10K Rinks Radio- A Minnesota Wild Podcast

We celebrate our milestone 50th episode by welcoming Jack Van Thomme as he makes his podcasting debut. Jack (Hockey Wilderness' college hockey writer) joined Joe and Tony after the Wild's win over the Avalanche to discuss everything that happened with the Wild this week, including:

  • Ryan Suter's questioning Coach Mike Yeo to the media
  • Marco Scandella playing through pain this season
  • Getting a win in Chicago to fight off the dreaded December slump
  • Jason Pominville heating up
  • Why is the media giving Patrick Kane so much love?
  • How Mike Reilly's call-up signals just how broken the Iowa Wild are
  • Matt Dumba's improving game
  • Darcy Kuemper spelling Devan Dubnyk and helping the Wild get a shutout
  • What are the Avalanche going to do about Patrick Roy?
  • Why Dubnyk's wife should consider giving birth in a bowling alley

You can support our show and our work in a variety of ways. Please visit HockeyWilderness.com to keep up with the latest and greatest Minnesota Wild news and analysis (and Stadium Series sweater critiques!). Like the Hockey Wilderness Page on Facebook, follow us and the show on Twitter @HockeyWildernes and @HWildernessCast, respectively.

Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, and consider leaving us a review while you’re there. Reviews definitely help the show grow, and it’s great to get your feedback.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EST

Aaron, Joe, and Tony got together after Saturday's devastating loss to the Dallas Stars to talk about all that happened in a frustrating week for the Minnesota Wild, including:

 

  • The Wild's Stadium Series jerseys finally being released
  • Completely falling flat vs. the Canucks before Thanksgiving
  • Zach Parise's return to action
  • The Jets dominating Minnesota
  • Justin Fontaine's return to action
  • Darcy Kuemper playing for the first time in a month
  • Minnesota letting Dallas comeback from 3-0 to win
  • Granlund's subpar play
  • What we would do to prevent another December slump

And much, much more.

Programming Note: Thanks for your patience in the last few weeks. We're working on tweaking things behind the scenes to speed up the turnaround between recording and releasing these episodes.

You can support our show and our work in a variety of ways. Please visit HockeyWilderness.com to keep up with the latest and greatest Minnesota Wild news and analysis (and Stadium Series sweater critiques!). Like the Hockey Wilderness Page on Facebook, follow us and the show on Twitter @HockeyWildernes and @HWildernessCast, respectively.

Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, and consider leaving us a review while you’re there. Reviews definitely help the show grow, and it’s great to get your feedback.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Alec, Barry, Joe, and Tony sit down after Saturday’s victory over the Nashville Predators to discuss all of the happenings in the realm of Wild fandom, including:

  • Nino Niederreiter’s controversial hit on Olli Maatta
  • The Wild’s stinker of a power play in Boston
  • Matt Beleskey’s slash on Jason Zucker- What is that injury like?
  • Nate Prosser’s fight, and James Neal’s terrible trash talk
  • Whether Minnesota should trade for Travis Hamonic
  • What we’re thankful for about the Minnesota Wild
  • Who goes to Manny’s Steakhouse for the Mac and Cheese?
  • Who has the most shots on goal without actually scoring?

And much, much more!

You can support our show and our work in a variety of ways. Please visit HockeyWilderness.com to keep up with the latest and greatest Minnesota Wild news and analysis (and Stadium Series sweater critiques!). Like the Hockey Wilderness Page on Facebook, follow us and the show on Twitter @HockeyWildernes and @HWildernessCast, respectively.

Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, and consider leaving us a review while you’re there. Reviews definitely help the show grow, and it’s great to get your feedback.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

Joe, Aaron, Chris, and Tony sat down after the Wild's overtime loss against Dallas to talk about all that's been going on with the Wild over the last week, including:

  • Wondering if we can stop pretending Kurtis Gabriel was in the NHL for a reason other than fighting
  • AHL Call-up Musical Chairs
  • Thomas Vanek's absurd goals
  • Mikko Koivu's triumphant return to First-Line Center
  • What to do with Mikael Granlund?
  • Is the Wild's early season success sustainable?
  • Should Jonas Brodin have developed the offensive game fellow Swedish defenseman John Klingberg has?
  • A heated debate over which of us makes the worst jokes and puns.

And much more!

You can follow the show at HockeyWilderness.com, on Facebook, or Twitter. Make sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, your choice! Please leave us a review, too. It might seem arbitrary, but sharing and reviewing our podcast really allows the show to grow.

