The Wild are televised 12 times which seems to actually be a bit above the league standard, but the issue I have is that the Wild are not at the league standard, they are above it. The issue at hand really is that the Wild are sixth in the league in local television average rating according to a SportsBusiness Journal report in April of this year, and the NBC schedule has eight teams that will appear as much or more than the Wild. Louis Blues, and Chicago Blackhawks. Washington, Philadelphia, Detroit, and the NY Rangers all have more national games scheduled than the Wild but all finished below the Wild in local TV ratings rankings.
Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the most.
Again, this was not written by us. Also: This is a roast and you will be offended by it, so don't take it so seriously.
Nothing actually happened to them, I just often need to be reminded that they exist. Nonetheless, their hopes of winning the Stanley Cup this season are dead. Unfortunately, we'll have to forego a burial. Getting torched for 21 goals in six games was enough of a cremation on its own.
But there is something to celebrate: Congratulations to the Minnesota Wild on becoming the first thing Jamie Benn has ever eaten … Furthermore, congratulations to the Minnesota Wild on being the second-best green team in the NHL out of two.
The Wild had coaching struggles of their own. After a rancid skid in which Minnesota lost 13 out of 14 games, and after Chuck Fletcher was informed that Connor McDavid had actually already been drafted last year, the Wild decided to fire Mike Yeo and replace him with Patrick Warburton.
During Game 6 of their series with the Dallas Stars , they found themselves down after 40 minutes. For two periods they made Kari Lehtonen look like J. Story continues But then… something amazing happened.
They fought and they clawed their way through the third period and almost won the game. It was the kind of almost comeback Hollywood almost makes movies about it.
What an honor it must be for Ryan Suter and Zach Parise to be a part of both almost comeback teams. This is a little late but you have to admire Dubnyk for being the first Masterton-winner to win the award just for not being bad anymore.
Did you know that the Wild played an outdoor game this season? Well they did.
They beat the Chicago Blackhawks in it, too! Granted, they probably only won because of the Blackhawks' complete lack of experience playing in outdoor games but it was an important two points anyway.
You see, Wild fans, we are the same in many ways. I too am used to cheering for a team that spends unfathomable amounts of money on free agents and spends draft picks like the world is going to end in two weeks. Am I saying your team is screwed?
No, no. Quite the opposite.
We both know that almost wins are just as good as wins themselves. None at all! View photos.