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Locked on Wild is your daily source for the latest Minnesota Wild news and notes. Seth Toupal, veteran Minnesota sports content producer brings you game analysis, interviews with Wild media members, as well as reaction to team news and transactions. If it happens in the State of Hockey, Locked on Wild has you covered. Part of the Locked on Podcast Network.

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What to Watch For in Preseason Game Two against...
We discuss the first round of roster cuts, what to watch for tonight against the Avalanche, and why Sam Steel may have just needed a chance of scenery!
21 min
2
Best Odds and Bets for the Wild in 2022-23!
NHL Handicapper Jack Bond of Paramount Sports joins to look at the best odds and bets for the Wild in 2022-23!
29 min
3
Marco Rossi is Ready for the NHL Stage!
We look at season expectations for Marco Rossi in 2022-23 after a strong start in the preseason!
24 min
4
Wild Begin Preseason with 3-2 Overtime Win!
We discuss the first preseason game of the year and some lineup tweaks by Dean Evason!
23 min
5
Sizing up the Central: Avalanche Edition
Chris Micieli and Kyle Sullivan of Locked on Avalanche join the show for a Crossover episode to recap the Avs offseason!
37 min
6
The Wild look to Learn from Early Playoff Exit ...
Kevin Gorg of Bally Sports North joins to preview the 2022-23 season for the Wild!
27 min
7
What can we expect from Matt Boldy in 2022-23?
We look at season expectations for Matt Boldy in 2022-23!
24 min
8
What can we expect from Mats Zuccarello in 2022...
We look at season expectations for Mats Zuccarello in 2022-23!
25 min
9
Can Ryan Hartman repeat his Breakout Season Aga...
We look at season expectations, stat projections and storylines to watch for Ryan Hartman in 2022-23!
25 min
10
Sizing up the Central: Blackhawks Edition
Jack Bushman of Locked on Blackhawks joins for a crossover episode to look at what would be a successful year for Minnesota and Chicago!
33 min
11
Sizing up the Central: Blues Edition Part 2
Josh Hyman of Locked on Blues joins for a crossover episode looking at three factors that could make or break the Blues season!
35 min
12
Sizing up the Central: Blues Edition Part 1
Josh Hyman of Locked on Blues joins for a crossover episode recapping the offseason and gearing up for 2022-23!
29 min
13
Sizing up the Central: Dallas Stars Edition
Dane Lewis of Locked on Stars joins for a crossover episode to recap the Dallas offseason!
37 min
14
What can we expect from Kirill Kaprizov in 2022...
We look at season expectations, stats projections, and storylines to watch for Kirill Kaprizov in 2022-23!
25 min
15
How can the Wild Fix their Power Play and Penal...
Zach Zeman joins the show to look at how the Wild can fix their Special Teams units and which players should get the most time on them!
30 min
16
Why Ryan Hartman, Marcus Foligno and Freddy Gau...
Zach Zeman joins the show to look at whether or not key Wild players will regress or maintain their career best seasons!
26 min
17
Wild trade Dmitry Kulikov to Ducks and Open the...
We discuss the Dmitry Kulikov trade and what it means for Calen Addison and the rest of the Wild defensemen!
23 min
18
Sam Steel will Bolster the Wild Bottom Six
We discuss the signing of Sam Steel and where he will fit in the lineup!
23 min
19
How the Wild and Blackhawks handled their bigge...
Jack Bushman of Locked on Blackhawks joins for a crossover episode to recap a busy offseason for both teams!
35 min
20
Which Wild Prospects will make the NHL Roster N...
We discuss which prospects have the best chance to make the Wild roster the quickest!
22 min
21
Breaking down the 2022-23 Schedule!
We go month by month to break down the 2022-23 schedule for the Wild!
23 min
22
Ask the Fans! Do you Like the Direction the Wil...
Wild fan Charles Stuart joins the show to look into the future of the Wild!
24 min
23
Where does the Wild Top Line rank in the Centra...
Part 7 of our Sizing up the Central Series focuses on Central Division Top Lines!
23 min
24
Where do Wild Goalies rank in the Central Divis...
Part 6 of our Sizing up the Central Series focuses on Central Division Goalies!
22 min
25
Where do Wild Right Defensemen rank in the Cent...
