Wilderness Walk 10-20-2013: Seriously?

Joel Auerbach

The Minnesota Wild dropped another one on the road to the Florida Panthers.

The Minnesota Wild fly home to lick their wounds after dropping another road game and earning themselves 3 points of a possible 8 on the road trip. The Wild's lone victory on the trip coming in Buffalo.

I was at a family friends anniversary party last night, so I didn't get much of a chance to watch the game although I dipped in and out throughout the night. It looked like from what I saw to be more of the same. A lot of puck possession, a bunch of chances and just no finishing touch.

The Wild do not play again until Tuesday, when the Nashville Predators will be in town. Hopefully a few days of practice will give this team the scoring punch they lack right now because I'm pretty sick of dominating a game and not winning.

Wild News

Hitting The Post: 30WR: Wild Lose To Panthers in SO
Not for the squeamish, this one pretty much sums up what we are all feeling.

Postgame reaction to Wild's 2-1 shootout loss to Florida | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Another game the Wild struggle to put the puck in the net, and it cost them a point.

HockeyBuzz.com - Tony Dean - MNWild: Punchless Wild On Vacation in Florida
Just how long can we expect Heatley to just plain suck?

Minnesota Wild Lose In SO Florida Panthers - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tim Thomas, back from injury in time to stifle the Wild's efforts in Florida.

Wild's dismal road trip ends with shootout loss to Florida | Star Tribune
But did they win in the fancy stats categories?

NHL Insider: Buffalo bad boy better pay attention to Wild's Cooke | Star Tribune
Cooke for hire as NHL bad boy consultant?

Tending the Fields

Orlando Solar Bears fall 4-2 to Florida Everblades in home opener Saturday - Orlando Sentinel
Solar Bears give up a 2-0 lead in the third period and lose to Everblades for second time in two days

Off the Trail

Niklas Kronwall feels better, blames himself for getting injured on hit - CBSSports.com
Niklas Kronwall says he's feeling fine after a hit that put him on a stretcher this week. The Detroit defenseman also feels he made himself vulnerable to the hit.

Vote of confidence or kiss of death for NJ Devils coach Pete DeBoer? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The seat behind the bench in New Jersey is on fire.

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scores goal, thus fulfilling his destiny (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
A goalie scores a goal, with a buzzer beater in the most literal sense of the word.

NHL Recap - Colorado Avalanche at Buffalo Sabres - Oct 19, 2013 - CBSSports.com
Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O'Reilly each had a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

NHL Recap - Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks - Oct 19, 2013 - CBSSports.com
Bryan Bickell sparked Chicago's big second period with his first goal of the season, helping the Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Saturday night.

Trevor Gillies sucker punches Jarkko Ruutu after Ruutu refuses fight (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Oh Boy!

Respect

Report: Hockey Hall of Famer Allan Stanley dies at 87 - NHL.com - News
Hall of Fame defenseman Allan Stanley, a member of four Stanley Cup-winning teams, has died at age 87, the Toronto Star reported Saturday.

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