My reaction to the two-year, $2.5 million (one-way) contract extension to Darcy Kuemper, as well as the injury and suspension of Josh Harding. In addition I talk about Ilya Bryzgalov’s chances of making the team. Enjoy!
Staying connected is always important. Whether in business or in your personal life, staying connected to people makes you aware of your strengths and weaknesses as well as gives you a valuable insight into what others are thinking. I think this especially true when you’re talking about fans of sports teams. Fans know their team, […]
The leaves start to change color; the wind starts to feel a little colder are all signs of the changing of the season. For me, it also involves football season and the grind of the school year. Yet for the NHL, the annual NHL Prospect Tournament played in Traverse City, Michigan is a sign of […]
It was nearly the day after Hockey Day Minnesota last year; the host city of Elk River was still relishing the tremendous success from the event when it got stunning news. A prominent member of its local hockey team, Andrew Zerban, a senior and of the Elks’ leading scorers bolted from the program to go […]
Ah, summer. For most people, it’s the time of year we most enjoy. It’s the time to head “up north” for fishing and relaxing at a lakeside cabin. For some of us, it’s to take the much-anticipated family vacation, whether home or abroad. And others of us, use it as time to get caught […]
You’ve probably heard the phrase of “too many cooks in the kitchen” which applies to situations where you have too many people with ideas in a small area with little getting accomplished. After reading an article in the Hockey News‘ 2014 Season Commemorative Issue by writer Adam Proteau entitled “Philadelphia Needs Liberty.” In the article, […]
There is an old saying that goes, “the devil you know, is better than the one that you don’t.” It wasn’t the first time in the Wild’s history that the team brought a player back after a season or two away from the organization. The team brought back Sergei Krivokrasov after trading him late during […]
Around holiday time, an international tournament occurs that flies underneath most Americans’ radar, that being the IIHF U-20 Men’s World Junior Hockey Championships. This annual tournament is a yearly youth Olympic hockey competition which pits the best 20 and under aged hockey players from nations around the world with a chance to say whose country […]
Hard work does pay off, its something we tell young people all of the time. Whether as coaches, as teachers or as parents as you try to instill work ethic so they can overcome the challenges and hardships one faces as they grow up. Or at least that’s what you hope. For some people the […]
Check out our new and improved hockey podcast, with Tony Dean of Hockey Buzz and the Hockey Writers! Please follow us @StateofHckyNews and Tony @TonyDeanHB on Twitter! We adopted a 2-minutes per topic (for the most part) type format ala ESPN‘s Pardon the Interruption. In the podcast we discussed the following questions. 1. Does Minnesota […]
Its finally a little quiet around the Minnesota Wild as the offseason moves to its yawning summer nap-time days as free agency moves are almost nil and NHL players are probably finally enjoying a little time on the lake or on the links. This means there is precious little to really discuss for those hockey […]
Ever page through your high school yearbook and realize in someways how little things have changed while others bear little resemblance to those in the yearbook. While younger generations spend most of their time snickering at hair cuts older people understand that for those ‘haters’ their time will come where other young people will be […]
I share some thoughts on the Wild Development Camp Scrimmage, players that stood out in a both a good and bad way. Enjoy!
Who says just because its summer that there is no hockey? I know for hockey parents all across North America as they find more and more of their summer absorbed by time spent by their kids at hockey camps all over the U.S. and Canada. This is where some say the most serious amount of […]
Well the “will he, won’t he” question has finally been answered in regards to Thomas Vanek. Pretty much since Minnesota won the epic lottery of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in the free agent market back in 2012, the next player that hockey fans have been chomping at the bit to sign has been Vanek. For a certain […]