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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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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Freddy Gaudreau lifts ...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 3-2 shootout win over Buffalo to cap off Hockey Day Minnesota!
17 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Looking for Anothe...
We preview tonight's game against Buffalo and a history of close games on Hockey Day Minnesota!
16 min
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Brandon Duhaime and Connor Dewar can Both Handl...
We make the case for bigger roles for Connor Dewar and Brandon Duhaime as the Trade Deadline draws closer!
27 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Mats Zuccarello lifts ...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 3-2 overtime win for the Wild over the Flyers and to preview Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday!
14 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Ryan Hartman Scratched ...
We preview tonight's game against the Flyers and Ryan Hartman being scratched!
16 min
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Which Wild Players are Out-Producing their Curr...
We look at which players are over-performing or under-performing their current contracts and we look at the current Wild trade list!
30 min
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Wild Return Home in Desperate Need of Wins
After a 4-2 Loss to Tampa Bay the Wild find themselves outside the Playoff picture. What needs to change?
30 min
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Wild Aim to Rebound Against Lightning!
Kevin Gorg joins to preview tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning!
17 min
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What does the Western Conference Playoff Pictur...
We take a look at who is currently in and out of the Western Conference Playoff Picture!
28 min
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The Upcoming Schedule does Not get Any Easier f...
Alex Micheletti joins to recap a rough weekend for the Wild and a pivotal week ahead for them to try to get back on track!
31 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Turnovers and Penaltie...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 5-3 loss to Florida and continued issues for the Wild in generating even strength offense!
14 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Look to Pounce on ...
Kevin Gorg joins to preview tonight's game against Florida!
18 min
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A Few Weekend Lineup Suggestions for the Wild
We suggest a few lineup tweaks to fix what ails the Wild offensively!
29 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Penalties Doom Wild in...
We recap a 5-2 loss to Carolina with too many trips to the penalty box and not enough offensive pressure!
16 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Dumba out as Wild face ...
We preview tonight's game against Carolina in which Matt Dumba will be a healthy scratch and Marc-Andre Fleury gets the start!
18 min
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Filip Gustavsson Cannot be Stopped
We give some much needed love to Filip Gustavsson after yet another strong performance against Washington!
28 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Gustavsson Sharp as Wi...
We recap a 4-2 win over Washington, another solid start from Filip Gustavsson and the Wild defensemen getting involved on offense!
17 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Kirill Kaprizov Leads W...
We preview tonight's game against Washington and Kirill Kaprizov squaring off with Alex Ovechkin!
15 min
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What Matt Boldy's Extension means for the rest ...
We look at the Matt Boldy contract extension and what it says about offseason plans for other Wild impending free agents!
31 min
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A Big Test for the Wild out East!
Alex Micheletti joins to preview a huge East Coast Road Trip for the Wild!
34 min
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Checking in on the 2023 NHL Draft with Gabe Foley
Gabe Foley joins to update his 2023 NHL Draft Rankings as well as
27 min
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Are the Wild a Possible Landing Spot for Jakob ...
Zach Zeman joins the show as we discuss whether or not the Wild may be interested in Jakob Chychrun if they trade Matt Dumba!
32 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Come Alive in Thi...
We recap a 3-1 win against the Islanders and the Wild finding a way to grind through their offensive struggles!
15 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Plenty of Minnesota Con...
We preview tonight's game against Zach Parise and the New York Islanders and who needs to step up for the Wild!
15 min
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Are Other Teams Calling the Wild about Matt Dum...
We discuss recent rumors that teams have come calling about Matt Dumba, a suggestion for lineup tweaks and two Iowa Wild players making the AHL All Star Showcase!
27 min
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Why are the 2022-23 Wild Less Exciting to Watch...
We look at the factors that have led to this year's team not being able to capture the same excitement as last year
21 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Rangers Outlast Wild 4...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 4-3 loss to the Rangers and what the Wild need to do to get back on track against the Islanders Thursday!
16 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild at Full Strength a...
We preview tonight's game against the Rangers and the return of Mats Zuccarello and Marc-Andre Fleury!
15 min
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Which Available Centers should the Wild target ...
We discuss which centers the Wild should be keeping an eye on via the trade market as well as if a big swing trade makes sense for the Wild this season!
30 min
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The Wild missed Mats Zuccarello over the Weekend
Alex Micheletti joins to recap an exciting weekend for the Wild and games coming up against both New York teams!
32 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Shut Out by Blues...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 3-0 loss to the Blues and a busy week ahead with games against the Rangers and Islanders and Coyotes!
14 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Look to Win Rematc...
We preview tonight's game against the Blues and the anticipated return of Filip Gustavsson to the net!
15 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Sabres Rally to Beat W...
We recap a 6-5 loss to the Sabres in Overtime and set the stage for tomorrow's game against St. Louis!
15 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Brandon Duhaime Returns...
We preview tonight's game against the Sabres and the return of Brandon Duhaime while Mats Zuccarello is out with an injury!
16 min
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Kirill Kaprizov is a 2023 NHL All Star! Which O...
We look at the NHL Players selected to each division's All Star Roster and which players are deserving of being write in candidates!
