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The Minnesota Wild Need Calen Addison to Step up Next Season

KELOWNA, BC - JANUARY 17: Calen Addison #2 of the Lethbridge Hurricanes skates with the puck against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on January 17, 2018 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) With the possibility that Matt Dumba may be getting plucked by the Seattle Kraken during...
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Player Grades: The Top Forwards

Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin has identified priority number one for this offseason: resigning RFA forwards Kirill Kaprizov, Joel Eriksson Ek, and Kevin Fiala. Kicking off our series in which we’re breaking down the play of each Wild player over the 2020-21 season, I’ll be grading their play first, not least because talks on their contracts are so hot in anticipation of moves that may be necessary ahead of the expansion draft.
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Roundtable: The Wild-only NHL Awards

The Minnesota Wild have four finalists for awards, but that’s still not enough. So what if the only players allowed to win any trophy is a player on the Wild? That would be a perfect world. Let’s chat about this paradise. Hart Trophy. Kyle: Kaprizov. No one can say that...

Fiala eager to take the next step in his career, and do it in Minnesota

Pending restricted free agent has tallied back-to-back 20-goal seasons since trade from Nashville. It didn't take Wild forward Kevin Fiala long to turn his focus forward from the disappointing end of the 2020-21 season to the start of the upcoming 2021-22 campaign. About 12 hours, to be exact. With the...
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St. Paul Barely Makes Top 20 List of Top Hockey Cities

So much for the state of hockey being Minnesota at least according to a recent list of the top hockey cities for fans in the United States. Although there are numerous cities in Minnesota in the top 100, the city that plays host to the only NHL team in the state barely made the top 20.

Fixing Holes: Left-handed Defencemen on the Free Agent Market

Over the next week, I’ll be going through this summer’s free-agent market position by position. Today, we have left-handed defencemen. While the majority of talk about how the Oilers can improve this off-season is focused on adding forwards, the team could also use a veteran defender to play on the second pair.

Blues 2020-21 Report Card: Justin Faulk

In 2019-20, it was talk du jour in St. Louis Blues country of the laughable deal general manager Doug Armstrong made in September 2019, trading fan favorite Joel Edmundson (with youngster Dominik Bokk) to acquire journeyman defenseman Justin Faulk. Who? That was the question Blues fans were asking. Talk radio...

Blues 2020-21 Report Card: Marco Scandella

What a difference a year makes. In February 2020, defenseman Marco Scandella was crowing about getting an opportunity to join the upstart St. Louis Blues, who had just come off their Stanley Cup run of 2019 and had high hopes to repeat. Life for Scandella, you’d say, was pretty perfect.

Dean Evason ready for Wild to take next step

Evason was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award on Friday. In his first full season without the interim tag, Dean Evason proved he was ready for the opportunity to lead an NHL team. The players have clearly bought into what Evason is saying, taking on the same identity...
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Revisiting Minnesota Wild Drafts – 2007

The seventh installment in this series has arrived after previously looking at how the Minnesota Wild did in their first six drafts. If you missed any of them or want a refresher, you can find those recaps below:. 2000: Franchise’s Inaugural Draft. 2001: Minnesota Gets Its Captain. 2002: Late Round...

Wild head coach Dean Evason named finalist for Jack Adams

The Minnesota Wild is just a team full of winners, apparently. On Friday, the NHL announced the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year, and Dean Evason is among the three. Dean-o! The@NHL announced #mnwild Head Coach Dean Evason is a finalist for the 2020-21...

Evason, Brind'Amour, Quenneville Named Finalists for 2021 Jack Adams Award

The NHL named the three finalists on Friday for the Jack Adams Award given to the league's top head coach. The finalists are Minnesota Wild head coach Dean Evason, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour and Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville. Both Evason and Brind'Amour are first-time finalists. Quenneville...

Rod Brind’Amour, Joel Quenneville, and Dean Evason are the Jack Adams finalists

Dec 31, 2019; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour looks on from behind the players bench against the Montreal Canadiens at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports. Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville was named a finalist...

Rod Brind’Amour named Jack Adams Finalist

In his three years as the Hurricanes’ head coach, Rod Brind’Amour has been instrumental in transforming the team from a perennial afterthought to true contender. This season, he’ll have a chance to take home some hardware to honor his efforts. The NHL announced the Friday that Brind’Amour, Joel Quenneville of...