2nd period let downs helps thwart Wild in 5-3 loss to Chicago

The playoffs are where rivalries are made, or at least that is a common belief among sports fans.  A win or a loss in a playoff series can boost the confidence or haunt a club for years and some feel an element of hatred develops between those teams especially if they play in a series […]


Power play goals help Wild earn 4-3 shootout victory over Arizona

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me is an axiom you seem to hear more and more these days.  As I sometimes say to students I teach or players I coach, it can be modified to be “Mistakes are only mistakes if you make them more than once.”  On Thursday […]


Game #27: Minnesota Wild vs. San Jose Sharks 12/11/2014 @ 9:30PM CST at SAP Center

Minnesota Wild (15-10-1)  31pts  5th in the Central 2.88 Goals For (11th) 2.46 Goals Against (9th) 11.5% Power Play (28th) 88.9% Penalty Kill (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 10G 12A = 22pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 6G 12A = 18pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 3G 13A = 16pts 4. […]


The Hockey News’ Matt Larkin responds to the State of Hockey News

In 2005, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Massachusetts fired Ken Powers for plagiarism, when the newspaper had determined he had taken portions of a Sports Illustrated piece on the New England Patriots and claimed it to be his own.  At the time, Powers was very indignant over the firing telling WBZ-TV (which was re-reported […]


Slow start dooms Wild in 5-4 loss to Ducks

  There are several times during the course of a season where I hate looking at the Wild’s schedule. Right now is one of those times. Wednesday night’s game against Montreal had me nervous. We rarely play well against the Canadiens, and let’s face it, Wednesday was a horribly game. The only remotely positive aspect […]


Fluke goals power Wild past the Canadiens, 2-1

Its funny how statistics can both be informative and seemingly misleading at the same time.  When I was in the process of finishing my Master’s thesis paper, we were told how statistics and studies can be manipulated to reach just about any conclusion the researcher wants it to.  It doesn’t mean valuable things can be […]