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…

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Three games into a nine-game home stand, the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club righted the ship after wins against the New York Fishsticks (6-4) and Pittsburgh Flightless Birds (2-1). The season isn’t over, the Stanley Cup is back on, we aren’t Loserville USA and Parise isn’t the real captain. I’ll come back to that in a second. Against the Isles, Minnesota staked out an early three goal lead in the first then traded goal for goal throughout the second and third. This game also included two shorthanded goals, including rookie Luke…

Wild Prospect Luke Kunin Looking Ready for the NHL Lines

The powerful team unit that was the Minnesota Wild last season has taken somewhat of a hit in the offseason, shedding the likes of Alex Tuch, Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella, Darcy Kuemper, and Martin Hanzal via trade, Vegas’ expansion draft, or the free agency. Despite this, however, the Wild has done very well to bring in some strong talents to keep pushing Minnesota in its upward trajectory. Bringing in the likes of Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno, Ryan Murphy, Cal O’Reilly, and Kyle Quincey is all well and good, but one…