10K Rinks Radio- A Minnesota Wild Podcast (sports)

The Minnesota Wild needed to finish their homestand strong, but instead ended up dropping 2 of 3 games. Disappointing, for sure, and Tony tries to guide you through that disappointing week. He makes it about 15 minutes, then turns to your questions in the mailbag. 

Topics include:

  • Has Dumba's play since last week improved enough?
  • Minnesota wasting Dubnyk's best start of the season
  • Turning the TV off during a lackluster effort in Boston
  • What's wrong with Devan Dubnyk?
  • Checking in on the rest of the Central
  • Can Minnesota send Tyler Ennis down?
  • Why Joel Eriksson Ek needs to be in the NHL 
  • Projected lineup when Coyle returns
  • Are Ennis and Marcus Foligno meeting expectations?
  • Does the Matt Duchene deal hurt Minnesota?
  • Egg Nog or Egg Nah?
  • Tony's favorite book
  • If Minnesota traded into the first round in June, who should they have drafted?
  • Can a lack of commitment or attitude explain the Wild's struggles?
  • Is Ketchup the worst condiment?
  • If Tony could pick any team to be the GM of, which would it be and why?

And more!

If you want to support the podcast, you can subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app, tell your friends about our show, and take a few minutes to leave us an iTunes review! We appreciate any support!

We'll see you soon!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:36pm EST

It's back and bigger than ever! With less than 24 hours until the puck drops to open the Minnesota Wild season, the Hockey Wilderness Podcast wants to make sure you are ready to go!

We assembled a team of 16 hockey experts to weigh in on how they think Minnesota's season will play out. How many points will they get? Can they make the Stanley Cup Final? Who will put Minnesota on their back? Find out that- as well as everyone's hottest bold prediction!

Here are each of our guests, and where you can find them online!

Joe Bouley (Hockey Wilderness, 2:27)

Dustin Nelson (Minnesota Hockey Magazine, 7:50)

Panda Pete (Twins and Losses, 22:15)

Giles Ferrell (Zone Coverage, 29:50)

Jessi Pierce (USA Hockey, NHL.com, 38:14)

Chris Boyd (HW, 42:00)

Derek Felska (Crease and Assist, 46:00)

Shayna Goldman (Hockey Graphs, 1:01:20)

Luke “Evolving Wild” S. (Hockey Graphs, 1:06:39)

Ben Remington (Zone Coverage, 1:14:33)

Heather Rule (Zone Coverage, 1:24:43)

Bob Spencer (Hashtag Hockey, 1:36:52)

Derek Peterson (The Athletic MN, 2:06:24)

Matthew Coller (ESPN 1500, 2:10:54)

Aaron Holm (2:20:04)

Tony Abbott (2:30:01)

If you want to support the podcast, you can subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app, tell your friends about our show, and take a few minutes to leave us an iTunes review! We appreciate any support!

We'll see you next week!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

The preseason is still dragging along, but we have a special guest to help us get through it! Not anyone you haven't heard before, mind you, but still extremely special. Joe Bouley returns to the co-host's chair, and he sat down with Tony Abbott to discuss the preseason, jerseys, and a lot more! 

Topics include:

  • Reviewing the Wild's new jerseys in action
  • Will the "M" logo be the next 3rd jersey?
  • Ranking the Wild's home jerseys
  • Checking in on the position battles
  • Parise's back is back at practice
  • Referees are calling more slashing penalties... is that good?
  • Did the Minnesota Wild get better or worse in the offseason?
  • Will the Iowa Wild be any good this year?
  • Our favorite alcoholic beverages
  • Marshmallow roasting tips
  • The cap implications of Parise's health problems
  • Is Chris Stewart on the hot seat?
  • How's Alex Stalock doing?
  • Podcasting tips
  • Our appetizer draft... Who will come out on top?!
  • And much more!

If you want to support the podcast, you can subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app, tell your friends about our show, and take a few minutes to leave us an iTunes review! We appreciate any support!

We'll see you soon!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:49am EST

After a month-long absence due to lack of news, the Hockey Wilderness Podcast re-convened when the Minnesota Wild all but ended their offseason. Their two big restricted free agents signed this week, with Nino Niederreiter taking home a 5-year, $26.25M contract, whereas Granlund re-upped for 3-years, $17.25M. 

Tony and Joe sat down on Wednesday night to discuss these moves, answer your mailbag questions, and do a Sandwich Draft. Enjoy!

Topics include:

  • Nate Prosser heading to St. Louis
  • Nino Niederreiter's new contract
  • Whether Nino's long-term deal will mean more ice time
  • Saying (again) that Nino is a first-line talent
  • Can Nino accomplish the 30-goal season he wants?
  • Breaking down the Granlund extension
  • Why weren't the Wild willing to commit to Granlund long-term?
  • What kind of player will Granlund be going forward?
  • Grading the Wild's offseason
  • Will Kirill Kaprizov or Jordan Greenway see time with the Wild?
  • We draft our favorite sandwiches. Who will be the first pick???

and more!

If you want to support the podcast, you can subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app, tell your friends about our show, and take a few minutes to leave us an iTunes review! We appreciate any support!

We'll see you soon!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:39am EST

Flying solo no longer, Tony sees his regular co-pilot Joe return to the podcast to recap the Wild’s Game 3 win vs. the Stars, and break down all of the major plot points of the game.

Topics include:

  • Kurtis Gabriel joining the Wild for Game 3
  • The Jason Pominville - Erik Haula - Nino Niederreiter going off
  • Why it took until Game 3 for Minnesota pulling off a victory?
  • Mikko Koivu stepping up in this series
  • On a weirdly related note, possible landing spots for Koivu and Pominville this offseason
  • What to expect in Game 4
  • We put a spotlight on Joe’s inability to say “Torchetti” and Tony’s inability to be Tom DeLonge

If YOU want to have your questions, reactions, or opinions on the show, call into our Hot Take Line and leave a voicemail letting us know what you think! Our number is 218-384-1002. We look forward to hearing from you!

Make sure to support our show by subscribing to us on iTunes. Other great ways to support the show are leaving us an iTunes review (they really do help!) and sharing our show with your friends!

We’ll be back next week!

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

82 games are in the books, and it’s time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Barry Campbell of Hockey Wilderness sits down with Tony to discuss the upcoming series, mostly from a Minnesota Wild perspective.

We covered these topics:

  • Niklas Backstrom stealing a win from Minnesota in potentially his final NHL game
  • Does the Wild’s 5-game losing streak into the playoffs matter?
  • What are we to make of the Wild’s streakiness since January?
  • Parise, Haula, Vanek injuries
  • Will Mike Reilly make the playoff roster?
  • Tyler Seguin’s injury
  • What does Minnesota have to do to impress you this postseason?

As well as these Keys to the series:

  • Will Minnesota’s defense be their strength?
  • Can Dallas maintain two first lines if Seguin’s hurt?
  • Can the Wild avoid turtling with a lead?
  • Is Antoine Roussel going to take Minnesota off their game?

And much, much more.

If YOU want to have your questions, reactions, or opinions on the show, call into our Hot Take Line and leave a voicemail letting us know what you think! Our number is 218-384-1002. We look forward to hearing from you!

Make sure to support our show by subscribing to us on iTunes. Other great ways to support the show are leaving us an iTunes review (they really do help!) and sharing our show with your friends!

We’ll be back soon!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

It was just one week ago that we didn’t want to talk about the struggling Minnesota Wild. Weirdly enough, it turns out that a 5-game winning streak gets people more excited to discuss a team. Who knew?

Joe and Tony sat down on Easter Sunday to discuss every aspect of the Wild’s hot streak, including:

  • Zach Parise re-discovering his scoring touch
  • Devan Dubnyk carrying the team
  • Niklas Backstrom’s return to Minnesota
  • Nail Yakupov trade rumors
  • Which Wild player has been most disappointing?
  • Looking ahead to post-season match-ups
  • Looking at recent college signings: Mario Lucia, Nick Seeler, and Alex Petan
  • Everything you need to know about LASIK surgery

If YOU want to have your questions, reactions, or opinions on the show, call into our Hot Take Line and leave a voicemail letting us know what you think! Our number is 218-384-1002. We look forward to hearing from you!

Make sure to support our show by subscribing to us on iTunes. Other great ways to support the show are leaving us an iTunes review (they really do help!) and sharing our show with your friends!

We’ll be back next week!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:57am EST

After the All-Star Game, Tony, Joe, Aaron, and Jack sat down to discuss the game, and the very painful struggles of the Minnesota Wild. But don’t worry! There’s plenty of laughs, spontaneous beatboxing, and we even respond to some listener questions!

Here’s what we covered:

  • What (surprisingly) worked about the All-Star Game
  • John Scott’s MVP weekend
  • The limitations of Mike Yeo
  • First-half MVPs
  • Who needs to step it up in the second half? (No one says Jason Pominville!!!)
  • Why reports of tension in the locker room might not be that big of a deal
  • Is it a problem that Devan Dubnyk was Minnesota’s only All-Star representative?
  • Will the Wild make the playoffs?
  • And much more!

Make sure to support our show by subscribing to us on iTunes. Other great ways to support the show are leaving us an iTunes review (they really do help!) and sharing our show with your friends!

We’ll be back next week.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:42pm 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

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

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

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

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

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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Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:33am EST

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.

 

Share on Facebook and Twitter and make sure to leave a comment here with your thoughts.

 

Be sure to follow us at:

@TonyWiseau

@GerWilderness

@The_Noogie

@DLukeNelson

@HockeyWildernes

@HWildernessPodcast

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:35am EST

In the newest edition of our podcast co-managing editors Tony Abbott and Joe Bouley along with writer Ger Devine spend an hour chatting about all things Wild including:

 

  • Jason Pominville's underratedness
  • Whether Yeo is at fault for results this season
  • Stupid narratives around Nino's +/-
  • What we did for Christmas
  • Facial hair
  • Are the Wild looking to make a trade? Who should they get?

 

 

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 21, and don't forget to subscribe.

