Wilderness Walk for 9-30-2011: Game Day Edition

"Yeah, we installed these new nets, something coach Richards wanted put in. Turns out they... zzzz...."

Turns out, old habits die hard, and so do new ones apparently. Like a smoker trying to kick the habit, this will be painful, frustrating, and brutal to watch. I speak, of course, of the second period nap. It doesn't look to be going anywhere any time soon, so we all may as well get used to it. That, or it is already time for a little "If you don't skate during the game, you'll skate after it."

Embarrassing if it is time for that already.

Today's walk has a range of topics, including the best look we've seen about Nick Johnson. So make the jump, and don't forget to give us a caption for the picture.

Wild News

Second period dooms Wild like the old days | StarTribune.com - zzzzzzz.

Jordan Hendry heading to Houston; Dorsett rips into Clutterbuck | StarTribune.com - I wonder if Dorsett has some misplaced anger issues. Looked embellished to me... riiight.

Wild checks out in second period | StarTribune.com - And again.... zzzzzz....

First Round Bust: #DEATHPERIOD, Alchemy, And Some Other Concerns - FRB ups the nap to a dirt nap. It still fits.

Penguins Insider " Johnson Gone Wild 9/29 - This is the best look at Nick Johnson I have seen thus far. It isn't all about him, but still pretty good.

Tending the Fields

Aeros’ Preseason Slate Opens Tomorrow Night… " Pilot to Gunner - The Aeros kick off their preseason. Wonder if the nap follows them there.

The Third Intermission: On the road to OKC - Another look at the opening of preseason in Houston.

Off the Trail

Sportsnet mag: Fall of the Boogeyman - sportsnet.ca - Not quite sure why this needed to be written now, but it is well written.

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