Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast

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, 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

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 EST

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 EST

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 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

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 EST

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 EST