Wild Fans Speak, 2014-15 Pre-Season Edition

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, […]


Why are so many young players choosing major junior over college hockey?

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 […]


The Hockey News ranks the Wild’s logo as the #11 logo in the NHL

  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 […]


Does Wild owner Craig Leipold need to back off a bit?

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, […]


Wild sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way deal

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 […]


2015 World Junior Team Evaluation camp roster features a plethora of Minnesotans

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 […]


State of Hockey Talk Podcast with Tony Dean 7/24/2014

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 […]


They Were Once Wild: Minnesota Wild All Time Obscurity Team

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 […]


A little more about Alex Gudbranson, Zack Mitchell, and Jessey Astles stories of perseverance at the Wild Prospect Camp

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 […]


Wild Development Camp opens this week; a time to develop and evaluate

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 […]