Wilderness Walk 3-18-13: Game Day/End of an Era Edition

Tonight is going to be a car flipping good time! - Bruce Bennett

After tonight, the Wild have 0 regular season games left against Vancouver as their divisional "rival". Unfortunately, your magic number for Edmonton is stalled at 2.

Good morning MinneSNOWta, and greetings to you in more tropical climates as well. It is game day, and a very special one it be. Tonight, is your regular season divisional finale matchup against the despised Vancouver Canucks. It couldn't get any tighter folks, and tonight's game could sarcastically be for every marble ever ...

Your Minnesota Wild, in 72 all-time games against the Canucks are 29-29-5-9 (.500). Their can be only one ladies and gentlemen. These numbers include the 7 playoff games 10 years ago, for which only the Sedins for Vancouver, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard for the Wild remain. Sure, Darby is assistant coach, Bruno is in the front office and Walz is a talking head, but their time on ice these days is very limited.

It's going to be a grind it out, get punched in the face kind of game folks, for every marble ever ...

Wild News

Minnesota Wild's coach Mike Yeo likely staying with same lineup - TwinCities.com - It seems to be workings, if it doesn't work tonight we can always start the "Fire Yeo" campaign.

Minnesota Wild have found their identity, are playing their game now - TwinCities.com - I think a better test of our identity comes tonight.

First place in the Northwest on the line Monday when the Wild visits the Canucks | StarTribune.com - Don't buy the hype, first place will be on the line at least ... how many games do we have left? Yea, that many times, at least.

Suter growing more comfortable with Wild | StarTribune.com - That is a great big 'No Doy!'

Wild-Canucks Preview - Yahoo! Sports - Just a little peak, but you'll have to wait for the rest til much much much later tonight.

Tending The Fields

Season will continue for Jobke, Scheidl | Regina Leader-Post - Just a small nugget I came across. It was news to me at least ...

Solar Bears fall 3-2 at Gwinnett - OrlandoSentinel.com 3 games in 4 days, on the road, against the same team ... such is life in the ECHL.

Off The Trail

Penguins extend winning streak to nine with win over Bruins | The Augusta Chronicle - Guys are on a roll and doing a lot of it without Malkin.

NHL: pluses and minuses around the league - latimes.com - I chuckled a little bit ...

NHL Rumors: Should Tampa Bay consider trading Martin St. Louis? - CBSSports.com - I don't think so, he may want out but I don't believe the team can afford to send him away.

NHL.com - Blackhawks could look to add center depth - 2013 Trade Deadline - Too bad your not looking for a winger, cause I read somewhere about this guy in Florida ...

Eberle had goal, assist in Oilers' 3-2 win over Predators | StarTribune.com - Then again, who doesn't beat the Predators right now?

Sharks’ GM Doug Wilson apparently in ‘panic mode’ | ProHockeyTalk - 42. Don't Panic ...

Hockey puck hits the post, splits in two pieces - WTF?

Enemy News

As always, make sure you stop over to Nucks Misconduct and let them know 1 final time just how little you care for them. I for one will go so far in my not caring for them, I won't even go over there! Take that Vancouver!

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