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Bryan's gone for the weekend, so I'm taking ov.. I mean, filling in for him in today's Walk at the very least. I've done it a few times on his behalf last year as well. I'm probably not as good a ''Walker'' as he is, but I should still be able to get you through your ''morning workout''.
I don't know about you guys, especially the supporters of the dive, but I enjoyed seeing the Wild steal 2 points away from Florida last night. Koivu's goal was pure magic, Erik Christensen continued his bid for a new contract, Jason Zucker made the first step toward a bright future for the Wild, we found Tom Gilbert's new nickname (''Not Nick Schultz'' ... I still like ''Gilderp''), the win came on a night in which former North Stars were honored, it was just great. I believe the Wild could pick as good a player with the 2nd pick as they could with the 5th or the 8th, etc. Hence, I still don't want to see the Wild lose, but I fully understand why many fans do. All I know is that I'm glad they're not getting blown out in the games they do lose. I want to be able to look forward to next season. Mikael Granlund won't magically fix everything. The team needs to finish well and build themselves up for next season from there.
This weekend, the Wild have 2 of their final 5 games remaining on the menu. 5 games left. That's rather depressing.
Have a nice day, Wilderness
EDIT: Added three stories in the ''Tending the fields'' section...turns out I did the Walk way too early.
Tending the Fields
Let's talk draft, Wild-Style | Hitting The Post - Hitting The Post is taking a quick look at their projected 10 top for the draft. We'll talk plenty about the draft here at Hockey Wilderness once the season ends, but for now, let this post appease your hunger.
Off the Trail
North Stars Night a great touch for honoring the past | FirstRoundBust.com - As Minnesotans put it so well: Norm Green sucks. Great read.