Wilderness Walk 3/31/2012: Game Day Edition

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 22: Cal Clutterbuck #22 and Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a win following a shootout against the Calgary Flames on March 22, 2012 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Flames 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Yep, it's late. A morning of Go Diego Go! Dora the Explorer and playground time "got in the way".

Here you go:

Current Positioning

Draft Position: 4th overall, 2 points ahead of Montreal (3rd overall), 3 points ahead of Edmonton (2nd overall).

Wild News

Kings Vs. Wild: Minnesota Can Play Spoiler Against Los Angeles - SB Nation Minnesota - The Minnesota Wild host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night as the two teams will approach the game from completely different mind sets.

Wild-Los Angeles game preview | StarTribune.com - The Wild broke a three-game losing streak with its overtime win vs. Florida on Thursday. After Saturday's game, the Wild will play two games on the road before returning for two home games to end the season.

Backstrom is in the nets tonight | StarTribune.com - Niklas Backstrom will be in goal for the Wild tonight against the L.A. Kings. It promises to be a pretty intense game, given L.A.'s playoff drive.

Gilbert filling need for Wild | StarTribune.com - The Wild wanted Gilbert because of the offense he could bring to the blue line. Gilbert, who played both forward and defense growing up before going to defense full time in junior hockey, appears to have found a comfort zone with the Wild. Still, he said he's looking forward to next season, when he can have a full training camp with the Wild.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Los Angeles Kings - USATODAY.com - Los Angeles is wrapping a four-game road trip tonight and will look to win the season series from Minnesota. The Kings have won two of the three meetings this year, including a 4-0 triumph in its last trip to Minnesota.

Minnesota Wild MVP could be Kyle Brodziak - TwinCities.com - Kyle Brodziak, who has career highs with 21 goals and 43 points while playing in every game for the Wild, might be the team's most valuable player this season.

Wild's high-energy Stephane Veilleux hopes he's a keeper - TwinCities.com - Like a half-dozen Wild players, Veilleux is auditioning for a team that will inspect plenty of young talent and re-examine numerous injured players next fall. Borderline guys such as Veilleux, Warren Peters, Jed Ortmeyer, Matt Kassian and possibly even Erik Christensen, Darroll Powe and Nick Johnson could get shoved aside.

Enemy Perspective

Jewels From The Crown: The SB Nation Site for the Los Angeles Kings

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker