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The Minnesota Wild finally get the March monkey off their back.

Minnesota Wild v Detroit Red Wings
The Wild will need Mikko Koivu to return to form to make a deep playoff run.
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The Minnesota Wild are finally starting to come out of their brutal March slump. This past week saw Minnesota claim 5 of an available 8 points (Hey, it's a start) as the Wild are looking to get momentum heading into the playoffs. Which are a week away, you guys!

So, to get our podcasting game right for the postseason, we brought in long-time Hockey Wilderness writer Chris Boyd for this episode, PLUS Todd Milewski, the Badger Hockey beat writer for the Wisconsin State Journal.

Topics included:

  • Alexander Ovechkin's Hat Trick of Terror
  • Nino Niederreiter busting out of his slump
  • Alex Stalock's great debut and subsequent demotion
  • The return of Joel "Eazy E" Eriksson Ek
  • Eric Staal's Masterson nomination, and a few other Staal tangents
  • Changes coming to Minnesota's sweaters
  • Finding out about the tenacious Luke Kunin
  • Why Minnesota slumps hard every year
  • Will Darcy Kuemper ever start another meaningful game for Minnesota?
  • Who will have more wins in April: The Wild or Twins?
  • Does regular season momentum matter in the playoffs?
  • Will the Wild set their single-season Points record this year?
  • Who needs to step up for the playoffs
  • Talking about possibly moving Matt Dumba to the wing
  • The big earth-shaking news surrounding the Olympics

And much more!

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