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.
SOMETHING ABOUT SUTER
It’s been no surprise Ryan Suter has been a rock on the blue line this season, but all the ice time he’s been able to rack up is, well, insane.
Last Thursday, Wild.com briefly seemed to turn into Suter.com as we finally featured the man behind the minutes. NHL.com’s Dan Rosen also featured Suter’s Norris campaign in a column last week.
FOLLOW THE LEADER
It’s not uncommon to come across a timely storyline that too good to ignore that multiple writers end up pursuing. Our fellow beat writers — Chad Graff from the Pioneer Press and Michael Russo from the Star Tribune — found such a story just last week.
After a quieter start to the season, captain Mikko Koivu’s play has stood out recently, leading to both Graff and Russo wrote about it. You can find Graff’s breakdown here and Russo’s here.
COMING THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH
Wild.com’s own Managing Editor Mike Doyle also featured the Wild’s captain this week, but combined it with the play of Zach Parise as well. The two leaders have spelled success for the Wild recently, scoring late in games to either win or force overtime. One such example came against Winnipeg Saturday afternoon when the two combined for a game-tying tally which led to a 3-2 shootout win.
Check out all the details here.
Speaking of Winnipeg, have you seen the game-winning goal? We’ll let the highlight reel speak for itself.
The shootout goal was forward Charlie Coyle’s first of his NHL career, on only his second attempt. Stick tap to youngster for making it look so easy.
FINDING A MENTOR
As a young adult attempting to forge a career path to their dream job, there is nothing more helpful and encouraging than having a mentor — trust me, I know.
For Jason Zucker, he seems to have found one in one of the best wingers in the business — Zach Parise. Graff breaks it all down in a feature, which you can find here.
IT’S STARTING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
One of the benefits of being a Wild Season-Ticket Holder is getting to take your Christmas Card photos on the ice at Xcel Energy Center.
@mnwild caught some of the action last week in this tweet. I don’t know about you guys but the dog may just be my personal favorite.
DON’T FORGET YOUR MO’
Sure it’s been a weekly feature here on Best Of The Web, but let’s be honest, the MOvember Power Rankings are just too good to pass up.
After some controversy last week, all names have been cleared and the lip fuzz is looking real nice — or grody, you decide. Either way Doyle nails it once again and gives some love to those guys whose talents lie outside of growing mo’s.