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Minnesota Wild Analysis

A supergroup for analysis pertaining to specific plays, lines, or overall review.

What If: Redrafting the Wild in the 2010s

What would happen if Bill Guerin pulled a Bill and Ted and grabbed new NHLers from draft history?

Why the Wild should draft Jake Sanderson

Everyone keeps talking about a center for the Wild, but how about a defenseman?

Why the Wild should draft Anton Lundell

Center is a position of need for the Wild, so why not pick one of the most complete players in the draft?

Why the Wild should draft Yaroslav Askarov

Goaltenders are rarely taken high in the first round, but Askarov is a special talent that warrants consideration.

Play-In Report Card: Stalock did his job for the most part

After a good regular season, Stalock was mostly solid in the play-in series against Vancouver.

Play-In Report Card: Zuccarello was close to invisible

The Lizard King was not good in the postseason.

Play-In Report Card: Suter had up-and-down series

The top pairing defenseman suffered a foot injury that clearly cost the Wild defensively in Game 4.

Meet the New Guy: Get to know more about Marcus Johansson

Here’s what you need to know about Marcus Johansson.

Play-In Report Card: Eric Staal remained Minnesota’s most efficient center

At 35 years old, Eric Staal showed he can still perform in the postseason.

Play-In Report Card: Parise unable to make a goal-scoring impact

After leading Minnesota with 25 goals in the regular season, Parise failed to find the back of the net during the play-in round.

Play-In Report Card: Greenway left much to be desired

It wasn’t a great postseason for the former second-round draft pick.

Stark Reminders: So it begins

Welcome to a new recurring column by Logan. It’s a deep dive on plays, players, and all manner of things related to the Wild.

Play-In Report Card: Brad Hunt was there

After a solid regular season, Hunt was not very solid on either side of the puck.

Play-In Report Card: Kunin set himself apart from Wild’s young core

Though not an analytics darling, Luke Kunin increased his value to the Minnesota Wild in the play-in round

Play-In Report Card: Hartman provided a physical presence for the Wild

Not one to light up the scoreboard, Hartman made his impact another way.

Play-In Report Card: Luck was not on Mikko Koivu’s side

The Kaptain had some strong moments, but fell short offensively.

Play-In Report Card: Galchenyuk completely failed to impress against Vancouver

Galchenyuk was essentially invisible for the Wild in the postseason.

Play-in Report Card: Simply nothing special from Marcus Foligno

Marcus Foligno didn’t stand out much against Vancouver.

Play-in Report Card: Dumba good on defense, great on activism

Dumba couldn’t make a scoring impact in the Wild’s qualifying series against the Canucks, but his actions outside the game, geared toward justice and equality, left a lasting impression.

Play-In Report Card: Eriksson Ek just OK in series against Canucks

The Swedish center had his hands full with the Vancouver Canucks’ top six.

Play-In Report Card: Fiala shined against Vancouver

The Wild’s regular season MVP lived up to his billing when the games mattered most.

Play-In Report Card: Donato again struggled to maintain consistency

After a season filled with inconsistent ice time and an unpredictable level of play, the qualifying round was mostly more of the same for the young forward.

Play-In Report Card: Brodin was as solid as ever on the blue line

Brodin did what he could to try to shut down the Canucks offense.

Mikko Koivu’s best moments with the Wild

As we prepare to possibly say goodbye to the Kaptain, we look back at some of Mikko Koivu’s best, most memorable, and loudest moments.

5 players who may have played their last game with the Wild

After seeing their season end in the qualifying round and with an important offseason coming up, there are a few players who might've played their last game with the Wild.

5 reasons the Wild couldn’t beat the Canucks

It was an eventful series, but the Wild just couldn’t keep up.

Play-in Preview: How do the Wild and Canucks match up offensively?

In a battle between elite talent and a deep, balanced attack, who will come out on top offensively?

Canucks expert weighs in on series with Wild

How are the folks up in British Columbia feeling ahead of the play-in series between the Wild and Canucks?

MoneyPuck predicts Wild will have the edge against Vancouver

The numbers are on Minnesota’s side.

Play-in Preview: Who has the edge defensively?

With the Wild’s play-in series against Vancouver looking fairly even on paper, who has the edge when it comes to defense?

Play-in Preview: How do the Wild and Canucks match up in goaltending?

With hockey experts saying the Wild’s play-in series against Vancouver is as even as they come, who has the edge when it comes to goaltending?

How good can Kirill Kaprizov be for the Wild?

The long awaited prospect has finally signed with the Wild, but what can we expect him to actually be as a player?