Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast

The 2016 Minnesota Wild Prospect Development Camp is in the books! Tony (@OhHiTony) was unable to attend this year, so he went out and found some people who did to talk about it! He was joined by Joe Bouley (@JoeBou15), Dustin Nelson (@DLukeNelson), and newcomer Tory Palattao (@Finnesotan12) to break down everything you need to know about PDC, and (if we’re being honest) some things you didn’t even need to know!

Topics include:

  • Darcy Kuemper re-signs for 1 year, $1.55M, becoming an Unrestricted Free Agent next summer. Is this the beginning of his exit?
  • Reflecting on how Kuemper found himself on his way out of the organization
  • Was waiving Jordan Schroeder a smart negotiation ploy or just pettiness on Minnesota’s part?
  • The Wild flip-flopping on the idea of trading Dumba as his contract discussions progress
  • How much money does Dumba really deserve coming off his Entry-Level Contract?
  • Da Beauty League
  • Sam Anas, Joel Eriksson Ek, and Alex Tuch skated together at Prospect Camp. Does that indicate the Wild feel they’re the prospects most likely to make the roster?
  • Can Anas’ skills translate into the pro game?
  • How close is Eriksson Ek to being NHL ready?
  • Our first impressions of Luke Kunin
  • Have we been underrating Nick Seeler?
  • Is the Carson Soucy hype train in Duluth too much?
  • Do we know more about Hungarian goalie prospect Ádám Vay than we did last year?
  • Were you aware?: Louie Belpedio and Braydyn Chizen have something in common. Find out what!
  • Who had the best hair at prospect camp?
  • How Arnold Schwarzenegger gave Tony his worst hangover ever.

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Direct download: HWP_073_2016_Prospect_Development_Camp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

It was a big week for the Minnesota Wild, so the Hockey Wilderness Podcast responded with an appropriately big podcast discussing all of the big news that hit during the free agency opener.

Barry, Joe, and Tony sat down to discuss:

  • Jason Zucker re-signing with the Wild. Was $2M/year too much for him?
  • How will Zucker’s deal inform the Wild’s negotiations with Matt Dumba?
  • Whether the Wild signing Alex Stalock actually matters
  • Why signing Eric Staal for 3 years, $10.5M was the best move the Wild could’ve made this weekend
  • Trying to find fault in the Chris Stewart contract (we can’t)
  • Why aren’t the Wild signing Matt Cullen?
  • No, I mean, like, seriously. Just sign that guy already.
  • Have the Wild improved their position in the Central Division? We look at how the balance of power shifted
  • Will P.K. Subban make that much of a difference in Nashville?
  • Can a Nino Niederreiter extension be on the horizon?

and much, much more!

Make sure to check out our 2016 Offseason Trail Guide- available for free right here! We have profiles on all of the remaining free agents in the pool, plus trade targets, and other fun stuff!

If you like our show and want to support it, make sure to subscribe to us on iTunes, and consider leaving us a rating and review while you’re there. Your feedback helps us, and the more ratings/reviews we get, the more our listenership grows. Make sure to tell your friends about us, too!

That’s all for this week! We’ll see you soon!

Direct download: HWP_072_Staal-ing_and_Stew-ing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

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