Quick shuts the door on Minnesota after a solid road effort in 2-1 loss

The old saying goes if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.  The Minnesota Wild are going to get that chance this afternoon as they play the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.  The Kings are determined to show that there is no Stanley Cup hangover and they’ve had […]


Turnovers cost Wild in 2-1 loss to the Ducks

I don’t know about you, but it’s beginning to feel like season hasn’t really started yet.  Remember those two games against the Colorado Avalanche?  They might as well have been an extension of the pre-season.  There is only one other team in the entire league who has played a mere two games.  That team would […]


Wild and Kuemper spoil Colorado’s home opener in 3-0 road victory

If you’ve ever been a part of a team that has been badly beaten, you understand the feeling of embarrassment, quiet anger and the strong desire to rectify that humiliation.  I have little doubt that describes the feeling of the Colorado Avalanche after being so thoroughly dominated by the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night’s season […]


Wild dominate season opener in 5-0 rout of Colorado

“We hate them, they hate us,” said Colorado Avalanche’s Matt Duchene.  They say familiarity breeds contempt, and playoff success spawns hatred.  After the Wild dismissed the Avalanche in 7 games last post-season for the 2nd time in the franchises’ respective histories I can understand why the Avalanche save their hate for Minnesota.  So its safe […]

Minnesota Wild Tickets up 75% from last season on secondary market

Last season, the Minnesota Wild clinched a spot in the playoffs on Game 80 of their schedule after a season-long fight in the very competitive Central Division. They went on to beat the Division Champion Avalanche in a seven game first round series before losing to the Blackhawks in six games in the following round. […]


Wild fall 4-1 in fight-filled pre-season tilt with the Blues

Almost every kid knows that feeling from Elementary School, that anxious moment when out at the playground kids pick teams for football, kickball, baseball or hockey.  It often goes beyond just wondering whose team you’re going to end up on, as much as you may simply hope to avoid the indignity of being picked last. […]


Penguins edge Wild 3-2 in overtime in pre-season road loss

Pre-season hockey is sort of like mad-scientist experiment.  Coaches put together lineups mixed with NHL veterans, prospects and minor league journeymen.  Chemistry is mostly trial-and-error or just pure dumb luck.  Beyond the occasional goon wanting to make a name for himself, the scraps are few and the hitting is nominal compared to your average regular […]


Wild’s young skaters fall 2-1 in pre-season opener in Winnipeg

One thing about pre-season, is that it takes me back to the days where we lived on the north side of our building and we had dial-up internet.  We moved to southern Wisconsin in the summer of 2002.  Because of our apartment’s location, we couldn’t have a satellite dish.  So any games we watched had […]