Wilderness Walk 10-21-2013: It's Monday Edition

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You're daily procrastination tool to get you through another start to your work week.

So here we are, the start of another work week and in need of some good news for your Minnesota Wild. A little home cooking could help this squad out, lets just hope the special ingredient is goals for the good guys, and lots of them. The Wild welcome Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne and the rest of the Nashville Predators to the X tomorrow night, so I guess you'll have to get through tonight with another Vikings loss or a rousing round of Words with Friends.

On the bright side, the Iowa Wild seem to be rolling right now and if you're a fan of the local college hockey scene the Minnesota Golden Gophers seem to be on top of the world as well. Not to be forgotten, the Gophers Women's Hockey team extended their winning streak this weekend to 55-games with a sweep over the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs.

A lot to be proud for the local hockey scene, here's to hoping the Wild can take a queue from the college kids and their affiliate in Iowa.

Wild News

First Round Bust: The Process vs. The Result
I'd rather see the better result than a dominant process. I'll take both, but the result is much more important in my humble opinion.

Former Wild Goalie Jose Theodore Contacted Team After Backstrom Injury
Current free agent, and former Minnesota Wild goalie, Jose Theodore contacted the Wild after Niklas Backstrom went down with a knee strain.

Wild's Brodin earns comparisons, praise from Hall of Famer | Star Tribune
Lately, more people have talked about Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin in the same breath as Swedish countryman Nicklas Lidstrom, the now-retired seven-time Norris Trophy winner and four-time Stanley Cup champion from the Detroit Red Wings

The Team of 18,001: 3 on 3: The Wild's Four Game Road Trip
The good and the bad through 9 games ...

Tending the Fields

AHL Hockey: Iowa WIld thump Charlotte on the road | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com
Forwards Erik Haula, Kris Foucault and Zack Phillips each scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Iowa Wild past host Charlotte Sunday.

Off the Trail

NHL Capsules - The Hockey News
Quick hits from around the NHL.

HockeyBuzz.com - Paul Stewart - Jump in the Fire: My NHL Reffing Debut
Who knew zebras could talk, or write in this case.

Say goodbye to hairy Brent Burns on Nov. 1 (but for a good cause) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Burnsie decides to clean it up, for one of our favorite causes.

Martin Biron announces his retirement | ProHockeyTalk
He was sent down by the Rangers last week.

Fox Sports makes biggest racially insensitive typo on Seth Jones photo | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Spell check people, it's really easy to use.

Panthers GM on Tim Thomas: ‘He’s what we need’ | ProHockeyTalk
I guess he's alright ...

Report: Panthers ready to trade just about anyone | ProHockeyTalk
Except for Tim Thomas right? I mean he is after all just what you needed.

Down the Gopher Hole

Gophers hockey eyes No. 1 ranking after sweep over Bemidji | Star Tribune
Gophers coming off an impressive weekend have the nation's top spot in their radar.

Gophers Win 6-3, Sweep Bulldogs - University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site
The streak is alive at 55!

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