Part 5 of our Sizing up the Central Series focuses on Central Division Right Defensemen!
21 min
26
Where do Wild Left Defensemen rank in the Centr...
Part 4 of our Sizing up the Central Series focuses on Central Division Left Defensemen!
21 min
27
Where do Wild Right Wings rank in the Central D...
Part 3 of our Sizing up the Central Series focuses on Central Division Right Wings!
25 min
28
Where do Wild Centers rank in the Central Divis...
Part 2 of our Sizing up the Central Series focuses on Central Division Centers!
23 min
29
Where do Wild Left Wings rank in the Central Di...
Part 1 of our Sizing up the Central Series focuses on Central Division Left Wings!
24 min
30
The Best Games of the 2021-22 Season!
We recap the best games by month for the Wild in 2021-22!
22 min
31
Predicting the 2022-23 Wild Lines
We take a look at what the season opening line combinations may look like and how high Kirill Kaprizov ranks among Left Wings!
28 min
32
What are Kirill Kaprizov's Craziest Goals so far?
We break down a few of Kirill Kaprizov's craziest NHL goals!
20 min
33
What went Wrong with Alex Khovanov?
We discuss what to expect from Marc-Andre Fleury and Filip Gustavsson as well as what led to Alex Khovanov being waived
25 min
34
Where does Dean Evason need to Improve in 2022-23?
We look at Dean Evason's success and what he can tweak to further it in 2022-23!
28 min
35
Where Do the Wild Stack Up in the West after Fr...
We look at how the Wild match up against the West after the first wave of free agency and major trades to come!
28 min
36
3 Free Agents the Wild Should look at Signing!
We discuss whether the Wild should pursue Evan Rodrigues, Sonny Milano or Paul Stastny!
26 min
37
Are We Confident in the Direction Bill Guerin i...
We examine free agent signings, trades and personnel decisions made by Bill Guerin to see if we are confident with his leadership!
29 min
38
Winners and Losers of Day One of NHL Free Agency!
Alex Micheletti and Zach Zeman join the show to recap Day One of NHL Free Agency and what the Wild might do on Day 2!
43 min
39
Filip Gustavsson Could Benefit from a Change in...
Ross Levitan of Locked on Senators joins to break down the Cam Talbot trade and what Filip Gustavsson brings to the Wild!
35 min
40
BREAKING: Wild Trade Cam Talbot to Ottawa for F...
We react to the Cam Talbot trade and the events that triggered it as well as what else Bill Guerin might have up his sleeve
25 min
41
Judd Brackett Finishes off Another Solid Draft ...
We discuss the 2022 NHL Draft Class as well as the latest in the Cam Talbot saga and the Wild's qualifying offers ahead of Free Agency!
32 min
42
Wild retain Marc-Andre Fleury and add Liam Ohgr...
We break down the return of Marc-Andre Fleury and both of the Wild's first round picks!
30 min
43
The Final 2022 NHL Draft Primer!
Gabe Foley of Recruit Scouting joins for one final tune up before the NHL Draft with first round options for the Wild and which player will go first overall?
41 min
44
Middleton Extension Caps off Wild News Day!
We discuss the Middleton Extension, Kirill Kaprizov and other Wild notes!
24 min
45
Could the Wild Trade for a Goalie if Fleury Mov...
We look at the timetable for Marc-Andre Fleury making a decision and if the Wild will add a goalie via trade if he moves on
25 min
46
Options for the Wild with an additional pick in...
Wyatt Garin joins the show to discuss the Kevin Fiala trade and the options it gives the Wild in the NHL Draft!
35 min
47
What are the Biggest Ripple Effects from the Ke...
Alex Micheletti and Zach Zeman join to break down the Kevin Fiala trade and what Brock Faber brings to the Wild!
37 min
48
BREAKING: Wild Trade Kevin Fiala to Los Angeles...
We react to the Kevin Fiala trade and the ripple effects it causes!
29 min
49
The Best Picks for the Wild by Round in their N...
We determine the best picks by round for the Minnesota Wild since 2000!
21 min
50
One Common Theme for the Wild Among Latest Mock...
We look at the Latest Mock Drafts across the NHL to see who the Wild are projected to select and why they should go a different route!
