First and foremost, to each and every one of you, have a safe holiday today. Freezing rain and snow here in Minnesota, coupled with drunken idiots out driving around, this is a scary holiday. Please, be safe. We want you around.
As for me, you won't hear much from me today. It is my 2nd wedding anniversary, and my wife and I will be out and about for most of the day. If you are reading this dear (I know you aren't), I love you. Happy anniversary. I still have no idea how you put up with me, but here we are.
For the rest of you, you have a game to watch. The Predators will not be an easy win by any means, so you'll have to channel everything you have to make it happen. Make sure you cheer loud, and make sure you make the NHL understand why the Wild play at home on New Year's Eve.
No Facebook today. I'm sure you'll survive. If not, take it up with Nathan or JS. They'll handle it. Enjoy the day, all.
Kobasew getting to the net, and pucks are following | StarTribune.com - It is good to see Kobasew get some success. If for no other reason that he equals a second round pick at the deadline.
Minnesota Wild elder statesman John Madden sees progress - TwinCities.com - Maybe we could see some improvement on that +/- next?
Year In Review 2010 - Minnesota Wild - Features - Wild.com has the year in review. They better hope there is nothing memorable today, or they're hosed.
Haula dreams of Finnish medal - An IIHF article about Wild prospect Eric Haula. Enjoy.
On the Forecheck - No reason to go any further than On the Forecheck.
Hitting The Post: Stamkos, Richards key routs - Stamkos, I'm OK with. Richards? Nah.