Wilderness Walk: Lazy Monday Edition

Hannah Foslien

Lazy Monday, wake up in the late afternoon, check the Wilderness just to see what we doin'...

'Sup, Wilderness? here's some hot licks for your walk.

You'll be inundated soon enough with draft talk, end of season grades, "what should we do now" type things. Remember- the Wild's organizational meetings aren't until about June 9, so we likely won't start having answers till then.

There is a new episode of the podcast. Also- MN United regained 1st place after defeating the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-1 on Saturday- stay tuned for my game recap at about 2:00 CDT.

For now, on to the walk.

Wild News

Star Tribune (Russo): Coyle Downplays Severity of Injuries- Just one more reason to love Chuck. Dude played with 2 separated shoulders (Ouch).

Pioneer Press: Wild Considering 3 Goalies Next Season- Ideal, no, but they've been prepping us for this since Game 6.

Gone Puck Wild: Sharks Have No Interest in Dan Boyle... Should the Wild?- I think we have bigger needs than another blue-liner (not that we're perfect, but.... not the main concern). That said, Boyle is intriguing at worst.

Team of 18,001: VANEK WATCH 2014: Fading Hopes?- Really well-written, and pretty much nails my concerns with Vanek.

Team of 18,001: Cleaning Day Recap- A nice roundup of GMCF's comments on Friday (if you missed those).

Hockey Wilderness: New Podcast Episode!

Tending the Fields

Frozen Futures: Top 3 Prospects of the Minnesota Wild- Zucker, Dumba, and Gustafsson.

Still in the Hunt (Playoff Action)

Puck Daddy: Duncan Keith scores Go-Ahead Goal, Blackhawks 1-0 on series

ESPN: Rangers top Canadiens 7-2, Nightmare Start for Habs- How 'bout those Habs, Eh?

UPDATE: Puck Daddy: Price out for Game 2- He's also out for the rest of the series. Ouch.

ESPN: Ranger's Brassard is Day to Day- Injuries abound

NHL: Crawford v Quick; the Breakdown- Interesting breakdown of Crawford and Quick (wish they would have posted this 1 series sooner).

Stick Tap (Respect)

ESPN: Rangers Players and Coaches Present at St. Louis' Mother's Funeral- Can't imagine worrying about my job if my mother passed. Glad the organization has its priorities straight.

ESPN: Teemu Selanne Says Goodbye- The world may never see another Finnish Flash... then again, Erik Haula.

On the Pitch

MNUnited: Mall of America Sponsors MN United- Who knew you could sponsor sleeves?

Fox Sports North: Two Groups Vying for Minneapolis MLS Team- Could MN United be joining a new league? Or will we see the emergence of a 2nd Minnesota soccer team?

Off the Trail

Puck Daddy: Alex Ovechkin injured in World Championships- Ouch... Ovi almost does a full flip. Video included in link.

Puck Daddy R.J.Umberger Requests Trade from Blue Jackets- Something tells me they'll grant his request.

CBC: Friedman's 30 Thoughts- Great thoughts. Wish I had this many.

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