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Joe Bouley

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Hockey Wilderness Round 1 Series Predictions

We asked the Hockey Wilderness Staff their predictions for the first round series against the Avalanche.

Wild Must Improve Special Teams vs Avs

The Wild's weaknesses this year has been on Special Teams and it will have to improve to survive the first round.

Burned by the Heater

Dany Heatley has been struggling this season, but we look at how much better the Wild play without him.

The Minnesota Wild are Playoff Bound!

The Wild faced a tough stretch of games but earned a second straight post-season appearance.

Unfair to Fans and Other Teams, Pens Disinterested

The Pittsburgh Penguins cared little about Saturday's game and deemed it meaningless.

Magic Number is the Wild's Number

Minnesota enters Saturday's game with a Magic Number of 6 for a playoff berth.

The Wild Refuse to Give Royalties: Win 3-2

The Minnesota Wild used a second consecutive third period comeback to take two points and surrender none to the adversarial Los Angeles Kings.

Wild Sign Coveted College UFA Folin to Entry-Level

The big, mobile defenseman will bring the focus off the defense this offseason.

Not Through the Woods Yet

Wild faces its toughest test in the next seven games, while the other teams chasing them, have a slightly easier road.

Playoff Destiny is Slipping out of Wild's Control

The Wild have allowed other teams back into the fray and it is jeopardizing their own hopes of playing in the post-season.

Arrogance is Burden as Wild Lose 5-2

Mike Yeo said his team seems like they have approached these last few home games with a bit of an arrogance. That arrogance proved to be a burden as the Wild failed to win two more vital points in the standings.

Wild Desert the Isle 6-0

Minnesota broke out for its best offensive performance of the season against the New York Islanders on the second half of a back-to-back. Matt Moulson scored two goals in his first return to Long Island since his trade to the Sabres.

Iggy Popped. Wild Lose in Boston 4-1

Jarome Iginla scores two as the Boston Bruins celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.

Wild Falls to the Blue Jackets in Shootout Thrille

The Wild and Blue Jackets were locked in a goaltenders' duel as Bobrovsky out-lasts Kuemper in a 4 round shootout.

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Wild v Blue Jackets Game Thread

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Wild Drops Series Finale in Dallas

Mike Modano's number 9 was lifted into the rafters and Minnesota loses a tough, physical game to the Stars.

Taking Advantage of the Man Advantage

The Minnesota Wild are preparing for a sprint to the playoffs and hope to clinch its second straight playoff berth in a row. If that is to happen, some areas of their play will need to improve, namely the power play.

Back to Fluidity

The NHL season restarts today and the roster freeze that was in place during the Olympics has now been thawed.

Olympic Thread for 2/11

Talk ALL DAY LONG with your friends about the events unfolding in Sochi!

Lightning vs Wild: Game Preview

Two games left until the league breaks for the Olympics.

GameThread

Wild at FLames Gamethread

2013-2014 season Game 57 Minnesota Wild @ Calgary Flames Scotiabank Place @ 9:00 PM TV: FSN, ALT Radio: KFAN 100.3; Listen on wild.com M...

Sluggish Start in Denver Dooms Wild

Wild lose to the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 after a sluggish first two periods chase Darcy Kuemper.

Ducks Fowled at Home

The Wild go into Anaheim to hand the Ducks their second regulation loss at home all season.

Playoff Hoping and Still So Many Questions

Players like rookie goalie, Darcy Kuemper, and veteran forward, Jason Pominville, have become a huge story as to why the Wild are still in the playoff picture.

Protecting the Cage

Trying to find another defenseman so that Ryan Suter's minutes can be spread out over the other pairings.

Culture Shocking

Sports locker rooms should behave more like regular businesses.

Shooting Blanks

Wild scoring woes and other teams' shot/goal chart breakdown

This for That

A look at how the Draft Day swap of Cal Clutterbuck for Nino Niederreiter has looked for both teams.

Wild Reach for Character a Mile High

The Wild are coming in to stop the road trip dead in its tracks and would win 2-1 in a shootout.

Stealing Victory from the J

Wild get goals from Zach Parise and Captain Mikko Koivu to beat a reeling Sharks team that threw a lot of rubber at the Wild net.

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