Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast (general)

The Hockey Wilderness Podcast returns! After getting completely destroyed by the holidays and a computer crash, the #HWPodcast crew gets back on track in style. Joe and Tony sit down with Hockey Wilderness contributor/Writer for everywhere Dustin Nelson, and they talk about all of the happenings from the last month +, including:

  • Jarret Stoll’s acquisition and impact on the Wild
  • Jared Spurgeon’s big extension
  • Trade rumors surrounding Jonathan Drouin and Loui Eriksson
  • The Wild’s recent free-fall in the standings
  • Mike Yeo’s job security

And much, much more.

Check out Dustin’s newsletter at tinyletter.com/dlukenelson!

Apologies if the audio isn’t perfect. Experimenting with a new program, and we’ll be perfecting it in the coming weeks.

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!

Big shout-out to Jack Van Thomme for designing our new logo!

We’ll be back next week!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

We celebrate our milestone 50th episode by welcoming Jack Van Thomme as he makes his podcasting debut. Jack (Hockey Wilderness' college hockey writer) joined Joe and Tony after the Wild's win over the Avalanche to discuss everything that happened with the Wild this week, including:

  • Ryan Suter's questioning Coach Mike Yeo to the media
  • Marco Scandella playing through pain this season
  • Getting a win in Chicago to fight off the dreaded December slump
  • Jason Pominville heating up
  • Why is the media giving Patrick Kane so much love?
  • How Mike Reilly's call-up signals just how broken the Iowa Wild are
  • Matt Dumba's improving game
  • Darcy Kuemper spelling Devan Dubnyk and helping the Wild get a shutout
  • What are the Avalanche going to do about Patrick Roy?
  • Why Dubnyk's wife should consider giving birth in a bowling alley

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:general -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

Aaron, Joe, and Tony got together after Saturday's devastating loss to the Dallas Stars to talk about all that happened in a frustrating week for the Minnesota Wild, including:

 

  • The Wild's Stadium Series jerseys finally being released
  • Completely falling flat vs. the Canucks before Thanksgiving
  • Zach Parise's return to action
  • The Jets dominating Minnesota
  • Justin Fontaine's return to action
  • Darcy Kuemper playing for the first time in a month
  • Minnesota letting Dallas comeback from 3-0 to win
  • Granlund's subpar play
  • What we would do to prevent another December slump

And much, much more.

Programming Note: Thanks for your patience in the last few weeks. We're working on tweaking things behind the scenes to speed up the turnaround between recording and releasing these episodes.

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:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

After missing the week after Halloween, the Hockey Wilderness Podcast returns! Joe, Chris and Tony gathered together to talk about recent happenings with the Wild including:

  • Zach Parise and Justin Fontaine receiving knee injuries due to questionable hits
  • Devan Dubnyk struggling in St. Louis, then dazzling against John Stamos and the Lightning
  • Changes that we'd make to the Wild's Power Play?
  • Is Spurgeon or Suter the Wild's best defenseman?
  • The Wild's need (or lack thereof) for an enforcer like Kurtis Gabriel
  • Do we swear enough on our podcast?

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!

@MonsieurCRay

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

Thank you for listening, and we'll see you next week!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Aaron, Joe, Chris, and Tony converge after the Wild’s loss to Winnipeg to talk about all of the week’s happenings with the Minnesota Wild, including:

  • Breaking down the firing of former Wild coach Todd Richards, and the hiring of John Tortorella
  • The Wild then spoiling Tortorella’s first game behind the Blue Jackets’ bench
  • The Wild’s utter dominance of the Anaheim Ducks
  • Thomas Vanek continuing his hot streak
  • Darcy Kuemper melting down in Winnipeg- When should he have been pulled?
  • Dustin Byfuglien’s dirty hit to drive Jason Pominville’s head into the boards
  • Whether the criticism Pominville has been receiving in the media is warranted
  • Friend of the Show Angelica leaving Hockey Wilderness to join The Victory Press
  • Our Halloween plans
  • Remembering Flip Saunders, who passed away on Saturday

And much more.

If you are interested in Angelica’s article on the Minnesota Whitecaps, you can find it here.

