As time passes, the playoffs look more and more like something that is going to end up just out of reach. Ten out of 16 to get in, on pace for so many points when this many are needed to get in. Off days are excruciating, three point games torture, and losses the death blow. No one can count them out as of yet, but the numbers have turned against them, and it will be up to them to overcome that.
For our part, we will introduce a Scoreboard Watch later this morning. It isn't much, but it gives you the days situation in a nutshell. Where the Wild are at, who you should be cheering for, and what the best outcome of the night could be. Stay tuned.
Before that happens, head to Facebook for the Question of the Day. Also, check the Defending the Blue Line Camo Sweater auction. Nine days left. Remember, any amount over the "fair market value" of the jersey itself is tax deductible. Enjoy your day, folks.
Koivu's back (at practice); will Wild run out of time? | StarTribune.com - More on the Koivu & Latendresse situations.
Latendresse return date remains a difficult call | StarTribune.com - And, of course, the Latnedresse pull back.
Wild's Mikko Koivu rejoins team in practice, not cleared to play in games - TwinCities.com - Same news, different paper.
Injured starters Mikko Koivu and Guillaume Latendresse close to returning for Wild - TwinCities.com - same news... same newspaper.
Mile High Hockey - If you go to visit, you're better off not telling them you know me. That said, still a great blog, go check them out.
Newspaper - They have one, but no beat writer. Maybe he was kidnapped by ninjas.