The Quarter Pole; How The Wild Things Are Playing

I’ve been away from most things Minnesota Wild hockey for about a week. I figure I was hardcore tuned in during October and that felt like passing a kidney stone, so I simply took some hard-earned PTO. I’d like to say Taylor Swift read my glowing review of her new album and hired me to watch her cats for an exorbitant amount of money, but that wouldn’t be true. I’m aware the Minnesota Wild continued playing in my absence and I did hear tell of maddening inconsistencies on a game-by-game…

Our Best Player Will Save The Season – No, Our Other Best Player

Dubnyk

In the spirit of “those who can’t play, write”, I’ve used this space for the banishment of Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon to the far-flung regions of Hallock. I threw unmitigated amounts of shade at Matt Dumba because he forgets he plays defense sometimes, and by that I mean a lot. I pleaded for Zach Parise to think of the children and rest his very expensive body for the sake of the Commonwealth.  During all my demands the Wild surprised everyone – well, mainly me because I didn’t take a…

What Are Nice Things? Wild Win 5-2 In Chicago, Lose An Entire Forward Line

  I procrastinated on doing a Minnesota Wild season preview and after two cringe-worthy games on the road against league powerhouses Detroit (2-4 loss) and Carolina (4-5 OT), I figured I’d just ignore those first two games and start my Wild season last night in Chicago. Friday morning arrives and I still don’t have a season preview. That’s okay. I figured I’m safe for two reasons. First, the NHL did their annual snow job on the Wild with a skimpy October schedule (Wild fans can’t even enjoy the #IsItOctoberYet sensation…