Sunday, October 4, 2015
We were missing Doubles tonight, but we still figured it out.
We ran down the conclusion of camp, and the pre-season, and the remaining intriguing roster questions.
Monday, September 28, 2015
5MM 09/27/15 With Giles Ferrell
We brought in the great Giles Ferrell from WildXtra on this episode. Giles is host of the Giles and the Goalies podcast, and cranks out copy like you wouldn't believe on WX.
We discussed Paul Maurice, training camp stories, and broke down the TV teams for the Central division.
Monday, September 21, 2015
5MM Special Edition 9/20/15
The full 5MM crew was joined by a special guest tonight: Star-Tribune columnist Jim Souhan dropped by and spent an hour with us, giving us his perspective on the newspaper/sports writing business, how it has evolved, the difference between sports for a writer, his thoughts on the growing head injury epidemic in pro sports, and how digital and social media have changed the business.
It was an entertaining and enlightening discussion, with one of the most-visible figures in the Twin Cities sports scene. Check it out here:
Monday, September 7, 2015
5MM Summer's Over Episode
Labor Day version, and the gang's all here.
We break down some training camp story lines that are nagging us.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
5MM v. GatG SHOWDOWN
So, it's summer. And we figured it might be interesting to do a battle of the podcasts with our brother WildXtra podcast, the famous Giles and the Goalies podcast.
The format is that both podcasts are going to discuss roughly the same topic, and we'll see what differences and similarities bubble up.
Give our version a listen here, and make sure you tune in to the GatG episode so you can compare and contrast.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
6/24/15 5MM - Draft Edition!
We discussed the Blackhawks reign, the draft, and the start of free agency.
Monday, May 25, 2015
5/25/15 5MM - Season Postmortem
Sooner or later, you have to bury your dead. This was that episode for us, with the Wild's 2014-15 season.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
5/17/15 5MM - Conference Finals Edition
We discuss the conference finals series. It was a bit of a struggle. We got through it.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
5MM - WCS Game 3 Recap
We break down this incredibly broken down team. It's not terribly uplifting.
Monday, May 4, 2015
5MM WCS Game 2 Recap
We all discussed the game 2 let down by the Wild. And, when I say we all, I mean we ALL - because we got MS. CONDUCT to join us!
So, it was a good thing, to do with a bad thing (talking about the game).
5MM Special Edition: James Bohn Interview
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Wild anthem singer James Bohn for a wide-ranging discussion. He was extremely gracious with his time and more than willing to explore all kinds of topics.
Here is the full recording of our discussion:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
5MM WCS Game 1 Recap
The Blackhawks won game one by a score of 4-3. We talked about it.
Also, WildXtra viewing parties are fun.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
5MM - WCS Series Preview, Wild vs. Blackhawks
We breakdown the Wild's second round series against the Blackhawks, with a special guest - a Chicago fan!
Monday, April 27, 2015
4/26/15 5MM WILD WIN!
We decided to spend a couple minutes talking about the BIG WILD WIN OVER ST. LOUIS!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
WCQ Game 3 Recap 5MM
And what a game it was. Doubles, Mike B., Mason and I break it down - 5 Minute Major Style.
Monday, April 20, 2015
5MM - WCQ Game 2 Recap
The full crew plus special guest - one Giles Ferrell (another WildXtra stud) - break down game 2, and the series so far. Plus we take a look around the rest of the playoffs.
Friday, April 17, 2015
5MM: WCQ Game 1 edition
The 5MM crew breaks down the Wild's 4-2 victory over the Blues in game one of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series.
Monday, April 13, 2015
The Jim Mora episode.
We break down each of the 8 first round matchups. And give the city of Detroit the hard time it deserves - suck it, Twins. #freeBert
Monday, April 6, 2015
We fine tune the fine tuning. Plus, special guest: Ben Remington (@BenRemington), from WildXtra.
We chatted about momentum, 4-day breaks, locker room quotes, the players returning from injury and next shifts.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Real 3/29/15 5 Minute Major
Mike, Mason, and Doubles carry on without our fearless leader.
Don't worry, we still swear.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The Avalanche stole our battle cry episode. Plus: I swear.
Monday, March 16, 2015
We try to wrap our heads around the Wild being one of the best teams in the league.
And, we have a special guest: Paul Fletcher, of Cities97 fame, dropped in to drop a little knowledge on us.
Check it out!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
The Into Each Playoff Drive A Little Rain Must Fall episode.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Trade Deadline Recap 5MM
We bring you a special edition of the 5MM, where we look at the Wild's three moves today.
5MM March 1, 2015
The Defense Episode. Also, we go over the blossoming Wild/Avs rivalry. And discuss the trade deadline.
Monday, February 9, 2015
The Goalies, Goalies, Goalies Episode.
We discuss the Wild goalies.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
2/1/15 5 Minute Major
Super Bowl Episode
And we also discuss the Dubnyk Effect, whether Fletcher bungled by not making a move for a goalie sooner, and whether or not there is more hope now than there was pre-Dubnyk.
