Wilderness Walk for 1-12-2012: Game Day Edition

This and that, as a matter of fact, she hasn't had a day to relax...

Come on now. Everyone needs to plug in a little Jack Johnson (no, not the Kings D-man), or some Bob Marley and just relax a bit. One Yahoo message board post this morning says the Wild should trade Mikko Koivu for Marc-Andre Fleury. Yeah. Really. Come on.

It is game day, once again. This time against the We love the Hawks, yeah we always loved the Hawks. This is going to be a fun rivalry next year when the... oh wait. Never mind. Still, these two teams play some fun hockey when they get together, so the game should be entertaining, if nothing else. Maybe we can even see a shootout move that isn't even really so much a move as a lack of moving.

We can hope.

Your Walk is a fun one. Players anonymously calling each other over rated (hopefully from their respective mom's basement), NHL.com being passive aggressively anti-Wild... all kinds of fun.

Wild News

Apologetic Setoguchi back on Wild's top line | StarTribune.com - As I teach my children... saying your sorry only goes so far. Show it. And don't let it happen again.

Wild's Bouchard stays hopeful as concussion hits again | StarTribune.com - This guy needs a break from the hockey gods.

Harding Sick; Hackett Expected To Be Recalled | - Hackett is indeed around. Anyone think he plays? Ha ha.

Enemy News

Chicago Blackhawks: Andrew Brunette is making the most of limited minutes - chicagotribune.com - Good ol' Bruno.

Second City Hockey - SBNation home for all things Blackhawks. Also, just a swell group of people. Head over. You'll be whelmed for sure.

Tending the Fields

First Round Bust: Prospect Viewing: Erik Haula - Ah yes, the kid so few even know. Great pick in the 7th round.

The Third Intermission: #RoadWarriors win it 3-2 (SO) - The Aeors win the penn... game.

Off the Trail

Dion Phaneuf - Toronto Maple Leafs - NHL Players Poll: Most Overrated - Photos - SI.com - Dany Heatley takes home the 6th spot.

Filling NHL All-Star Game roster no easy task - 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game - ASG rosters announced today. Much to the little care of anyone in Minnesota. Please note, however, that this particular NHL.com writer feels only Nick Johnson, yes THAT Nick Johnson, deserves to be there for the Wild.

Myers: Change hockey's culture, not the rules of the game - Minnesota Wild news | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities – Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) - I'm OK with changing the culture. The only problem is, unless these guys get punished for the hits they make, nothing is going to change.

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