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Dan Wallace's Archive

Dallas? Winter Classic? State of Hockey Loses to Dallas Again

January 1, 2019 - 3:57 PM ET

The Winter Classic or should I say the annual Blackhawks or Bruins outdoor game will bein Dallas at the Cotton Bowl in 2020. I know it is all about ratings but the NHL could do a whole lot better in promoting many other teams, the Wild included. Yes they lack the marquee players but have been in...

Murphy Recalled, Is Fenton Ready to Make a Deal?

January 2, 2019 - 2:15 PM ET

Which way do the Wild go in 2019? We have seen the December swoons and even a January to February tumble that cost Mike Yeo his job three years ago. In each of the past 6 seasons the Wild have been able to muster up enough points to qualify for the dance. So is 2019 different or more of the sa...

Atlantic Division Trip Begins with Matinee in TO

January 3, 2019 - 10:44 AM ET

Hoping that the road will be the cure for what ails the Wild woes of late. They are getting plenty of scoring opportunities, but struggling to finish. That is always going to be a challenge for a team built on a balanced scoring attack. That becomes magnified when they lose their top offensive de...

Wild Look to Build On Comeback Win in TO

January 5, 2019 - 10:57 AM ET

After their come from behind win Thursday in Toronto, the Wild head to the Canadian capital to faceoff against the Senators. The Wild took the first meeting between the teams ack in November 6-4. But you will recall that the Sens mounted a three goal comeback in the third period after being down...

Wild Return Home, Host Sizzling Jets

January 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM ET

The Wild return home after a very good 3-1-0 road trip that saw them win in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal before dropping the finale by a 4-0 score in Boston Tuesday night. The result of the Wild gaining 6 of the possible 8 points on the road trip has moved then within a point of the final play...

Favorable Opponents Have Wild Looking Up

January 12, 2019 - 11:56 AM ET

Winners in the last four of five the Wild host the struggling Detroit Red Wings who have won just once in their last 10. But... Nothing is a given in the NHL and especially with the Wild. As we discussed earlier in the week the Wild are in a stretch where they can really make a significant mo...

Wild Need to Forget Saturday Night

January 14, 2019 - 4:17 PM ET

It will be interesting to see how Bruce Boudreau's team bounces back after he called them out following what he called "the worst performance" in his tenure with the club. Saturday's 5-2 embarrassing loss on home ice to the Red Wings was actually worse than the score indicates. How they managed t...

Last Place Opponents 2 Wild 0, LA is Next

January 15, 2019 - 2:36 PM ET

This was supposed to be a stretch of games where the Wild make up some of the ground they lost in December. Three straight last place opponents wraps up tonight with the Wild still seeking their first points in the three game span. If Boudreau was irate after Saturday's 5-2 drubbing at the hands...

Well?...We're Waiting...

January 16, 2019 - 3:42 PM ET

So how long is too long for Paul Fenton to make his mark on the team? The 2018-19 Minnesota Wild are no better today than they were at the end of last season, and to be quite honest they are actually a bit worse. The facts are true that some of the chips Fenton has to deal with are difficult...