Well that was fun, huh?
As the saying goes, the best way to end talk of the under-performance of the guy you traded your best defenseman for is to have your number one goalie get injured, give up four goals, come back on the back of your enforcer scoring two goals, and lose by falling down in the shootout while the guy you traded for to help in the shootout is benched for being terrible in any aspect other than the shootout. You've all heard that saying, right? Right.
So Backstrom sounds like he could be done for... awhile. You'll see Matt Hackett get recalled for tonight, and you'll now (for some reason) be glad Josh Harding didn't get traded. After all, a tandem of Matt Hackett and Darcy Kuemper would be what you were facing right now. Which, from their performance looks like it may actually be better than what the Wild have. But that would be a disaster, right? Good thing Harding is still here.
Wild's wild rally falls short in Montreal | StarTribune.com - Newspaper gamer.
First Round Bust: Minnesota-Montreal: A Game Review In Pictures & Video - Fun with moving pictures.
Devin Setoguchi and the shootout fail of the NHL season vs. Montreal Canadiens (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - More fun with moving pictures.
Tending the Fields
First Round Bust: Mikael Granlund Misses Two Games With Illness, Can Things Get Worse? - Well, if he's going to miss time, I'd rather he be sick than hurt, I guess.
The Third Intermission: Down the Stretch, 2012 Edition - Here's hoping the Aeros can make a run.
Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com - Newspaper of the Wings.
Winging It In Motown - Just another SBNation community that doesn't much care for me. Enjoy your stay.
Off the Trail
Watch drunk Zamboni driver poorly resurface ice before arrest (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - Remember the drunk Zamboni guy? Now watch as kids mock him while he does his thing.
Wondering where the fancy stats post from Puck Daddy is? Stay tuned.