Well, the Minnesota Wild's season ended not with a bang, but a hot goalie. The Wild were eliminated by the Blues in just 5 games.
It's not a fun time to be a Wild fan, but it's time to take a quick look back at the series, and then look ahead to the summer.
To help do that, we brought in Matthew Coller of ESPN and ESPN 1500. Matthew joins the show to discuss what went wrong, what's still good, and what's needed going forward.
- Oh, my God. Are we talking about the Vikings??? THE VIKINGS??????
- How weird it was that Jake Allen stole the series without looking all that superhuman
- What the Blues did right in defending the Wild
- Whether the Wild played into the Blues' hands, or if they did the right thing
- Did Boudreau do anything different in the postseason?
- Chuck Fletcher's end-of-season press conference
- Who could even fill the missing "SUPERSTAR" role for the Wild?
- Why trading Mikael Granlund could maybe be a good idea
- Matthew weighs in on the expansion draft
Thanks to Matthew for joining the show. You can read his latest Wild article here, and make sure to check out his own Wild podcast.
Tony did a crap ton of stuff on Hockey Wilderness this week. Check out his recent articles here.
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That's all for this week, we'll be back soon!
Direct download: HWP_105_Short_Sweet_Sadness_mixdown.mp3
-- posted at: 10:51am EST