Wilderness Walk for 12-24-2011

Here we see Matt Cullen discussing chocolates with Backlund. Also of note, Backlund's hand closed on Cullen's stick. No call. Shocking.

Happy Christmas Eve and fifth day of Hanukkah. As a programming note, we will be light on content the next couple of days as our writers spend time with their families. We encourage you to do the same, leaving behind (for just a couple days) the woes of your favorite team and enjoying the things in life that really matter.

Unless something big happens, which it really can't with the roster freeze, if you simply must have something to do here at Hockey Wilderness, check out yesterday's posts. There were nine in total, and can keep you busy for days. If you, for some reason, need to reach any of us, we are all available through email and Twitter. Though, if you really need to contact the writers of a snarky Wild site on Christmas eve, we may need to examine you for obsession. Not that that is a bad thing.

Enjoy your day, folks. Hug your kids, hug your mom, hug your significant other, or just hug some random stranger on the street. A handful of links, after the jump, for you few die hards.

Wild News

Wild players grateful for holiday weekend off - See? Even the players are taking a couple days to recharge. Follow their lead.

Woeful Wild: 6 Reasons for 6 Straight Losses | The Hockey Writers - Only really two. 1. Not executing the system. 2. Injuries.

The Post Bulletin : Faceoff: Should fans be worried about Wild struggles? Again, yes. Yes they should.

Tending the Fields

Zucker To Captain Team USA | - You learned this yesterday, but congrats to the kid. Wild fans should be proud.

First Round Bust: 2012 WJC: Jason Zucker Named Team USA Captain - FRB with their take.

The Third Intermission: Some Prodigal Sons Return - Let's hope they can stay there.

Off the Trail

No suspension for Petrell | Edmonton Journal - When the homers are shocked there is no suspension, you have to wonder.

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