Jake Middleton

BREAKING: Minnesota Wild Re-Sign Defenseman

In a long-awaited contract extension, the Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jake Middleton to another four years with the team. With a $4.35 million yearly cap hit, Middleton forms part of the long-term defensive core for Minnesota. Middleton was traded to Minnesota at the 2022 Trade Deadline by the San Jose Sharks. After the 2022 […]

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Brock Faber in a Minnesota Wild jersey smiling at the camera

OPINION: I’d Pick Brock Faber Over Connor Bedard

Connor Bedard is a young, generational talent at the beginning of what will be an amazing career. I’m excited to watch him grow and develop his talent even further than where it already is. But at this moment in time, I would not trade Brock Faber for Connor Bedard. Before I dive in, I’d like […]

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Joel Eriksson Ek lining up for a faceoff

The Wild Need The Swedes Back

Minnesota Wild fans know how many penalties Joel Eriksson Ek draws. He is forever being facewashed and shoved around from his usual position in the blue paint. Unfortunately, he also manages to take a lot of penalties at the same time. It’s a time-tested joke that Ek is the only player who can get a […]

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Minnesota Wild players celebrate together on the ice.

Can the Minnesota Wild Make the Playoffs?

Nobody has a crystal ball and the Minnesota Wild are in a tough spot. Not high enough to guarantee a playoff spot, but not low enough to count themselves out of it. While some fans have called for them to tank for a better draft pick, battling for a playoff spot aligns more with the […]

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Jake Middleton holds off a Vegas Golden Knights player

MN Wild Mid-Season Check-In

The Minnesota Wild have had a strange season that’s taken enough twists and turns to make anyone sick to their stomach. But now that they’re halfway through the grueling season let’s check in and see how the Wild are doing compared to pre-season predictions. The Biggest Surprises Top Lines Have Struggled with Consistency One of […]

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Five Wild players hug after a goal is scored.

The Minnesota Wild Family Tree: 2023-24 Season

Disclaimer: All off-the-wall comments are meant with love—the fans who bond over the vibes part of hockey love every player. Everything typed below or in other Wild Lore pieces is meant with affection. The Minnesota Wild is a hockey team with amazing vibes. With a family-like feeling that has resulted in an elaborate yet shockingly […]

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Kirill Kaprizov goes down the handshake line after he scores for the Minnesota Wild during the game in Carolina.

Game Recap: Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes | 01/21/2024

The Minnesota Wild are making up for lost time. After a win against the Florida Panthers despite more injuries, the Wild pulled off another win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Despite a large imbalance of shots on goal, especially in the first period, the Wild were able to hold off an offensive onslaught from the Canes. […]

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Game Recap: Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers | 01/19/2024

After a disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on the first game of their back-to-back road series, the Minnesota Wild pulled out a 6-4 win against the Florida Panthers. In a completely wacky game that seemed to have a little bit of everything, the Wild showed that they aren’t down and out yet. Quick […]

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NHL Game Recap: Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | 01/18/2024

After an important home win on Monday night, the Minnesota Wild lost 7-3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road. While the first two periods remained close, the Lightning ran away with it in the third period.  Quick Recap Final Score: 7-3 Tampa Bay PIMS: 18 minutes combined Shots on goal: 38-33 Tampa Bay […]

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BOMBSHELL: Ryan Hartman Fined for Deliberate High-Stick

The NHL Player Safety Board announced today that it was fining Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman the maximum allowed fine of $4,427.08 for a high-sticking incident that has since been deemed intentional retaliation for superstar forward Kirill Kaprizov’s injury the day before. The high-sticking happened during the New Year’s Eve game against the Winnipeg Jets. […]

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