Minnesota Wild Are Exactly Who Dennis Green Thought They Were

  Turkey day is over and the Minnesota Wild, with 25 points and a 11-10-3 record, find themselves two points out of a playoff spot behind the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars in the Central Division.  Hockey fans returned from annual food pilgrimages stuffed like Aunt Mary’s turkeys and this year the gluttony came with a bonus as the Minnesota Vikings vanquished the Detroit Lions on the single day of the year Detroit celebrates something. “Vanquished” is a generous term as that game was far too Minnesota for my liking,…

The Waiting; Installment #248 Why the NHL Hates Minnesota

Jared Spurgeon Goal

Good news; the Wild successfully iced a NHL team for their home opener Saturday night against the vaunted Blue Jackets of Columbus. The Iowa Wild North even put up four goals, including one from injury call up Landon Ferraro. Forward Tyler Ennis, new off-season arrival from Buffalo, allowed us to temporarily forget the population of Pominville and tallied two power play goals. Bad news; Chris Stewart didn’t score a goal and lost ground in the Hart race. Worse than that, after Ennis’ second goal gave the Wild a 4-2 lead…

Results Are In: Petter’s Poll Determines First-Half Wild MVP

I thought this poll was fitting. The Wild went into the break with a crazy good first half. And I wanted to know who was most responsible. I would guess if Dubnyk had been included as an option, the poll wouldn’t have been worth putting out there. So, your first-half Wild MVP (or S, for skater) is Eric Staal. Good choice voters. I voted for Staal, too. He’s the man. So much fun to watch. I’m surprised, though, that Suter didn’t get more votes. He got 15 percent of the vote,…