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Eriksson Ek Has Surgery, What's Next For Wild?

May 1, 2023 - 10:36 PM ET

We learned that Jiel Eriksson Ek had surgery on a broken bone in his leg. He skated for a few days and ultimately made his triumphant return to the Wild lineup but that was short lived lasting all of 19 seconds. Ryan Hartman had a knee injury that may require surgery as well we will learn more...

Johansson Re-Signed: Wild Brass Hold Season Ending Presser

May 2, 2023 - 6:50 PM ET

Bill Guerin and Dean Evason faced the media for the first time following their playoff series loss to Dallas. The mood was as expected down, but the goal remains the same. Guerin is committed to winning the ultimate prize. He said emphatically that they do not enter the playoffs to win one round...

Why Don't The Wild Perform Better When It Matters Most?

May 12, 2023 - 8:18 PM ET

I wanted to give this some time to settle before addressing the latest Wild early playoff exit. We dissected much of the issues along the way through the first round loss to Dallas, but how about some other fundamental details that are lacking. We have heard for years the Wild don't win in th...

Funny To Hear Wild Fans Playoff Rooting Interests and Why

May 19, 2023 - 10:02 PM ET

It is funny to see how the hockey faithful root for the playoffs here in Minnesota after the Wild have been sent home. There are always those that root for many of the former Wild players of course, wanting to see them succeed even if it is in another team's sweater. Then the debates begin th...

How Does Bill Guerin Navigate the Offseason?

May 25, 2023 - 7:53 PM ET

This is a big Summer for Bill Guerin as he works his plan with the cap constraint at it's highest point for the next two seasons at just under $14.5M. The need to incorporate some of the Wild's youth into the lineup is a priority, while working the roster to create cap space. Some of the obvi...

Brett McLean Named Iowa Wild Head Coach

May 31, 2023 - 3:29 AM ET

Brett McLean was officially named Iowa Wild head coach today, by Wild GM, Bill Guerin. McLean is returning to Iowa where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach before taking on the same role in Minnesota with the big club. Now McLean gets his first opportunity to call the shots as the head...