Notes From The North

Notes From The North

The official podcast of The Vikings Gazette. We are proud to partner with Vikings Territory, Purple PTSD, and purpleTERRITORYradio.

Episodes

May 17, 2022 30 min

Kyle and Sam break down the schedule release, highlighting details that are interesting, parts that they like, and parts they have some hesitations about. They wrap up with some hockey talk, highlighting the end of the Minnesota Wild offseason.

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Kyle and Sam breakdown the 2022 Draft, discussing their excitement, skepticism, and overall grade, along with some NHL playoff predictions.

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April 27, 2022 25 min

The guys have one final pre-draft talk, bringing in draft specialist Josh Frey. Josh shares what he sees are the needs for the Vikings to put around Cousins, the likelihood of a trade, and then gives some predictions for how the draft will go, including one final bold prediction.

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April 25, 2022 35 min

Kyle and Sam fire up the PFF mock draft simulator to see how the Vikings draft could play out. They go in with a specific strategy that they may or may not abandon due to unforeseen circumstances. They work in some trades and evaluate what players could realistically fall to each position. 

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April 18, 2022 51 min

Notes from the North had the pleasure of welcoming very special guest Christian Stoinev. Best known as a performer on America's Got Talent and many others (listen to find out more), Stoinev dives into giving his thoughts on the Vikings offseason and where he see's this team going. If you need some optimism, be sure to stick around for his predictions at the end. You can find some of Stoinev's past work at PurplePTSD.com

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April 11, 2022 41 min

Dan from Purple Pain Forums joins us to discuss the best and worst move of the Vikings free agency period, thoughts on players of interest at the draft, and identifying players on the current roster for some internal improvements.

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March 28, 2022 27 min

Kyle and Sam discuss their excitement around the Za'Darius Smith and Chandon Sullivan signings, what the rest of free agency could look like, and some opinions on the Minnesota Wild's trade deadline.

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March 18, 2022 28 min

The beginning of free agency has appeared uninspiring thus far. Kyle and Sam discuss what has happened, possible names to look out for, and then how they are feeling about the lookout for the team thus far.

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March 14, 2022 38 min

On this episode of Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam briefly give an update on where things stand with the Vikings before moving to more of a Minnesota Wild update, discussing what they could do at the deadline.

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March 8, 2022 26 min

On this week's episode of Notes from the North, the guys talk a little bit about Kirk Cousins. They highlight what management and the coaches are saying about him, and finish off with a prediction of where things go from here, while mixing in a little Wild talk.

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February 28, 2022 31 min
Episode 50 of Notes from the North is here, and Kyle and Sam discuss early thoughts on the free agency period. They look at where things sit now, what can be done to create more cap space, and then what a potential strategy looks like, including some names to target.
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February 21, 2022 33 min
On this week's episode from Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam give some bold ideas as to possible moves for the Vikings. From the roster, to draft, to free agency, they each give a possible move for the team to make to (hopefully) improve the team.
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February 14, 2022 22 min
On this week's episode, the guys give their thoughts on the Super Bowl, Kevin O'Connell, and what some positive takeaways are for the Vikings after watching the big game.
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February 7, 2022 29 min
This week the discussions start with looking at the Superbowl and the predictions that were made at the start of the playoffs. Kyle and Sam then move to discussing the latest news regarding the comings and goings of Vikings staff, before then reflecting back on the Vikings special teams performance from this last season and looking at what that means moving forward.
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January 31, 2022 36 min
On this week's episode of Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam discuss the hiring of Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. They also move into a conversation of the Packers loss and how it impacts the Vikings and the NFC North. Moving to the main event, they look back on the defense side of the ball and find reasons for optimism moving forward.
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January 24, 2022 29 min
On this week's episode of Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam look back on some highlights from the Vikings offensive side of the ball this year, and look forward at what to be optimistic for in the 2022 season. They also do a little Minnesota Wild talk, looking ahead to what options there are at the trade deadline.
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January 17, 2022 32 min
On this weeks episode of Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam discuss the news of Zimmer and Spielman both being removed from their positions with the team. They break down the next steps, and what they are hoping for with both the general manager and coaching search.
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January 10, 2022 41 min
On this week's episode of Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam briefly break down Week 18's game against the Bears before starting the conversation about the off-season. They start by looking at what Minnesota has to offer to an incoming Head Coach candidate. They then move to a segment of pass or take regarding QB options for next season. They finish off with some playoff predictions, choosing who will go to the Superbowl.
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January 3, 2022 40 min
On this week's episode of Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam breakdown the lackluster performance against the Packers. They start by breaking down the game, and then move into speculating about some roster moves. They then discuss with the teams remaining who they are cheering for, and wrap with some brief Wild talk.
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December 27, 2021 39 min
On this week's episode of Notes from the North, Kyle and Sam discuss the loss to the Rams in Week 16. They start by discussing the predictable nature of the teams performance and the patterns that have been present this season. They move into wondering if the new two-week rule for coaching changes will be utilized by the Vikings, and then share their predictions for Sunday Night Football. Wrapping up the show is a look ahead at...
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