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GDT: Wild @ Oilers

Minnesota Wild Talk Today, 12:02 AM
Minnesota Wild (11-8-4, 26 pts) @ Edmonton Oilers (14-10-2, 30 pts) 8:30 p.m. Rogers Place - New digs! Television: Fox Sports North / Rad...
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Article: Wild roller coaster keeps on moving

Minnesota Wild Talk Today, 12:02 AM
In a bit of an odd game, the Wild lost to the lowly Canucks on Tuesday, 5-4. Each side blew that dreaded, two-goal hockey lead, and Vanco...
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GDT: Wild @ Flames

Minnesota Wild Talk Today, 12:02 AM
Minnesota (22-8-3, 25 pts, T-7th in West) @ Calgary (11-13-2, 24 pts, T-9th in West) tonight from Stampede Town.  Opening faceoff 8p...
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Article: Gap Control

Minnesota Wild Talk Yesterday, 08:25 PM
One of the most critical elements to being a successful defenseman is gap control. We sometimes hear announcers refer to it. But what doe...
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Article: The Chopping Block

Minnesota Wild Talk 01 Dec 2016
The NHL’s newest expansion team in Las Vegas has officially chosen the “Golden Knights” as their team name which means next is developing...
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The Week in Hockey – November 27- December 3

It’s been a busy week in the NHL, and WildXtra has your weekly digest on the news and happenings, as well as a look ahead at next week.

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Wild Offense Still Offensive

Unquestionably, the Wild's team MVP so far has to be goalie Devan Dubnyk. But his steady, consistent play also stands in stark contrast to the erratic, inconsistent play of the rest of the team in front of him. And that's a problem.

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Gap Control

One of the most critical elements to being a successful defenseman is gap control. We sometimes hear announcers refer to it. But what does it really mean? Let’s take a look at some good, and not so good, examples of we have seen in recent Minnesota Wild games.

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Wild 2017 RFA Tracker: November Update

The Wild have three key restricted free agents at the end of the season, and with the salary cap not expected to go up a whole lot next year, the Wild will more than likely be forced to part ways with one of those RFAs. Every month, we will look at how these players are doing and look at what their status might be for returning next season.

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Wild roller coaster keeps on moving

In a bit of an odd game, the Wild lost to the lowly Canucks on Tuesday, 5-4. Each side blew that dreaded, two-goal hockey lead, and Vancouver scored the game-winner with 2:35 left to get the two points. Jason Pominville scored two goals for the Wild, Jason Zucker scored on a breakaway and neither of the Sedin twins scored (unless you count the goal that was disallowed). See, told you it was an odd night.

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The Chopping Block

The NHL’s newest expansion team in Las Vegas has officially chosen the “Golden Knights” as their team name which means next is developing a roster of players from the 30 NHL teams currently in the league. Today, I am going to give my thoughts on which Wild players are safe and which ones are at risk of being put on the chopping block and up for grabs for the Golden Knights.

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Kaprizov Shining In Russia

The Wild prospect pipeline has gone a bit dry in the past few seasons, however, last season we noted that they might have found a diamond in the rough in Russian forward Kirill Kaprizov. After a change in teams this past summer, Kaprizov has now gone onto a level few 19 year olds have ever done in the KHL.

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40 Random Thoughts: Wild vs Jets

The day before Thanksgiving, I went to the Wild game. From that, I have 40 random thoughts, because that’s what happens when I go to Wild games.

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Giles & The Goalie: Dan Free Podcast

Giles and Ben managed to record on time this week, over a huge breakfast burrito and a few mich goldens. You can subscribe on iTunes, or you can listen below.

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The Week in Hockey – November 20-26

It’s been a busy week in the NHL, and WildXtra has your weekly digest on the news and happenings, as well as a look ahead at next week.

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Wild Quarter-Season Grades

Today the Minnesota Wild play their 21st of 82 games this season. While there are still plenty of games to be played, we issue our progress reports and grades a quarter of the way through the season. Let’s have a look:

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We Did the Math: Cap Recapture Penalty

On a recent 5 Minute Major, it was pointed out that Parise takes more punishment than anyone on the Wild when he goes to the net. I would agree, and this raises the question of how much longer he can sustain that level of abuse and continue to play. So we took a moment to do the math to figure out what the Wild would be in for if Parise called it quits (or Suter for that matter).