Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast

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. 

Direct download: HWP_050_What_December_Slump_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EST

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. 

Direct download: HWP_049_Lost_Leads_and_Granlund_Gripes_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

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!

Direct download: HWP_048_Nate_Prosser__Cranberry_Sauce_mixdown.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

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.

Follow us individually on Twitter!

@The_Noogie

@MonsieurCRay

@JoeBou15

@TonyWiseau

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

Direct download: HWP_047_Pominville-Free_Zone_mixdown.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

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!

Direct download: HWP_046_Parise_and_Plastic_Spoons_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

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

Direct download: HWP_045_I_Hate_Big_Buff_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

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!

Direct download: HWP_044_3_on_3-on-3_mixdown.mp3
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!

Direct download: HWP_043_Hats_Off_to_Zach_Parise_mixdown.mp3
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!

Direct download: HWP_042_Central_Division_Preview_mixdown.mp3
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

Direct download: HWPodcast_041_D-D-D-Dumba_and_the_Jets_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EST