Wilderness Walk 2-26-2013: Game Day Edition

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It's game day wilderness. Minnesota looks to exact some revenge tonight at 7pm at the Excel Energy Center.

Good morning WILDerness, and a glorious game day morning it is. It seems like forever since we've seen the Calgary Flames in action against the Wild, so tonight is an extra special treat for you guys!

So tonight we get these guys, again, but this time on home ice. Is some home cooking what the doctor ordered tonight or will the Flames come into to our house and play the role of spoiler. You'll have to tune in tonight to find out. Until then, the links...

Wild News

Gameday: Calgary at Wild | StarTribune.com
Brief and informative, just how you like it.

Wild Need To Turn Frustration Into Wins " CBS Minnesota
Not mentioned in this article, that the Wild are 4-2-1 in their last 7 games, no big deal.

Minnesota Wild Rookie Wingers Jason Zucker and Charlie Coyle
The Minnesota Wild have turned to rookie wingers Jason Zucker and Charlie Coyle in their desperate search for offense during the young 2013 NHL season.

Standard behavior isn't up to Wild's standards | StarTribune.com
Russo gets into the art of the dump and chase.

Clutterbuck out for Tuesday against Flames
Buttercup misses another game, looks like he's feeling a lot better though.

Change comes to Wild's struggling power play | StarTribune.com
Russo's take, also some injury updates at the bottom.

Minnesota Wild: NHL's lowest-scoring team shakes up its power play - TwinCities.com
Personally, I think you have to stick Zucker on either unit, I hear tell he likes to score on power plays.

Tending the Fields

The snow has covered the fields, and has given a day off -- nothing to report.

Off the Trail

Whiplash: Senators’ Latendresse to hear second opinion | ProHockeyTalk
Just checking in with a former player.

Rapid City Rush celebrate victory with live, center ice Harlem Shake (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Kids being kids, kinda funny.

NHL suspends Sharks’ Ryane Clowe two games for leaving bench to start fight | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Seems like a no brainer.

Hossa scores in OT and Blackhawks extend points streak to 19 games with 3-2 win over Oilers | StarTribune.com
Chicago wins, again ...

NHL Realignment: How new playoffs might work - CBSSports.com
I believe I could handle this divisional round in the playoffs. Of course, I'd also take making to the playoffs .... someday.

Push for NHL coaches’ challenge for controversial calls gaining momentum | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Every time I see a crazy blown call I think this. Then for the rest of the game I could care less.

Debating NHL realignment; Sens Suck hat controversy; Evgeni Malkin to IR (Puck Headlines) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Sports clothing store, sells own team hate ... They are nuts in Canada.

Seth Jones, QMJHLers headline first 2013 Mock Draft - 2013 NHL Draft
Too early to talk mock drafts?

Respect

Hockey helping Medal of Honor winner Clinton Romesha - NHL.com - Hockey is for Everyone
A story of a military man and his rise to hockey obsession with some home town help of course.

The WTF Department

Ice Fishermen Not Immune to Doping’s Reach - NYTimes.com
It's all very clear to me now ... That's how they catch all them fishies!

Enemy News

Matchsticks and Gasoline, a Calgary Flames community
For all things Flames related, visit the folks over at M&G.

Flames look to surpass .500 plateau yet again
Boy, are the Calgary Flames ever getting ahead of themselves. One thrilling win and, well, just listen.

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