24 min
51
What could the Islanders offer in a Potential K...
Gil Martin of Locked on Islanders joins for a Crossover Show to discuss what the Islanders could offer in a Kevin Fiala trade!
34 min
52
New Jersey Wants Kevin Fiala and has Plenty to ...
Trey Matthews of Locked on Devils joins for a crossover episode to discuss the particulars of a Kevin Fiala trade!
33 min
53
Kaprizov Finishes 7th in Hart Trophy Voting!
We look at where various Wild players finished in Season Award voting and Connor Dewar is close to signing an extension!
20 min
54
Should the Wild Retain Their Free Agents?
We discuss how the Wild can spend their remaining cap money with the 2022-23 Salary Cap set!
30 min
55
First Round Draft Options for the Wild!
Gabe Foley of Recruit Scouting joins to look at prospects who could be available if the Wild acquire an additional First Round Pick!
35 min
56
The Senators have Plenty of Picks and Prospects...
Ross Levitan of Locked on Senators joins the show to look at what Ottawa could offer in return for Kevin Fiala!
38 min
57
Plenty of Minnesota Ties in the Stanley Cup Final
We look at which Minnesotans and former Wild players you an root for in this year's Stanley Cup Final!
24 min
58
Jacob Middleton Should Figure into Wild's Future
We evaluate Jacob Middleton's 2021-22 season and what he can bring to the Wild's defense long term!
25 min
59
What would A Kings Trade Package for Fiala Look...
Sarah Avampato of Locked on LA Kings joins to look at potential assets in a Kevin Fiala trade!
37 min
60
Is Freddy Gaudreau a better fit at Center or Wing?
We evaluate Freddy Gaudreau's 2021-22 season and whether he is a better fit as a wing or center going forward!
29 min
61
Matt Boldy's Rookie Year Will be Hard to Beat!
We evaluate Matt Boldy's 2021-22 Season and what is in store for him next year and beyond!
26 min
62
Kevin Fiala Put it All Together in 2021-22
We evaluate Kevin Fiala's 2021-22 Season and look ahead to what is next for him!
31 min
63
Which Wild Player Took the Biggest Step Forward...
We discuss everything from career seasons to players who came out of nowhere during the 2021-22 season!
26 min
64
Will the Fourth Line Look Different Next Season?
We dissect the 4th line, candidates to fill both wing spots both internally and in free agency, and who ultimately should be the ones to get the minutes next year
25 min
65
Wild have Hit on First Round Draft Picks since ...
We discuss the news that the Wild won't sign Filip Johansson and will instead receive an additional 2nd round pick in this year's draft!
27 min
66
What are the Wild's options at Goalie for the 2...
We discuss the Wild's goalie options heading into next season, with a look at free agency and some in house candidates who could get a look!
29 min
67
The only thing to slow Mats Zuccarello down in ...
We Evaluate Mats Zuccarello's 2021-22 Season and Discuss Ottawa making their First Round pick available
27 min
68
What is next for the Wild and Predators after F...
Nick Morgan of Locked on Predators joins to recap Round 1 and to preview the offseason for Nashville!
36 min
69
Ryan Hartman's Unexpected Career Year!
We evaluate Ryan Hartman's 2021-22 Season and why Jesper Wallstedt can give Wild fans a goalie capable of stealing playoff wins!
27 min
70
Which Teams are Logical Suitors for Kevin Fiala?
Alex Micheletti and Zach Zeman join the show as we dive into some of the Wild's biggest Offseason Questions!
32 min
71
A Record Breaking Season for Kirill Kaprizov
We evaluate Kirill Kaprizov's 2021-22 season and what he can possibly do to improve heading into next season!
25 min
72
Regression and Departures will make "Running it...
We look at the anticipated losses in scoring for next year and why that may lead to Bill Guerin making some tough choices during the season
28 min
73
Which Wild Players Make up their Current Core?
We move Wild players into either Core of Complimentary categories heading into next year!
24 min
74
Bill Guerin's Offseason Blueprint
We discuss Bill Guerin's Offseason Plan and Dean Evason's Thoughts on the Wild's Special Teams Issues
31 min
75
Resuming 2022 NHL Draft Discussion!
Gabe Foley returns to discuss recent news surrounding top picks in this year's draft and some later targets for the Wild!
