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Recap: Wild lose 4-3 in strange bout against Leafs

Recap: Wild lose 4-3 in strange bout against Leafs

Photo by David Berding/ The vibes were off. The Minnesota Wild hosted an injured-but-still-good Toronto Maple Leafs for some Friday afternoon action. And while the team played overall fairly well, the Wild still suffered a 4-3 defeat due to some really weird bounces and defensive lapses in play. Despite two-point performances from Mats Zuccarello, Alex Goligoski, and Kirill Kaprizov, a goal from Matt Boldy, and general decent underlying numbers, the Wild could not overcome the mistakes that eventually cost them this game. After the defeat, the Wild sit with a 9-9-2...
Nov 25, 2022
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Maple Leafs (1:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Maple Leafs (1:00 p.m.)

Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via 1967. The Minnesota Wild are hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs on a very long weekend and it better be relaxing, or else. All we want is a cruising Wild victory over an opponent that if they lose, will go into an existential crisis. Wild vs. Maple Leafs When: 1:00 p.m. CTWhere: Xcel Energy CenterTV: BSN, BSWI, TSN4Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloJordan Greenway — Frederick Gaudreau — Matt BoldyNic Petan — Joel Eriksson-Ek — Marcus FolignoMason Shaw — Connor Dewar — Ryan...
Nov 25, 2022
Preview: Wild hunting for Black Friday special against Leafs

Preview: Wild hunting for Black Friday special against Leafs

Photo by Claus Andersen/ Wild goals were BOGO on Wednesday, hopefully there’s still some stock left in the back. After thumping the Winnipeg Jets 6-1 on Wednesday night, the Minnesota Wild turn their attention to another Canadian opponent as they get set to host the Toronto Maple Leafs for some weekday afternoon hockey on Black Friday. Wild vs. Leafs When: 1:00 p.m. CTWhere: Xcel Energy CenterTV: BSN, BSWI, TSN4Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM The Wild and Leafs are both playing better hockey in late November after having less-than-ideal starts to their 2022-23 seasons. Both...
Nov 24, 2022
Marc-Andre Fleury activated from IR, returns from injury

Marc-Andre Fleury activated from IR, returns from injury

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The Wild’s starter is back to relatively full health. Oh thank goodness, Marc-Andre Fleury is back. Announced by the team on Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota Wild have activated Fleury from Injured Reserve, meaning that he is most likely all the way back and has recovered from his injury. The #mnwild has activated G Marc-André Fleury from Injured Reserve and reassigned G Zane McIntyre to the @IAWild. The Wild hosts the @MapleLeafs Friday at 1 pm on @BallySportsNOR and @KFAN1003.— Minnesota Wild PR (@mnwildPR) November...
Nov 24, 2022
Guerin might send Rossi down to AHL, might not

Guerin might send Rossi down to AHL, might not

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via The Wild rookie has not had a great time, but the debate is still happening. Marco Rossi’s NHL career has not started according to anyone’s plan. With just one point earned in 16 games, a 12:26 TOI average, and just 11 shots on goal, the disappointment from player, Minnesota Wild management, and fans, has been felt. Because of this incredible underperformance, now the narrative of him potentially heading back to the AHL to gain some confidence and actually put points in the board, has been steadily getting louder...
Nov 24, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Foligno appreciates trade for Reaves

Wilderness Walk: Foligno appreciates trade for Reaves

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. Having the general manager of the team you’re on acquire the one fighting opponent that you have consistently battled with, is certainly one way to breathe a little bit easier and sleep a little bit better at night. After the Minnesota Wild traded for Ryan Reaves on Wednesday afternoon from the New York Rangers, our very own Marcus Foligno knows what the newcomer can bring to the table. Especially given the fact that they constantly...
Nov 23, 2022
Recap: Wild start white-hot, hold strong to down Jets

Recap: Wild start white-hot, hold strong to down Jets

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via The Minnesota Wild thrashed the Winnipeg Jets 6-1 with 50 minutes of almost-perfect hockey, and just 10 not-so-perfect minutes. The Minnesota Wild looked as good as they have all season, both in terms of their play and their uniforms, en route to a 6-1 thrashing of the Winnipeg Jets. Matt Boldy had three points and Filip Gustavsson stopped 28 of 29 shots in what was mainly a dominant performance by the Wild, outside of a rough stretch in the second period. Minnesota outshot Winnipeg 39 to 29, with a good chunk of those 39 shots coming...
Nov 23, 2022
Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Jets (6:00 p.m.)

