Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast (general)

You love it, you need it, it’s the Hockey Wilderness Podcast! Earlier this week, Joe, Tony, and Adam Stafki of Hockey Wilderness sat down to discuss all that happened during the week, including:

  • Erik Haula’s return to action
  • Zach Parise’s then-imminent arrival
  • Getting the better of Pittsburgh
  • Minnesota’s Top-Line shining this week
  • Minnesota actually winning an overtime game! No, really!
  • Adam discussing his findings after tracking zone entries and zone exits for Minnesota
  • Why tracking that data matters, and what it means for the team
  • Joel Eriksson Ek’s future in doubt. What did we think was the best course of action?
  • Who would be best suited to replace Eriksson Ek?

And much more!

Looking for a good way to support the Hockey Wilderness Podcast? There’s a few good ways to do that!

First, subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts from, whether that’s iTunes, Podcast Addict, PocketCasts, Doggcatcher, Stitcher Radio- wherever you listen to podcasts, that’s where you can find us!

While you are there, you can leave us a review! They give us a boost in the algorithms so that more Minnesota Wild fans can find us. If you’re having a hard time finding where to leave a review, here’s the link to our iTunes page.

Lastly, any sharing of the podcast- whether it’s word-of-mouth to your friends, or on social media- is helpful. Let your friends know what your favorite Wild podcast is (so long as it’s ours).

Thanks for listening to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast. It means everything to us that you listen to and enjoy the show. We’ll be back for more next week. Stay tuned, and Go Wild!

Direct download: HWP_083_Bye_Bye_Eriksson_Ek_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Tony and Joe sat down on Election Day Eve with the intention of giving you a fun Wild podcast to keep you company while you stand in line for the polls.

Topics include:

  • Joel Eriksson Ek having a fantastic start to the season. Good thing Tony believed in him all along!
  • Devan Dubnyk being amazing- 3 shutouts, allowed just 3 goals in the last 5 games
  • Teemu Pulkkinen waived, and the fall-out surrounding that
  • The Wild getting plagued by injuries
  • Who the Wild misses more: Zach Parise, Erik Haula, or Marco Scandella
  • New segment! Prospect 3 Stars of the Month! Who were the 3 best Wild prospects for October?
  • Alex Tuch’s slow start in Iowa. Should we be concerned?
  • Why Christian Folin’s +8 doesn’t matter
  • These #CoolAF new shirts from Hockey Wilderness. You need to buy them.
  • And much, much more!

Looking for a good way to support the Hockey Wilderness Podcast? There’s a few good ways to do that!

First, subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts from, whether that’s iTunes, Podcast Addict, PocketCasts, Doggcatcher, Stitcher Radio- wherever you listen to podcasts, that’s where you can find us!

While you are there, you can leave us a review! They give us a boost in the algorithms so that more Minnesota Wild fans can find us. If you’re having a hard time finding where to leave a review, here’s the link to our iTunes page.

Lastly, any sharing of the podcast- whether it’s word-of-mouth to your friends, or on social media- is helpful. Let your friends know what your favorite Wild podcast is (so long as it’s ours).

Thanks for listening to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast. It means everything to us that you listen to and enjoy the show. We’ll be back for more next week. Stay tuned, and Go Wild!

Direct download: HWP_082_The_Dub_Abides_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EST

The day after Darcy Kuemper gave up his 200th career goal, Jack Van Thomme sat down with Tony, and the two discussed every aspect of the Wild’s week, including a ton of your mailbag questions.

Our main topic for the week: Evaluating Bruce Boudreau’s first 6 games as Wild head coach.

Other topics include:

  • Jared Spurgeon’s “upper body injury”
  • Matt Dumba stepping up in his absence
  • Erik Haula out with a foot injury
  • Joel Eriksson Ek’s debut and first goal
  • Zach Parise’s 301st goal
  • Did Zach Parise’s quest for 300 cost the Wild wins on Saturday and Sunday?
  • Why the St. Louis Blues are no joke
  • Should we panic about anything from the first 6 games?
  • Is Teemu Pulkkinen too slow to make a difference?
  • What should the 3-on-3 overtime lineup be?
  • Kuemper had a horrific meltdown on Sunday. Will we see Alex Stalock soon?
  • Players that have surprised us so far
  • Should we worry about Minnesota’s middling possession numbers?
  • IS CHUCK FLETCHER ON THE HOT SEAT?!?!?!!!!!!11

And much, much more.

Looking for a good way to support the Hockey Wilderness Podcast? There’s a few good ways to do that!

First, subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts from, whether that’s iTunes, Podcast Addict, PocketCasts, Doggcatcher, Stitcher Radio- wherever you listen to podcasts, that’s where you can find us!

While you are there, you can leave us a review! They give us a boost in the algorithms so that more Minnesota Wild fans can find us. If you’re having a hard time finding where to leave a review, here’s the link to our iTunes page.

Lastly, any sharing of the podcast- whether it’s word-of-mouth to your friends, or on social media- is helpful. Let your friends know what your favorite Wild podcast is (so long as it’s ours).

