Wild: Facing the Reality of Another Nothing Season

The Minnesota Wild are in trouble. After dropping a 4-2 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, the team finds themselves in the league’s basement along with the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators. The Wild boast a minus-11 goal differential, which makes them the second worst team in the league to the Devils.Continue reading “Wild: Facing the Reality of Another Nothing Season”

What Went Wrong: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild waved goodbye to the post-season in 2018-2019, but it was the first time since 2011-2012 they fell short. They saw their chances dissolve on April 2 of 2019, with the Colorado Avalanche holding the keys to the kingdom. The Wild finished with 83 points, one shy of the Chicago Blackhawks and sevenContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Minnesota Wild”

Wild: What’s Missing in Minnesota?

The Minnesota Wild need…something. The club is 26-21-3 after thumping the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday by a score of 5-2. Minnesota won’t play again until the first of February because of the All-Star break and, like most teams, are starting to look inward as the season gets into crunch time. Honestly, the Wild are okay. They’veContinue reading “Wild: What’s Missing in Minnesota?”

Hurricanes: Carolina’s Changing Winds Still Blow in Uncertain Directions

Here’s something obvious: the Carolina Hurricanes have had a busy summer. It started with the anointing of Rod Brind’Amour as new head coach. He took over after Bill Peters went to the Calgary Flames. And then Don Waddell became general manager, filling the gap left behind by Ron Francis when he was removed from theContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina’s Changing Winds Still Blow in Uncertain Directions”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes put the wraps on 2015-2016 with a 35-31-16 record, marking a 15-point improvement from 2014-2015. That’s a good thing, but it’s still hard to tell exactly what’s going on with this rebuilding franchise. There are obvious needs in Carolina, like more skilled players and more offensive consistency, but it’s difficult to hammerContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”