Well folks, it's game night. How's the old confidence level? The Wild face the best team in the West... the St. Louis Blues. There have already been a couple matchups this year, but none with this much riding for the Wild.
Gillies on waivers, questions in far bigger supply than answers. Chuck Fletcher is ready to act, and the veterans better figure that out, or they're going to find themselves on another squad real quick. Frankly, it has to be a bit embarrassing at this point, doesn't it? These are big, rough, tough hockey players, and the attitude leaking under the door is one of petulant children.
Will certainly be interesting to watch tonight to see if anyone got the message, or if perhaps they have simply given up.
After the jump, a handful of articles to get you caught up for the day.
Wild risks waivers on Colton Gillies; Hackett vs. the Blues?; Yeo still fired up | StarTribune.com - We'll see shortly what his future holds.
For Wild, waiving Colton Gillies shatters status quo | StarTribune.com - Newspaper version.
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher blames '12 to 15' veterans for team's struggles - TwinCities.com - The view from across the river.
St. Louis Blues news, NHL hockey schedule, stats, forums, photos & video - Newspaper following for the Blues.
St. Louis Game Time - SBNation home for all things Blues. Also, one place you can go to really let your hair down.
Tending the Fields
Rivermen attack wilts in 2-1 loss to Aeros - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com - The Aeros win on the road. Again. Maybe they could teach the Wild a thing or two.