1. State of The State (of Hockey): New Year’s Eve Edition

    Hot off the presses!! There’s life—the Wild finally showed up, against the best team in the NHL no less. Let me try to recap the game for you guys quick...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about over 5 years ago 54 reads 1 comments

  2. State of the State (of Hockey): 12/30/08

    For one, I’m sick of it. The period ends, and the fans start booing the home team of the ice. It's classless in my opinion, although I can totally understand everyone’s frustration...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about over 5 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  3. Minnesota High School Hockey Report: Dec. 18-20, Edina Holiday Classic

    First off, I want to apologize for my absence over the last couple weeks. I just got finished with final exams last week, and lately all I’ve wanted to do lately is sleep...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about over 5 years ago 572 reads 0 comments

  4. Wild-Stars: Minnesota Crashes and Burns in the Third...Again

    Same story—second verse? Third? Fourth? We’ve blown so many third period leads in the last few games I can’t remember how many it is now...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about over 5 years ago 125 reads 0 comments

  5. State Of The State (Of Hockey): 11/12/08

    While I’m in the writing mood (I’ve already written two papers today and still have one left), I figured I might as well write a piece on the Wild so you know I’m just lazy and not dead or something...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about over 5 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  6. How To Lose A Game In 5 Minutes

    Oh, boy. Where do you start? the beginning would probably be a good place.The Wild got outplayed by far in the first period, and Backstrom was under siege the whole time...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  7. State Of The State: The Latest On Gabby, Zidlicky, Nolan, And Bouchard

    I know it comes as a shock to most hockey fans, but Marian Gaborik is injured again. Now, this is old news as he was injured a while ago during the road trip and was diagnosed with a “lower body injury,” which probably means groin...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  8. Epic Division III Football Battle Comes Down to Six Inches

    One of the best Division III football rivalries ever is played every October between two Catholic universities, St. Thomas and St. John's—an MIAC showdown that usually decides the division champion...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 210 reads 2 comments

  9. Western Clutching and Holding Association (WCHA) Game 1 Notes

    Pre- Preface: Please excuse the spelling and grammar of this article, as I am writing it at 11:40 local time, right after I got home from the Gopher game.Preface: Today was my first time on a city bus...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  10. Minnesota Wild Finalize Roster Shakedown

    Preface: My apologies for not writing for a long while. When you’re writing three or more papers a week for school, as I am now, I don’t have much spare time to do anything, let alone write more...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  11. Minnesota Wild Preview, Part 4 of 4: Goaltending

    The Minnesota Wild goaltending corps stays much the same from last year with Backstrom starting and Harding backing up...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 211 reads 1 comments

  12. Minnesota Wild Preview, Part Three of Four: Who's Gonna Score?

    The Wild are going to have trouble scoring goals this season—real trouble. Minnesota just doesn't have that many offensive weapons, which might make them easy pickings for opposing defenses...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 244 reads 4 comments

  13. Dwayne Roloson Subject to Rumours

    From spectorshockey.net: Jim Matheson reports Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers intends to battle for a spot in the Oilers goaltending rotation, battling with Mathieu Garon and Dwayne Roloson...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 454 reads 1 comments

  14. Minnesota Wild Season Preview, Part Two: Defense

    Its no secret that the Wild put a ton of emphasis on team defense over the seven years the franchise has been in existence—especially last year...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 312 reads 4 comments

  15. Wild Team Preview Part 1 of 4- Prospect Camp

    Yesterday, the Wild announced their roster for their prospect camp, along with the announcement that the Wild will participate in the NHL’s prospect tournament in Traverse City, Michigan...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 297 reads 0 comments

  16. No NHL Olympians After '10?

    It appears the NHL’s history in the Olympics is in jeopardy after all. According to a CBC article, Gary Bettman is rethinking its policy of a midseason Olympic break...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 331 reads 14 comments

  17. Paintball An Olympic Sport?

    I was surfing around on Al Gore’s internet, and found an article that was a bit shocking to me. The Article I found was about bringing paintball into the Olympics.My initial reaction was one of shock and surprise...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 1,107 reads 2 comments

  18. NHL Northwest Division Preview

    With the 2008- 2009 NHL season drawing closer, I figured I would jump on the bandwagon and do a division prediction. I’m going to do a Wild team prediction as well, so keep your eyes peeled for that...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 402 reads 23 comments

  19. The Wild Want More Money Out Of Their Fans

    Like most NHL Clubs, make that most major sports clubs, the Minnesota Wild have introduced “premium pricing” for some of their home games, 12 to be exact...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 453 reads 3 comments

  20. Minnesota Wild All-Time Team

    I saw this was an “open mic” prompt on Bleacher Report a while ago, and it got me to thinking. Apparently, I didn’t think hard enough or long enough on it, because I forgot about it...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 802 reads 2 comments

  21. IOC Launching Investigation into Chinese Gymnastics Team

    According to a Yahoo! Sports blog, the IOC is going to open an official investigation to discover the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin. This is also confirmed in an article on Times Online...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 479 reads 1 comments

  22. Marion Gaborik: Wild Soap Opera in Minnesota

    In our last episode, we learned Wild GM Doug Risebrough and assistant GM Tom Lynn flew to Slovakia in order to talk contract with the star left-winger...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 551 reads 4 comments

  23. Lopez Lomong: Lost Boy Finds Home

    Track star and U.S. flag bearer Lopez Lomong has a story to tell, and an inspiring one at that. Lomong was born in Southern Sudan in the midst of the Second Sudanese Civil War...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 272 reads 1 comments

  24. The (Other) Great One

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Michael Phelps? The kid’s a fish, and I say kid because he’s only 23...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  25. Shades Of The "Old China"

    The Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Beijing were supposed to be, some said, China’s “coming out party...

    Matt Ellenberger Written by Matt Ellenberger about almost 6 years ago 98 reads 0 comments