Follow us individually on Twitter!

@The_Noogie

@MonsieurCRay

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

Thank you for listening, and we'll see you next week!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

After missing the week after Halloween, the Hockey Wilderness Podcast returns! Joe, Chris and Tony gathered together to talk about recent happenings with the Wild including:

  • Zach Parise and Justin Fontaine receiving knee injuries due to questionable hits
  • Devan Dubnyk struggling in St. Louis, then dazzling against John Stamos and the Lightning
  • Changes that we'd make to the Wild's Power Play?
  • Is Spurgeon or Suter the Wild's best defenseman?
  • The Wild's need (or lack thereof) for an enforcer like Kurtis Gabriel
  • Do we swear enough on our podcast?

You can follow the show at HockeyWilderness.com, on Facebook, or Twitter. Make sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, your choice! Please leave us a review, too. It might seem arbitrary, but sharing and reviewing our podcast really allows the show to grow.

Follow us individually on Twitter!

@MonsieurCRay

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

Thank you for listening, and we'll see you next week!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Aaron, Joe, Chris, and Tony converge after the Wild’s loss to Winnipeg to talk about all of the week’s happenings with the Minnesota Wild, including:

  • Breaking down the firing of former Wild coach Todd Richards, and the hiring of John Tortorella
  • The Wild then spoiling Tortorella’s first game behind the Blue Jackets’ bench
  • The Wild’s utter dominance of the Anaheim Ducks
  • Thomas Vanek continuing his hot streak
  • Darcy Kuemper melting down in Winnipeg- When should he have been pulled?
  • Dustin Byfuglien’s dirty hit to drive Jason Pominville’s head into the boards
  • Whether the criticism Pominville has been receiving in the media is warranted
  • Friend of the Show Angelica leaving Hockey Wilderness to join The Victory Press
  • Our Halloween plans
  • Remembering Flip Saunders, who passed away on Saturday

And much more.

If you are interested in Angelica’s article on the Minnesota Whitecaps, you can find it here.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, your choice! Feel free to leave a review of the show, too! It’s really does help grow the show, and we love to hear your feedback. Visit HockeyWilderness.com for all your Wild news and analysis as the season progresses, and follow the show on Twitter @HWildernessCast.

You can also follow us individually on Twitter:

@The_Noogie

@JoeBou15

@MonsieurCRay

@TonyWiseau

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Aaron, Joe, and Tony sit down to talk about the Wild’s most recent road trip in California, including:

  • Zach Parise staying hot
  • Koivu with a 2-goal week
  • Dubnyk looking shaky
  • Kuemper’s big game
  • 3-on-3 overtime!
  • Why we don’t want Minnesota to get Okposo or Byfuglien
  • Will Todd Richards will have a job when the Wild face Columbus Thursday?
  • Mikael Granlund’s terrible hair
  • And much, much more!

 

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, your choice! Feel free to leave a review of the show, too! It’s really does help grow the show, and we love to hear your feedback. Visit HockeyWilderness.com for all your Wild news and analysis as the season progresses, and follow the show on Twitter @HWildernessCast.

You can also follow us individually on Twitter:

@The_Noogie

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

 

Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

On this week's podcast, Tony, Joe, and Aaron sat down immediately after Minnesota's victory over the St. Louis Blues. They covered a lot in a short amount of time, including:

  • First impressions of new Wild player Chris Porter
  • The lunacy of sending down Jordan Schroeder
  • Zach Parise changing the Wild-Avs game
  • Charlie Coyle going into beast mode
  • Ryan Suter's lighter workload
  • The Wild's Special Teams celebrating "Opposite Day"
  • Players that have looked good early
  • The various awards the podcast has apparently won

You can subscribe to the podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher Radio, your choice. While there, please leave us a review. It's a great way for us to grow the show, and we enjoy hearing your feedback. Visit Hockey Wilderness to get caught up with the best Wild analysis on the web, including our new Pivotal Moments Game Recaps. You can also support us by "Like"-ing our Facebook Page.

Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next week!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:10am EST

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Tony and Joe are joined by notable Twitter funny person/antagonist Anthrax Jones to preview the Central Division. Together, they tackle some of the biggest issues surrounding #ConferenceIII, including:

  • Was Nashville as good as their record indicated?
  • Can Winnipeg get solid goaltending again?
  • Did Dallas improve enough in areas of need to make the playoffs?
  • Why is Ken Hitchcock still in St. Louis?
  • Did Chicago take a big step back this offseason?
  • Are we being silly in assuming Colorado is doomed to last place? 

