Wild Links: Martin Havlat, Colton Gillies, Puck Daddy Preview

Yeah, I don't necessarily have anything to add to this picture, but I love Owen Nolan.

 

There's a lot to like about Wild's Havlat, on and off the ice | StarTribune.com
There's something too good to be true about Martin Havlat -- the biggest free-agent acquisition in Wild history. On the ice, he's a special player, a flashy, fast difference-maker who can score goals in imaginative ways.

Wrecker making name as a worker | StarTribune.com
There are a lot of reasons Colton Gillies has earned the nickname "Crash" around the Wild locker room, reasons that extend beyond nailing Jacques Lemaire in the back with a puck last season. "Let me tell you the true story how Gillies became 'Crash' in all of our eyes," said teammate Brent Burns, Gillies' unofficial big brother. "Yeah, he almost killed Jacques last year, but it also comes from killing every goalie he ever practices with by running them accidentally. "In the first skate we had this year, a 3-on-3 charity game, he runs into the net and knocks it off.

Richards gets a refresher on bench management | StarTribune.com
Rookie coach Todd Richards admitted after Tuesday night's 3-1 preseason-opening loss to the St. Louis Blues that he needs the work, too.

Preview: Introducing the 2009-10 Minnesota Wild! - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
Puck Daddy agrees with Hockey Wilderness on this year's Wild squad. Oh, and he reached out to a few of us for thoughts. It's a good read.


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