Wild Acquire Forward Chris Porter Off Waivers

The Minnesota Wild acquired 31-year old center Chris Porter off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers who had signed him to a 1-year, 2-way contract this summer.  Porter is a former teammate with current Minnesota Wild alternate captain, Zach Parise when the two played together at the University of North Dakota.  Porter is noted as a […]


Who Would I Protect From the Wild In An Expansion Draft For a Las Vegas-based Squad

In the year 2000, the Minnesota Wild began the process of building a team with the expansion draft.  The club selected notable talents like Joe Juneau, Mike Vernon, Sean O’Donnell, Curtis Leschyshyn, Filip Kuba, Scott Pellerin, Jim Dowd, Jeff Nielsen, Stacy Roest, Jamie McLennan, Jeff Odgers, Sergei Krivokrasov and Darby Hendrickson to name a few.  […]


Why the 2015-16 Minnesota Wild Season is Sure to Underwhelm

Athletes and coaches often get shredded for their use of sports cliches.  Reporters try their best not to roll their eyes as an athlete or coach gives them some empty phrase to try to sidestep their attempt at a hard hitting question.  Those cliches are particularly prevalent after losses or at the termination of the […]


Wild Fans Speak: Thoughts and Predictions for the 2015-16 season

Summer is slipping away and the opening of NHL Training Camps are less than two weeks away.  For most NHL players, their off-season ‘vacation’ probably ended well over a month ago as they spent time readying their bodies at gym’s around North America and Europe being put through their paces by personal trainers.  For fans, […]


While Minnesota Wild Fans Await Season, Seasoned Bacon Awaits Them

Beer aficionados and salt-cured pork belly addicts alike in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area are salivating at the mouth for the arrival of the Beer and Bacon Classic taking place at Target Field in Minneapolis on September 12. The two sessions, brunch from 1:00-4:00 PM and the evening session from 7:00-10:00 PM, will charge a $59 […]


Darryl Sydor is Arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Child Endangerment

  As summer draws to close, many of us are taking advantage of the great weather to fire up the grill, head out on the nearest or favorite lake, getting in some last-minute vacations before children head back to school. With Labor Day but a few weeks away, we know that fall is soon upon […]


Jacques Lemaire Joining the Maple Leafs and What it Means for Toronto

People like their constants in life.  We relish the predictability because it provides stability in our chaotic and random lives.  This is somewhat in true in sports where changes seem commonplace yet we still hold tightly to our paradigms of how we think things should work.  Many felt Wayne Gretzky was untradeable but it happened, […]


Jordan Leopold Talks: The First Tee Program, Leadership Building and Hockey

It has been a long and windy road for Jordan Leopold, the former Robbinsdale Armstrong star and Hoby Baker Award winner (2001-02) in his 12-year NHL career.  He’s played for 8 different teams over that span and 3 different organizations last season alone which includes his 18-game regular season stint with the Minnesota Wild. “As […]


What if the Minnesota North Stars had won the Stanley Cup in 1991?

I was in 6th grade when the Minnesota North Stars made their miraculous run to the Stanley Cup Finals. The 2nd worst team in the league (27-39-14) that season somehow managed to knock off the mighty Chicago Blackhawks in round one (kind of hurts doesn’t it Minnesota Wild?) and then the St. Louis Blues and […]


Team Green rolls to a 6-3 victory over Team White

Do you remember your first major athletic contest you ever played in?  I remember my first varsity game like it was yesterday.  Stepping out from the locker room and making my way to the football field and to a massive crowd of people outside of Fred Moore Junior High in Anoka.  Where this sea of […]


2015 Minnesota Wild Prospect Camp Opens This Week

With the ‘free agent frenzy’ behind them, the Minnesota Wild switches its focus towards the collection of young players in its prospect pool as its annual summer prospect camp opens on July 9th.  For fans, the prospect camp offers a few small opportunities to get their hockey fix in the form of two Team Green […]