In the midst of rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic, the Wild made some bold statements yesterday. They made it clear they are not simply going to go away, that they will score goals, and that this is a team and the players will behave as such.
Interesting to see such a drama filled day from a team that everyone considers to be boring, isn't it? Bouchard out indefinitely, Will there be a trade or not? Setoguchi scratched, has he been traded? Nope, just benched for being a bone head. These are generally story lines left for the Vikings writers, right?
Still, through it all, the Wild came out with a win. Which is really all that matters. Two points the Wild desperately needed to stave off a further drop in the standings. A big win at home to give them some positive vibes to carry back out onto the road.
Keep playing that violin. It keeps people calm.
First Things First
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Setoguchi scratched, in Wild's doghouse ... for something | StarTribune.com - Something, indeed.
Setoguchi misses meeting, benched for Sharks game | StarTribune.com - Starting to have some serious questions about this kid.
Wild hang on for a wacky win against Sharks | ProHockeyTalk - U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi. Still counts for two points.
Elation follows deflation for Wild | StarTribune.com - Gamer from Russo.
Bouchard is sidelined indefinitely | StarTribune.com - Big news from yesterday.
Minnesota Wild complete coverage | StarTribune.com - Great video posted with ideas from Russo and Chip Scoggins.
Chuck Fletcher is going to need to add scoring | ProHockeyTalk - Need? Not sure he "needs" to, not at the detriment of the future. Sure would be nice, though.
Celebrating the testicular fortitude of Wild’s Mike Yeo, Devils’ Pete DeBoer | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - Anyone else have some strong doubts that TRich would have done the same?
Off the Trail
Jack Jablonski, Jenna Privette Stories Should Scare Us All - SBNation.com - Indeed. Great write up from Bruce over at the hub.