Team USA World Junior Championship Rosters Announced, Minnesota Connections Abound

Jason Zucker

With the NHL lockout dragging on, Minnesota hockey fans have been turning their attention to minor league and junior hockey. The United States preliminary roster for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship was announced today, and there are a number […]

Minnesota Wild: Five Questions That Would Be Answered If Not For The Lockout

Nicklas Backstrom

Traditionally, when the calendar hits Thanksgiving, NHL teams and fans start to examine how the season has gone. As the lockout drags on into December, no one has any answers yet, but here are some questions we would otherwise be […]

Josh Harding Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis

Josh Harding

Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding has revealed that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune and confirmed by GM Chuck Fletcher. MS is an incurable, degenerative disease that affects […]

200 Minnesota Wild Employees Forced to Take 20% Pay Cuts

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

As the NHL lockout drags on, the Minnesota Wild announced that the bulk of their two hundred full-time employees will be forced to take a 20% pay cut, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The cuts will be delayed […]

Minnesota Wild Player Spotlight: Johan Gustafsson

Photo via Bridget Samuels

Today we shine the spotlight on one of the Minnesota Wild’s talented goaltending prospects, Johan Gustafsson. The Wild have a crowded goalie situation right now, and Gustafsson will probably be given an opportunity sooner rather than later to see if […]

Grading the Minnesota Wild First-Round Draft Picks, Part Three


Today I wrap up my look at the history of the Minnesota Wild first round NHL draft picks. All these players have yet to play a game in the Big Show, but I will do my best to grade them […]

Grading the Minnesota Wild First-Round Draft Picks, Part Two

Colton Gillies

  Last week I started a project looking back at all the first round draft picks in Minnesota Wild history, and grading them based on how they turned out. Today I continue the series, beginning with: 2005, Benoit Pouliot (4th […]

Grading the Minnesota Wild First-Round Draft Picks, Part One

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Wild have established themselves as a team that prefers to build its strength through the draft and developing their prospects. Historically, the Wild have had either home runs or strikeouts, with not much in between. In this article, […]

The Advantages of Being a Young Team During a Lockout

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

While the NHL lockout drags on, a good portion of the Minnesota Wild’s skaters are playing for the AHL affiliate Houston Aeros. That team jumped out to an impressive start, but has cooled off in the last week thanks to […]

Is Matt Hackett the Wild’s Goalie of the Future? Spoiler: Probably Not


The Minnesota Wild selected goalie Matt Hackett in the third round of the 2009 NHL entry draft (77th overall). At 22 years old, he has a 6’2″ frame and moves very well for a tall goalie. Most fans will remember […]

Where are they Now: Devin Setoguchi

Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE

During this lockout, most of the Minnesota Wild prospects who are eligible are playing in the AHL for the Houston Aeros, and most of the veterans have settled in European Leagues or will not be playing during the lockout. One […]

Minnesota Wild’s Goalie Tandem Would Give Them an Advantage in a Shortened Season

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

The NHL and NHLPA are back at the negotiating table this week, and while we still don’t know if we will even get a season, we do know that there is no possibility of a full 82-game season. If the […]