Good news. The Wild game looks to be on NBCSN. Yep, national television. Against the Avalanche. Should be great to see everyone around the world talking about how boring the Wild are, yet not mentioning a word about the Avs and their overly stimulating style of play. Yep. Should be awesome.
Plus, you get the thrill of dealing with Adrian Dater, also just a fun treat that never, ever gets old.
Two choices. You can either skip this one, or you can bring the heat and join the comment section tonight. Should be a fun one to make fun of, if nothing else. We can all stand around and practice throwing flying elbows at each other, knowing nothing bad will happen since they don't land, and even if they did, it would just be against the Wild, so no big deal.
A few links. After the jump.
Anyone interested in Marek Zidlicky? | ProHockeyTalk - Yes. Everyone is. Right?
Koivu out of All-Star Game; Johnson added to rookie event | StarTribune.com - As was reported when the rosters were announced. Sometimes the NHL news cycle is odd.
With Wild, defenseman Nick Schultz says, it's all about winning the battles - NHL News | FOX Sports on MSN - Battles. Should be plenty of those tonight.
Wild rookie Johnson gets call for All-Star skills event | StarTribune.com - Newspaper version.
Newspaper coverage: By definition, newspapers are supposed to be at least some what objective. Since there is no Denver newspaper with that type of coverage, we move on.
Mile High Hockey -SBNation home for the Avs.
Off the Trail
Defending the Blue Line :: Home - All new design over at DTBL. Go check it out, let us know how it looks.
Costly concussions continue to confound NHL – USATODAY.com - Yeah. Confounding. To the point of doing... absolutely nothing.