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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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Which Wild Players Make up their Current Core?
We move Wild players into either Core of Complimentary categories heading into next year!
24 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shorthanded Wild should still Handle Coyotes
Robyn Leano of Locked on Coyotes joins for a Crossover Preview of tonight's game!
36 min
Bonus: Reflecting on the legacy of Montreal Can...
9 min
A Costly Win in Nashville
Alex Micheletti joins for a Micheletti Monday to recap a successful week for the Wild but a concerning injury for Jared Spurgeon
30 min
Locked on Wild POSTCAST: Dmitry Kulikiv scores ...
We recap an exciting win for the Wild against Nashville and hope for some good news on Jared Spurgeon!
12 min
POSTCAST: Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala break...
Kevin Gorg joins us to recap a record breaking win for the Wild as Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala also break even more records!
13 min
Kraken Bring Plenty of Old Friends back to Xcel...
We preview tonight's game against Seattle and look at the career seasons that Matt Boldy, Jared Spurgeon and Jonas Brodin are having!
26 min
POSTCAST: Fiala Scores Twice as Wild Sweep Canu...
Kevin Fiala was great, and the Wild's Penalty Kill continued to build momentum as the Wild tied their franchise record for wins in a season!
11 min
Jon Merrill Returns Tonight against Vancouver!
We preview tonight's game against Vancouver and the return of Jon Merrill to the lineup!
24 min
Did the Wild find Solutions to Season Long Prob...
We look at whether or not the Wild's Special Teams Units may have found solutions against the Canadiens and if the goalie rotation is actually working!
29 min
POSTCAST: Cam Talbot Records Shut Out as Wild B...
We break down a 2-0 win for the Wild in Montreal!
13 min
Sizing up the Western Conference Playoff Field
Alexis Pearson joins the show to discuss which Western Conference teams are real threats in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!
36 min
What Should the Wild Focus on with a Playoff Sp...
Alex Micheletti Joins for a Micheletti Monday to celebrate the Wild clinching a Playoff Spot and to discuss how they should approach the rest of the regular season!
39 min
POSTCAST: Wild Clinch Playoff Spot with 5-4 Win...
Kevin Fiala had a Monster game as the Wild clinched a trip to the Playoffs at home!
12 min
Fleury Helps the Wild Snag a Huge Road Win in D...
Dane Lewis of Locked on Stars joins for a Crossover Recap of the Wild's 3-2 Overtime win over Dallas!
28 min
POSTCAST: Freddy Gaudreau Sends the Wild Past t...
We recap an exciting win for the Wild against Dallas in Overtime and big performances from Kevin Fiala, Freddy Gaudreau and Marc-Andre Fleury
11 min
Ben Meyers says No to Minnesota
We react to Ben Meyers Signing with Colorado, Wild fans taking to Venmo to help Ryan Hartman pay his fine and we speculate on roster juggling for tonight's game against Dallas!
32 min
A Convincing Series Sweep of the Oilers!
We recap another win against Edmonton and give the Timberwolves some love after their Play in Round win against Los Angeles!
27 min
POSTCAST: Kevin Fiala and Ryan Hartman Tally Tw...
The Minnesota Wild completed a Season Sweep of the Oilers thanks to Strong Goaltending and Early Scoring!
11 min
Can the Wild's Dynamic Duo Match Edmonton's Again?
We look at Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello's place among Wild History as they Square off with Edmonton Tonight!
30 min
The Wild are Kings of the Comeback
Alex Micheletti Joins for a Micheletti Monday to recap the win over the Kings, some history for Kirill and a preview of another busy week ahead!
33 min
POSTCAST: Wild Score Six Unanswered Goals to be...
The Minnesota Wild Bounce Back from an Early Deficit thanks to Kirill Kaprizov's 42nd Goal of the Season!
11 min
The Wild Need to Avoid Repeating Same Mistakes ...
We preview tonight's game against St. Louis and look at the Western Conference Playoff Picture!
29 min
Which Wild Records Will be Broken This Season?
We look at which Wild team and player season records have been broken already this year and which others could still be broken this year!