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, your choice. Feel free to leave a review of the show, too! It’s always great to hear your feedback. Visit HockeyWilderness.com for all your Wild news and analysis as the season starts, and follow the show on Twitter @HWildernessCast.

 

You can also follow our guests on Twitter:

 

@AnthraxJones

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

@hockeywilderness

 

Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Tony is joined by Hockey Wilderness writers Joe, Alec, and Barry, as they cover some of the biggest happenings of the week, including:

  • Shaming pointless players in Minnesota’s 8-1 flogging of Winnipeg. 
  • Thomas Vanek's comments to the media.
  • Is Matt Dumba worthy of the #1 spot on the Hockey Wilderness' Top-25 Under-25?
  • Breaking down 3-on-3- Who should the Wild use in the new overtime format
  • Barry and Alec’s Season Preview

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, your choice. Feel free to leave a review of the show, too! It’s always great to hear your feedback. Visit HockeyWilderness.com for all your Wild news and analysis, and follow the show on Twitter @HWildernessCast.

You can also follow our guests on Twitter:

@Schmitty_16

@BJVCampbell

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

@HockeyWildernes

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Summer is over, now it’s time to make way for Training Camp! Hockey Wilderness Contributor Barry Campbell makes his podcast debut as Tony, Joe, and Aaron attempt to work their way back into podcasting shape. 

We discuss a great many topics, including:

  • Our Top-25 Under 25 series, and how it differs from other Wild Prospect lists
  • Early line combos, including the swoon-worthy Zucker-Koivu-Nino line
  • Can Tyler Graovac, Kurtis Gabriel, or Ruslan Fedotenko make the big club?
  • Handicapping the roster battle for the third defensive pairing
  • What we’re looking for in the pre-season
  • Tony’s first Hate Email
  • And much more!

You can show your support for our show by subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, leaving us a review on either site, or following us on Twitter or Facebook.

And if you enjoyed the Women’s Hockey Panel on Episode 039, guest Zoe Hayden is currently fundraising to start a Women’s Hockey site called Victory Press. You can help by donating here.

Follow us on Twitter!

@HWildernessCast

@BJVCampbell

@JoeBou15

@The_Noogie

@TonyWiseau

@HockeyWildernes

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EST

Today, Hockey Wilderness’ Women’s Hockey writer Angelica Rodriguez makes her return to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, taking the reins as host to conduct a panel on all things Women’s Hockey, including:

*The CWHL Draft, which took place on Sunday.

*How the reverberations of the newly-minted NWHL have affected the teams in the CWHL.

*Whether the CWHL is intentionally blocking their players releases to the NWHL, and all the legal questions surrounding the process.

*Recently-revived talks of CWHL expansion, and whether that’s feasible in the near-future.

*What each league can do to succeed in the coming season.

*Issues within the University of Minnesota’s Athletics Department.

Here’s where you can find the work of our panelists:

Angélica Rodriguez: @ReinaDeLaIsla@hockeywildernes

Gabs Fundaro: @gabfun@AtEvenStrength

Kate Cimini: @lightsthelamp@TodaysSlapshot

Kate Reeher: @madecunningly@WatchThisHockey

Zoë Hayden: @zoeclaire_www.hockeywithoutpropriety.com

 

 

Make sure to subscribe to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, and leave a review, if you’re so inclined. We appreciate the continued support from you all!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

The Hockey Wilderness Podcast is back from the Wild's Prospect Development Camp! Joe and Tony are joined by Friend of the Show™ Tony Dean of Hockey Buzz for a fun discussion of the two Prospect Scrimmages, including:

*Mike Reilly’s debut in a Wild uniform- will he make the Wild?

*Joel Eriksson Ek making a good first impression

*Jordan Greenway’s size and skill

*The Wild’s very good defensive depth

*Reid Duke: Goal Scoring Machine

*And of course, the #TuchWalk

Plus, we ask Tony about the difficulties surrounding his being the father of a new-born (a very healthy Derek Anthony Dean), awkwardly meeting prospects at Burger Moe’s, and more!