28 min
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The Wild Aim to Tame Tough January!
Alex Micheletti joins to recap a strong win over Tampa Bay and the start of a very tough stretch for a Wild team nearing full health!
36 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Start 2023 by Sho...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 5-1 win over Tampa Bay and a big weekend ahead!
16 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Begin 2023 with To...
We preview tonight's game against the Lightning and a draft day trade in 2014 that had big ripple effects for both teams!
26 min
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3 Wild Players that hold the Keys to a Successf...
We discuss 3 Wild Players who could impact the fortunes of the team in the 2023 portion of the schedule!
22 min
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The State of Minnesota Sports in 2023 and Beyond!
Colton Molesky of NBC15 in Madison joins to look at the state of the pro teams in Minnesota and what they have in store in 2023!
47 min
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The Locked on Wild 2022 Year in Review!
We recap all of the good and bad from 2022 for the Minnesota Wild!
25 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Stars Even Season Seri...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars and the first meeting of the season coming up against St. Louis!
14 min
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Wild and Stars hope to replicate Fireworks in S...
Dane Lewis of Locked on Stars joins to preview the second meeting of the season between the Wild and Stars!
36 min
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Wild Start Post-Christmas Schedule on High Note...
We recap a 4-1 win over Winnipeg that included Sammy Walker's first career NHL goal and another strong start from Filip Gustavsson!
24 min
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Adam Beckman and Sammy Walker Return as the Wil...
Alex Micheletti joins to talk about Marcus Foligno's injury situation, Mason Shaw's suspension and a big week against Central Division opponents!
31 min
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Aaron Judge, Messi, Rams, Bengals, Ovechkin, Co...
30 min
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Love it or Leave it Behind: the 2022-23 Minneso...
We talk about what we love so far about the 2022-23 Minnesota Wild and what we would like to see them leave behind as we near the end of the year!
29 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Run out of Gas an...
We recap a 5-2 loss to San Jose and a Wild team that looked ready for a break
16 min
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Checking in on Former Wild Members of the San J...
JD Young of Locked on Sharks joins to preview tonight's game against San Jose and to revisit the Kaapo Kahkonen-Jacob Middleton Trade!
33 min
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Wild Messed Around but Thankfully Didn't Find o...
Jason Hernandez of Locked on Anaheim Ducks joins the show to recap a 4-1 win for the Wild over Anaheim!
34 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Survive Sluggish ...
We recap a 4-1 win over Anaheim that featured a DREADFUL second period, and the Matt Boldy line taking charge in the 3rd period!
15 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Start West Coast S...
We preview tonight's game against Anaheim and some uncertainty in net for the Ducks!
15 min
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How Have the Wild done in Later Rounds of the N...
We attempt to find some later round hits for the Minnesota Wild over their last few years of drafts!
29 min
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2022 Has had Fewer Goals but More Complete Team...
We compare last year to this year through 31 games and look at the team stats as well as where key individual players were at to this point in the year!
25 min
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Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello have Taken ...
Alex Micheletti joins to recap another perfect week for the Wild and dominance from the top line. Plus Ryan Hartman's return to the lineup!
33 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Outlast Ottawa Ra...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 4-2 win over Ottawa and continued dominance from Kirill Kaprizov
14 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Filip Gustavsson Faces ...
We preview today's game against Ottawa and Ryan Hartman's return to the lineup!
16 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Zuccarello Hat Trick l...
We recap a 4-1 win over Chicago and discuss the expected return of Ryan Hartman to the lineup on Sunday!
15 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Host Reeling Black...
Jack Bushman of Locked on Blackhawks joins to preview tonight's game and what has led to Chicago falling into a slump!
16 min
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Should the Wild Pursue Max Domi or Andreas Atha...
Jack Bushman of Locked on Blackhawks joins to look at two Chicago players the Wild could potentially look at in a trade!
25 min
61
Things that Go Thump in the Night
After a Physical Win over Detroit, we look at how the Wild are in a better position to win in the postseason by playing a more complete brand of hockey!
33 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Muscle Past Red W...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 4-1 win over Detroit and the Wild putting the first week of the season fully behind them!
15 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Host Banged up Red...
We preview tonight's game against Detroit and a Red Wings team trying to get on track despite injuries!
15 min
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There are More than a Few Hurdles in a Potentia...
We discuss the particulars of a potential Matt Dumba trade and the reasoning behind his workload so far this season!
27 min
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What will the Lineup Look Like when Ryan Hartma...
We discuss what Sammy Walker has brought to the Boldy line and what the line combos may look like when Ryan Hartman and Brandon Duhaime return!
24 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Defense Shuts Dow...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 2-1 win and a defense that found a way to stifle Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl
15 min
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Locked on Wild PREGAME: Wild Look for Revenge A...
Tom Gazzola joins to preview tonight's game against Edmonton and the third matchup in the last 2 weeks!
15 min
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Empty Net Magic has been Replaced by Shorthande...
Alex Micheletti joins to recap a 2-2 road trip with a Filip Gustavsson shut out, plus too many men on the ice penalties and Sammy Walker's debut!
33 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Filip Gustavsson Dazzl...
