It amazes me how some people can still be considered journalists and not moved into the "columnist" role. Coming into last night's game, we had to know that Adrian Dater would have his fair share of complaints. You see, he would tell you he isn't an Avs homer, but when they lose, he is pissy and when they win he gloats. So... you do the math.
Again yesterday, he called them the Minnesota "Mild." This despite the Wild putting up over 30 SOG, destroying the Avs physically, and scoring three goals against his favorite team. What is it you told me, Adrian? I sounded like a jilted lover? Your favorite squad lost, and the articles and blog you wrote about it certainly make you seem like a truly objective observer.
Keep up the great work.
Head to Facebook for the Question of the Day, and make sure you keep your eyes open over the next two days for "fact" based information for the HWRG2000.
Wild rolls into holiday break with third straight victory | StarTribune.com - Post game Rants.
Wild shows Avalanche who's tough | StarTribune.com - Can't get Cal to drop the gloves? Why not take on Burns, Scandella, or Stoner? Nah... Jared Spurgeon looks much easier.
First Round Bust: An In-Depth Look At The Future: Johan Larsson - A good look at a prospect for FRB.
Minnesota Wild coach Todd Richards bristles at ‘trapping team’ label | ProHockeyTalk - Imagine that, the Denver Post asked Richards about playing the trap.
Cal Clutterbuck: Laimbeer on skates | All Things Avs - You'll see more of this later, but here is what Adrian Dater chose to write about.
Hitting The Post: Where has all the goaltending gone? - Check in Minnesota. I think Backstro took it all.
Off the Trail
Pierre Turgeon’s daughter dies in car crash | ProHockeyTalk - The thoughts and condolences of the Hockey Wilderness family go out to the Turgeons.