Fletcher’s Free Agency Moves Reflect Reason And Urgency

The old saying of ‘fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me’ seems apt when thinking about the Minnesota Wild at the opening of free agency at Noon, Eastern time today.  On the first day of NHL free agency, 130 players were signed to a total of $650,674,125.00 in contracts.  A […]


Free Agency, Trade Targets for the Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2016

When the Calgary Flames drafted Matthew Tkachuk with the 6th pick overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft the word used to describe the pick by TSN‘s Bob McKenzie simply as “truculence.”  I am not sure why by that word stuck with me.  By definition, truculence means disposed to violence, ferocious or cruel.  I think […]


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2016 NHL Mock Draft-a-palooza, Minnesota Wild Style

Prior to the creation of the salary cap, the NHL Entry Draft was still a fun time of year, as fans and teams embraced the excitement of selecting new talent for their respective organization.  Yet, it was understood that the draft was somewhat like the lottery where you win some and you lose some.  Scouting […]


2016 Minnesota Wild NHL Draft Preview: Goaltenders

Goaltending will always be the x-factor in hockey, no matter what era of hockey you examine.  From Martin Jones‘ 44 save performance in Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals to Jim Craig‘s 1980 performance against the Soviets in the Olympics, goaltenders can help teams steal games where their respective club was probably outplayed. […]


2016 Minnesota Wild NHL Draft Preview: Defenseman

When the St. Louis Blues drafted Colton Parayko in the 3rd round (86th Overall) a lot of scouts probably turned to themselves and said ‘who?’  Its hard to blame them as the gangly defenseman plied his trade in relative obscurity in the Alberta Junior Hockey League playing for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons which is […]

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04:  Ian Cole #28 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in action against Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2016 Stanley Cup ticket prices drop

The Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1) take on the San Jose Sharks (1-2) tonight in Game 4 of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, and ticket prices have been noticeably cheaper than last year. According to data pulled by TicketNetwork, the average price of a Game 4 ticket is $865, compared to $996 in 2015. Location is […]


2016 Minnesota Wild NHL Draft Preview: Forwards

I wonder if NHL scouts hold onto the memory of players they let slip away.  Does it sting a bit more when a player like Vladimir Tarasenko scores or Anze Kopitar scores a goal and an assist you consider the fact the player your team drafted first that year isn’t even in the NHL anymore? […]


Will the Wild attempt Nugent-Hopkins swoop again?

The Minnesota Wild being interested in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn’t a new story but the move could finally be set to take place. As teams throughout the NHL continue to asses their options ahead of the new season, the prospect of the Edmonton star making the switch to Minnesota has reared its head again. The Wild’s […]


2015-16 Minnesota Wild Report Card: Player by Player

A fresh set of eyes, you hear that phrase a lot when a new boss arrives, especially if that last boss was struggling on their way out.  Everyone wants a fresh start, a clean slate so to speak.  So does Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher who told reporters he is being guarded in what he […]


2015-16 Minnesota Wild Report Card: Leadership & Upper Management

American President Dwight David Eisenhower once said, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because they want to do it.”  In the last few weeks since the conclusion of the Minnesota Wild’s 2015-16 season, team leadership is first and foremost on the minds of most of its fanbase. […]


2015-16 Minnesota Wild Season Report Card: Team Assessment

The saying “don’t quit your day job” is usually an insult to someone who attempts to branch out and underwhelms in the process.  Maybe its an attempt to sing karaoke or trying to play a new sport but lucky for most of us that isn’t how we’re trying to make a living.  As the Wild […]