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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 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.

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The Best Goal Scored At Xcel Energy Center

A shrine to Minnesota hockey history, Xcel Energy Center reaches the status of holding its own. Here are the 13 best goals scored in the 16 years of the arena.

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Winning makes everything better

Originally, I thought about writing a piece about high school hockey. But when the Wild win five in a row, I suppose I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t write about these suddenly red-hot men in green and red. The Minnesota Wild are 16-8-4 overall, that includes three one-goal victories in the latest winning streak, an overtime win in Edmonton and a shootout (that probably went too many rounds) against Edmonton in St. Paul.

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A Sluggish Division

Through the first two months of the regular season, the Wild haven't exactly given a strong reason for hope when it comes to having a different finish for the postseason. Whether its giving a full 60 minute effort or giving goal support to their Vezina Trophy worthy goalie, the team has left much to be desired. But one reason for hope, is the fact the rest of the Central Division has struggled just as much as the Wild have.

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Dubnyk Awful In One Stat

"If he was in Toronto, there would be no Carey Price."

That was Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, speaking about his #1 netminder, Devan Dubnyk, after the Wild's game in Toronto earlier this week. But, while Dubnyk has been great for the most part this season, it hasn't been all good for him.

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Coyle: May I have some more, please?

As the Wild head into the final game of the very lengthy Canadian road trip, I decided to take a look at the player stats sheet. At the top, there’s a tie with 17 points between Charlie Coyle and Eric Staal. Coyle leads the team in goals with nine. I’ll admit, it’s a little surprising.

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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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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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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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Back to life, back to reality

A few weeks ago, I wrote about all the goals the Wild kept scoring. Four goals a game, five goals. It was a simpler time. Predictably, the goal-scoring high has come crashing down. I knew it even as I penned that piece.

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Minnesota Born

The NHL is littered with players born in Minnesota. Let’s take a quick trip around the league and see how they’re all doing!