32 min
76
The Wild's Offense Followed Kirill Kaprizov's L...
We review the Wild's offense and what ultimately let them down in the postseason!
28 min
77
Wild Go Out Like a Lamb in Round One
The Minnesota Wild go from Best Season in Team History to First Round Playoff Exit losing 5-1 in Game 6 to lose 4-2 in the Series
25 min
78
POSTCAST: Wild Eliminated from the Playoffs as ...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap the final game of the year as the Wild start strong but fade as the Blues take the Series!
12 min
79
The Wild Must Play with Desperation in Game 6
We preview Game 6 and the lineup changes that can help the Wild extend the series to Game 7!
26 min
80
Kirill Kaprizov Needed Help in Game 5 and Didn'...
We recap Game 5 and look at the rise of Kirill Kaprizov and the Fiala line continuing to hurt the Wild by not scoring
30 min
81
POSTCAST: Kirill Kaprizov's Goals Not Enough as...
Kevin Gorg joins to break down Game 5 and what changes the Wild may consider heading into a win or go home Game 6
11 min
82
Which Players Need to Step Up Most in Game 5?
We preview Game 5 with Players who need to step up and why Marc-Andre Fleury is the right choice again in net
27 min
83
Blues Early Pace Too Much For Wild to Match in ...
We Recap the Blues 5-2 win in Game 4 and why the GREEF Line and Fiala line both need to avoid a repeat performance in Game 5!
27 min
84
POSTCAST: Slow Start Dooms Wild in 5-2 Game 4 Loss
We recap what went wrong in Game 4 and if we can expect a wake up from the Fiala line going forward!
11 min
85
Exorcising Minnesota Sports Playoff Demons
Colton Molesky joins to look at the current state of Minnesota Playoff Demons and how to Exorcise them!
40 min
86
POSTCAST: Wild Score Early and Often to Regan H...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap another strong game from the Wild as they grab a 2-1 Series Lead!
11 min
87
Setting Up Game 3 in St. Louis
We look at the key elements for both teams in Game 3 and what the Wild need to do to regain home ice advantage!
28 min
88
Wild Reward Evason's Patience with Game 2 Win!
We recap Game 2 and how Dean Evason sticking to his Lineup Payed Off!
27 min
89
POSTCAST: Kirill Kaprizov Records a Hat Trick a...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a strong Game 2 performance by the Wild to even the series at 1 Game Apiece!
13 min
90
What Needs to Change for the Wild in Game 2?
We look at the Wild's lineup change and what else they need to do differently to even the series tonight!
29 min
91
Wild Lose Composure in Game 1
We recap Game 1, and why what happened late in the game was far more disappointing than the final result.
31 min
92
POSTCAST: Special Teams doom Wild in 4-0 loss i...
Kevin Gorg joins to break down what let the Wild down in their Game 1 loss to the Blues!
11 min
93
Which Goalie Tandem has the Edge between the Wi...
Josh Hyman of Locked on Blues joins for a crossover preview of Round One between the Wild and Blues!
33 min
94
The Blues Bring Impressive Depth into Round One
Thomas Welch of Locked on Blues joins to preview Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Wild and Blues!
32 min
95
The Biggest Storylines for the Wild Heading int...
Alex Micheletti and Zach Zeman join to look at the biggest storylines for the Wild as they begin the playoffs tonight!
36 min
96
The Wild are Postseason Ready after Beating Cal...
We recap a critical win over the Flames and look at which Wild players will make their return to the Ice tonight against the Avs!
24 min
97
POSTCAST: Kirill Kaprizov Scores in Overtime to...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a thrilling Overtime win for the Wild to set themselves up to take the 2 seed in the Central!
15 min
98
What do we want to see from the Wild tonight ag...
We discuss what we want to see from the Wild tonight against the Flames as well as an injury update on key Wild players!
27 min
99
A Necessary Wake Up Call against Arizona
We look at what let the Wild down against the Coyotes and whether or not they have the ability to fix the mistakes when the Playoffs start!
28 min
100
POSTCAST: Coyotes Stun Wild 5-3
Arizona hung around and the Wild's Power Play could not capitalize. Kevin Gorg joins to break down the Wild's first regulation loss in a while!
13 min