May 26th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Minnesota Wild, Wild History 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild have hired Bruce Boudreau to be the fourth non-interim coach in their short history. He comes in with a very impressive record, but also with a muddled reputation. His ability to rack up wins and division titles has many fans excited; while his inability to translate that regular season success to playoff glory has many fans...

May 22nd, 2016 In International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, News 0 comments

During the first period of the bronze medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, U.S. winger Jordan Schroeder appears to have suffered a knee injury that sent him back to the locker room. Coming into the offensive zone off the rush, he attempted to cut inside on Russian defender Dmitry Orlov, whose check caught Schroeder just above the...

May 12th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Minnesota Wild, NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories 0 comments

Peter Chiarelli is looking for a dancing partner to finally get the Oilers showing tangible signs of improvement. Chuck Fletcher is attempting to prove to fans and ownership that the Wild aren't a team caught in permanent limbo. The fourth overall draft pick at the 2016 draft might be an occasion for both GMs to take steps toward their...

May 10th, 2016 In Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild made a huge move this past week, signing former Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. Boudreau is undoubtedly going to become a great asset for this organization, but before he steps behind the bench, I think it's important to take a moment to appreciate the coach that preceded him: John Torchetti. Torchetti to the...

May 9th, 2016 In Wild Management 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild have their new coach.  The team announced Saturday night that Bruce Boudreau would become the fourth head coach in team history.  What was initially thought to be a more methodical and drawn out search by GM Chuck Fletcher, concluded only 13 days after the Wild were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boudreau was...

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