Wilderness Walk- 04-05-2013: The Other Kind of Streak Edition

Welcoming Pominville was basically the best part of last night. - Victor Decolongon

The Wild find themselves in need of some wins after another disappointing loss.

Well, one day you're on top, and the next, you're in 6th.

That's the saying, right?

So, blegh. I mean, you don't expect to win on the road against the Stanley Cup champions, but this is the Wild's third straight loss, and that's naturally going to cause some anxiety. And it's warranted, the losses aren't quite as concerning as the sloppy play. I'll leave it to you to decide how hard to press the panic meter. On the bright side, the Wild won't be able to fall lower than 6th by their next game. Detroit and St. Louis will only have one game before the Wild play next, putting them out of reach of moving ahead of Minnesota by then. The bad news is that they're facing Columbus twice- and they no longer appear to be pushovers, as well as Chicago and St. Louis in the next four days. You know, the best team in the Conference, and the Wild's nightmare matchup. They'll need to step it up.

Other than that loss, not a lot more is going on around the Wilderness. We're going to spend the morning reeling from this loss, and then continuing to make sense of this Pominville trade thingy. Without further adieu...

On to the Walk.

Wild News

Backstrom pulled early in Wild's loss to Kings | StarTribune.com- Gross.

Kings 3, Wild 0: Another slow start costs Minnesota - TwinCities.com- Vomit.

Struggling Wild finishes "grueling stretch," admits fatigue; Heatley, Pominville, Haula updates | StarTribune.com- Did not quite realize that the Wild had been playing 8 games in 13 days. That is pretty grueling, indeed. Also, the Haula update should be of interest to you Wild fans.

Minnesota Wild lose third straight in 3-0 loss to Los Angeles Kings | State of Hockey News- Yuck.

Sleepy Pominville shocked but excited to be with Wild | StarTribune.com- Russo profiling Pominville, who's had a crazy couple of days, while pointing out that the Wild have come a long way in terms of being a trade destination.

Wild's Heatley out indefinitely | StarTribune.com- Said it yesterday, but I really am curious to see how this affects the Wild. Any early thoughts? (Also, Clayton Stoner and Erik Haula feature in this one).

Marc-Edouard Vlasic fined by NHL for slashing, injuring Dany Heatley | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- There are likely some Wild fans who may want to consider chipping in for this fine. I'm pretty indifferent to the slash, and the Heater injury.

Pominville Blunder: Minnesota Wild Make NHL Trade Deadline Error | The Hockey Writers- A rare blog against the Pominville trade.

Minnesota Wild Third Quarter Review | The Hockey Writers- A look at the Wild from games 25-36 from Sheng.

What Does Pominville Addition Mean For Prospects? - Gone Puck Wild- Looking at some long-term implications of this trade.

Tending the Fields

The Third Intermission: Aeros Come From The Dead to Defeat San Antonio 3-2 (OT)- Without Granlund, Hackett, Larsson, or Kuemper. Gutty win for Torchetti and Co.

Top 50: Islanders well represented in 11-20 section of 2013 Spring prospect rankings - Hockey's Future- If we're going to knock Granlund down a notch because of his NHL showing...

Top 50: Brodin leads middle group in 2013 Spring prospect rankings - Hockey's Future- ...Then it's a joke that Brodin isn't ranked higher than 21.

Off the Trail

Analyzing NHL deadline trades with Pierre McGuire - NHL - Stu Hackel - SI.com- Includes some Wild talk.

Hockey Prospectus | Trade Deadline: Bishop, Conacher And Pominville- More Pominville trade talk, among others.

Three Periods: Rating the Stanley Cup contenders, from the favorites to the forgotten - Yahoo! Sports- Where do you think the Wild should land in that?

Crashing the Roberto Luongo sympathy party | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- I still think Luongo is being a good pro (he should be able to exercise his no-move clause, as he negotiated it, fair-and-square), but there's a very good point to what's said here, which is basically, "Luongo can get out anytime, if not for his no-move clause, but he's choosing not to."

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