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Phil Housley Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

A few years back I campaigned hard to see 500+ goal scorer Dino Ciccarelli to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Finally in 2010, the Hockey Hall of Fame came to its senses and finally allowed the goalmouth sniper to join this prestigious group of alumni in which he was more than deserving. […]

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Devan Dubnyk signs 6-year extension & Day Two 2015 NHL draft breakdown

Winning the Masterton Trophy this season was nice for Devan Dubnyk, but he might be feeling that much better after being signed to a 6-year extension worth a yearly cap hit of $4.33 million.  The deal was probably longer than the Minnesota Wild wanted to commit too, but it also quickly solves the goaltending question […]

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Minnesota Wild select Joel Eriksson Ek 20th Overall in 2015

The draft for any of the major sports is magnified or diluted in its importance by the state of an organization each year it is held.  I doubt the Chicago Blackhawks are too worried or overly concerned about not having a selection in the 1st round.  A Stanley Cup victory might have an effect on […]

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2015 NHL Mock Draft-A-Palooza, some Minnesota Wild Fans’ Perspective

Last week, the sporting world sort held its breath at the Belmont Stakes with that chance for the elusive Triple Crown.  Would American Pharoah break the 37-year drought?  Then the race begins and all of that hope, expectation and becomes moot as soon as American Pharoah cleared the gate.  Fortunately for the horse racing world, […]

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2015 Wild Draft Preview: Sleepers & Steals

As the Stanley Cup Finals have begun, one of the biggest stories in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s run has been the remarkable play of Tyler Johnson.  Johnson, who went through 3 NHL drafts without being selected is making every team in the league ask themselves “how did we not pick this guy?” and perhaps reconsider […]

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2015 Wild Draft Preview: Goaltenders

Over the last 20 years, the Minnesota Vikings were often teased for all of the different quarterbacks they have used.  Its an amazing yet shockingly long list of players that have commanded the team’s most important position.  Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Brad Johnson, Jeff George, Spergon Wynn, Todd Bouman, Daunte Culpepper, Tavaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, […]

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2015 Wild Draft Preview: Defenseman

In the last three seasons the Wild have reaped the benefits of drafting defenseman in the 1st round.  First it was the emergency of Jonas Brodin who showed remarkable and poise as a 19-year old playing on a top pairing with Ryan Suter.  Next it was Marco Scandella who exhibited a rare mix of two-way […]

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2015 Wild Draft Preview: Forwards

For a 3rd straight season the Wild found their season ended by a lack of offense against the Chicago Blackhawks.  This year’s painful 4-game sweep left the organization confused and questioning just about every facet of the franchise.  Toss in another disastrous campaign for the Minnesota Wild’s farm affiliate in Iowa where the story too […]

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Late surge not enough as Wild fall 4-3 in series sweep by Chicago

Spoiler Alert:  In the movie Mystery, Alaska; in the pivotal game between the New York Rangers and Mystery, Alaska-team the would-be amateurs try to rally back from a 5-3 deficit.   After pulling their goalie they cut the lead to one on Sherrif John Biebe’s (Russell Crowe) goal.  But that was as close close as […]

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Crawford Shuts the Door on the Wild, 1-0 as Chicago takes 3-0 series lead

Fans across the State of Hockey felt confident their club was going to respond with a victory after a tough loss in game 1.  Instead the team took a step back with a surprisingly uninspired effort in Game 2 where they got slammed 4-1.  Uncharacteristic turnovers from their key veterans helped cause the game to […]

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