo by Andy Devlin/ Some prospects are hoping to get a spot at the World Juniors. If you feel like we just had the World Junior Championships, and wondering why another one is happening so quickly, well you would be correct in doing so. With the 2022 World Juniors rescheduled and played in August, this is a lot of prospect action on our televisions within the last several months. Nevertheless, the 2023 World Juniors will be starting up on Dec. 26 this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick. And the Minnesota Wild will be represented. Each nation is...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 6, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Nobody panicked

Wilderness Walk: Nobody panicked

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. During Sunday’s game against the Dallas Stars, the Minnesota Wild gave up four third-period goals that eventually forced overtime. But according to head coach Dean Evason from a recent post at The Athletic, there was no panic within the Wild’s lineup. “It was calm. It was, honestly,” Evason said when explaining why he didn’t try to stop momentum himself. “We had a good discussion with the group after. A lot of coaching staffs would call a...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 5, 2022
Brock Boeser is obvious choice for Wild

Brock Boeser is obvious choice for Wild

Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports There are just too many reasons why this should happen. The Minnesota Wild have been searching for that high of last season for the last few months. It felt like a fever dream — the Wild we know and love were able to score a billion goals while also providing enough defense to win a bunch of games. Except for the small blip of goaltending crisis, this was a team that felt so good to watch and before the playoffs (oof) could have realistically done anything against anyone. Well, the team is a little bit different this season. After having...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 5, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Whew!

Wilderness Walk: Whew!

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. How much worse would we all be feeling if the Dallas Stars ended up walking away with the win on Sunday afternoon? Now, we can just breathe easy and have that game as a memory of stressful times, while we can still accept that the Minnesota Wild earned two points. If the Stars ended up coming back from a 5-1 deficit and won? Well, we would be hooting and hollering until some transaction happened or another game was won. It would be extremely...

Wild beat Stars 6-5 in shootout after blowing 4-goal lead

Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Frederick Gaudreau scored on Minnesota's three shootout attempts and the Wild beat the Dallas Stars 6-5 on Sunday after blowing a four-goal lead in the third period.
Hockey Wilderness Dec 4, 2022
Recap: Wild scrape together win in rollercoaster game against Stars

Recap: Wild scrape together win in rollercoaster game against Stars

Photo by Sam Hodde/NHLI via My heart can’t take another game like this. The Minnesota Wild had a seemingly herculean task this afternoon in keeping red-hot Jason Robertson from taking advantage of them. The Dallas Stars were coming off a few days of rest, while the Wild likely had tired legs from a back-to-back. Furthermore, Dallas annihilated a Ducks team on Thursday that the Wild had to steal a messy overtime win from. Granted Dallas didn’t have an easy task with the Wild either, their defense has been outstanding as of late, and the GREEF line had made a rather...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 4, 2022
Preview: Wild take on streaking Robertson and the Stars

Preview: Wild take on streaking Robertson and the Stars

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Robertson looks to continue his 17-game streak, while Kirill Kaprizov can build on his 11-game streak of his own. After a sloppy shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks, the Minnesota Wild find themselves in possession of a tidy little string of victories, a fully-operational top line, and a reunited GREEF line. Kirill Kaprizov is —in NBA Jam terms— on fire. Our diminutive forward is boomshakalaka-ing all over other teams to the tune of 18 points in the last 11 games. It’s fun when the Wild are winning, and while they weren't able to...

Dallas plays Minnesota after Robertson's hat trick

Minnesota Wild (12-9-2, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Dallas Stars (14-6-4, first in the Central Division)

Kirill Kaprizov extends point streak, Joel Eriksson Ek and others contribute for Wild

Kirill Kaprizov stretched his run to 18 points in the past 11 games as the Wild defeated Anaheim, but Joel Eriksson Ek chipped in with a goal and an outstanding all-around performance.
Hockey Wilderness Dec 3, 2022
Recap: Wild shoot down Ducks in shootout

Recap: Wild shoot down Ducks in shootout

Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports Kaprizov’s late game heroics and shootout goal highlight another come-from-behind win. The Minnesota Wild must be out of Turkey leftovers, because they roasted some Ducks this afternoon. The game started with two sluggish shifts from the GREEF line and then Kirill Kaprizov’s line. Both seemed trapped inside their own blue line, until they finally broke through with a fanned-on four-on-two rush into the Ducks zone. This got the wheels back on the tracks, eventually leading to a heavy shift from Ryan Reaves and several quality shots....

Kirill Kaprizov leads Wild to 5-4 shootout win over Ducks

Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy scored in the shootout, helping the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Wild gameday: Joseph Cramarossa recalled from Iowa as team gets set to host Anaheim

Forward Joseph Cramarossa, who has one goal in four NHL games this season, was brought back up as the Wild prepare to play host to the Anaheim Ducks.
Hockey Wilderness Dec 2, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Wild players breaking records

Wilderness Walk: Wild players breaking records

Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. The Minnesota Wild played a hell of a game against the Edmonton Oilers last night, but the 5-3 win wasn’t the only thing that got recorded in the record books. Marc-Andre Fleury and Kirill Kaprizov got to break some franchise and NHL records along the way, as well. With Kaprizov’s two assists that he earned against his No. 97 rival Connor McDavid, he broke the franchise record of most consecutive games with an assist with nine in a row. Not that...

Ducks head into matchup with the Wild on losing streak

Anaheim Ducks (6-15-2, eighth in the Pacific Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (10-9-2, fourth in the Central Division)

Wild Player News

Wild Photos

Minnesota Wild Topics