We Are All Luke Kunin and Can’t Quit the Wild

The Minnesota Wild play tonight in Philadelphia, the last of a four-game road trip that has been confusing, embarrassing, inspiring, head scratching and hopeful. Yes, all those things. Simultaneously. The Wild season outlook changes by the hour. We know as much about this team as we did last week, which, frankly, is nothing. The previous games on this East Coast roadie saw an uninspired loss to Boston (3-5), a game where they outplayed Toronto yet still lost (2-4) followed by, as you would totally expect in the second half of…

Byron Buxton: Fielding Phenomenon

What. A. Season. The Twins lost to the Pinstripes. I don’t care. I wrote the Twins off this year. I thought Mauer was over the hill. I thought the rotation would be the worst in the league. I thought the bullpen would be the worst in the league. I thought Miguel Sano and, maybe, Max Kepler would produce decently on offense. Boy was I wrong. Sure, the pitching was by no means top-of-the-line, but those boys kept the Twinkies in ball games. Ervin Santana was the ace I said time…

One Month In – Who, What, Where are the Minnesota Wild?

Nino Niederreiter

Each month I download the Minnesota Wild wallpaper featuring a Wild player with that month’s schedule and “This is OUR ICE” sans hashtag embossed in the background. October’s featured player was Mikko Koivu. This month features new pops Jason Zucker, my personal prediction for the Wild’s leading point scorer when it’s all said and done this season. I do this for a few reasons. I like green. NHL.com is atrocious and virtually unusable. Since the most recent iOS update my phone is also unusable, meaning the Wild NHL app also…