There’s been a lot of chatter about what the Minnesota Wild could and should do in the postseason, but there’s no good reason for the team to make any major moves. The prospect of acquiring Jack Eichel and/or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins should be of no concern for the club. The risk is too high, and the contracts would almost certainly […] Minnesota Wild: What to do about the dilemma … [Read more...] about Minnesota Wild: What to do about the dilemma at center?
Often referred to as the last line of defense, the goalie is just about as imp a leader as the quarterback is in football. Given that, here is a dive in the Minnesota Wild’s depth at the position with a look at each goalie in the system as well as thoughts towards the future. […] Minnesota Wild: A look at the franchise’s goalie depth - Gone Puck Wild - Gone Puck Wild - A … [Read more...] about Minnesota Wild: A look at the franchise’s goalie depth
Minnesota sports can’t seem to have anything nice for long. That might include Kirill Kaprizov. Could the 24-year-old Russian winger, who took the Twin Cities by storm in a probable Rookie of the Year campaign, really go back to the KHL? Apparently it is a possibility for a the forward known as ‘The Thrill’ for […] ‘The Thrill’ might be gone (back to Russia)? Tweet says … [Read more...] about ‘The Thrill’ might be gone (back to Russia)? Tweet says that’s in play for Kirill Kaprizov
While it doesn’t appear many people are expecting the Minnesota Wild to pick up a strong defenseman in the first round of the draft this year, I still think it should be their first priority. It’s almost certain that Dumba either gets plucked by the Seattle Kraken or gets moved in a trade for other […] The Wild Should Pick Up a Two-Way Prospect This Draft Season - Gone Puck … [Read more...] about The Wild Should Pick Up a Two-Way Prospect This Draft Season
With the possibility that Matt Dumba may be getting plucked by the Seattle Kraken during the expansion draft in July, it’s important for the Minnesota Wild to consider picking up a defensive prospect this offseason. The Wild’s defensive corps had success this past season, keeping the opposition to less than three goals per game, on average. […] The Minnesota Wild Need Calen … [Read more...] about The Minnesota Wild Need Calen Addison to Step up Next Season
The Minnesota Wild certainly have some big off-season decisions including the restricted free-agent contracts of Kirill Kaprizov, Joel Eriksson-Ek and Kevin Fiala. But let’s dive in and discuss two pending unrestricted free agents in Nick Bonino and Nick Bjugstad, and try and decide which one will be brought back to Minnesota. Nick Bjugstad, […] Bonino or Bjugstad? The … [Read more...] about Bonino or Bjugstad? The Minnesota Wild need to re-sign one Nick.
Marco Rossi was an exception to some recent Minnesota Wild news this weekend. With the team’s season over, the attention has obviously been focused on offi-ice activities. But Rossi, one of the franchise’s top prospects, garnered attention on Saturday for what he did on it. Rossi, selected ninth overall in last year’s NHL Entry Draft, […] Minnesota Wild: Marco Rossi makes … [Read more...] about Minnesota Wild: Marco Rossi makes return to ice after season of adversity
Finnish goalie Filip Lindberg, who helped Massachusetts to the NCAA Division 1 men’s hockey title this season, is leaving the college ranks for the pros. But it’s looking like it might not be with the Minnesota Wild, the team that selected him in the seventh round of the 2019 NHL Draft. Michael Russo of The Athletic […] UMass goalie Filip Lindberg might choose NHL free agency … [Read more...] about UMass goalie Filip Lindberg might choose NHL free agency over Minnesota Wild
Kirill Kaprizov might provide one last thrill for the Minnesota Wild this year. The 24-year-old winger, who led the Wild in goals and points, is among the three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy that is awarded to the NHL’s top rookie. Dallas forward Jason Robertson and Carolina goalie Alex Nedeljkovic are also candidates for […] Minnesota Wild: Kirill Kaprizov among … [Read more...] about Minnesota Wild: Kirill Kaprizov among three finalists for Calder Memorial Trophy