Wilderness Walk for 12-31-2011: Game Day / New Year's Eve Edition

Be as mad as you want, use whatever reasons you want, but not a good idea to get involved with a goalie with his d-men standing right there.

Happy New Year's Eve, Wilderness. Another year about to go into the books. We, of course, look forward to an exciting and fun 2012, along with all of our newest community members. For the record, December 2011 has broken the monthly record for traffic on the site. This is the third time this year that has happened. So thank you for that.

As you go about your celebrations, please remember to be safe. Selected a designated driver, stay aware of your surroundings, and meet us back here tomorrow for nursing hangovers and a brand new year. We beg you, please be safe tonight. We need you around.

Today's Walk should be fun. Some great pieces on Matt Kassian, some Aeros news, some USA news... everything you need to be ready for today. USA vs Canada today on NHL Network at 7PM local time as well. Plenty of hockey to get you through the night.

Enjoy.

Wild News

Wild's Kassian meshes bright mind, big fists | StarTribune.com - Absolutely magnificent piece on Matt Kassian from Russo.

Game Day: Phoenix at Wild | StarTribune.com - Game preview from the Strib

Why Matt Kassian needs to stay in the lineup : Wild Nation - He has to clear waivers (I believe) to go back down, so he may be around for awhile at this point.

Yeo pleased with Wild's physical play - Indeed.

Tending the Fields

McIntyre scores twice in return, leads Aeros past Rampage - Houston Chronicle - Aeros win! Aeros win!

First Round Bust: 2012 WJC: The Good, Bad & (Mostly) Ugly On Day 3 - Gross.

Gophers tap secondary scoring sources | StarTribune.com - Good to see the kids stepping up when needed.

U.S. juniors' medal hopes disappear after loss to Czech Republic | StarTribune.com - Yep. They lost to the Czechs. Ouch.

WJC2012: Zucker vows to beat Canada after the Great American Faceplant - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey Blog - Yahoo! Sports - Good post about the USA loss, and Jason Zucker trying to rally his team.

Enemy News

Arizona Republic Sports News - Phoenix Arizona Newspaper Sports - azcentral.com - Sift through, and you can find some Yotes news.

Five For Howling - Your SBNation home for all things Yotes, and some of the best people on the network. Treat them well.

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