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Checking out the competition: Minnesota Wild

Yeah, we did it.

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Minnesota Wild
Nov 14, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Robert Hagg (8) hits Minnesota Wild Center Eric Staal (12) during the third period at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports
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With Kelly gallivanting around Europe, somebody decided that Steve and Craig should check out the Philadelphia Flyers’ opponent for this evening, the Minnesota Wild. At 22-19-3, the Wild are holding on to the second wild card in the Western Conference heading into tonight’s action. Although they’ve lost two of their last three, including a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, Minnesota has won four of their six games in 2019 and still have something to play for. In what will most likely be a low-scoring affair, here is what Steve and Craig talked about ahead of tonight’s game:

  • The Wild are still a team that doesn’t allow any opponent to generate offense from the slot.
  • Devan Dubnyk’s arrival and time in Minnesota.
  • The Zach Parise and Ryan Suter contracts.
  • Matt Dumba’s injury.
  • Jingle All The Way.