Three Reasons for Optimism in the 2020-21 Minnesota Wild

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The 2020-21 Minnesota Wild are in a precarious spot. On one hand, they have a solid crop of young players in Matt Dumba, Kirill Kaprizov, and Jonas Brodin. On the other, they lack the depth or superstar talent to pack a significant punch in the playoffs. With new additions to the prospect pool, the Wild […] READ MORE


Potential 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings Bounce-Back or Breakout Candidates

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Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. These players have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams this upcoming season. These players can be new faces or […] READ MORE


Three Free Agents the Minnesota Wild Should Sign

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With the first wave of free agency over, big-ticket players have found new home across the NHL. The remaining free agents make for intriguing choices among NHL GMs. Whether they’re high-risk, high-reward players like Andreas Athanasiou or high-scoring threats like Mike Hoffman, the free agent market is still in good hands. For Minnesota Wild general […] READ MORE


The Additions and Departures from the Minnesota Wild Roster

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On October 9, teams and players alike flocked to their phones to forge a path to the future. Whether they sought long-term homes or bet on themselves to succeed, free agents across the NHL negotiated new contracts to find future homes with new teams. Despite the chaos of the first day, Wild general manager Bill […] READ MORE


Grading Each Minnesota Wild 2020 NHL Draft Pick

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The 2020 NHL Entry Draft is over. Two days, over eight hours, and hundreds of draft picks saw 32 teams secure the future of their franchises with young, exciting players. The Minnesota Wild draft ended with five picks: three forwards and two defensemen. Wild GM Bill Guerin worked hard to trade players and picks alike […] READ MORE