Matt and Judd's Hockey Adventure

1500 ESPN's Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad are hockey junkies. Judd's roots go back to his days as a die-hard Minnesota North Stars fan. Matthew spent years covering the Buffalo Sabres while also writing for Hockey Prospectus and ESPN Insider. Together, they chat all things Minnesota Wild and NHL.


Expansion draft could shake up the Wild roster (ep. 11)

Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad go through Judd's expansion draft list...Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad go through Judd's expansion draft list for the Minnesota Wild. There are many possible options for the Wild to protect players, including making trades or even buying out players. Why is Matt Dumba a must-keep for the Wild? Also, Judd fears the possibility of a Ducks-Senators Stanley Cup Final. And, is Phil Housley a viable candidate for a head coaching job?   Show More


Past Episodes

Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss how the Wild would have matched up against any of the remaining playoff teams and who they expect to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. A discussion about Nashville's excellence turns into frustration over the league's lack of exposure for the talented and exciting P.K. Subban. This year's playoffs have been great, but it's more and more obvious that the league doesn't know how to highlight its best players.
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss what went wrong for the Wild in their series loss to the St. Louis Blues and talk about their future. Should the Wild make big changes this offseason? Will they be competitive again next season?
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad look at how the Wild ended up down 3-0 to the St. Louis Blues. How do we assign blame? Are the Blues only winning because Jake Allen has shut them down? Is there anything Bruce Boudreau should have done differently? Assuming the Wild don't come back, how should they approach the future? Make major changes or hope for better luck next year?
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad look at how Bruce Boudreau should set his lineup heading into the postseason. Which player needs to emerge as the Wild's clear-cut star in the playoffs? How can the Wild get the most out of Charlie Coyle? Where does new center Martin Hanzal fit in? Also, Matthew and Judd talk about whether they would prefer to face the Blues or Predators in the first round and how McDavid is more like Gretzky than Crosby.
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad look at two concerns about the Minnesota Wild heading into the postseason. Can Bruce Boudreau keep his cool despite the team's recent poor play? Why hasn't Devan Dubnyk been given a rest? How has bad goaltending affected the team's offense and should we still consider the Wild the favorites in the West?
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad take a deep dive into the Minnesota Wild's recent slump and their victory over the San Jose Sharks. What did Bruce Boudreau learn from the slide? Can Devan Dubnyk be trusted in the playoffs? Which star Wild player has to step up the most in the postseason if Minnesota is going to go deep?
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad came up with the most burning questions facing the Minnesota Wild in the second half of the season. Is there another team in the Western Conference that should scare the Wild? Will Zach Parise improve in the second half? Will the Wild make a big move at the deadline?
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad look into Jonas Brodin's absence and what it says about the Wild's defense. Should they consider moving one of their defenders for more scoring? Or is the current group too good to break up? Also, is Devan Dubnyk good enough to take the Wild deep? Judd is skeptical. And, who's the best team in the Metro?
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss a stat that indicates why Ryan Suter is having a really good year and the politics involved in moving Zach Parise down the lineup.

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