Five burning questions for Wild training camp: Can Guerin swing a trade for forward help?

Finally, after a long offseason with few additions and the notable subtractions of Kevin Fiala, Cam Talbot and Dmitry Kulikov, Wild training camp has arrived. Players reported Wednesday, with the first on-ice sessions coming Thursday. Fifty-eight players will take part in camp, including 22 promoted from the Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase last week in Chicago. … Read more

NHL Burning Questions: Minnesota Wild

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to the latest file in’s continuing “Three Burning Questions” series. Here, we ask three major questions for every NHL team before the beginning of the 2022-23 regular season. We have Three Burning Questions about the Minnesota Wild in today’s file. THREE BURNING QUESTIONS FOR THN WILD IN 2022-23: 1. … Read more

Wild season preview: Gustavsson added to help manage Fleury’s workload

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Minnesota Wild. coach: Dean Evason (fourth season) Last season: 53-22-7, second in Central Division; lost to … Read more

Minnesota Wild Announces Roster for 2022 Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club’s roster for the 2022 Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase. The Wild will play the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7 pm and Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 pm at Fifth Third Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd) … Read more

Top 5 Candidates For the 2022-23 Art Ross Trophy

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports For the last several years, offense has been trending upwards in the National Hockey League. After a pause in the pattern during the strange 2020-21 campaign, teams made up for lost time last season, scoring an average of 3.14 goals per team per game. That’s a number that hasn’t been seen … Read more

Smith: Why I’m leaving ‘home’ in Tampa for a new adventure in Minnesota

Sixteen years ago, I arrived in Tampa Bay not knowing what to expect. I was in my mid-20s and had just finished my second cross-country move in three years. I had spent the previous couple of years in Modesto, Calif., for my first professional newspaper job at the Modesto Bee. I covered rodeos, minor league … Read more

Russo: Introducing Joe Smith and the future of Wild coverage at The Athletic

Joe Smith loves an adventure. Each year, he and his buddies throw a dart at a map of the United States, blindfolded. Wherever the dart lands, that’s their destination for the following summer. They’ve created memories to last a lifetime in Lake Powell, Utah, Champaign, Ill., Sante Fe, NM, and even Winnebago, Minn. This summer, … Read more

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin discusses Kirill Kaprizov’s ‘stressful’ summer

The Minnesota Wild didn’t make a lot of major moves this offseason, but general manager Bill Guerin believes the roster is in a great spot ahead of training camp. Guerin made an appearance on KFAN on Monday afternoon along with The Athletic’s Michael Russo, where he discussed Kirill Kaprizov’s return from Russia, the decision to … Read more