Thanks for listening to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast. It means everything to us that you listen to and enjoy the show. We’ll be back for more next week. Stay tuned, and Go Wild!

Direct download: HWP_081_Milestones_and_Meltdowns_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am EST

This time, it counts! It’s the regular season, and the Hockey Wilderness Podcast is ready to keep you up on all that happened with the Minnesota Wild in their opening week. Tony sat down with Joe Bouley and Chris Boyd on Sunday Night, and they discussed the following:

  • Minnesota acquiring Teemu Pulkkinen on waivers
  • Joel Eriksson Ek’s debut being delayed by immigration issues
  • Zac Dalpe: Fourth-line Center
  • Minnesota’s tough loss against St. Louis
  • Kinda drooling over Robby Fabbri
  • Wild’s dominant win vs. Winnipeg
  • Warring over a nickname for Teemu Pulkkinen
  • Nino’s invisibility through 2 games
  • Who’s better suited to be on the third pair now: Mike Reilly or Christian Folin?

Main Topic: Is it ever OK to boo your team? If so, when?

 

Looking for a good way to support the Hockey Wilderness Podcast? There’s a few good ways to do that!

First, subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts from, whether that’s iTunes, Podcast Addict, PocketCasts, Doggcatcher, Stitcher Radio- wherever you listen to podcasts, that’s where you can find us!

While you are there, you can leave us a review! They give us a boost in the algorithms so that more Minnesota Wild fans can find us. If you’re having a hard time finding where to leave a review, here’s the link to our iTunes page.

Lastly, any sharing of the podcast- whether it’s word-of-mouth to your friends, or on social media- is helpful. Let your friends know what your favorite Wild podcast is (so long as it’s ours).

Thanks for listening to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast. We set a personal-best for downloads last week, and it means everything to us that you listen to and enjoy the show. We’ll be back for more next week. Stay tuned, and Go Wild!

Direct download: HWP_080_The_Boos_are_Back_in_Town.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

It’s Opening Night for the Minnesota Wild, and it’s time for everyone at the Hockey Wilderness Podcast to get on record with their predictions.

Tony sits down with several Hockey Wilderness writers and Friends of the Show to answer 4 questions about how the Wild season plays out. These questions are:

  1. How many Points does Minnesota have at the end of the season?
  2. How far will Minnesota make it in the playoffs?
  3. Who is your 2016-17 Wild MVP?
  4. Can Tony bully you into making a bold prediction?

Here are the participants for this episode:

Joe Bouley (1:30)

Ben Remington of Wild Xtra (7:19)

Aaron Holm (13:17)

B (18:44)

Panda Pete of Twins and Losses (23:50)

Chris Boyd (32:54)

Greg Spiroff (37:24)

Tory Palattao (45:04)

Bob Spencer of Hashtag Hockey (48:51)

Kine (1:03:46)

Derek Felska of State of Hockey News (1:10:39)

Adam Stafki (1:20:25)

Barry Campbell (1:29:34)

Tony Abbott (1:35:10)

Love the Hockey Wilderness Podcast and want to support it? Make sure you subscribe to our show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podcast Addict, Doggcatcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Another amazing way to give us a boost is to leave us a review on iTunes! It gives us a boost in the algorithms and such, making it easier for Wild fans to find our show. Yay, audience growing!

Thank you all for listening! We’re really excited to spend another season hanging out with you all. We’ll see you next week!

Direct download: HWP_079_Opening_Night_Prediction_Time_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am EST

Minnesota made their final cuts the day after we podcaster last week. Pretty cool of them, don’t you think? We catch you up on all the latest news, just in time for Minnesota to claim someone on waivers 36 hours after we recorded on Sunday Night.

Anyway, here’s what we got for you this week:

  • Minnesota’s cuts, including Tyler Graovac and Alex Tuch
  • Zac Dalpe on waivers
  • Ryan Carter undergoing shoulder surgery. Is this the end of the line for him?
  • Can Joel Eriksson Ek and Christoph Bertschy stick on the fourth line? Or is a trade coming.
  • Could Minnesota really trade Darcy Kuemper and roll with Alex Stalock?
  • Did Minnesota miss the boat on the Nail Yakupov trade?
  • Will the Iowa Wild make the playoffs?

And our main topic: We go through each team in the Western Conference and figure out if they got better or worse.

Love the Hockey Wilderness Podcast and want to support it? Make sure you subscribe to our show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podcast Addict, Doggcatcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Another amazing way to give us a boost is to leave us a review on iTunes! It gives us a boost in the algorithms and such, making it easier for Wild fans to find our show. Yay, audience growing!

Thank you all for listening! Your patronage means everything to us, and inspires us to keep bringing our A-Games to the podcast. We’ll be back with a special episode later this week.

Direct download: HWP_078_West_Coast_Bias.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Training camp is still happening, and the Hockey Wilderness Podcast is playing their way back into shape. Tony spent his Tuesday night with Joe Bouley (Managing Editor, Hockey Wilderness) and they discussed all the goings-on as Minnesota gets their roster for Opening Night.

