Minnesota Wild Player Spotlight: Marco Scandella

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If the Minnesota Wild hope to become serious contenders for the Stanley Cup, they need to improve their defense. The Wild have one of the best farm systems in the NHL, but most of their clue chip prospects are forwards: […]

Consistency Key for Minnesota Wild Penalty Kill


For all the things that went wrong for the Minnesota Wild in the second half of last season, one thing that they still did (relatively) well was kill penalties. They finished the year with the league’s 15th-ranked PK at 82.1%–let’s […]

Minnesota Wild Keys to Victory: Roster Depth

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While the Minnesota Wild will be counting on new faces like Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, and Mikael Granlund to carry them to victory this year, I think a bigger factor will be the depth that the new signings will create. […]

Western Conference Northwest Division Preview

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The Minnesota Wild will be chasing their second-ever Northwest Division title, but they will have to compete with the Canucks, who have won the division four consecutive years, and other prospect-heavy teams like the Avalanche and Oilers. Let’s go down […]

Minnesota Wild Position Preview: Left Wing

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When the NHL lockout ends and the Minnesota Wild are able to take the ice again, they will send out a much improved roster in hopes of returning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If they are to do so, they […]

What I Will Miss About the NHL During the Lockout

Koivu vs Leino

Like a lot of other hockey fans, I’m not optimistic about the prospect of seeing any NHL hockey in the next few weeks. In no particular order, here’s what I’ll miss during the lockout. I will miss Cal Clutterbuck’s mustache […]

Lockout Silver Lining: Houston Aeros Roster Will Be Stacked

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With negotiations between the NHL owners and players’ association making almost zero progress, and a lockout imminent as the collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on September 15th, the Minnesota Wild have made a number of moves in anticipation […]

Can Cal Clutterbuck Establish Himself as an Offensive Threat for the Minnesota Wild?

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Cal Clutterbuck has been a fixture on the Minnesota Wild roster for four years now, and has developed a reputation around the league for never turning down an opportunity to crash into an opposing player. This has made him a […]

Minnesota Wild Positional Preview 2012-13: Right Wing

Clutterbuck hits Dvorak

The Minnesota Wild have made some significant additions to their roster this offseason in an effort to bolster their goal scoring and hopefully propel them to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While the Wild have been solid up the middle in […]

Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon to Form Top Defensive Pairing For Minnesota Wild

Jared Spurgeon

As a follow-up to a post I made earlier this week, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo spoke at the Minnesota State Fair recently, and hinted at what his defensive pairings would look like to start training camp. Yeo will […]

Granlund to Center Second Line in Training Camp

Matt Cullen vs LA Kings

At a public appearance at the Minnesota State Fair last week, Wild head coach Mike Yeo indicated that he would start Mikael Granlund as the second-line center in training camp, flanked by Matt Cullen and Devin Setoguchi. Yeo also said […]

The Role of Luck: 2011-12 Minnesota Wild

Backstrom vs Coyotes

If you’ve read my work on other websites, you’ll know that I love statistics. All kinds, really…simple stats, advanced stats, the whole ball of wax. With a lockout getting closer and closer and not much off-season news to cover, I […]