September 30th, 2016 In Minnesota Wild 0 comments

Being a veteran team, the 2016-17 Minnesota Wild will have at least one important advantage over most of their younger competition: an abundance of leadership. Several players on the current Wild roster have a history of leading teams and are hopeful that they will be able to mesh well together in an effort to avoid what seems like an...

September 30th, 2016 In Minnesota Wild, Top Stories, Wild Transactions 0 comments

When one brings up the Minnesota Wild they don't usually talk about ways the team could upgrade their defence. There's a wide belief that the Wild are set on the blue line and possess solid defensive depth. While the depth may be there, examining the right and left side depth charts a little closer reveals that there may exist a bit of...

September 22nd, 2016 In Minnesota Wild, Wild Prospects 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild closed out the 2016 Traverse City Prospects Tournament with a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday. The win, which took three third-period goals including a game-winner from Alex Tuch, prevented the Wild from taking last place in the tournament. But wins and losses at a prospect tournament, though important to the...

September 21st, 2016 In Injury Report, Minnesota Wild, News, Wild Prospects 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild are set to have an interesting training camp this year, with a couple of prospects legitimately poised to contend for a roster spot. However, the team may start training camp down a couple of prospects after they suffered injuries at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, which ended Tuesday. The Star Tribune's Michael Russo...

September 15th, 2016 In Hockey History, Long Read, Minnesota Wild, NHL Expansion 0 comments

As Las Vegas has been awarded a National Hockey League expansion team that will begin playing in the 2017-18 season, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the league's last expansion draft which saw the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets officially join the NHL prior to the 2000-01 season. The rules for the 2000 expansion...

September 9th, 2016 In Long Read, Minnesota Wild, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

If there is one word that could be used to describe the Minnesota Wild's 2015-16 season, it would be 'inconsistent'. The veteran team experienced another year full of extreme highs and frustrating lows as they managed to sneak their way into the playoffs for the fourth straight campaign. The Wild finished the regular season with 87...

September 2nd, 2016 In Minnesota Wild, News 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Ryan Carter to a professional tryout agreement (PTO), according to the Star Tribune's Michael Russo. Carter remains a free agent, but will attend camp on a PTO barring any unexpected contract offer from another club. The Minnesota native has spent the last two seasons playing with the Wild after they...

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