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Ranking the 5 Most Beloved Figures in Minnesota’s Pro Hockey History

August 7th, 2013
This sport was here Before we came It will be here when we’re gone The game’s in our blood And our blood’s in the game —"Minnesota Wild Anthem"   To do an all-encompassing slideshow on the most important figures in the history of hockey in Minnesota, you would have to do a presentation so large it would ...

Predicting Minnesota Wild’s Overachievers and Underachievers in 2013-14

August 5th, 2013
The bottom line with the Minnesota Wild is that a lot of players have to overachieve this season if they are going to be successful. Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter will enter the year with high expectations, of course, and should perform well under pressure. Younger players like Mikael ...

Breaking Down the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Starting Lineup Next Year

July 23rd, 2013
At this point in the Nikola Pekovic sweepstakes, Glen Taylor and Flip Saunders should stand on top of the Foshay Tower and get his attention the old fashioned way: Taylor, the Minnesota Timberwolves owner, should blow into a giant yellow horn while Saunders, the president of basketball operations, calls out ...

Projected 2013-14 Stats for Minnesota Wild’s Promising Young Forwards

July 22nd, 2013
With Devin Setoguchi, Matt Cullen and Pierre-Marc Bouchard all wearing new sweaters next season, the Minnesota Wild will be relying on four players in their 20s—Nino Niederreiter, Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle and Jason Zucker—to produce secondary scoring this season. The starting line should still be Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Jason ...

Minnesota Wild 2013-14 NHL Schedule: Must-See Games, Predictions & More

July 20th, 2013
The Minnesota Wild kick off the 2013-14 season in a new division with a revamped roster. New division rivalries include the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets—three teams located closer to the Twin Cities than the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. There are also some new personnel. In ...

How NHL Conference Realignment Opens Up Possibilities for Expansion

July 15th, 2013
The National Hockey League has realigned its teams into four divisions instead of six three-team divisions. As it stands, there are 14 teams in the Western Conference and 16 in the Eastern Conference. Like Major League Baseball before the Houston Astros moved to the American League, the NHL will be ...

Power Ranking Every Minnesota Timberwolves Player Already on Roster

July 9th, 2013
With the acquisition of Kevin Martin and the re-signing of Chase Budinger, the Minnesota Timberwolves have pretty much rounded out their roster. They still need to re-sign Nikola Pekovic, but other than that, the big names are currently in place. Now that this roster has taken shape, Bleacher Report will ...

Minnesota Wild’s Biggest Takeaways from the Start of Free Agency

July 8th, 2013
The Minnesota Wild have been busy reconstructing their roster for the 2012-13 season. It is surprising that a team that made the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08 a year ago and has a lot of talented young players would make as many dramatic moves as the Wild have ...

Minnesota Wild’s Complete Guide to the 2013 Offseason

June 28th, 2013
The goal for the Minnesota Wild this season should be to make a playoff run. With the celebrated addition of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in the offseason and the development of top prospects like Jason Zucker, Charlie Coyle, Jonas Brodin and Mikael Granlund, Minnesota is poised to be a ...

Updates on All the Minnesota Wild’s Top Draft Picks from the Past 10 Years

June 17th, 2013
This is by no means a comprehensive list of players drafted by the Minnesota Wild from 2002 to 2012, nor are the players ranked against one another. It is simply a look at how the Wild have drafted over the past 10 years. In general, you will find that Minnesota ...