Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast (general)

The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Hockey Wilderness Podcast is here to keep you all up to speed on the latest with the Minnesota Wild. This week, Tony sits down with Barry and long-time Friend of the Show™ Ben Remington of Wild Xtra. We have a brief but fun show that covers the busy week that was, including:

  • Mike Yeo’s first comments since his dismissal
  • The Niklas Backstroke trade and his legacy in Minnesota
  • Ranking Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter, and Jason Zucker
  • Preliminary Rosters for the World Cup of Hockey
  • The new Adidas jerseys

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! Make sure to also check out Ben's podcast, Giles and the Goalies

We’ll be back next week!

 

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Some notable firsts this week! John Torchetti won his first game for the Wild, then rattled off three more. The Wild won their first Stadium Series game this weekend. And for the first time in the two-year history of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, we recorded the podcast in the same room!

After an insane week for the Wild that saw them fire their coach, climb back into the playoff race, and knock around the Blackhawks in an outdoor game, Barry, Chris, Joe, and Tony assembled at a conference table to discuss everything that happened including:

  • The Wild’s sweep of Western Canada
  • What’s different about this team under Torchetti
  • Whether the Wild’s offensive output indicates the team quit on Yeo
  • Re-living the North Stars during the Alumni Game
  • Checking up on some of our favorite Wild Alumni
  • The atmosphere at the Stadium Series
  • Erik Haula’s resurgence
  • Coach Q pulling the goalie with 7 minutes left
  • The Rozsival-on-Zucker hit

And an absurd amount of fun stories!

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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Definitely not a slow news week at the Hockey Wilderness Podcast! Less than 24 hours after the Wild fired Mike Yeo, Tony, Joe, Aaron, and Alec sat down to discuss the firing, and all it’s fallout, including:

  • Was this the right time to make a coaching change?
  • What went wrong for Mike Yeo
  • Whether Yeo given a fair shake by the front office
  • Why Chuck Fletcher escaped the firing line
  • What we expect to see from interim coach John Torchetti
  • Some very cold remarks from Thomas Vanek
  • Who the Wild could look to trade at the deadline

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 fixed the number, it is indeed correct now!). 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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The “Big Super Bowl Game” pushed delayed this week’s podcast, but after heathy scratching Joe, Tony sat down with Chris and Jack to discuss all the happenings with the Minnesota Wild, including:

  • Mike Yeo healthy scratching Jason Zucker and Thomas Vanek
  • Whether there truly is accountability on this team
  • The ideal power play lineup for the Wild
  • Jonas Brodin’s broken foot
  • Whether the Wild can still make a trade without Brodin
  • Which defensive prospect do we think will make an impact down the stretch
  • Goalie poops

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 218-348-1002. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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