Topics include:

  • Tomas Fleischmann fails his physical, won’t make the team
  • Nino Niederreiter wins Silver at the World Cup of Hockey
  • First impressions of Eric Staal
  • Charlie Coyle: Officially not a center
  • Victor Bartley out with a torn triceps. Who was he again?
  • First massive wave of cuts (A second one would arrive Wednesday
  • What happens to Chuck Fletcher if the Wild don’t get past the first round
  • Is Alex Tuch better off in limited NHL minutes, or maximum AHL minutes?
  • Pros and cons of the favorites to make the roster

Love the Hockey Wilderness Podcast and want to support it? Make sure you subscribe to our show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podcast Addict, Doggcatcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Another amazing way to give us a boost is to leave us a review on iTunes! It gives us a boost in the algorithms and such, making it easier for Wild fans to find our show. Yay, audience growing!

Thank you all for listening! Your patronage means everything to us, and inspires us to keep bringing our A-Games to the podcast. We’ll see you next week!

Direct download: HWP_077_Its_the_Final_Cutdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

This week we take you on a high-fantasy adventure through not one, but two tournaments with Minnesota Wild connections. You probably all know about the World Cup of Hockey, but this past week saw Wild prospects take part in the Traverse City Prospect tournament as well. Breaking down this past week’s action is Friend of the Show™ Dustin Nelson.

Topics we cover:

  • The excitement that was Team North America
  • The disappointment that was Team USA
  • The befuddlement that is Nino Niederreiter’s ice time for Team Europe
  • The intrigue that comes with Tomas Fleischmann’s tryout with the Wild
  • The further disappointment that was the Wild’s week at Traverse City
  • What to expect from the upcoming training camp

As well as

  • First-time parenting advice for a member of the Wilderness
  • The story behind our new transition music
  • Tony’s current saltiness over the ongoing Top-25 Under-25

And much, much more!

Love the Hockey Wilderness Podcast and want to support it? Make sure you subscribe to our show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podcast Addict, Doggcatcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Another amazing way to give us a boost is to leave us a review on iTunes! It gives us a boost in the algorithms and such, making it easier for Wild fans to find our show. Yay, audience growing!

Thank you all for listening! Your patronage means everything to us, and inspires us to keep bringing our A-Games to the podcast. We’ll see you next week!

Direct download: HWP_076_The_Two_Tourneys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am EST

We’re back! It’s been a month-long absence for the show and we’re trying to podcast our way back into shape. Joining Tony for this episode are Hockey Wilderness writers Barry Campbell and Aaron Holm, and the three get you caught up on a not-all-that-busy August.

They discussed at length whether or not the Wild improved their team significantly this offseason, and chatted about other topics as well, such as:

  • Patrick Roy’s departure from Colorado
  • Let’s Go Crazy now being confirmed as the next goal song in Minnesota
  • Ryan Carter getting a tryout with the Wild
  • Zach Parise’s back, Back Parise
  • Joel Eriksson Ek’s chances to make the Wild
  • Everything you need to know about playing the off-wing
  • Embarrassing ourselves with our awful Sean Connery impersonations

And much, much more.

Love the Hockey Wilderness Podcast and want to support it? Make sure you subscribe to our show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podcast Addict, Doggcatcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Another amazing way to give us a boost is to leave us a review on iTunes! It gives us a boost in the algorithms and such, making it easier for Wild fans to find our show. Yay, audience growing!

Thank you all for listening! Your patronage means everything to us, and inspires us to keep bringing our A-Games to the podcast. We’ll see you next week!

Direct download: HWP_075-_A_New_Team.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

We’ve now hit August, and while the offseason slowed down, the Hockey Wilderness Podcast is still going strong! We brought in special guest Panda Pete of the Twins and Losses podcast to chat with Tory and Tony to discuss the Wild, the shake-up in the Twins’ front office, and our shared love of Pokemon Go!

Topics include:

  • Matt Dumba’s new 2-year, 5.1 million contract
  • The Wild mulling over a goal song change from Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”
  • How far will the Wild go in the playoffs with their current roster
  • Who has the tougher road to staying competitive: the Twins or Wild?
  • Terry Ryan’s dismissal- Will they give the job to interim GM Rob Antony or an outside candidate?
  • Is Paul Molitor’s job with the organization safe?
  • Our experiences with Pokemon Go
  • Looking ahead to Pokemon’s new main series game, Pokemon Sun and Moon

And much more!

If you want to support the show, the best way to do that is to subscribe to our show, whether it’s on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or whichever podcast app you use! Make sure to leave us an iTunes Review, too, as it helps our show grow and get seen by more and more people.

You can also follow our show and Hockey Wilderness on Twitter, Facebook, and catch all the great work our team does at HockeyWilderness.com!

Thank you for your listenership! We’ve exceeded 4,000 downloads in 3 of the past 4 months, and none of that happens without you! We’re incredibly grateful for all of you.

We’ll see you soon!

@PandaPete21

@Finnesotan12

@OhHiTony

Direct download: HWP_074_Sub-Gucci_Crowd_Chants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm EST