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Wilderness Walk: Experts are loving Wild prospects

Wilderness Walk: Experts are loving Wild prospects

Photo by Marissa Baecker/ Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild With Mikko Koivu departing the team as a free agent and signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Minnesota Wild are in search of their next captain. We have one question, is Marcus Foligno the choice? [Hockey Wilderness] In his latest organizational rankings, The Athletic’s prospect expert Corey Pronman, the Wild find themselves bumped up by a spot with their productive draft earlier this month. [The Athletic] Dan Myers talks to forward Jordan Greenway...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 20, 2020
Why Marcus Foligno should be the next Wild captain

Why Marcus Foligno should be the next Wild captain

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via In part one of this series, we evaluate Moose’s credentials to be the next captain of the Minnesota Wild. Now that Mikko Koivu, the only permanent captain the Minnesota Wild ever had, has moved on to the Columbus Blue Jackets, there is a leadership void that general manager Bill Guerin and head coach Dean Evason will be looking to fill going into the 2020-21 season. In this series, we’re going to look at the primary candidates to be the next to wear the “C” for the Wild, in the form of a hypothetical resume sitting on a front office desk. For...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 20, 2020
2021 World Juniors scheduled released

2021 World Juniors scheduled released

Photo by Marissa Baecker/ The next planned hockey event in North America has been finalized. Since the Minnesota Wild signed a couple of free agents and had one of the most promising draft classes earlier this month, we’ve been stuck twiddling our thumbs, waiting on the next bite of news to chew on. Luckily for everyone, the schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championships has been released. Similar to the NHL playoffs, the World Juniors will take place within a bubble in the glorious city of Edmonton, Alta. With the big league hoping for Jan. 1 to be the opening of the 2020-21 season...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 20, 2020
Wilderness Walk: Some news is good news

Wilderness Walk: Some news is good news

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild A question that will not be answered until the puck drops on opening night, but one that will be asked constantly. Is Marco Rossi going to play for the Wild? Let’s take a look. [Hockey Wilderness] Minnesota sports figures around the state and country shared their memories of legend Sid Hartman after his passing earlier this week at the age of 100. The Athletic’s Michael Russo shared his own personal experiences of the all-time great. [The...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 19, 2020
Wild sign defenseman Ian McCoshen to one-year, two-way deal

Wild sign defenseman Ian McCoshen to one-year, two-way deal

The former Florida Panthers prospect will likely spend the season with the Iowa Wild Looking to bolster the defensive depth of their American Hockey League affiliate, general manager Bill Guerin announced today that the Minnesota Wild have signed free agent defenseman Ian McCoshen to a one-year, two-way deal. The #mnwild has signed defenseman Ian McCoshen to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season. » https://t.co/eFh7xged2W pic.twitter.com/w0d1idqo0b— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) October 19, 2020 A former second-round selection by the Florida Panthers in the 2013 NHL Entry...

Wild signs D Ian McCoshen to one-year contract

The Wild added a depth defenseman Monday, signing Ian McCoshen to a one-year, two-way contract.
Hockey Wilderness Oct 19, 2020
Can Marco Rossi make next season’s roster?

Can Marco Rossi make next season’s roster?

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via The 19-year-old is confident he will, but there is certainly a hill to climb. When Marco Rossi was asked if he will make his debut with the Minnesota Wild next season, he didn’t stop to think of the proper answer. “I’m ready, 100 percent,” he said confidently, while giving his first interview after being selected ninth-overall. Without any doubt, he believes he will be wearing a Wild sweater when the puck drops to start the 2020-21 season. Who can truly blame him? The 19-year-old was able to lead the Ontario Hockey League in...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 19, 2020
Wilderness Walk: Rest in Peace, Sid

Wilderness Walk: Rest in Peace, Sid

Photo By Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild Ever since being acquired by the Minnesota Wild, center Nick Bonino has been heralded as an established addition to this team that is inching towards youth. Get the deep dive into his game and what he can bring to this team. [Hockey Wilderness] To jumpstart this dead zone of the offseason, The Athletic’s Michael Russo has a juicy mailbag, overflowing with the latest on Marco Rossi, Matt Dumba, and the goalie situation. [The Athletic] Lastly,...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 17, 2020
What Nick Bonino can bring to the Wild

