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The Minnesota Wild D Core at the end of the first quarter

As a Wild fan, I read far too much about the Edmonton Oilers. But I’ve found some really interesting writing about the team, dating back to the Tyler Dellow days and now Jonathan Willis. This summer, when the trade talk was apparently hot between the Oilers and the Wild on a potential RNH deal for a Wild D-man, I read this piece from woodguy, taking a look at the trade options...
Via Hockey Wilderness
3 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Time to Avoid Annual Slump

The Minnesota Wild has started the 2016-17 season strong, can they keep it up? Or is a normal Wild midseason slump still in store? The 2016-17 season has been successful for the Minnesota Wild to this point. However, anyone who has watched the Minnesota Wild over the past couple seasons has become accustomed to mid-winter slumps. […] Minnesota Wild: Time to Avoid Annual Slump...
Via Gone Puck Wild
5 hours ago

Staal scores again on Leafs, Wild win 3-2

TORONTO (AP) Eric Staal scored yet another goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. Staal has 47 points in 43 career games against Toronto, and three of his six goals this season have come against the Leafs. Jason Zucker and Chris Stewart also scored for the Wild, who wrapped a five-game trip 2-1-2. Ben Smith and Tyler...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Minnesota Struggles in Overtime

Sunday’s overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers can be considered a bit of an anomaly. Since the new format was put in place, three-on-three has been a major thorn in the side of the Minnesota Wild as they are currently 3-11 overall in such contests. No Offense From Defense While it would be very difficult to pinpoint an exact reason for Minnesota’s overtime struggles,...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 hours ago

Devan Dubnyk has some insane stats since joining Wild

If you follow the NHL (which I assume you do since you found this article), you’re probably aware that Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk has been really good over the past couple years. What you might not know is just how good he has been since joining the Wild back in 2014-15. Even Wild fans may be surprised with how Dubnyk stacks up against the rest of the NHL’s goalies...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Could Wild’s Top Defense Be Enough to Win It All?

The Minnesota Wild might be struggling a bit to score some goals, but their defense is doing anything but struggling.  As a matter of fact defensively the Wild are one of the best teams in the NHL. The offensive challenges of the Minnesota Wild this season are more than well documented.  There are a lot […] Minnesota Wild: Could Wild’s Top Defense Be Enough to Win It All? ...
Via Gone Puck Wild
2 days ago

Mikko Koivu scores winner, Wild top Oilers 2-1 in overtime

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Mikko Koivu scored 3:11 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild edged the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Sunday night. Charlie Coyle also scored for the Wild (12-8-4), who snapped a three-game skid. Patrick Maroon had the goal for the Oilers (14-10-3), who had won two straight. Edmonton got on the board less than 3 minutes into the game. Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Offense Trending in the Right Direction

After struggling to find offense, the Minnesota Wild has rebounded to score 16 goals in the past 4 games.  Certain players seem to be stepping up their scoring game to give hope for a sputtering Wild team. Inconsistency has been the calling card for the Minnesota Wild early on in the 2016-17 season. It should […] Minnesota Wild: Offense Trending in the Right Direction - Gone Puck...
Via Gone Puck Wild
7 days ago

Bryan Bickell deserves John Scott Treatment for this season’s NHL All-Star Game

John Scott at the All-Star Game last season was great. It started as a joke but grew into something transcendent, like buffalo chicken on pizza or The Ove Glove. Scott scored some goals, was named MVP, received a check for a million bucks and will have his life turned into a movie. The NHL being the NHL, despite the 2016 All-Star Game being the most compelling in decades, did its...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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