Two of the league's most penalized teams are set to square off at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, as the Minnesota Wild ...
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|Stadium:||Xcel Energy Center|
|Colors:||Forest green, iron range red, harvest gold & Minnesota wheat|
|Hall of Famers:||None|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||None|
|Retired Numbers:||1, 9 & 99|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||0|
The Minnesota Wild are one of the newer teams in the National Hockey League as they were established at the turn of the century. They were founded in the year 2000 and played their first game on October 6th, 2000. It would end up being a loss to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
The arrival of the Minnesota Wild was huge for the state of Minnesota after the previous National Hockey League team that played in the state left for Dallas and became the Dallas Stars in the early 1990s. They were supposed to get the Winnipeg Jets in the mid 90s but the negotiations fell through and the Jets would become the Phoenix Coyotes.
The team’s first ever head coach was Jacques Lemaire. He would go on to lead the Wild for a total of eight seasons and would step down from his position at end of the 2008-09 season, only a year removed from their first division title in franchise history.
Following the departure of Lemaire, Todd Richards would become the head coach of the Minnesota Wild. However, Richards would only last for two seasons and would only manage to win a grand total of 77 out of his 164 games. He never finished higher than third in the division and missed the playoffs in both seasons as head coach.
Following the departure of Richards, the Wild’s AHL affiliate head coach Mike Yao would be promoted to lead Minnesota. It wouldn’t bode well for him either as he would only last four and a half seasons. While he did better than Richards and made the playoffs in three of his four full years, Minnesota failed to get past the second round for three straight seasons and never won the Central Division title, something they still have yet to accomplish.
Bruce Boudreau got his chance next as he was hired during the 2016 offseason. They would find near immediate success under Boudreau as they would set franchise records for total points with 106, wins with 49, and goals scored with 266. However, it would all prove to be meaningless as they would lose in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in five games to the St. Louis Blues.
Year two of the Boudreau era was solid as well as they managed to earn another 100 plus point season. However, their lack of success in the postseason continued as they would be bounced in the second round by the Winnipeg Jets. They regressed big time in year three as they missed the playoffs entirely and by the time year four was halfway over Boudreau was fired after a 27-23-7 start to the season.
Dean Evason took over after Boudreau was fired and he has been the head coach of the Minnesota Wild ever since. In two seasons as the leading man, he has compiled a record of 88-38-12 and has made two playoff appearances. However, they have still failed to get out of the first round the last six times they have made the postseason.
As a relatively new franchise, the Minnesota Wild have not enjoyed much success in the postseason. They have never won a Stanley Cup trophy and have only a single division title to their name coming in the 2007-08 season where they finished with a record of 44-28-10.
The 2021-22 season was a solid year for the Wild as they finished with a record of 53-22-7. At one point they were even the top team in the National Hockey League. However, their lack of postseason success continued as they were bounced in the first round by the St. Louis Blues after six games.
If you are a fan of the Minnesota Wild, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Minnesota Wild have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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Dean Evason is the head coach of the Minnesota Wild, his career overall record in the National Hockey League regular season is 96-42-12. This head coaching job is his first and only head coaching job in the National Hockey League to date. During his tenure, the franchise has made the Stanley Cup playoffs three times. His career overall Stanley Cup playoff record is currently sitting at 6-11.
He has yet to win a playoff series as the head coach of the Minnesota Wild. After a lengthy playing career that lasted 17 seasons he immediately transitioned to the coaching ranks and began his coaching career with the WHL. In 2005 he joined the Washington Capitals as an assistant coach and would earn his first head coaching job in 2012. In 2020 he got his first National Hockey League head coaching job with the Minnesota Wild.
Kirill Kaprizov is the top guy on this Minnesota Wild roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his third season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 47 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season.
He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 61 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 108 points in 81 games played. Despite his career still being relatively new, he is blossoming into one of the best young stars in the entire National Hockey League. He is a Calder Memorial Trophy winner and made the all-star game last season.
Jared Spurgeon is yet another solid guy on this Minnesota Wild roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his 13th season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 10 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season as a defenseman.
He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 30 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 40 points in 65 games played. He has been struggling to stay on the ice as he hasn’t played in a full slate of games since the 2018-19 season.
The Minnesota Wild’s campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 53-22-7 and in 2nd place in the Central Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Central Division championship this season currently sit at +400 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 2nd in the Central Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Western Conference currently sit at +800 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 5th in the Western Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +1800 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 8th out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
Still got some burning questions about the Minnesota Wild? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Minnesota Wild play?
The Minnesota Wild play their home games at the Xcel Energy Center.
Who owns the Minnesota Wild?
The Minnesota Wild are owned by Craig Leipold.
Have the Minnesota Wild won the Stanley Cup?
The Minnesota Wild have never won a Stanley Cup.
Who is the Minnesota Wild general manager?
Bill Guerin is the manager of the Minnesota Wild.
Do the Minnesota Wild play tonight?
Are you wondering if the Minnesota Wild are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Minnesota Wild games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Minnesota Wild record?
The Minnesota Wild had a 53-22-7 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the Minnesota Wild win last night?
Fans of the Minnesota Wild are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the Minnesota Wild worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Minnesota Wild are worth $675 million.
Who do the Minnesota Wild play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Minnesota Wild play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Minnesota Wild?
You can watch the Minnesota Wild games on TV channels like Bally Sports North.
Will the Minnesota Wild make the playoffs this year?
For the 2021-22 season, the Minnesota Wild did make the playoffs, as they finished 2nd in their division with a record of 53-22-7.
Will the Minnesota Wild get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The order of the draft will be finalized at the end of the 2021-22 season, and it is confirmed that the Minnesota Wild have the 20th overall pick.
When do the Minnesota Wild play?
Minnesota Wild fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.
Where did the Minnesota Wild finish the season?
The Minnesota Wild finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 2nd place in the Central Division and in 5th place in the NHL overall.
How many games did the Minnesota Wild win?
The Minnesota Wild won 53 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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