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UPDATE: Pateryn Surgery Out 6 Weeks

October 1, 2019 - 11:08 AM ET

As expected JT Brown was waived and Victor Rask is the 13 forward. The Rask contract of course was the deciding factor in the decision for Rask over Brown and for that matter the more intriguing Gerry Mayhew or even Drew Stafford. The battle between Carson Soucy and Louie Belpedio initially has g...

Guerin Era Begins With Wild

October 3, 2019 - 9:51 AM ET

The Bill Guerin Era officially begins tonight in Nashville. So what should we expect from this Minnesota Wild club in 2019-20? The word from all of the players is that it is a very different feel around the club as Guerin is very visible and he brings an heir of intensity that drives the players....

Wild Need to Turn Things Around

October 9, 2019 - 11:14 AM ET

So now that we have had a little time to let the first two Wild games sink in what can we expect in the immediate Wild future? The first game gave us small glimpses of what could be when the Wild are fully engaged. Unfortunately they were overmatched throughout much of the contest. Game two sa...

Offense Needs To Show Up in Winnipeg

October 10, 2019 - 2:59 PM ET

Tonight the Wild will face their division rivals to the North in Winnipeg. Always entertaining when these two teams get together. Of course for the Wild the challenge before them is to avoid opening the season with three straight losses, all within the Central Division. In each of the first t...

Cause for Concern

October 11, 2019 - 3:10 PM ET

I find it interesting when the post game comments center around last night's Wild game being the most complete 60 minutes that they have played to date. The fact is the team is 0 and 3 and despite having leads in two of the three have been largely outplayed by significant margin in all three game...

Wild Host Depleted Pens in Home Opener

October 12, 2019 - 5:13 PM ET

Tonight the Wild finally get a home game as the play host to a battered Penguins squad. Pittsburgh will be without Evgeni Malkin, Alex Galchenyuk, Nick Bjugstad, and Bryan Rust. Last season the Wild struggled on home ice, so getting a win tonight is all that much more important. Regardless of...

Ready to Blow...Up

October 13, 2019 - 12:29 PM ET

When will it all come unglued? The record is 0 and 4 and the team has been only slightly competitive in each if the first four ganes. The lone bright spot is the defense which has been the only source if offense the team has to show for through the first week and change of the NHL season. L...

Mayhew Recalled As Wild Seek First Win

October 14, 2019 - 1:07 AM ET

Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors to the North!!! A rare Monday afternoon start for the Wild in Ottawa may be just what the Wild need to get things turned around. Four straight losses to start the season have the Wild in dire straits. Gerry Mayhew has been recalled after nearly making th...

Wild Look to Build Off 1st Win

October 15, 2019 - 10:05 AM ET

A few season firsts yesterday as the Wild finally got into the win column. In the process Wild goaltender Alex Stalock made his first start and recorded the team's first shutout of the season, while Victor Rask scored his first goal in just his second game after being a healthy scratch through th...

Not So Fun Times

October 16, 2019 - 1:26 PM ET

So the Wild played an inspired first 20 minutes last night and then forgot that it was a three period game. This is getting old very quickly as the Wild are Ill prepared to lock horns with the NHL's upper echelon teams and for that matter the middle of the road ones as well. Bruce Boudreau wa...

Canadian Road Trips Wraps Up in MTL

October 17, 2019 - 11:11 AM ET

The Wild complete their three game Canadian road trip with a visit to Montreal to take on the Canadiens. Can the Wild continue their dominance of the Canadiens as they have won the last nine meetings and outscored the Canadiens by a 36-10 margin in those contests. Of course this is a complet...

Zucker Calls Out Boudreau and Team

October 17, 2019 - 11:54 PM ET

Jason Zucker calls out the team and the head coach following yet another Wild defeat this time at the hands of the Canadiens by the score of 4-0. Following another dreadful exhibition put on by the Wild the team held a closed door meeting. I must say that is the first time I have heard the Wild d...

Zucker Apologizes To Boudreau As Wild Host Canadiens

October 20, 2019 - 4:28 PM ET

Jason Zucker has issued an apology to head coach. Bruce Boudreau, following his calling out of the entire team and by name Boudreau. The comments were in reaction to the worst start in franchise history as the Wild have just one win through seven games. Today they host the Canadiens for onl...

Sellout Streak Ends As Wild Get 1st Home Win

October 21, 2019 - 10:41 AM ET

The Wild got their first win on home ice yesterday as they overcame two Montreal one goal leads to prevail 4-3. In fairness yesterday's game was only the Wild's second home game of the season however given the way the team was playing any win is not a given. Once again the Wild fell victim to the...

Zuccarello Back, JEE to IR as Wild Host Oilers

October 22, 2019 - 2:04 PM ET

Tonight the Wild face Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and the rest of the high flying Edmonton Oilers. This will be a monumental test for the Wild facing off against arguably the fastest team in the league and trying to slow the speediest player in McDavid. Mats Zuccarello returns to the Wild line...

Did Not See That Coming...

October 23, 2019 - 4:18 AM ET

The old adage "that's why they play the games" was no more evident than last night in St. Paul as the Wild had by far their most impressive outing of the young season. A 3-0 win is always something to be proud of and when it come against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers who had entered the ga...