Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast

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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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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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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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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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.

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

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