FYI, this was recorded prior to last night's game vs the Jets.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:15am EST

In the newest edition of our podcast co-managing editor Tony Abbott, along with writers Aaron Holm and Ger Devine spend an hour chatting about all things Wild including:

 

  • The Keith Ballard injury
  • Injuries, mumps and returns from injury
  • The lesser Sutter
  • Rental Demons (rental d-men)
  • The Islanders and the Lightning being scary good.
  • The Iowa Wild
  • Etc.

 

 

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 21, and don't forget to subscribe.

 

Share on Facebook and Twitter and make sure to leave a comment here with your thoughts.

 

Be sure to follow us at:

@TonyWiseau

@GerWilderness

@The_Noogie

@HockeyWildernes

@HWildernessPodcast

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:19am EST

In the newest edition of our podcast co-managing editors Tony Abbott and Joe Bouley. along with writer Aaron Holm spend an hour chatting about all things Wild including:

 

  • The Scandella extension
  • Breaking down the Blues and Stars games
  • Goaltending issues
  • The Scandella hit
  • Dodgeball quotes
  • Which is the best Scandella nickname?
  • Etc.

 

 

 

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 19, and don't forget to subscribe.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:19am EST

In the newest edition of our podcast co-managing editors Tony Abbott and Joe Bouley. along with writer Christopher Boyd spend an hour chatting about all things Wild including:

 

  • The losing streak
  • The winning streak
  • Nino's goalscoring exploits
  • Matt Dumba's recent play
  • Etc.
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Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:30am EST

In the latest edition of our podcast co-managing editor Tony Abbott, co-head writer/moderator Aaron Holm and, other co-head writer/moderator, Ger Devine chat to Tony Dean of HockeyBuzz about all things Wild including:

 

 

  • Dumb narratives about Tommy Vanek
  • Conspiracy theories about Josh Harding's foot
  • Aarrggghhh Keith Ballard aaaaaarrrghhh!!!
  • Jason Zucker repaying the faith many fans showed in him
  • General evaluation of the season so far
  • Mailbag questions
  • Much much more....
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Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:46am EST

In the latest edition of our podcast managing-editors Tony Abbott and Joe Bouley, along with editor Ger Devine talk to Cole Hamilton of Mile High Hockey and Garret Hohl of Arctic Ice Hockey (those sites being respectively the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets-centric sites in the SB Nation NHL network) about what to expect from each team in the Central Divsion this season, along with some in depth discussion about the Wild, Avalanche and Jets respective strengths and weaknesses.

These guys were a lot of fun to podcast with and we're very grateful to them for giving up their time to record it.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:05am EST

Hockey Wilderness co-managing editor Tony Abbott, staff writer Chris Boyd and editor Ger Devine got together on Saturday night to talk about, among other things:

 

-Training camp

-The failings of training camp observations

-Hating on the Kuemper haterz (Lots of ranting)

-The difference between a bar and a pub

-Why The Room is the best movie in the world

-Transitions

-The Top 25 Under 25 series

-"I could get 100 PIMs in any league"

-Future Lucia controversy

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:33am EST

In Part 2 of our 12th episode of the podcast (make sure you check out Part 1 for Tony's interview with Dan Shrader) Tony, Ger, Chris and Joe discuss the draft, the Vanek Signing, the departures of Stoner and McCormick, good signins around the league, bad signings around the league and more.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:12am EST

Managing editor Tony Abbott talks to Dan Shrader (former blogger for First Round Bust, current blogger for Redline Report and scout for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL) about the Wild's 2014 draft class, his work and NHL free agency in Part 1 of this week's podcast. Part 2 will be posted in the coming days and features the regular line-up of Hockey Wilderness writers.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Tony, Joe and Aaron are joined by podcast debutant Tiffany who covers prospects at Hockey Wilderness to preview this year's draft and discuss several notable prospects who could be on the Wild's radar.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:20am EST

After taking a week off during the quiet period of the offseason, the Hockey Wilderness podcast is back. Tony Abbott, Joe Bouley and, newcomer, Chris Boyd discuss the Wild's plans in free agency as well as reviewing some recent news such as the end of year press conference and the Michael Keranen signing.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:56am EST

HWP Episode 008: Silly Hard

In this week's episode of the podcast, Tony Abbott (@TonyWiseau), Joe Bouley (@joebou15), GerDevine (@GerDevine), and Aaron Holm (@The_Noogie) discuss the Wild's elimination from the postseason, the cirticism of Mikko Koivu, and various other topics relating to the start of the offseason.

As always, they answered your #HWPodcast questions from Twitter. This episode also features the debut of a new segment: "Dramatic Readings of Star Tribune Comments." Make sure you check it out!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

HWP Episode 7: Chat With Second City Hockey

In the latest episode of the Hockey Wilderness podcast, Tony Wiseau (@TonyWiseau), Ger Devine (@GerDevine), Aaron Holm (@TheNoogie) and Emilie Wiener (@eminemilie) chat about the series so far with Jen LC (@RegressedPDO), the resident stats nerd over at Second City Hockey. They also answer this week's batch of your Twitter questions at the end. It's an hour of good hockey talk and laughs that you don't wanna miss.

Direct download: HWP007ChatWithSecondCityHockey.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

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