It's Saturday. It's game day. In Dallas. The Wild have not won in Dallas in almost nine years. I'm sure it's too small of a sample size to claim there is some intimidation factor there for the Wild without getting a lecture, but let's just say... there really is no reason fro Russo to be there. Most likely he could just use a gamer from one of the other games he covered there, and just change the coach's name.
Yeah, I have some doubts.
The good news? My taxes are done, and thanks to paying out a ton in college tuition, we get some money back. Which, more than likely will go to such exciting endeavors as... paying off a credit card. Yes, kids, I'm living the dream.
Enjoy the game tonight. Part of my dream is working on Saturday nights. Fun.
First Things First
GO VOTE FOR DTBL - No really. Do it. Now.
Wild acquires Christensen from New York Rangers for Casey Wellman | StarTribune.com - Rants on Christensen
The Third Intermission: Casey Wellman Traded To Whale - Reaction from Houston.
Wellman, Wild never really clicked | StarTribune.com - Indeed. All the best, Casey.
Wild makes move in push to help its lagging offense | StarTribune.com - Without being a jerk here, how does the third line boost the offense?
Wild hope Christensen will bring scoring - Same question.
Zach Parise To The Minnesota Wild: Too Easy? - SBNation.com - Great post from Bruce over at the NHL hub.
Dallas Stars News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW - Newspaper home for the Stars.
Defending Big D - As always, your SBN home for all things Dallas.
Tending the Fields
Penticton ties BCHL record with 29th win in a row | StarTribune.com - Why is this a big deal? This is where Mario Lucia plays. Who is that? You're behind on your reading.
Off the Trail
Who's available if Hawks decide to get a goalie? - I was dismissive in the comments section yesterday when this was brought up. I just don't see the Hawks after a goalie.
NHL Saturday: Reinstituting red line good talking point | Hockey | Sports | Toronto Sun - Was enjoying this read unti... Wild GM Cliff Fletcher made an appearance.
Minnesota Wild complete coverage | StarTribune.com - Hopefully it is still there, but there is a cool video on the Strib's main page for Wild coverage showing the conversion to the rodeo set up.
A change is coming : Wild Nation - Best of luck to Blake as he moves Wild Nation to a weekly column.