 

Follow our podcast on Twitter @HWildernessCast, and make sure to subscribe to our podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher. Leave an iTunes or Stitcher review, and we will read them on the show!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:58am EST

After a long absence from the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, featured writer Ger Devine returns to offer his opinions on everything that occurred during the draft and in free agency.

 

Topics Include

*Talking Tony into liking the Joel Eriksson Ek pick

*Wild draft picks Jordan Greenway and Kirill Kaprizov

*Why the Devan Dubnyk deal was good

*Signing Gopher stand-out Mike Reilly

*Keeping Nate Prosser and Ryan Carter

*How the Wild dodged a bullet by not trading Jared Spurgeon

 

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, and if you leave us a review, we’ll read it on the show. You can follow the show (and ask questions for our mailbag) on Twitter @HWildernessCast, as well as follow Hockey Wilderness on Facebook. Follow Tony and Ger on Twitter @TonyWiseau and @GerWilderness.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

Haven’t scoured over the scouting reports quite yet? Fret not! Hockey Wilderness is giving you a crash course of just about everyone we think the Wild might pick with the 20th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

 

Joining Tony, Joe, and Chris today is Tiffany, Hockey Wilderness’ prospect writer. With her help, the gang breaks down more than 15 prospects, including:

 

Anthony Beauvillier

Paul Bittner (A Minnesotan!)

Brock Boeser (Another Minnesotan!)

Kyle Connor

Jake DeBrusk

Joel Eriksson Ek

Denis Guryanov

Jansen Harkins

Noah Juulson

Travis Konecny

Oliver Kylington

Nick Merkley

Daniel Sprong

Evgeny Svechnikov

Colin White

 

Who should the Wild take? Who should the Wild avoid? When should the Wild take a goalie? Can the guys come up with a single good pop-culture reference? Find out these things- and more- on the podcast!

 

Follow us on Twitter @HWildernessCast, and on Facebook by searching “Hockey Wilderness”. You can find us individually on Twitter at:

 

@1SadClown (Tiffany)

@MonsieurCRay (Chris)

@JoeBou15

 

@TonyWiseau

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

After a lengthy absence (Sorry, everyone!) Joe, Aaron, Chris, and Tony sat down to talk about the happenings with the Wild lately. They discuss the newest goalie debacles, with Dubnyk and the Wild not close in their negotiations and Niklas Backstrom undergoing surgery that could prevent the Wild buying him out. Then they talk about the Jared Spurgeon trade rumors. And finally, they talk about the discussion surrounding Hockey Wilderness’ pick in the SB Nation Mock Draft. We recorded before the Matt Cooke buyout was initiated, but you can bet we'll discuss it next week.

In addition, there’s a Healthy Living segment, some details of our Superior, WI-based draft party, and more!

Make sure to follow the Hockey Wilderness Podcast on Twitter (@HWildernessCast), and also like our Facebook Page!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

Sure, sure, the Wild got swept. But that’s not going to get the Hockey Wilderness Podcast down! Or, rather, it’s going to get them down, but they’re going to try and joke about it to make it better. But in the process, Joe, Chris, Alec, Tony, and Ben Remington of Wild Xtra touch on some really important stuff.

*How on earth could a team this good get swept?

*Do the Wild need to fire Mike Yeo?

*How can the Wild take that next step?

*Can the Wild find a superstar?

*How much money did Devan Dubnyk lose this series?

You can find Ben Remington’s work at Wild Xtra, and make sure to head over there for offseason Wild coverage (after stopping by Hockey Wilderness prior, of course). The season is over, but the Hockey Wilderness Podcast need sleeps! We’ll be back throughout the summer, too. 

You can now listen to our show here, or on iTunes, and now we added Stitcher Radio to our listening options. Follow us on Twitter (@HWildernessCast) and Facebook (Hockey Wilderness), subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher, and perhaps leave a review or tell a friend about us!

 

Thanks for a terrific season, and we’ll see you soon!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

We're back, and we're back with some GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! The Minnesota Wild toppled the St. Louis Blues in 6 games in order to advance to the 2nd round, where they will play the Chicago Blackhawks. Tyler Atwood (@KingDonutI) of the Beyond Checkerdome Podcast and St. Louis Game Time is magnanimous enough to join us for a bit to give us his perspective on the show. Then, Joe, Tony, Chris, and Alec take over to look behind and ahead.

