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Author: Jessi Pierce, Alexis Pearson, and Fred Veinfurt

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Raising the bar on top-shelf hockey content with Jessi Pierce and Alexis Pearson. Covering all things hockey with a Minnesota lean.
69 Episodes
It’s NHL trade deadline day and who better to help us take a look at movement -- or lack thereof -- than NHL Network’s insider Elliotte Friedman. We’ll talk moves/non-moves and overall look of the Wild, plus -- best pregame bar on West 7th is….
‘Why’d you wanna play cawlidge hawkey’ -- all your Frozen Four love with guests Jess Myers and Bruce Ciske, plus Bill Guerin is set to help run Team USA in the 2022 Olympics, and U.S.-born Matt Boldy signs with the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota icon Mark Rosen adds to his radio resume by becoming an official beaut, joining us to talk broadcast life, Power Trip and hot mic situations (sorry Tim Peel). Plus drink it up hockey fans, March Madness is in full effect.
HOCKEY HEAVEN. We’re there. Isobel Cup, women’s Frozen Four, Gopher men’s Big 10 champs, and HS hockey all on the horizon. Plus, we catch up with prospect and official beauty Calen Addison while also checking in on the Wild and its fan base while debating what is really making the team click this year (Dean Evason, Kirill Kaprizov or the Cam Talbot/Kaapo Kahkonen tandem)?
A pillar of the Minnesota North Stars era and a cornerstone in American hockey, the iconic Mike Modano joins us to talk on everything from North Stars to Dallas Stars, and to Mighty Ducks residuals, oh, and his current role and takes on the Minnesota Wild, too.
Dean Evason sends a message to his team with one healthy scratch and the Minnesota Wild see a 6-game winning streak come to an end. But don’t worry, there’s still a lot of good happening with the Wild. Plus, don’t miss our check-in with now FORMER Minnesota Wild goalie and the nicest man in the world, Alex Stalock. Episode 63 starts now.
So...sorry Paul Fenton? The GM who shall not be named might have made the right calls with a few Wild players currently lighting the lamp as the Minnesota Wild have become one of the most offensively dominant teams in the Honda West. The Pioneer Press’ Dane Mizutani joins us to breakdown more of the red hot team.
The Minnesota Wild are back in action and our guest Kirsten Krull joins us to talk about her new role with the team. We’ve got lip lettuce, Lake Tahoe, and slick skates to talk about too, all in episode 61.
Mikko Koivu has officially retired, should his number be retired too? NHL Covid updates and Jeff Baidoo of the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Hockey joins us to talk about his new role in creating more equality in the sport we all love.
We’ve been here before: COVID tries to steal hockey from us yet again but never fear, KARE 11’s Dave Schwartz is ready to suit up for your hockey entertainment. Dave joins us to talk the sports broadcast and hockey coaching lifestyle, and Jessi and Alexis debate best goal cellys.
We absolutely LOVE to see the game of hockey grow; that’s why we couldn’t be more excited to have Pato, assistant captain of the Kenya Ice Lions, join us to talk all about the sport’s growth in a very untraditional market. That plus your Whitecaps/Wild updates, plus we cast more way too early votes for Kaprizov for Calder.
Alexis is back on the air, Jessi’s back at the X, all seems right in the hockey world. We’ve got news from both the NHL and NWHL, plus badass Boston Pride president Hayley Moore joins us to talk about her new role in the AHL.
The future is here! We talk with Minnesota Wild prospect and World Champion Matt Boldy about what it felt like to win gold and his excitement about coming to the State of Hockey. And what are we excited about this season? Other than Kirill Kaprizov of course.
Training camp is just about in the books and the 2020-21 season is finally upon us. We talk Wild with guest Kevin Falness and continue on the Matt Boldy cheer train with a gold medal recap.
One year, 365 days, 12 months — 2020 was a doozy in a lot of ways but it also brought us to you! Our inaugural guest Jamie Hersch helps us celebrate the one-year mark at Bardown Beauties in episode 54.
#53. HULL...Jude Hull

#53. HULL...Jude Hull


Another Minnesota Wild player is out indefinitely, and sadly the youth sports pause continues a bit longer. But don’t worry, our guest Jude Hull (yes, of that Hull bloodline) helps cheer us up in episode 53.
How do you even introduce our episode 52 guest? You don’t. When it’s legend Doc Emrick, you let him introduce himself. We’ll hear some new stories from Doc, plus: Kaprizov skates in St. Paul and playing a game of is it Nick or Nico? Two forwards confusing us with their uncanny resemblance as the Minnesota Wild get back on the ice at TRIA
Kaprizov has landed stateside, outdoor NHL games, and we've got NWHL AND Bardown Beauties jerseys to talk about. Plus is 'The Tourney' going to happen in 2021? LA Scout and growth inclusion specialist Blake Bolden also joins to tell us how she has managed to be such a kickass woman in hockey.
Former Gopher and NHL blueliner Keith Ballard joins us to celebrate milestone episode 50 where we find out if he really majored in underwater basket weaving as suggested by Paul Martin...That, plus college hockey and NWHL bubbles, Kendall Coyne breaking more glass ceilings & the Minnesota Wild tendy debate.
A pause for our local rinks, but could the NHL be close to finalizing a firmer schedule of return? Star Tribune reporter David La Vaque joins us to talk about high school sports coverage and his book, ‘Tourney Time’ in episode 49
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