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

@MonsieurCRay

@TonyWiseau

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Tony and Joe are joined by notable Twitter funny person/antagonist Anthrax Jones to preview the Central Division. Together, they tackle some of the biggest issues surrounding #ConferenceIII, including:

  • Was Nashville as good as their record indicated?
  • Can Winnipeg get solid goaltending again?
  • Did Dallas improve enough in areas of need to make the playoffs?
  • Why is Ken Hitchcock still in St. Louis?
  • Did Chicago take a big step back this offseason?
  • Are we being silly in assuming Colorado is doomed to last place? 

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 always great to hear your feedback. Visit HockeyWilderness.com for all your Wild news and analysis as the season starts, and follow the show on Twitter @HWildernessCast.

 

You can also follow our guests on Twitter:

 

@AnthraxJones

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

@hockeywilderness

 

Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

This week on the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, Tony is joined by Hockey Wilderness writers Joe, Alec, and Barry, as they cover some of the biggest happenings of the week, including:

  • Shaming pointless players in Minnesota’s 8-1 flogging of Winnipeg. 
  • Thomas Vanek's comments to the media.
  • Is Matt Dumba worthy of the #1 spot on the Hockey Wilderness' Top-25 Under-25?
  • Breaking down 3-on-3- Who should the Wild use in the new overtime format
  • Barry and Alec’s Season Preview

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 always great to hear your feedback. Visit HockeyWilderness.com for all your Wild news and analysis, and follow the show on Twitter @HWildernessCast.

You can also follow our guests on Twitter:

@Schmitty_16

@BJVCampbell

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

@HockeyWildernes

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

Summer is over, now it’s time to make way for Training Camp! Hockey Wilderness Contributor Barry Campbell makes his podcast debut as Tony, Joe, and Aaron attempt to work their way back into podcasting shape. 

We discuss a great many topics, including:

  • Our Top-25 Under 25 series, and how it differs from other Wild Prospect lists
  • Early line combos, including the swoon-worthy Zucker-Koivu-Nino line
  • Can Tyler Graovac, Kurtis Gabriel, or Ruslan Fedotenko make the big club?
  • Handicapping the roster battle for the third defensive pairing
  • What we’re looking for in the pre-season
  • Tony’s first Hate Email
  • And much more!

You can show your support for our show by subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, leaving us a review on either site, or following us on Twitter or Facebook.

And if you enjoyed the Women’s Hockey Panel on Episode 039, guest Zoe Hayden is currently fundraising to start a Women’s Hockey site called Victory Press. You can help by donating here.

Follow us on Twitter!

@HWildernessCast

@BJVCampbell

@JoeBou15

@The_Noogie

@TonyWiseau

@HockeyWildernes

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EDT

After a long absence from the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, featured writer Ger Devine returns to offer his opinions on everything that occurred during the draft and in free agency.

 

Topics Include

*Talking Tony into liking the Joel Eriksson Ek pick

*Wild draft picks Jordan Greenway and Kirill Kaprizov

*Why the Devan Dubnyk deal was good

*Signing Gopher stand-out Mike Reilly

*Keeping Nate Prosser and Ryan Carter

*How the Wild dodged a bullet by not trading Jared Spurgeon

 

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, and if you leave us a review, we’ll read it on the show. You can follow the show (and ask questions for our mailbag) on Twitter @HWildernessCast, as well as follow Hockey Wilderness on Facebook. Follow Tony and Ger on Twitter @TonyWiseau and @GerWilderness.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

Haven’t scoured over the scouting reports quite yet? Fret not! Hockey Wilderness is giving you a crash course of just about everyone we think the Wild might pick with the 20th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

 

Joining Tony, Joe, and Chris today is Tiffany, Hockey Wilderness’ prospect writer. With her help, the gang breaks down more than 15 prospects, including:

 

Anthony Beauvillier

Paul Bittner (A Minnesotan!)

Brock Boeser (Another Minnesotan!)

Kyle Connor

Jake DeBrusk

Joel Eriksson Ek

Denis Guryanov

Jansen Harkins

Noah Juulson

Travis Konecny

Oliver Kylington

Nick Merkley

Daniel Sprong

Evgeny Svechnikov

Colin White

 

Who should the Wild take? Who should the Wild avoid? When should the Wild take a goalie? Can the guys come up with a single good pop-culture reference? Find out these things- and more- on the podcast!

 

Follow us on Twitter @HWildernessCast, and on Facebook by searching “Hockey Wilderness”. You can find us individually on Twitter at:

 

@1SadClown (Tiffany)

@MonsieurCRay (Chris)

@JoeBou15

 

@TonyWiseau

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT