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Unleashed: Kaprizov joins Wild

07/21/2020, 3:30pm CDT By Bryan Zollman, Publisher, Let’s Play Hockey Kaprizov Statistical Profile YEAR LEAGUE TEAM GP-G-A-PTS PLUS/MINUS 2014-15 KHL Metallurg 31-4-4-8 -4 2015-16 KHL Metallurg 53-11-16-27 -4 2016-17 KHL Salavat 49-20-22-42 9 2017-18 KHL CSKA Moskva 46-15-25-40 22 2018-19 KHL CSKA Moskva 57-30-21-51 34 2019-20 KHL CSKA Moskva 57-33-29-62 32 The Minnesota Wild will […]

MN Wild’s Andy Ness: Building an Explosive Start

07/21/2020, 2:15pm CDT By Andy Ness Developing a great quick start takes power, quickness, explosiveness and a lot of practice.  How does a skater become more explosive? There are certain on ice drills that can help any skater improve just this. I will explain a few drills that will help any skater become more explosive. […]

Blatherwick: HIIT for endurance

07/21/2020, 2:45pm CDT By Jack Blatherwick Postpone the ‘aerobic-cardio’ workout until you retire from hockey The word ‘Cardio’ has been added to a long list of words that have distracted hockey players and coaches from training young athletes intelligently (the word ‘young’ for this purpose means under 20 or so). Misleading words like ‘aerobic training’ […]

Evason’s communication with players during Covid pause swayed GM Guerin’s decision to name him head coach

07/21/2020, 4:30pm CDT By Bryan Zollman, Publisher, Let’s Play Hockey Evason’s communication with players during Covid pause swayed GM Guerin’s decision When Dean Evason took over the Wild bench and locker room as the interim head coach after the firing of former coach Bruce Boudreau, the Wild were on the outside looking in at a […]

Raising Humble Hockey Players

07/21/2020, 1:15pm CDT By Jessi Pierce, Courtesy of Minnesota Hockey It’s not uncommon these days to hear Minnesota kids name Plymouth’s Blake Wheeler or South St. Paul’s Alex Stalock among their list of hockey heroes. NHL pedigrees with the Winnipeg Jets (Blake) and Minnesota Wild (Alex), talent in their respective forward (Blake) and goalie (Alex) […]