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Wild Back in Action: Host Bruins

February 1, 2020 - 9:33 AM ET

Finally some Wild hockey as the bye week and All-Star breaks are b ed hind us the Bruins are on the slate at the X tonight. The seven game homestand has seen the Wild grab 6 of the possible 8 points through the first four g as mes with the only blemish being the disappointing late third period co...

Seeler Claimed By Hawks

February 3, 2020 - 2:33 PM ET

As expected Nick Seeler was claimed off waivers but the worst part about this, is that he was claimed by the Blackhawks. Seeler deserves the opportunity to play in the NHL and with the Wild he had lost his position to Carson Soucy. This has been a developing story for quite some time and I ha...

Red Hot Blackhawks w/ Seeler Tonight

February 4, 2020 - 12:33 PM ET

The mere mention of the Blackhawks is enough to get most Wild fans going. However the rivalry has been a bit less feisty the last few seasons as both teams have been largely out of the playoff picture. Of course the big difference throughout is that the Hawks have won three Cups and been an abso...

Wild Giving Away Points Once Again

February 5, 2020 - 1:53 PM ET

Last night the Wild opened the game with a sense of purpose that has been far too sporadic for much of the season. They won puck battles, supported the puck carrier, got shots through and on goal. They still managed to come out of the first period scoreless though. The first period did end on a s...

Parise Game #1000

February 7, 2020 - 1:43 PM ET

Last night was a solid effort from start to finish from the Wild in their 4-2 victory over the Pacific leading Canucks. Another strong performance from the Wild powerplay as essentially three of their four goals were the result of the PP, officially only two were credited as such but Brad Hunt's...

Goaltending Letting Wild Down

February 10, 2020 - 3:56 PM ET

The Wild had climbed to within two points of a playoff spot with their 3-game winning streak. Unfortunately that all came to an end yesterday as the Wild fell to the Avalanche 3-2 in a very entertaining Central Division contest. After Friday's 3-2 come from behind road win in Dallas, the team cam...

Zucker to Pittsburgh for 1st Round Pick and Galchenyuk

February 10, 2020 - 8:35 PM ET

According to Bob McKenzie the Wild have dealt Jason Zucker to the Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk and prospect, Calen Addison and Pittsburgh's first round pick in this coming June's draft. More to come......

Wild Moving Forward Host Vegas

February 11, 2020 - 11:09 AM ET

A great move for all parties involved as the Wild get a huge haul for Jason Zucker in the first round pick a top offensive defenseman prospect in Calen Addison, and Alex Galchenyuk, the 25 year former #3 overall pick in the 2012 draft. Galchenyuk is a UFA at season's end so no guarantees he is pa...

Guerin-Law In Effect

February 12, 2020 - 1:25 PM ET

Bill Guerin laid down the law with his team following the Jason Zucker trade, stating that if he senses that the team is letting or that he he sees quit in them, more trades will follow. The goal is clear from the top down that making the playoffs is the immediate priority for the players and coachi...

Boudreau Out After Latest Blown Lead

February 14, 2020 - 11:23 AM ET

Another blown third period lead ultimately spells doom for Bruce Boudreau in Minnesota. Bruce did a very good job during his tenure with the Wild and was never really blessed with the full complement of horses to make a legitimate run. It was only a matter of time though as he is was hired by...

Life Without Boudreau Begins

February 15, 2020 - 10:21 AM ET

The post Boudreau era begins this afternoon as the Wild wrap up the latest homestand hosting the Sharks. Boudreau's dismissal caught many by surprise, but Bill Guerin made the bold statement after the Zucker deal that he meant business and the drive to make the playoffs is on. Any let up and more...

More Changes Coming?

February 18, 2020 - 11:21 AM ET

Friday's abrupt firing of Bruce Boudreau is just the latest in the transformation of the Minnesota Wild under Bill Guerin. Guerin knows he is in the clock now and the honeymoon period is over if there was one at all. The team is what it is and the job Guerin has is to change that persona. Whe...

Spurg Trick Wild Sweep 2-Game Trip

February 22, 2020 - 9:58 AM ET

Jared Spurgeon scored the game winner and sealed the deal with his third of the night into the empty net in the Wild's 5-3 come from behind victory in Edmonton. The win combined with Wednesday's shootout win over the Canucks in Vancouver have the Wild just 3 points out of the final playoff position....

Wild Playing to Get In

February 23, 2020 - 11:04 AM ET

In the eve of the trade deadline the Wild find themselves four points out of the final wild card position with three games in hand. Coming off a two game western Canada road trip sweep of Vancouver and Edmonton and 9-4-1 over their last 14, the playoffs are not a pipedream. However the long term...

Nothing to See Here

February 24, 2020 - 4:48 PM ET

The trade deadline came and went and the Wild have the same pieces that they began the day with. That is not all bad or good at the moment. Bill Guerin did not find the right deal to fit his plan today. He of course had already made two significant changes with the Jason Zucker trade a couple wee...

Next Stop in Wild Points Push: Detroit

February 27, 2020 - 11:18 AM ET

Coming off their 5-4 win over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night the Wild head to Detroit to face the Red Wings tonight. Three points out of the final playoff position with 20 games remaining and the Wild in a stretch where they can make up ground beginning in Detroit. There is still a lot to pla...