29 min
Plenty to Learn from Latest Loss to Nashville
We recap the Wild's 6-2 loss to Nashville and what the Wild need to do to avoid losing similar games to teams like the Predators
31 min
Tyson Jost is Providing Needed Versatility
We look at the Wild's depth allowing them to weather injuries to Matt Boldy and Jon Merrill plus a preview of tonight's game against Nashville!
33 min
Kirill Kaprizov Stands Alone in Wild History
Alex Micheletti joins for a Micheletti Monday to recap a big weekend for the Wild and history for Kirill Kaprizov!
36 min
Kirill Kaprizov and Alex Ovechkin Part Two
Dan Holmi of Locked on Capitals joins for a crossover preview of tonight's game!
32 min
MAILBAG: Who starts Game 1 in the Playoffs?
We answer your mailbag questions on everything from goaltending, playoff opponents and Kirill Kaprizov scoring 600 goals!
31 min
Do the Wild have a Chance to Sign Ben Meyers?
Spoked Z joins the show to talk about the ELC deals for Sam Hentges and Vladislav Firstov and overall organizational depth!
43 min
Jason Zucker Returns to Xcel Energy Center as a...
Hunter Hodies of Locked on Penguins joins for a Crossover Preview of tonight's Wild-Penguins game!
37 min
Does Alex Goligoski's Extension mean the Wild w...
We look at what the Alex Goligoski extension means for the rest of the defensemen, especially Matt Dumba?
30 min
Frank Nazar is Climbing up the 2022 NHL Draft B...
Gabe Foley of Recruit Scouting joins to discuss a few NHL Draft Prospects who are dropping in his latest rankings!
41 min
The Wild are Rolling Again
Alex Micheletti Joins for a Micheletti Monday to recap a massive weekend for the Wild and the goalie play getting back on track!
35 min
EP 8 Part 2 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collabor...
We hear from other Minnesota Wild podcasts in this week's Collaboration Show!
27 min
EP 8 Part 1 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collabor...
We hear from other Minnesota Wild podcasts in this week's Collaboration Show!
34 min
Locked on NHL Buyers Roundtable
We discuss which teams were the biggest winners at the Trade Deadline and how it impacts the Stanley Cup Playoffs
47 min
Wild Impose Physicality in Win over Vancouver
We recap a 3-2 Overtime win for the Wild against Vancouver and how the Wild used their new physicality to pick up the win!
28 min
What will the Wild's new D Core Rotation Look L...
We look at the Wild's new defenseman rotation and why the team chemistry set them up to acquire their new additions!
31 min
Bill Guerin is Aggressively Executing his Visio...
Alexis Pearson of the Bardown Beauties Podcast joins to talk about how Bill Guerin has aggressively carried out his vision for the Minnesota Wild
34 min
Talbot and Deslauriers Cap a Banner Day for the...
Alex Micheletti joins to recap the Wild's win over Vegas as well as the Trade Deadline and the week ahead for the Wild!
41 min
Locked on Wild LIVE Trade Deadline Reaction Show!
We recap all of the moves made by the Minnesota Wild at the NHL Trade Deadline!
31 min
The Vegas Golden Knights Are Injured Bad
We preview tonight's game against Vegas with Tony Cordasco of Locked on Vegas Golden Knights
31 min
The Minnesota Wild 2022 Trade Deadline Primer
Wyatt Garin joins the show to preview the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline with some surprise names the Wild could look to trade for!
32 min
Nic Deslauriers Brings Needed Fight
We discuss the Nick Deslauriers trade and whether or not the Wild should pursue Marc-Andre Fleury
34 min
EP 7 Part 2 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collabor...
We hear from other Minnesota Wild podcasts in this week's Collaboration Show!
27 min
EP 7 Part 1 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collabor...
We hear from other Minnesota Wild podcasts in this week's Collaboration Show!
31 min
GREEF Line in top form Against Bruins
We recap a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins, update the Jack McBain sweepstakes and look ahead to Monday's Trade Deadline!
25 min
Bill Guerin is Betting on Unlocking Tyson Jost
We discuss what led to Nico Sturm becoming expendable and what Tyson Jost could bring to Minnesota
28 min
Which Players Make up the Wild's Current Core?
We debate which players the Wild should build around after this season!
31 min
This Wild should Consider Special Teams Changes
Alex Micheletti Joins for a Micheletti Monday to recap yet more frustrating losses and a need for changes to be made!
36 min