Wild Ending to a Wild Week

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Well, we’re now past the trade deadline with a new(ish) looking team and I couldn’t be happier! Was I bummed we didn’t land Brock from Vancouver? Most definitely, but 2025 is right around the corner so I’ll have to remain optimistic for a few more years. In the meantime, I’ll take the draft picks, the departure of Jordan Greenway and pickups of Nyquist, Sundqvist, Johansson (welcome back) and Klingberg!

With how well we’ve been playing, I genuinely feel like Billy G really NAILED this trade deadline. I do want to say though it is sad to see Jordan leave. He’s been a core part of this team for several years, notably on the GREEF line and I hope he’s able to turn his season around. Cheers to you sir!

Putting that behind us it really is an exciting time to be a Minnesota Wild fan! And in case you’ve been living under a rock the last week, here’s what you missed.

Bluejackets (2) at Wild (3) Final/OT – Kaprizov hat trick

Islanders (1) at Wild (2) Final/SO – Gus does it again

Wild (2) at Canucks (1) Final – Kaprizov isn’t human

That’s three HUGE wins for this team as we inch closer and closer to the conclusion of the regular season. With the west being anyone’s conference (kind of being serious), the timing couldn’t be better for our team. Points in 8 straight games, not one but two solid goaltenders and players that are actually starting to get their poop together. That’s what I’m talking about!!!!!

Speaking of huge wins, we have some big games the next week against some solid teams that we need to win or at least push to OT. Those games include…

Wild at Flames 3/4/2023

Flames at Wild 3/7/2023

Wild at Jets 3/8/2023

It’ll be tough but I think we can do it.

So, as you can see, a lot of things to process following the week we’ve had but that’s what makes this fun, right? If we’re able to get points from the upcoming games that’ll be a game changer. With the team we now have I feel good, like really good about what’s to come.

Is this the year we make it past the first round of the playoffs? The year we make it to the cup??? I think we have a shot at making it past the first round if we keep clicking like this… As for the cup? Not yet.