With the Wild getting jobbed pretty good after a day off, they are back on the road and back in action. Games against the Predators are never what they should be. Two defensive minded teams meet in the woods and suddenly goals are being scored and babies are crying. It's ugly. Entertaining... but ugly.
The Daily Scoreboard Watch should make it clear that other teams are not going to make this easy. The Wild need to win, and they need to win a lot. That is the only thing they can control, and they need to control it with a focus that would scare small children.
Crying babies. Scaring small children. Must be a playoff race.
The Scoreboard watch is up about 9:45, and Nathan will put up another daily thread for the AA class. We'll shoot for 10:30 on that again. Saw some traffic come in yesterday to read that post, so if you are new to HW, stick around. We cover the Wild, too. Ha!
Clutterbuck gets back on skates after head shot | StarTribune.com - Good news, but tempered. He's not back... yet.
Sports Nashville Predators | The Tennessean | tennessean.com - Full coverage from the local paper.
On the Forecheck - Make sure you go poke the bear a little bit. They think they have the best FInnish goalie in the league. Psh. Good people over there, but clearly delusional.
The Third Intermission: Goodbye Marco - Always good to read the situation from the other side of the coin.
From Abdeklader to Zuccarello – 10 March 2011 | The Hockey Writers - Your NHL recap.
Off the Trail
Complete Minnesota sports news | StarTribune.com - Not a direct link to it, but the Strib has some great coverage of the State Tourny. Check it out.
No, This Situation Is Nothing Like Winnipeg, Quebec or Hartford - Five For Howling - Great piece. Excellent.