The time wasters are going to be short today, and they are going to go after the jump. Why? Because you should really be reading the interview with Eric Haula, and the interview to be posted later with Anthony Hamburg.
Two before the jump:
Erik Haula Interview with Hockey Wilderness - Hockey Wilderness - Excellent job by Nathan. It is also directly below this post.
Michael Russo (Russostrib on Twitter) was nominated for a Shorty Award - If you have a Twitter account - GO VOTE FOR RUSSO! Do it. NOW! Really. Do it.
See you after the jump.
Wild news and notes:
Fletcher working to trade Sykora; Harding, Burns vs. Red Wings? | StarTribune.com - One of two still relevant Russo's Rants for today.
Sykora, Earl clear waivers; What's next? | StarTribune.com - The other one.
Sykora unclaimed; trade possible | StarTribune.com - One of two Russo articles for the day.
Wild's play will decide its strategy | StarTribune.com - The other one. Good article about if the Wild are buyers or sellers.
Josh Harding perfect as Niklas Backstrom's replacement - TwinCities.com - Two still relevant blog posts and two feature articles from Russo. One feature from the Pioneer Press. It's like the Pio isn't even trying anymore.
Game day enemy perspective:
detnews.com | The Detroit News | Wings-NHL | The Detroit News Online -- Your source for Detroit Red Wings news, analysis and commentary. - This is the Wings page from The Detroit News. Article about Bertuzzi. You know you want to read it.
News from the system:
Aeros' Khudobin under fire in 10-9 All-Star Game | Hockey | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle - Sounds like the heir apparent to Harding had a pretty good time.
Owner hopes to bring passion back to Chiefs - Johnstown's Community Newspaper - More news about the owner of the Chiefs assuming the coaching role.
Hitting The Post: NHL Recap 1-20-10: - KiPA's NHL Recap. Hey, in this one, he mentions Pouliot, so it's even kind of Wild related.
Enjoy, Wilderness. Go read the interview with Haula. This is a good prospect. A long shot still, sure, but a good prospect. And GO VOTE FOR RUSSO!
Side note. Nathan will be at the game tonight, and I will be indisposed and not watching the game. You're on your own. Try not to break anything.