Wilderness Walk: Christmas Aftermath Edition

Hope your holidays were really nice! Here's a picture and stuff! - Paul Bereswill

Here's hoping the last day of the NHL's holiday break finds you well.

Happy Holidays, Wilderness, and to all of our Canadian friends, Happy [whatever it is] Day!

Hope the holiday season was great for you. I just came from a break-neck, but very fun, tour of three family Christmases in two days (11 hours of driving!), and am very excited for a brief time to relax until I get back to normalcy tomorrow.

The NHL, as you know, takes a three day holiday break. Today.will be the final day of that, and the Wild will resume with a game against the Winnipeg Jets, which for their sake, they had better win.

But, hey, in the meantime, look at some things because I told you to!

Wild News

Wild Minute: Heat now on the Wild | Star Tribune- The Wild have played themselves out of a playoff position at the moment. Not good news.

The Team of 18,001: Take A Break- Perhaps a break is what the Wild needed? I hope so.

Off the Trail

Puck Daddy’s 6 things you need to know about 2014 World Junior Championship | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Mathew Dumba avoiding a suspension isn't one of those things, but it should be.

Oil change inevitable in Edmonton | Hockey | CBC Sports- I'd laugh more, but... Anyway, it's not news that Friedman brings good nuggets to chew on.

Should Marc-Andre Fleury make Canadian Olympic cut? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Does he give America the best chance to win? Then, yes. Of course. But only if that's true.

The Weekend in Hockey: Penguins Win Everything, Even TV Show Featuring Two Other Teams - The Triangle Blog - Grantland- In case prepping for the holidays distracted you from the weekend hockey-ing.

Alex Ovechkin Sidney Crosby Patrick Kane among NHL's best 13 players of 2013 | Home Ice - SI.com- A Minnesota Wild graces the list.

The 10 most controversial people of 2013 (Puck Daddy year in review) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Experience controversy and stuff.

Jersey Fouls: The 10 greatest Fouls of 2013 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Regarding #2, I always thought Mac was a Flyers fan. Hmmmm...

Also, there is a Wild represenative.

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