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 […]
This is where the NHL scouts really earn their money, where the fruits of all that effort, long and lonely drives all over the world to isolated rinks to watch these young players ply their game really pay off. The scouts collect their information and return to the front office a few times a year […]
Remember this moment Wild fans? I think just about any kid can relate to the experience, the schoolyard where a group of kids get together for a pickup game and they select teams. Some kids feel the ego boost of being selected 1st while others wait and wait with the hope of avoiding being picked […]
This was a Podcast I shot with Tony Dean of HockeyBuzz.com and the The Hockey Writers.com you can see his website here. We shot this podcast on the evening of 6/25/2014, where we discuss NHL Free Agency from a Minnesota Wild point of view, as well as the NHL Entry Draft and lots more! Please […]
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Its really the gold rush aspect of the draft. The thrill of the hunt where a well calculated gamble that could pay off big time. The want to find that player that can be the diamond in the rough that will be a pivotal part of an organization for years to come. Not every pick […]
Like many hockey fans, I participate in fantasy hockey. Mostly that has been confined to Yahoo! leagues; and on any given year I usually am in one or two leagues. Not to brag too much, but I normally do pretty well. Fantasy sports are a huge industry, where over a Billion dollars is on the […]
The old saying in team sports is “defense wins championships.” Its pretty tough to argue against it. Whether you’re talking football, baseball, basketball, and even hockey those teams that can defend the best or shut down their opponents best players most effectively are often the team that ends up earning the league championship. Would […]
Goaltenders are kind of like bacon. You can go on in life without thinking about it much, but it can make life (for teams) so much easier if its there and often can be the difference between something that is ‘just ok’ and something great. Just think about it, a hamburger by itself is pretty […]
With the Stanley Cup Finals in the background another major NHL event is getting ever closer, the NHL Entry Draft. A critical event for any NHL team and every year, even in the Stanley Cup Finals we see players who were drafted a year or so ago, now playing prime minutes with one of those […]