Monday, January 26, 2015
5MM 1/25/15 Edition
The Obfuscation Episode
Outdoor games, All-star games, World Cup of Hockey. Anything to not have to talk about the Wild for a bit.
Monday, January 12, 2015
5MM 1/12/15 Edition
The Hindenburg episode.
Folks, it's bad. Really, really bad. And there just doesn't seem to be options for making it un-bad. Anyway, we break it down because that's what we do.
Stick tap to Dan Barreiro for the intro.
Monday, January 5, 2015
1/4/15 5MM The Let It Go Episode
Let it gooooo......let IT gooooooo........
That's our best advice, as discussed in this edition of the 5MM.
Friday, January 2, 2015
LDB 1-2-15 Leafs at Wild
Mason is in a suite at the game and can't keep an eye on me. But he does have to pick up the bottles and wipe up the puke.
Beer #0: No beer tonight. Whiskey and 7
Kessel vs Vanek.
Bernier with a couple big saves so far.
Is Kadri playing? We don't need that douchenozzle running any goalies tonight.
Ugh, can't let guys march in on your goalie like that.
Ice repair delay. Shouldn't there be some ice bimbos out there?
My happy fuck there are a lot of offsides early.
Not to jinx anything, but Kuemper doesn't look like shit yet.
Fuck. Clearly I jinxed it. There he goes and makes a couple decent saves.
I don't know who's fuglier: Gorg or Carlyle.
This fucking power play is fucking amazing at pointless passing. Jesus H. Fuck.
Kessel sure is a fat fucker. He looks like a perennial threat to win a hot dog eating contest.
Hey thanks XCel Energy, I've only seen this shitty ass commercial of yours four hundred thousand fucking times this season. When's the shitty Centurylink one going to be on with the creepy old broad smiling like she wants to eat babies coming on? (Yeah, I'm ending sentences with prepositions like a mother fucker tonight. Try and stop me.)
Wow. This is disturbing. Video and audio aren't synchronized. This would be worse if I was more drunk than I already am. (Did I mention I've had three refills already?) But it's OK because Jonas is sexy.
Oh, and now the Thin Ice dickwaffles are on. Does anyone enjoy watching these clownfuckers?
Period 2. Big question is whether they play defense like they're all trying to avoid an anal probing.
Gotta say I love Nino's "Fuck you" mean streak.
Toronto counter attacks well.
Jesus Shit. Bernier is playing like a lot of backup goalies do against the Wild. Which is to say, great.
Holy fuck. Dick move to shove a player from behind when another guy is bearing down the other way. But I shouldn't be surprised. Toronto usually play like a bunch of assholes here.
That holding call on Koivu was softer than Kessel's ballsack.
Good call on the no goal. Something tells me you can't grab the goalie and drag him out of the net. And Randy Carlyle can go fuck himself.
Wait. Who's wearing the Brodziak jersey tonight?
Nice to see Folin maybe got some of Nino's "Fuck you" tonight.
Looks like Coyle learned that hitting is allowed in the NHL.
Godmotherfuckingdammit sometimes you just need to shoot the damn puck.
By the way, Bernier's mask is creepy as shit. That or he's a furry, which is also creepy as shit.
My happy christ is Kuemper sexy tonight. (Why the fuck is this trying to autocorrect "sexy" to "sent"?)
This Nino - Haula - Coyle line is giving me a boner.
Wild lead after two. But you know what they say: The most dangerous lead in hockey is a Wild lead.
Period 3. Drink... 8?
Asshole move by Phaneuf, but is anyone surprised? No.
Well shit. 2 man advantage for the Leafs. And a goal. For 29 teams in the NHL, 5 on 3 is a good opportunity. Wanna guess which group of assholes it's not true of?
Speaking of assholes, don't like teams running Brodin.
Folin is looking sexy.
And Holy Shit! on that Spurgeon goal. Wow. What a rocket.
Swear to christ Brodziak has the weakest board play I've ever seen. If you're gonna drive a guy into the boards, do it like you've got a pair. (Unlike Kessel - too soon?)
PP for the Wild. Nice to see Suter get star treatment for once.
Koivu what? How the fuck does Koivu get a PPG? I thought that was illegal in 37 states?
4 on 4 but the fucking rubes at FSN can't be bothered to tell us why it's 4 on 4.
By as my wife points out, there's still five minutes to lose.
Haha. Leafs lose their fucking minds when Scandella hit Kessel. Kessel whining like he only has one ball. Oh, wait.
Why do they say "Bozack" and I hear "Ballsack"?
Wild win, but it doesn't mean much if they lose tomorrow in Dallas.
And that concludes the SAMVOAMBLDBAEBM trilogy for this season. There might be another installment, but let's hope for everyone's sake that it's directed by JJ Abrams and not George Lucas.