Ah, it's prediction season. The time when oh so many expert show the size of their expertise by experting all over the experts. You gotta love a good expert. Prediction season is useless. Only one of two things can happen. Either they are right, and they can beat their chest, or they are wrong, and everyone can mock them. Sounds like a great time.
Any predictions out in the Wilderness?
NHL 2013 Preview: Northwest Division | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - Fourth. In the Northwest. Ouch.
Minnesota Wild expect shootout success this season - TwinCities.com - So... only Josh Harding is starting this year?
The NHL's Travel Injustice—Minnesota Wild Will Rack Up the Miles - WSJ.com - The Wall Street Journal. No. Really.
Minnesota Wild sell out games with Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - Remember when a sellout was a foregone conclusion?
Zulgad: Wild coach is going to spend shortened season adjusting on fly | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities – Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) | Sportswire: Minnesota Wild - Indeed. Short.
Palmieri, Veilleux, Dowell on waivers; Kampfer sent down; Dumba sticking; Bouchard off IR | StarTribune.com - Enjoy the weather, boys.
Tending the Fields
Zucker Named To AHL All-Star Team - Minnesota Wild - News - Congrats, kid.
Today’s NLL: Younger, Faster and Cheaper | IL Indoor - They forgot "better."
Off the Trail
End of the Minnesota - North Dakota Rivalry A Loss for College Hockey - Bruce with a great take on the end of an era.
Russo predicts the 2013 NHL award winners | StarTribune.com - For the 10th year in a row, biggest dickhead goes to Gary Bettman.
NHL Eastern Conference predicted order of finish | StarTribune.com - There's an Eastern Conference? Huh.
10 things to know about the upcoming NHL season | StarTribune.com - My list would be different. 1-9 would be "Do you care yet?"
10 things to do on Hockey Day Minnesota - Get on it.