Possible Stanley Cup Preview on New Years’ Eve

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As we finish off 2016, hockey fans have the delight of tuning in to an historic game as the Columbus Blue Jackets meet the Minnesota Wild. These teams are both on franchise best fourteen- and twelve-game win streaks respectively. It is time for all hockey fans to take these teams as serious contenders and more […] READ MORE


TSP: Minnesota Wild Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the […] READ MORE


The All-Time Best Minnesota Wild Free Agent Signing

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series. After the historic 2016 NHL Free Agency period, it’s a good time to look at the best free agent signing in the history of all 30 NHL franchises. Up next: The all-time best Minnesota Wild free agent signing. Make sure to check out the previous articles in our 2016 […] READ MORE


Mathew Dumba Signs Two Year Deal With Wild

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The Minnesota Wild have taken care of all of their restricted free agents. Mathew Dumba was their last and he has been signed to a two year deal, worth $5.1M. READ MORE


NHL’s Western Conference Has One Playoff Spot Open in 2016-17

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There have been many changes in the NHL’s Western Conference so far this off-season. But one thing should remain constant out West: That is the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks all should be playoff bound. That leaves just potentially just one playoff […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Address Needs on Day 1 of Free Agency

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The New York Rangers made some solid moves to address needs during the first day of NHL free agency. Now former Rangers Viktor Stalberg and Eric Staal were both taken off the market by the Carolina Hurricanes and the Minnesota Wild, respectively, while Nathan Gerbe, Michael Grabner, and Adam Clendening all signed with New York. Lastly, Jeff Beukeboom signed […] READ MORE


Thomas Vanek Signs With Detroit Red Wings

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After being bought out by the Minnesota Wild earlier this off-season, Thomas Vanek has found a new home. Vanek has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings for $2.6 million. Detroit signs Tomas Vanek to a 1 year deal for $2.6m — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) July 1, 2016 Thomas Vanek Signs With Detroit Red […] READ MORE


Landing Spots for Thomas Vanek

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Less than a week after being bought out by the Minnesota Wild, Thomas Vanek will need to find a new home if he wants to continue his career in the NHL. At only 32 years old, he can bring roughly 40 points per season, about 15 power play points per season, and good possession numbers. […] READ MORE