Wilderness Walk: Whipped in Winnipeg Edition

Nik Backstrom making one of 32 saves. Too bad he also let in 5 goals. - Fred Greenslade-USA TODAY Sports

Another road game, another disappointing loss.

It doesn't matter what the Wild do.

The next four Wild games will take place at home (vs. NYI, BUF, STL, and WAS). They could sweep that entire homestand, and it just won't matter.

For the Wild to save their season, they will definitely need to win their home games, but it doesn't mean squat if they can't win on the road.

Last night's loss to Winnipeg dropped the Wild's road record to 6-12-3. That's really bad. Only Buffalo and Edmonton are worse.

If the Wild are going to get anywhere at all in the regular season- let alone the postseason- the Wild are going to need to figure out how to do something on the road. Anything.

In the meanwhile, if you want something, I got some links for you. Let's go on a Walk.

Wild News

Game Recaps

Thrilling game in Winnipeg doesn't go the Wild's way | Star Tribune

Jets 6, Wild 4: Blake Wheeler's third-period goal lifts Winnipeg - TwinCities.com

Other News

Wild begins life for a bit without Zach Parise; Why the Wild called up Stephane Veilleux | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com- Yeah. Why DID the Wild call up Veilleux. I mean, he scored and stuff, I know, but why?

Wild notes: Parise likely out for a while | Star Tribune- So, also, this is not fun.

Minnesota Wild activate goalie Harding - TwinCities.com- At least the Wild get SOME good news with injuries.

The Team of 18,001: Stephane Veilleux Returns- Giles' take.

Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise Out, Stephane Veilleux Recalled- The take over at Gone Puck Wild.

Tending the Fields

The essentials: what you need to know to enjoy the 2014 World Juniors | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Get a World Juniors Crash Course.

Dumba misses skate; Paterson to start again for Canada- Dumba's just ill. He's expected to play.

Off the Trail

John Scott continues to torment Maple Leafs, scores a rare goal (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Nice news for the former Wild enforcer.

Patrick Roy: Chicago will top us in Central Division | ProHockeyTalk- Changing my fantasy team name to Hawks Top/Avs Bottom now.

The 13 biggest NHL team moves of 2013 | Home Ice - SI.com- Jason Pominville doesn't get no love here.

Top 10 saves of 2013 (Puck Daddy Year in Review) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Check out some saves.

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