Topics Include:

 

  • What Happened to the Blues?
  • Is this the end of the line for Ken Hitchcock?
  • Will T.J. Oshie be traded?
  • What does a Blues fan think of the Wild now?
  • Did the Blues dominate the series?
  • Who stepped up big for the Wild?
  • Is Chicago worse than they were last season?
  • Is Tony really that kid-unfriendly?

 

You can listen to the show right here, or on the go with iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Make sure to subscribe in order to get future episodes downloaded straight to your mobile device. Also, make sure to leave a review or tell a friend. 

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Get ready, Minnesota, it’s playoff time! After several days of brutal technical difficulties, we’ve got our newest episode up! Today, Tony and Joe joined by Tim Cron of St. Louis Game Time and the Beyond Checkerdome podcast to break down the Minnesota Wild-St. Louis Blues series in progress.

Topics we discuss today:

*Tim’s perspective on former Blue Chris Stewart.

*Jori Lehtera and Paul Stastny’s first season in St. Louis.

*Previewing the Blues, forwards, defense, goaltending. Does this team have a weakness?

*Rivalries- the great ones in both team’s history, and why these teams don’t have one yet.

*What will either team need to do to beat each other?

*Nate Prosser = Nick Punto. Discuss.

*Why the Wild’s Centers are the key to this series.

*Why the 2015 Wild are the 2009 Blues.

*Does anyone on the Wild or Blues deserve a trophy?

*Do Minnesotans embrace hometown players T.J. Oshie and David Backes?

*David Backes: Monster or Giant Dork?

*Witnessing a Triple Overtime in person

*With Las Vegas getting a team, could Kansas City be next?

*Actually, we talk about a lot of Vegas stuff.

You can catch Tim’s (@CrossCheckRaise on Twitter) work at St. Louis Game Time, which is a very cool group, as well as the Beyond Checkerdome Podcast (@BYNDCheckerdome).

 

Make sure to catch up with our playoff coverage on hockeywilderness.com! Subscribe to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or both. Leave a review while you’re at it, “Like” our Facebook page, and enjoy a Minnesota Wild series win!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

A Very Special Episode of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast ensues when both Nate Wells and Dan Shrader join Tony. Nate and Dan ran a blog called “First Round Bust”, a Minnesota Wild blog with a heavy prospect focus. They’ve moved on to covering college hockey and scouting, respectively, putting them in a unique position to talk about Wild prospects.

Topics we discuss:

*Mario Lucia: Will he sign? How good is he?

*Alex Tuch: Was he the BPA at this year’s draft?

*Louie Belpedio’s awesome play

*Why doesn’t anyone talk about John Draeger?

*Matt Dumba’s evolution

*What is character, and why is it important?

*Werner Herzog eating his shoe, and similar acts

*Michael Cera Movies

And a ton more. 

You can now listen to our show here, or on iTunes, and now we added Stitcher Radio to our listening options. Follow us on Twitter (@HWildernessCast), subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher, and perhaps leave a review or tell a friend about us. 

Follow us individually on Twitter:

@gopherstate

@ShraderD

@TonyWiseau

@HockeyWildernes

 

And don’t forget to follow Nate’s work at SBN College Hockey, as well as  at Wild Xtra!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Chris, Joe, and Tony sit down to discuss all of the goings-on with the Minnesota Wild in the last two weeks.

Topics include:

*First Impressions of Chris Stewart

*A flukey win against the Blues

*Who we want to see in a playoff series

*Dubnyk for Vezina/Hart?

*The tough schedule ahead

*Why Justin Fontaine should never, ever, ever leave the lineup

*Whether Pekka Rinne is dating Taylor Swift

*David Backes’ favorite method of consuming kittens

 

You can now listen to our show here, or on iTunes, and now we added Stitcher Radio to our listening options. Follow us on Twitter (@HWildernessCast), subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher, and perhaps leave a review or tell a friend about us. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

This episode of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast is about as MEATY as you can get. First, we break down the Wild’s Trade Deadline Deals. What are we to think of the end of the Zack Phillips era? Is Jordan Leopold going to help or hurt the Wild? What were the Wild thinking with the Chris Stewart Trade? Ger sits down with Tony to figure it out. 

After that interlude, we get to the main show, where Alec Schmidt (writer of Hockey Wilderness’ “Playing the System”) lends his experience and perspective to the show. Along with Tony, Aaron, and Joe, the gang looks at the recent Avalanche game and the ensuing antics, the recent Sean Bergenheim deal, and breaking down a lot of young players for the Wild. We cap it all off by answering your questions in the mailbag.

