What if the Minnesota Wild Were Magic: the Gathering Cards?

I remember it as if it were yesterday.  It my sophomore year in high school and I was in study hall with nothing to do.  My homework was finished and I was pretty bored just reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune when a few tables away from me some of my peers were playing this strange […]


What is the Best Hockey Video Game of All Time?

With the advent of portable video game consoles in the 1970’s, electronic gaming moved from the bars to people’s living rooms.  The earliest true video game Pong (first appeared in 1972), spawned its slightly altered counterpart, Hockey.  Hockey kept the same Pong-like sliders, except they added back walls and simple open goal and the action […]


Some Minnesota Wild Podcasts Worth Listening To…

Its almost August, are you missing some Wild hockey talk?  I think I might be able to help with that.  A little over a year and a half ago I got involved with a podcast that was running on the Alive & Social Network, on their Wild Wednesdays show that run hosted by Jeff Dubay. […]


Minnesota Wild Development Camp & Camp Roster Announced

Summer camp is something most teenagers understand.  Its a chance to attend to people’s interest or in a more cynical perspective its a chance for parents to gain a little time away from the kids.  For young aspiring NHL’ers, its the first introduction into professional hockey.  Some players have been to these camps before so […]


Why The Minnesota Wild Should Pass on Signing Matt Cullen

I think just about everyone is sentimental about something.  It could be a dish your grandma or mother makes or it could be a childhood toy or game that you loved so much.  The value goes beyond a monetary amount.  In fact, to get that back most would pay just about anything to get it […]


Fletcher’s Free Agency Moves Reflect Reason And Urgency

The old saying of ‘fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me’ seems apt when thinking about the Minnesota Wild at the opening of free agency at Noon, Eastern time today.  On the first day of NHL free agency, 130 players were signed to a total of $650,674,125.00 in contracts.  A […]


Free Agency, Trade Targets for the Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2016

When the Calgary Flames drafted Matthew Tkachuk with the 6th pick overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft the word used to describe the pick by TSN‘s Bob McKenzie simply as “truculence.”  I am not sure why by that word stuck with me.  By definition, truculence means disposed to violence, ferocious or cruel.  I think […]


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2016 NHL Mock Draft-a-palooza, Minnesota Wild Style

Prior to the creation of the salary cap, the NHL Entry Draft was still a fun time of year, as fans and teams embraced the excitement of selecting new talent for their respective organization.  Yet, it was understood that the draft was somewhat like the lottery where you win some and you lose some.  Scouting […]


2016 Minnesota Wild NHL Draft Preview: Goaltenders

Goaltending will always be the x-factor in hockey, no matter what era of hockey you examine.  From Martin Jones‘ 44 save performance in Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals to Jim Craig‘s 1980 performance against the Soviets in the Olympics, goaltenders can help teams steal games where their respective club was probably outplayed. […]


2016 Minnesota Wild NHL Draft Preview: Defenseman

When the St. Louis Blues drafted Colton Parayko in the 3rd round (86th Overall) a lot of scouts probably turned to themselves and said ‘who?’  Its hard to blame them as the gangly defenseman plied his trade in relative obscurity in the Alberta Junior Hockey League playing for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons which is […]