Judd and Declan break down Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic's bullish season preview of the Wild; Jared Spurgeon's contract extension; If the Wild were to trade a player, who could bring back significant value; Ryan Donato getting a top-six center role and how does Mikko Koivu fit into the lineup?
Judd, Lindsey and Declan pick out the winners and losers of free agency so far; Their favorite Wild players in their inaugural season; And how many beers did Declan drink on vacation in North Carolina?
Judd, Lindsey and Declan react to the Wild's free agency signings of Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman; Who's to blame for Zuccarello's contract, Leipold or Fenton?: Sending young players to Iowa; How does Ryan Hartman fit in?; Grading other league free agent signings and what contract would you give Anders Lee?
Judd, Lindsey and Declan, provide an update on the Wild's free agent targets; The state of the Central Division; NHL Draft recap; Why is Paul Fenton so weird?; Zucker trade rumors; Other NHL trades and the Wild's schedule release.
Judd, Lindsey and Declan talk with Gopher men's hockey head coach Bob Motzko on the seven incoming Gophers who were drafted over the weekend; The team's young incoming roster; Getting fans back into the seats and the best chirp Bob's ever heard.
Judd's Hockey show returns. With the Blues winning the Stanley Cup, does that give you hope for the Wild; Free agency plan; What does a contract for Anders Lee look like? Spurgeon's future; Could the Wild draft a goalie? Who's most likely to be traded at the draft? CBA talk.
Louie gives his opinion on the reported trade that would have sent the Wild's Jason Zucker to Pittsburgh for Phil Kessel and whether he liked the deal. Why the need to trade Zucker? Lou discusses his thoughts on that and where the Wild need the most help. Louie also recalls his own trade talks from his days as general manager of the North Stars, how tough it was to keep those quiet and tells a story of a rival GM calling him to get his opinion before making a deal for a star player. We finish by getting a Stanley Cup prediction and discussing the top two players in the upcoming draft.
The gang is back together to discuss Phil Kessel nixing a trade to the Wild; What's Fenton thinking? The Modano hiring; Is this team about to fall off a cliff and what's the longterm plan of this franchise?