Kevin Gorg joins to break down a 3-0 win over Vancouver, Sammy Walker's NHL Debut and Filip Gustavsson's shutout!
13 min
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Sammy Walker to Debut as Wild face Vancouver To...
We preview tonight's game against Vancouver and what the Wild will need to fix to come away with a win!
14 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Skinner Stonewalls Wil...
We recap a 5-2 loss to Edmonton and a few critical mistakes that led to Edmonton goals
15 min
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Internal and External Options to give Matt Bold...
We discuss the options to bolster Matt Boldy's line both internally and externally!
24 min
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Wild Burned by Bad Play in Calgary
We recap a 5-3 loss to Calgary and an opportunity squandered with the Central Division up for grabs
29 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Self Inflicted Errors ...
We recap a 5-3 loss to Calgary in which the Wild were not able to hold a 2-0 lead
14 min
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The Pros and Cons of a Brock Boeser Trade
We examine the pros and cons of trading for Brock Boeser as well as the cost to acquire him and what salary would have to be moved!
30 min
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A Wild Weekend to end a Perfect Week!
Alex Micheletti joins to recap a crazy weekend for the Wild and to preview three tough road challenges this week!
32 min
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Locked On Wild POSTCAST: Wild Survive Frantic S...
14 min
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Locked on Wild LIVE Pregame Show: Wild at Stars...
We preview today's game against the Dallas Stars and recap yesterday's win against Anaheim!
23 min
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Sam Steel and Joel Eriksson Ek are Stepping up ...
We recap a 5-3 win over Edmonton and look at how the return of the GREEF Line has started to solidify the rest of the lineup!
29 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Speed past Oilers...
Kevin Gorg joins to break down a 5-3 win over Edmonton and a look at the upcoming road trip!
12 min
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Locked on Wild LIVE Pregame Show: Oilers at Wil...
Join us for a LIVE pregame show leading up to the Wild-Oilers game tonight!
25 min
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November by the Numbers for the Wild
We take a look at the numbers for the Wild both from a team standpoint and individually!
22 min
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Brandon Duhaime's Recent Absence has been Felt
We discuss Brandon Duhaime's Sophomore Season and why he is showing he is capable of a bigger role with the Wild!
28 min
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How do the 2022-23 Minnesota Wild look 21 Games...
We compare the 2021-22 Wild to 2022-23 through 21 games to see where they are better or worse and what needs to change going forward!
28 min
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Hello Ryan Reaves, Goodbye (for now) Marco Rossi
Alex Micheletti joins to recap the Ryan Reaves trade, the decision to send Marco Rossi back to Iowa and a big week ahead!
34 min
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Jordan Greenway Returns (Again) as the Wild hos...
We preview tonight's game against Winnipeg and more line juggling with Jordan Greenway set to return!
25 min
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What should the Wild do with their Impending UF...
Zach Zeman joins the show to look at where things are at right now with many Wild players who will need new contracts either this offsesason or next!
30 min
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Will Sam Steel Stick at 1C?
Alex Micheletti joins to recap the win against Carolina and to preview upcoming games against Winnipeg, Toronto and Arizona!
31 min
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Tyson Jost Couldn't Find a Role in Minnesota
Charles Stuart joins to talk Tyson Jost, Marco Rossi, and Dean Evason!
23 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Alex Goligoski Lifts W...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 2-1 overtime win over Carolina and a magical night for Alex Goligoski
12 min
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Frustration is Starting to Mount after Another ...
We recap a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh that leaves more questions than answered and prompts a players only meeting
28 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Crosby Rebounds as Pen...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh and wht the Wild just cannot get themselves back on track.
13 min
93
The Wild and Penguins are Both Trying to Jump S...
Hunter Hodies of Locked on Penguins joins to preview tonight's game against Pittsburgh!
39 min
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The Top of the 2023 NHL Draft is Full of Elite ...
Gabe Foley of Recruit Scouting joins to some of the top US prospects in the 2023 NHL Draft, players who have seen their stock rise and fall, and a few gems for later in the draft!
29 min
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The Wild have Zero Margin for Error until they ...
We recap a frustrating loss to Nashville that saw the Wild offense and Power Play struggle to even enter the zone and try to figure out how to fix it!
29 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Power Play Ice Co...
We recap a 2-1 loss to Nashville in which the Wild offense continued to struggle at even strength and on the Power Play
15 min
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Brock Faber is leading a Young Gopher Roster in...
Dylan Loucks of Gopherhole joins to discuss Brock Faber and the start of the season for the Gopher Men's Hockey Team!
19 min
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Mason Shaw Isn't Going Anywhere
Alex Micheletti joins for a Micheletti Monday to recap a 3-2 loss to San Jose, Mason Shaw earning an extended stay and a challenging week ahead for the Wild!
26 min
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Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Wild Let 2-0 Lead Slip...
Kevin Gorg joins to recap a 3-2 shootout loss to San Jose and their upcoming game Tuesday against Nashville
13 min
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Suffocating Defense Leads Wild to 1-0 Win over ...
We recap a 1-0 win over Seattle and gear up for tomorrow's game against San Jose!
26 min