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Ilya Bryzgalov has made a steady transition from Edmonton to Minnesota and has amassed a very formidable 4-0-2 record for the Wild while the team's netminding situation has been anything steady. (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota Wild and the Perpetual Carousel of Starting Goalies

Like every other organization in the NHL the Minnesota Wild entered the 2013-14 season with a few question marks. A combination of limited cap space and emerging young talent had […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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Minnesota Wild: 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Theme Addition by Subtraction

Chuck Fletcher’s Blue Print for Wild Coming into Focus as Young Core Thrives The Minnesota Wild came away from last year’s NHL trade deadline with winger Jason Pominville, in doing […]

by · February 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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Buffalo Sabres: The Week In Review

And just like that, the Sabres began to look a little familiar. The effort is there – make no mistake about that. Ever since Ted Nolan arrived, the Sabres haven’t […]

by · January 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres
Lucic: Goalie terrorist - Moments after the Milan Lucic hit on Ryan Miller (Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE)

Are NHL Goalies Inappropriately Guarded by Referees?

Goalies receive chaperoned protection by the NHL referees. There is no problem with coddling goalies since they are the most defenseless individuals on the ice. They’d be mauled if the […]

by · December 23, 2013 · 3 comments · News/Commentary, NHL Goaltending
Niklas Backstrom Needs rest. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Wild Goalie Carousel

Josh Harding, whom some suggest should become the starter for the Minnesota Wild, went down with an unspecified lower body injury Thursday night.  He was relieved in the second intermission […]

by · October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, NHL Goaltending
Josh Harding has been the biggest surprise of the season in between the pipes. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Wild’s Josh Harding Should be Starting Goaltender

On April 4th, 2006, the Minnesota Wild started a little known 21 year-old in net at home against the Blues, who were last in scoring in the 2005-2006 season.  That […]

by · October 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, NHL Goaltending
Viktor Fasth with the Ducks. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Top 10 Best Undrafted NHL Goalies

Over the last few decades, the NHL Entry Draft has been supplying NHL teams with a number of players that have eventually gone on to help the team that drafted […]

by · July 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Top 10 Lists
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Golden Goalies: Team Finland’s Elite Group of Goalies

Great goaltending can take a team just about anywhere, just look at Cam Ward and Tim Thomas’ Stanley Cup run, and I believe that the Olympics are no different. When […]

Critiquing Chuck Fletcher’s Offseason: Minnesota Wild GM Gambles

Critiquing Chuck Fletcher’s Offseason: Minnesota Wild GM Gambles

Compared with the remarkable transformation that occurred last summer, the 2013 offseason has featured only a small trickle of news for Minnesota Wild fans. There were no high draft picks, […]

by · July 23, 2013 · 1 comment · Minnesota Wild
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Top 15 Free Agents of 2013

The 2013 NHL free agent crop is generally considered to be thin and lacking a lot of big name, top end talent. With the salary cap going down next season, and […]

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Edmonton Oilers Off-Season Focus: The Goaltending

  The first of three features that will look at the Oilers in their three positional areas. Taking a look at where the strengths are and what weaknesses they need to […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Goaltending
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Minnesota Wild 2013 Season Player Grades: The Goaltenders

Our player-by-player grading breakdown appropriately finishes with the goaltenders. The 2013 shortened NHL season can be viewed as the first step towards bringing ultimate NHL success to the State of […]

by · May 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild