Brodin Gets Extension. Who’s next?

One day after handling the Avalanche again, and with six days until they get a chance to re-take the ice in a live game, the Wild turned to matters of business Sunday morning, locking up one of their long-term pieces until the 2021 season by signing Jonas Brodin to an extension.  Continue reading

The Wild, Role Reversal and the 2009 Draft (redux)

Convoluted headline, yes, but bear with me.

Remember 2009? I do. Things were happening. You had that job/internship/stretch of 2-5 years for B&E, um, Obama…some other stuff. I don’t know.

Anyway, right around the middle of the year, the NHL draft was fast approaching. The Wild had the 12th pick, a farm system that reeked of Risebrough and a new GM with a stoic manner and a neat haircut. What was he going to do? Continue reading

Season in Review: Charlie Coyle

Over the course of the next month, Konopkaesque will review each player who suited up for the Wild this season, with a few exceptions. 1) They had to play at least ten games during the season and/or playoffs (sorry, Brett Bulmer, Carson McMillan and John Curry) and 2) they had to finish the season as part of the organization, which ironically excludes the man for whom this blog is named, among others. 

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So, without further blathering, here’s today’s subject:

Charlie Coyle, C, Age 22 Continue reading

Season in Review: Justin Fontaine

Over the course of the next month, Konopkaesque will review each player who suited up for the Wild this season, with a few exceptions. 1) They had to play at least ten games during the season and/or playoffs (sorry, Brett Bulmer, Carson McMillan and John Curry) and 2) they had to finish the season as part of the organization, which ironically excludes the man for whom this blog is named, among others. 

-Sigh-

So, without further blathering, here’s today’s subject:

Justin Fontaine, RW, Age 26 Continue reading

Season in Review: Mikko Koivu

Over the course of the next month, Konopkaesque will review each player who suited up for the Wild this season, with a few exceptions. 1) They had to play at least ten games during the season and/or playoffs (sorry, Brett Bulmer, Carson McMillan and John Curry) and 2) they had to finish the season as part of the organization, which ironically excludes the man for whom this blog is named, among others. 

-Sigh-

So, without further blathering, here’s today’s subject:

Mikko Koivu, C, Age 31 Continue reading

Season in Review: Erik Haula

Over the course of the next month, Konopkaesque will review each player who suited up for the Wild this season, with a few exceptions. 1) They had to play at least ten games during the season and/or playoffs (sorry, Brett Bulmer, Carson McMillan and John Curry) and 2) they had to finish the season as part of the organization, which ironically excludes the man for whom this blog is named, among others. 

-Sigh-

So, without further blathering, here’s today’s subject:

Erik Haula, C, Age 23 Continue reading

Season in Review: Jason Zucker

Over the course of the next month, Konopkaesque will review each player who suited up for the Wild this season, with a few exceptions. 1) They had to play at least ten games during the season and/or playoffs (sorry, Brett Bulmer, Carson McMillan and John Curry) and 2) they had to finish the season as part of the organization, which ironically excludes the man for whom this blog is named, among others. 

-Sigh-

So, without further blathering, here’s today’s subject:

Jason Zucker, LW, Age 22 Continue reading