Gamethread, Lineups, and More: Wild vs. Jets (6:00 p.m.)

Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via The quasi rivalry continues. The Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets are colliding for the first time this season and both rosters have a lot of injuries but some skill remaining in the lineup. Will be interesting. Wild vs. Jets When: 6:00 p.m. CTWhere: Xcel Energy CenterTV: BSN, BSWI, SNWRadio: KFAN 100.3 FM Projected Wild lineup Kirill Kaprizov — Sam Steel — Mats ZuccarelloJordan Greenway — Frederick Gaudreau — Matt BoldyBrandon Duhaime — Joel Eriksson Ek — Marcus FolignoMason Shaw — Connor Dewar — Nic Petan Jake Middleton...
Nov 23, 2022
Wild acquire Ryan Reaves from Rangers

Wild acquire Ryan Reaves from Rangers

The bruising forward is now a member of the Wild. Just hours before the Minnesota Wild are set to suit up for their Wednesday bout against the Winnipeg Jets, general manager Bill Guerin decided to pull the trigger on a trade that certainly made the team much more annoying to deal with. According to multiple reports (and eventually confirmed by the team), the Wild have acquired winger Ryan Reaves from the New York Rangers. The #mnwild has acquired Ryan Reaves from the @NYRangers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft. He owns 114 points (54-60=114), 992 PIM...
Nov 23, 2022
Preview: Wild continue important homestand against Jets

Preview: Wild continue important homestand against Jets

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via It’s been a while since these two clashed. When the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets meet, we expect some fireworks. Just because of the border-crossing rivalry that feels so apt and expected, doesn’t always mean that there will be some battle between brutes. It has to happen organically, and maybe, it has. Wild vs. Jets When: 6:00 p.m. CTWhere: Xcel Energy CenterTV: BSN, BSWI, SNWRadio: KFAN 100.3 FM After all, the Jets seem to just be a thorn in the Wild’s side no matter what. Even when they had a tumultuous season last year,...
Nov 23, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Rossi frustrated, but staying put

Wilderness Walk: Rossi frustrated, but staying put

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. Marco Rossi is just like us. We’re certainly not an elite Austrian athlete in their early-20’s that got selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft and has had so much pressure on him for the last few months. If you are exactly that, well, then good for you. But Rossi and us Minnesota Wild fans are the same in the fact that we’re both a little frustrated that the young rookie center isn’t scoring and has struggled at the beginning of his big-league career. Marco Rossi talked...
Nov 22, 2022
Realistic trade options to bolster Wild’s forward group

Realistic trade options to bolster Wild’s forward group

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via We all want the best, but what about some realism? The NHL trade deadline is still over four months away, but that will not stop us from looking at potential trades our beloved Minnesota Wild can make to help this team. It also doesn’t help that discussion around some possible moves is already happening and the team is clearly desperate to improve the area where they need the most help: Scoring some damn goals and making some damn plays. The forward group has been hurt by injuries, but even when completely healthy, they are still a far...
Nov 22, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Guerin looking for top-six forward

Wilderness Walk: Guerin looking for top-six forward

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. The Minnesota Wild aren’t scoring enough goals to win games. It’s a simple problem that they have had all season long — compared to the other short-lived issues like goaltending and penalty killing — and while we can most likely chalk up the drop in production to losing some key forward for a significant amount of time due to injury, the team might just be lacking offensive talent. That is why GM Bill Guerin is reportedly looking for not just...
Nov 21, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Hero Goligoski

Wilderness Walk: Hero Goligoski

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. The Minnesota Wild live for the dramatics. We haven’t had it much this season — especially compared to last season’s obsession with late-game comebacks and overtime winners — but on Saturday night, local lad Alex Goligoski managed to score the game-winning overtime goal in a game that the Wild shouldn’t have won. To add the movie-like context that the 37-year-old defenseman had not played since Nov. 3 and earlier in the game,...
Nov 20, 2022
Recap: Wild steal win from Hurricanes in overtime

Recap: Wild steal win from Hurricanes in overtime

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports Sam Steel shines in 2-1 thriller. On the night that he received special recognition for playing in 1000 games, of course it was Minnesota Wild defenseman Alex Goligoski who stole the extra point from the Carolina Hurricanes. It was like it was written before hand as the other star of the night, young centre Sam Steel who set up the well-travelled Goligoski for the Wild’s second, and final, goal of the game. Despite struggling to find his way into the line up, playing in only his sixth game of the season, Goligoski was recognized before the...