Wilderness Walk 6/18/2013: Its Tuesday! Edition.

Gail Oskin

Good morning Wilderness! Monday is gone, and so were the Blackhawks last night.

Last night the Boston Bruins put a big hurt down on the Chicago Blackhawks, shutting out the visiting Hawks 2 - 0 and taking a 2 - 1 series advantage. I was hanging curtains all night and didn't catch much of the game, and if you're a Hawks fan you may be thinking their quest for the cup is curtains as well. The injury to Hossa before the game certainly didn't help, but the Blackhawks are supposed to have enough depth to cover that sort of injury up at least a little bit. I'm still feeling confident, Hakws in 6 folks, watch them rattle off a few in a row here and start changing minds!

We have a lot of news today folks, and we start off with something we have all been discussing, Heaters gonna heat.

Wild News

Heatley injury has Wild dealing with tight salary cap | StarTribune.com

Minnesota Wild Looking to Trade for Jaroslav Halak or Brian Elliott
Gross, this seems like some extreme wishful thinking.

Wild re-signs Marco Scandella | StarTribune.com
The first RFA has been signed, who is next?

Updates on All the Minnesota Wild's Top Draft Picks from the Past 10 Years | Bleacher Report
Let us take a trip down memory lane! Warning: Slideshow ahead, proceed with caution.

Tending the Fields

Solar Bears receive rights to three Gwinnett players | www.wftv.com
Hey look! Solar Bears news!

Orlando Solar Bears protect 20 as season ending rosters are finalized | Bay News 9
Solar Bears announce protected list on Monday. Check out who made the cut.

Off the Trail

Bruins take 2-1 lead in Stanley Cup finals with 2-0 win over Blackhawks | StarTribune.com
I was busy around the home last night and missed the game. It reads like the Hawks fared not well in Boston.

Quenneville: ‘Hawks ‘made it rather easy’ on Rask | ProHockeyTalk
Sounds like a coach who's about to rattle off 3 straight and win this series in 6.

Tuukka Rask gives NBC’s Pierre McGuire the straight poop on TD Garden ice (Video) | Puck Daddy
Oopsies all over the over the live TV feed these days.

Game 2 was most-watched NHL game in NBC Sports Network history | ProHockeyTalk
Sounds like the fans came back huh?

The psychological wounds inflicted by a hot goalie can render opponents less dangerous | Backhand Shelf
A hot goalie is sometimes all it takes.

Jaromir Jagr’s slump is so head-scratching I had my head checked for lice | Backhand Shelf
He's obviously not getting the same time-on-ice as he was 10 years ago, but you would expect him to get a couple points before the playoffs end.

Bryan Bickell: Contract status no factor in Stanley Cup Final struggles | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I would agree, the Bruins are just shutting him down pretty good here.

What We Learned: Worst thing about NHL Awards? The voters | Puck Daddy
Preach on!

PHT Morning Skate: Don Cherry calls Malkin ‘a loser’ | ProHockeyTalk
Can someone please explain to me why the things Don Cherry says are even relevant?

Hartford Whalers-themed wedding, beer man included, puts your nuptials to shame (Video) | Puck Daddy
Simply beautiful.

Report: Sharks, Couture agree to contract extension | ProHockeyTalk
Probably a good move by the Sharks, locking him up before he gets even better.

Wilson: Sharks don’t believe in rebuilding, want to ‘reset on the fly’ | ProHockeyTalk
Extending Couture's contract goes a long way towards reloading as opposed to rebuilding.

Report: Datsyuk, Red Wings close in on lengthy extension | ProHockeyTalk
Datsyuk's twitter account foretells of an unfortunate circumstance possibly coming his way.

Flyers sign up for four years of Mark Streit at $5.25 million annually (UPDATE: Eventually?) | Puck Daddy
Not official as of right now, but it looks like the gears are turning for the 35 year-old defenceman.

Report: Devils at risk of defaulting on loan | ProHockeyTalk
Devils ownership is swimming in a sea of red.

Reports: Vigneault gets five-year, $10 million contract to coach Rangers | ProHockeyTalk
Ouch, sorry New York.

Report: Tortorella to have second interview with Canucks | ProHockeyTalk
I can't imagine why Tortorella (or anyone) would want to coach in Vancouver.

Dallas re-signs G Nilstorp, Preds ink D Piskula | ProHockeyTalk
A couple of quick hits from around the league.

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