You can find Alec on Twitter (@Schmitty_16), and read his work on Hockey Wilderness under the “Playing the System” section. Follow the show, too (@HWildernessCast), and make sure to Like Hockey Wilderness on Facebook. Subscribe to us on iTunes, and maybe leave a question or feedback on the show by calling the Hot Take Line at (218) 348-1002.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

Our streak of great guests continues- this week we enjoy the company of Ben Remington, writer for the recently-materialized Wild Xtra (as well as Gone Puck Wild). He joins us for a MEATY podcast where we talk and share laughs about everything and everything going on in the Wild universe, including:

Jason Zucker’s Injury

Being closer to a playoff spot

Huge trades in the Central

Do the Wild need to make a trade?

Breaking down Minnesota’s young assets

“Red Army” and “Of Miracles and Men”

Why Thomas Vanek should be the Wild’s captain

 

You can follow Ben on Twitter (@BenRemington), and you can check out his work at Wild Xtra (which includes his weekly satirical “Stand-Up Goalie” column) and Gone Puck Wild. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

 

Friend of the show Adam Stafki of Along The Boards stops by for a chat on the suddenly surging Wild. The Wild are 5-0 since our last episode, and they’ve gone from “lost season” to “playoff contenders” in just two short weeks. How did they do this? It’s got a lot to do with Devan Dubnyk, whom we talk about at length, as well as the state of the playoff race. From then on, we talk about Matt Cooke’s injury and it’s impact, Marco Scandella’s minutes, the joy of Left Shark, and Darcy Kuemper’s rehab stint in Iowa. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EST

In this episode of the Hockey Wildeness Podcast, Tony Dean of Hockey Buzz returns to join Aaron and Tony for a discussion of the Wild (finally) getting a Stadium Series Game. Yay outdoor hockey! 

The discussion then turns to the All-Star Game, and Ryan Suter’s participation in the festivities. We have a lot to say about it despite the fact that Aaron was the only one who actually watched it.

Again, we have another week of As the Goalies Turn, as Devan Dubnyk showed some cracks in his armor after starting the second night of a back-to-back. We also talk about Darcy Kuemper getting sent back down to Iowa.

And finally, Aaron and the two Tonys try to come together to find some middle ground on Mikko Koivu.

 

Make sure to find Tony’s work on HockeyBuzz, as well s his appearances every Wednesday on the Jeff Dubay Show. You can follow the podcast on Twitter @HWildernessCast. Make sure to leave a voicemail with your questions or comments on the Hot Take Line (218-348-1002).

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:45am EST

Hockey Dubnyk In Minnesota

Tony, Joe, and Chris get you with all you need to know about the most recent shake-up with the Minnesota Wild, the Devan Dubnyk trade. How has he looked so far? Is Dubnyk a potential long-term solution for the Minnesota Wild? Does this mean we’ve seen the last of Niklas Backstrom?

After discussing Dubnyk, the crew turns their attention towards the playoff picture. The Wild will need to pass 4 teams in the standings in order to make the playoffs. Can they do it? Which teams are most vulnerable to falter down the stretch?

Finally, the gang closes out the show by talking defense, defense, defense. How did Matt Dumba look upon returning to the big club? What do we think of the fight he had in Buffalo? And why on Earth is Ryan Suter playing so many more minutes than anyone else on the team?

 

That, and some fun nonsense await you in this episode of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast. We’re also announcing a new way to interact with the show- The Hot Take Line. Call (218) 348-1002 to leave a voicemail with questions or comments about the Wild, and you may have your call played on the show! Make sure to subscribe to us on iTunes, and follow us on Twitter @HWildernessCast!

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In the newest edition of our podcast co-managing editor Tony Abbott and writer/moderators Ger Devine and Aaron Holm are joined by, special guest, Dustin Nelson of Gone Puck WildThe Hockey Writers and (soon to be) Hockey Prospectus to chat about all things Wild including:

 

  • Is the Wild's season over?
  • Discussing the virtues of Mike Yeo and Chuck Fletcher. Who's to blame?
  • Defending Jason Pominville and Mikko Koivu
  • Dan Bylsma, Randy Carlyle and other coaches out there...
  • Are the Wild just not putting in enough effort?

 

Check it out on Libsyn, via the stream at the bottom of this article or search "Hockey Wilderness Podcast" on iTunes to find this episode and the other 23, and don't forget to subscribe.

 

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