What Nick Bonino can bring to the Wild

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via The surprising swap sending forward Luke Kunin to the Nashville Predators In the second round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild teamed up to give something for everyone to talk about other than what prospect is dropping into the middle rounds. The Wild acquired center Nick Bonino, the 37th and 70th-overall picks for forward Luke Kunin and the 101st-overall pick. The swap took a second to digest. A perpetually-mediocre team that decided to go forward with a rebuild, the Wild suddenly trading away a 22-year-old for an...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 16, 2020
Wilderness Walk: It’s quiet, too quiet

Wilderness Walk: It’s quiet, too quiet

Photo by Erin Loughrey/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild Not a lot of news surrounding the Minnesota Wild, but predicting who the team might protect for the upcoming expansion draft next year, is worth a second look. [Hockey Wilderness] Nico Sturm’s NHL career is still early and after signing his second contract with the Wild last week, he’s looking forward to a larger opportunity in 2020-21. [Dan Myers - NHL] Off the trail... The Philadelphia Flyers have found themselves quiet in the middle of a...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 15, 2020
Wilderness Walk: Wild almost landed second 1st-round pick last week

Wilderness Walk: Wild almost landed second 1st-round pick last week

Photo by Erin Loughrey/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild -The Seattle Kraken and their upcoming expansion draft is looming in the background of every transaction a team makes in preparation for the final season with 31 teams. As the Wild wind down their offseason moves, we take a look at Minnesota’s projected protection list for the (hopefully) final expansion draft in NHL history. [Hockey Wilderness] -Other executives around the league are extremely jealous of the success the Wild had during the 2020 NHL...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 14, 2020
An early look at who the Wild will protect in the expansion draft

An early look at who the Wild will protect in the expansion draft

Photo by Abbie Parr/ With free agent acquisitions complete, let’s take a look at where the Wild roster stands with regards to next summer’s expansion draft The 2020 NHL offseason has been unlike any offseason before it, with the COVID-19 pandemic throwing the normal summer hockey schedule into complete disarray. The 2021 offseason also projects to be highly eventful, not because of an ongoing pandemic (hopefully...) but due to all of the action around the Seattle Kraken joining the league as the 32nd team. With the Wild done making moves in free agency, where does the roster...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 14, 2020
Wilderness Walk: Are the Wild done?

Wilderness Walk: Are the Wild done?

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild -Minnesota Wild forward Jordan Greenway inked a new two-year deal, but shortly after the 23-year-old came to terms with his previous season not living up to expectations. The powerful forward has heaps of potential to be a threat on the ice and it appears that he is putting in the work this offseason. Let’s see if it pays off. [Hockey Wilderness] -GM Bill Guerin has put in the work early this offseason, but there are still questions surrounding the...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 13, 2020
Greenway: ‘I have to be more consistently better’

Greenway: ‘I have to be more consistently better’

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via The Minnesota Wild forward put pen to paper on a new two-year deal, but recognizes his weaknesses. The Minnesota Wild are going through a significant turnover this offseason. General manager Bill Guerin is turning over every leaf, looking for a chance to increase their likelihood of sustained success in the future, whether it involves young players or not. Within the last week, Guerin traded away forwards Ryan Donato, 24, and Luke Kunin, 22, for assets that help them in the future. Donato was sent to the San Jose Sharks for a third-round pick and Kunin’s...
Hockey Wilderness Oct 13, 2020
Wilderness Walk: Guerin down to business

Wilderness Walk: Guerin down to business

Photo by Brandon McCauley/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild -The Minnesota Wild and young goaltender Kappo Kahkonen reached agreement on a two-year deal. Kahkonen was a restricted free agent. [Hockey Wilderness] -GM Bill Guerin is going all-out in the rebuild this offseason and it has certainly been a wake up call for some. The Wild are going to look like a significantly different team in 2020-21 and The Athletic’s Michael Russo covers it all. [The Athletic] Off the trail... -The biggest name in free agency...

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