I know all of us here at HW have been saying that the season is getting closer and closer for a while now, but that fact is getting more valid by the day.
I managed to finally find a little bit of Wild news this time around, so sit back, relax, and enjoy perusing today's links!
The 5 Players That Will Determine the Season for the Minnesota Wild | Bleacher Report - After their first playoff run since 2007-08 ended in a disappointing loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Wild are poised to once again make a run at the playoffs this season.
Honorable Mentions | Ranking the 10 Best Active NHL Veterans Without a Stanley Cup | Bleacher Report - Not exactly Wild related, but Parise made the honorable mentions list here.
Off the Trail
Second NHL team trying to block out Hawks fans - DailyHerald.com - That team would be the St. Louis Blues. Both the Blues and Predators will not allow Hawks fans to purchase tickets to see them play either of those teams in their arenas unless they purchase tickets to another game of theirs.
Roberto Luongo breaks silence in TV interview - Things sure have been rough for Canucks fans lately...
ESPN shows (more) disrespect to Oilers sweater | Edmonton Journal - Really, ESPN? You just can't get enough of this, can you?
Transcript: Luongo interview on situation with Canucks - NHL.com - Here's what Luongo himself said about this situation in an interview with James Duthie from TSN.