10K Rinks Radio- A Minnesota Wild Podcast

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.

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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)




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

After a lengthy absence (Sorry, everyone!) Joe, Aaron, Chris, and Tony sat down to talk about the happenings with the Wild lately. They discuss the newest goalie debacles, with Dubnyk and the Wild not close in their negotiations and Niklas Backstrom undergoing surgery that could prevent the Wild buying him out. Then they talk about the Jared Spurgeon trade rumors. And finally, they talk about the discussion surrounding Hockey Wilderness’ pick in the SB Nation Mock Draft. We recorded before the Matt Cooke buyout was initiated, but you can bet we'll discuss it next week.

In addition, there’s a Healthy Living segment, some details of our Superior, WI-based draft party, and more!

Make sure to follow the Hockey Wilderness Podcast on Twitter (@HWildernessCast), and also like our Facebook Page!

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Sure, sure, the Wild got swept. But that’s not going to get the Hockey Wilderness Podcast down! Or, rather, it’s going to get them down, but they’re going to try and joke about it to make it better. But in the process, Joe, Chris, Alec, Tony, and Ben Remington of Wild Xtra touch on some really important stuff.

*How on earth could a team this good get swept?

*Do the Wild need to fire Mike Yeo?

*How can the Wild take that next step?

*Can the Wild find a superstar?

*How much money did Devan Dubnyk lose this series?

You can find Ben Remington’s work at Wild Xtra, and make sure to head over there for offseason Wild coverage (after stopping by Hockey Wilderness prior, of course). The season is over, but the Hockey Wilderness Podcast need sleeps! We’ll be back throughout the summer, too. 

You can now listen to our show here, or on iTunes, and now we added Stitcher Radio to our listening options. Follow us on Twitter (@HWildernessCast) and Facebook (Hockey Wilderness), subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher, and perhaps leave a review or tell a friend about us!


Thanks for a terrific season, and we’ll see you soon!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

We're back, and we're back with some GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! The Minnesota Wild toppled the St. Louis Blues in 6 games in order to advance to the 2nd round, where they will play the Chicago Blackhawks. Tyler Atwood (@KingDonutI) of the Beyond Checkerdome Podcast and St. Louis Game Time is magnanimous enough to join us for a bit to give us his perspective on the show. Then, Joe, Tony, Chris, and Alec take over to look behind and ahead.

Topics Include:


  • What Happened to the Blues?
  • Is this the end of the line for Ken Hitchcock?
  • Will T.J. Oshie be traded?
  • What does a Blues fan think of the Wild now?
  • Did the Blues dominate the series?
  • Who stepped up big for the Wild?
  • Is Chicago worse than they were last season?
  • Is Tony really that kid-unfriendly?


You can listen to the show right here, or on the go with iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Make sure to subscribe in order to get future episodes downloaded straight to your mobile device. Also, make sure to leave a review or tell a friend. 

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Get ready, Minnesota, it’s playoff time! After several days of brutal technical difficulties, we’ve got our newest episode up! Today, Tony and Joe joined by Tim Cron of St. Louis Game Time and the Beyond Checkerdome podcast to break down the Minnesota Wild-St. Louis Blues series in progress.

Topics we discuss today:

*Tim’s perspective on former Blue Chris Stewart.

*Jori Lehtera and Paul Stastny’s first season in St. Louis.

*Previewing the Blues, forwards, defense, goaltending. Does this team have a weakness?

*Rivalries- the great ones in both team’s history, and why these teams don’t have one yet.

*What will either team need to do to beat each other?

*Nate Prosser = Nick Punto. Discuss.

*Why the Wild’s Centers are the key to this series.

*Why the 2015 Wild are the 2009 Blues.

*Does anyone on the Wild or Blues deserve a trophy?

*Do Minnesotans embrace hometown players T.J. Oshie and David Backes?

*David Backes: Monster or Giant Dork?

*Witnessing a Triple Overtime in person

*With Las Vegas getting a team, could Kansas City be next?

*Actually, we talk about a lot of Vegas stuff.

You can catch Tim’s (@CrossCheckRaise on Twitter) work at St. Louis Game Time, which is a very cool group, as well as the Beyond Checkerdome Podcast (@BYNDCheckerdome).


Make sure to catch up with our playoff coverage on hockeywilderness.com! Subscribe to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or both. Leave a review while you’re at it, “Like” our Facebook page, and enjoy a Minnesota Wild series win!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

A Very Special Episode of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast ensues when both Nate Wells and Dan Shrader join Tony. Nate and Dan ran a blog called “First Round Bust”, a Minnesota Wild blog with a heavy prospect focus. They’ve moved on to covering college hockey and scouting, respectively, putting them in a unique position to talk about Wild prospects.

Topics we discuss:

*Mario Lucia: Will he sign? How good is he?

*Alex Tuch: Was he the BPA at this year’s draft?

*Louie Belpedio’s awesome play

*Why doesn’t anyone talk about John Draeger?

*Matt Dumba’s evolution

*What is character, and why is it important?

*Werner Herzog eating his shoe, and similar acts

*Michael Cera Movies

And a ton more. 

You can now listen to our show here, or on iTunes, and now we added Stitcher Radio to our listening options. Follow us on Twitter (@HWildernessCast), subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher, and perhaps leave a review or tell a friend about us. 

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And don’t forget to follow Nate’s work at SBN College Hockey, as well as  at Wild Xtra!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:51pm EST