Welcome to the longest day of the year. No, January 4th does not generally qualify as the longest day, but the Wild play the Canucks tonight, meaning the game doesn't start until 9, the game won't end until at least 11:30, gamer by midnight and back up and on the road (for me) at 5AM. The fish better be biting this year.
On that note, enjoy the next four days under the control and guidance of the rest of the HW crew. I will be ice fishing and most likely enjoying a few adult beverages in the process. I shall report back if I can via Twitter, but where we're going, you don't need roads. I mean... there is no signal usually. So enjoy your break from me.
Back to hockey. The Walk is somewhat short, but you have a chance to help us win some donation money, and a small opportunity to read some news. Enjoy.Get well soon, Jack. The entire hockey world is pulling for you.
REMEMBER: You can always donate at Jack Jablonski's CaringBridge page - http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jackjablonski
First Things First
bublaa beta - Join the Hockey Wilderness community on Bublaa. It's another social networking site. It's free, and if we create the largest community, we can donate some fairly significant cash to Defending the Blue Line. So go sign up.
Zidlicky's offensive talents are beginning to resurface | StarTribune.com - Indeed. Now, keep it that way.
Making the case for a Minnesota / Dallas Winter Classic - Let's just be clear on this. It will never, ever happen.
Tending the Fields
The Third Intermission: Kuemper wins AHL award / Wild getting healthier / Looking ahead in January - All this kid does is win awards.
First Round Bust: 2012 WJC: Finland-Sweden Thoughts - Good game... not so much for Wild prospects.
Mikael Granlund Among The Pack of Minnesota Prospects Shining At The WJC | The Hockey Writers - Good read about some of the prospects.
Sports - Hockey - The Vancouver Sun - Enjoy the view from the evil side of the coin.
Nucks Misconduct - The SBNation home for all things Nucks, and a fairly decent group of people.
Off the Trail
Why You Heff To Be Mad?: Winter Classic Edition | Jacques Lemaire's Trap - Good read about the Classic. Though, I didn't watch it, so I have no idea what this is about.