Marian Gaborik Shines; Minnesota Wild Photo Day; Derek Boogaard Ranked #3 and more: Daily Links

Healthy Gaborik continues to shine
Heading into last night's contest against the Oilers, Gaborik, 27, led the Rangers with 11 goals and eight assists in 14 games. As Gaborik goes, so does the Rangers offence, evident by their struggles offensively when the native of Trencin, Slovakia, was out of the lineup for a pair of games.

Photo Day - Minnesota Wild - News
It appears that most players are still downtrodden about last night's disappointing 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, because most were going with the "tough guy" pose during the team photo and not showing any teeth.

"Go Green" Promotion Raises $1,000 - Minnesota Wild - Community
The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced its GO GREEN promotion for Wild home games held on Oct. 21 and 24 raised $1,000 for Saint Paul-based Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC).

Ranking the NHL's fighters - From The Rink
If you haven't been stopping by stats man Gabe Desjardins's pad lately, you'd be well-served to do so. He's banging out some good stuff over there. The latest is a system of ranking fighters, one that comes up with Georges Laraque as the NHL's top heavyweight. Here's the list based on the past three seasons

Wild slow to stir from two-period sleepwalk | StarTribune.com
Wild coach Todd Richards sensed it coming. After four days off following victories over the Rangers and Penguins, Richards worried about his team "getting too high on yourselves." "We still have to remember where we're at," Richards said Thursday morning. "All you have to do is look at the standings."

Jim Souhan: New GM Fletcher knew what he was getting himself into | StarTribune.com

Thursday night at the X, it was hard to tell if there were more empty seats or empty Wild jerseys, as the Fighting Christmas Trees played pathetically while losing 5-2 to the beat-up Canucks. There are four prime figures you could blame for the Wild's lousy play so far: Risebrough, new GM Chuck Fletcher, old coach Jacques Lemaire or new coach Todd Richards.

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