With Bryan heading to spend the next few days on a frozen lake, in some kinda of ramshackle lean-to without running water, heat, toilets, TV, wifi or girls (and I question the sanity of anyone who thinks that sounds like a good idea) I'll pick up the baton as your guide through the Wilderness.
So, stay with me, the first couple won't be fun.
- Jack’s Pledge to Prevent Hockey Injuries
- Family says hockey player won't be able to walk again | StarTribune.com - Jack Jablonski will "not be able to walk or skate" again due to spinal cord injuries the 16-year-old suffered in a hockey collision last week, his family reported Wednesday evening. "This news is devastating to Jack and everyone who loves him," the Jablonski family posted.
- Jablonski Injury Puts Focus on Checking Rules - St. Louis Park, MN Patch - The severe injury suffered by Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski has the Minnesota hockey community taking a closer look at the role of body-checking in the sport.
Now the meaningless crap after the jump
Want to re-hash last night's loss?
- Devin Setoguchi returns to Wild lineup, top line - TwinCities.com
- Season of promise has veered into danger zone | StarTribune.com - A month ago, the playoffs looked as certain as the snowstorm that we all know will pummel the Twin Cities at some point this dry winter
- Wild's freefall continues in Vancouver | StarTribune.com
- Wild's loss to Canucks caps a disjointed first half of the season - TwinCities.com
Canucks, Luongo shut out Wild - Vancouver Sun - The only bad news is the Wild don't visit Rogers Arena again this season. "They come here any more?" a smiling Luongo said of the Wild after the game. "No, now they're done? I'm out of luck, I guess."
How about we forget last night?
- The Third Intermission: All Star Aeros
- Players have stake in world juniors | StarTribune.com - The Wild has three Swedish prospects who will play in Thursday's gold medal game against Russia at the world junior championships, but most of the talk in the Wild's locker room Wednesday was on the bronze medal game
- Russia tops Canada 6-5 at world junior hockey championships, will face Sweden for title | StarTribune.com - Canada will not play for the gold medal at the world junior hockey championships for the first time in over a decade.
- Americans finish seventh at junior championships | StarTribune.com - "You always want to win your last game of any tournament and we did just that," said Dean Blais, coach of the U.S. team. "I'm proud of our guys for giving their all to the end."