10K Rinks Radio- A Minnesota Wild Podcast

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. 

Direct download: HWP_033_GoodbyeBluesHelloBlackhawks_mixdown.mp3
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!

Direct download: HWP_032_Blues_Wild_101_mixdown.mp3
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. 

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

Direct download: HWP_031_Prospecting_Shoe-Eating_With_First_Round_Bust_mixdown.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:51pm EST