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Minnesota Wild Talk 03 Jan 2017
Saw the sad news on the front page today, and while I won't dwell on how the owners let you guys down, I did want to drop by here and say...
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Wild/Blue Jackets

Minnesota Wild Talk 02 Jan 2017
I would like to see the Wild win, obvs.  But honestly, I'm enjoying the fact that the Wild are one of two teams that are the talk of...
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Article: 5MM: New Year's Showdown

Minnesota Wild Talk 31 Dec 2016
Mike, Nick, and Doubles rapped about the Wild's big showdown with the Blue Jackets.Mike, Nick, and Doubles talked about how the Wild buil...
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Game Day: Isle-Wild

Minnesota Wild Talk 11 Jan 2017
Both the Wild and Islanders played on Tuesday.  Essentials:Wild 22-8-4 48 pts, 105 GF, 68 GA, Won 11, 2nd Central, 2nd West, 5th NHL...
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LeBrun: Five Day Bye Week

Minnesota Wild Talk 30 Dec 2016
More love, and by love, I mean mention, from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun   Interesting stuff here from LeBrun.     Wild has their...
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Thank You For Supporting Wild Xtra

It is with a great deal of sadness that we must announce that Wild Xtra will cease to be an updated web site effective immediately. I want to thank all of our writers and forum contributors for the two-plus year run we had and invite you to continue following our writers as they move on to their next endeavors. I also want to explain why we’re shutting down.

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So you like those chances?

Early this week, I found an article on Moneypuck.com that showed what they thought were different team’s chances of making the playoffs and winning in the playoffs. While Twitter went bonkers, some (rightly) pointed out that the Vikings’ chances looked really good after 5 games, too. So let’s see if we can understand how they came to their conclusions and what it means for the Wild.

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5MM: New Year's Showdown

Mike, Nick, and Doubles rapped about the Wild's big showdown with the Blue Jackets.

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The Brawl in St. Paul

Well, this is exciting. The two hottest hockey teams on the planet will be in St. Paul on Saturday night, and it’s not some kind of Summit Series Exhibition or something.

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Boudreau's Eleven

While 2016 has not been good if you are a celebrity, the year’s final month has been crazy-good for the Minnesota Wild. To this point, the Wild has accumulated 23 out of a possible 24 points. That’s just plain nuts. A lot has happened since the beginning of the streak on December Fourth. Let’s take a quick game-by-game look back, noting each game’s Three Stars as chosen by the Star Tribune’s Michael Russo, at what has become a December to remember in the State of Hockey.

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How It Happened: Spurgeon OT Winner in Nashville

Jared Spurgeon scored 2:36 into overtime on Tuesday night, giving the Wild a 3-2 victory against the Predators in Nashville. Let’s take a look at the goal and break it down.

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Let's Party!

What is, is, and what will be, will be.

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Giles & The Goalie: Christmas Poutine

Giles and Ben got together for Christmas Poutine, and to record a podcast, because we love you. You can find it on iTunes or you can listen here.

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It’s a Festivus Miracle!

Festivus. Normally on this day the Wild give me ample grievances to air. But not this year. Let’s look back at some of the miracles from the last year:

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40 Random Thoughts: Avalanche at Wild

I went to the Wild game on Tuesday, and wrote about my thoughts, as I'm known to do.

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Doubles' Takes: Masquerade Edition

Lots to talk about with the Wild flying high on an eight-game winning streak. Let’s get to it…

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Wild keep on rolling – at the moment

The Wild have won eight games in a row, ranking second in franchise history as far as these streaks go. A 2-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche at home Tuesday night was the latest in this string. Their last regulation loss was Nov. 29, and they’re 10-1-3 in their past 14 games, earning points in 13-of-14.