Sunday, October 4, 2015

10/4/15 5MM


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

by NiNY

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



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

by NiNY

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

4/12/15 5MM


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

4/5/15 5MM


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

3/29/15 5MM


The Avalanche stole our battle cry episode. Plus: I swear.

Monday, March 16, 2015

3/15/15 5MM


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

5MM 3/8/15


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.

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.

JVR bleeding.

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.

Doubles and Stewy

Doubles got Paul Stewart on the horn and had a great convo.