Did you know that in 2011, more than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? Another 33,000 will die from that same disease. A man will be diagnosed every 2.2 minutes, and a man will die from prostate cancer every 15.6 minutes.
Get it yet? It's Movember, and in addition to joining up with the Hockey Wilderness team, or donating to the same, Movember is about awareness. Whether you are young or old, please, go get your annual check up. It is critical to your health, both short and long term. Come on, tough guy, you aren't afraid of the doctor are you?
Please, help us out. Go get your check up. Today would be a great day to do so. Right after you go vote.
PS... if you happen to live in District 16 here in Minnesota, go vote for me.
News and notes after the jump.
The road calls for red-hot Wild | StarTribune.com - The first big road test for the Wild starts tonight. Five games, nine days.
Chart: Wild hits the road | StarTribune.com - Here is a look at how the trip plays out.
Game Day: Wild at Calgary | StarTribune.com - Strib preview.
Johnson has found a home with the Wild - Yes, yes he has. Great waiver claim.
Cullen: Hitchcock's move to St. Louis, weekend notes - About 3/4 of the way down, there is some Harding talk.
Lundin practices, will travel with team | StarTribune.com - Lundin... Lundin... hmmm... it sounds familiar.
Malarchuk feels for Karlsson - Wild fans? Not so much.
Backlund might practise this week - Take your time. No hurry.
Flames' woes have 'vultures' circling - For who, exactly?
Tending the Fields
First Round Bust: Guest Blog: Looking At Zack Phillips Against Russia - A look at how Zach Phillips is faring in the Super series.
The Third Intermission: Peters to The Wild - Warren Peters to travel with the team. Don't read too much into this, even if Clutterbuck is mentioned as not practicing. If Clutterbuck is hurt, so be it. If not, the Wild still needed an extra forward around.