Wild's Best Of The Web - May 7
It’s not always easy staying tuned in to all things Wild online. Whether it’s a story or a funny Tweet, we’ve got you covered with the best links from around the web.
ROLL THE TAPE
Watching a happy locker room get a little rowdy after a win never gets old. And this week, not only do we have one celebration video to share with you guys, we’ve got two.
Fresh off last night’s 4-0 win in Game 3 against the Blackhawks, our video guru Dusty Peterson kept up the trend and was down on the bench in the games closing minutes, and eventually the locker room to capture all the postgame fun. He was there, as well, exactly one week ago when Nino Niederreiter netted the Golden Goal in Game 7 against the Avs to advance to the second round.
DOWN MEMORY LANE
So there’s been three games since all that Game 7 excitement. But that won’t stop us from enjoying it some more.
First check in on the man of that particular hour: Niederreiter. To go along with the elevated play in the playoffs, Nino has taken his game to new heights. As Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo noted, there’s no going back now.
Also, check out Jim Souhan’s column on the game. The Star Tribune columnist takes a look at how the Wild got the job done, relying on the effort of the Wild’s depth and secondary scoring.
BRING IT IN
All regular season long we collected the best Wild hugs for your viewing pleasure. Naturally, we’re at it again through the playoffs.
Check out some of the best on-ice moments and awesome reactions the players make from the First Round.
WE COULD’VE HAD IT ALL
If you’ve had Adele stuck in your head all week, join the club. Everytime I read the headline “Rolling Deep,” there she was, her lyrics wafting through my brain.
But the headline fit well as Wild.com highlighted the importance of depth and the Wild’s strong third and fourth lines — particularly at this point in the season.
WALK THE (BLUE) LINE
While Ryan Suter may be the face of the Wild’s defensive corps, the group has by and large spent this season unheralded, flying under the radar.
Well last week, Wild.com Managing Editor Mike Doyle gave them a little bit of love. He breaks down how effective they’ve been all season long and what each guy brings to the ice.
REMEMBER THAT GUY?
While he hasn’t been a figure in the Wild’s playoff run — namely because he can’t be — recently signed free agent Christian Folin was the subject of some Wild news recently.
Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press caught up with the young blueliner, who, after a few weeks in the NHL, returned to UMass Lowell to finish out his sophomore year. Folin will join the Wild again in training camp this fall to make a push for a roster spot.