First things first - make sure you head out to X today. Aeros play at 1PM, Wild signing autographs at 11:30 ($10 per table for charity), Aeros signing autographs for free after the game. This is not something that happens everyday, folks, don't pass it up. If you are going to pass on the chance, the game will be streamed live on Wild.com.
Back to our regularly scheduled programing, the Wild played a great game last night, eh? Dominated the scoreboard, dominated the physical game, dominated everything. This is a team that wants it, and we have seen how dangerous they can be when they want it. Imagine where they would be if they could have found this passion in October.
Before you head to the X, check out the Question of the Day, and read up on Defending the Blue Line's Skate for the Troops. We only have one person thus far signed up (that I know of). A team of four can win lunch with Brent Burns. Seems like a pretty good prize to me...
Surging Wild rolls — with the punches | StarTribune.com - Russo's gamer of an eventful night.
Cullen's pride on display | StarTribune.com - A great notebook from Russo, including updates on Zidlicky and Lats.
Minnesota Wild victory comes with knuckles - TwinCities.com - Gamer from the Pio.
Southern Hospitality: An Aeros Primer - Hockey Wilderness - Posting this again, since the game is, you know, today.
Wild prospects get a chance to show their stuff today as AHL Aeros play Peoria at the X - TwinCities.com - Not much to add here. Anyone else know the Aeros were here today?
Off the Trail
Ms. Conduct: Great night at the X and beyond - Great read from Ms. Conduct about her first ever game at the X. If you are a long time fan, and have been to the X 1000 times, read this. It will remind you why you still go.
First Round Bust: What Hockey Day Minnesota Means To Me - Excellent work from Nathan at FRB. Good stuff.
Michael Russo's Sunday Insider: Let's make a deal, eh? | StarTribune.com - Russo with a bit on the pending trade deadline.