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Thanks For Playing: Minnesota Wild - Gross Misconduct (our own Hockey Joe)
It’s with a heavy heart and loads of regret that I am choosing the Minnesota Wild as the fifth and final team of my season’s over series. No, it’s not just because I occasionally moonlight over at SBNs Hockey Wilderness (I warned them already tough times might be ahead).

The Third Intermission: View from the Pressbox
Welcome to the first installment of's View from the Pressbox. Enjoy the video, and I promise (next time) to shave, sleep and try to at least dress a lot less like a homeless person.

Russo’s Rants: Digesting Wild’s injury situation; Trade on the horizon?; Fox Sports North to announce HD sched Tuesday
Fletcher has been getting a lot of phone calls from GM’s in the last few days. That often happens when other GM’s read that you’re suffering injury after injury. I know Fletcher’s talking, but I don’t see much help coming. Here’s the problem. What does he have to trade that isn’t Mikko Koivu or Brent Burns or somebody like that? Plus, how do you trade draft picks? There’s very little skill in Houston. The reason why is the Wild hasn’t drafted much skill to put in Houston.

Puck Headlines: Quebec's NHL delusions, end of ticket scalping? - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
Cal Clutterbuck of the Minnesota Wild led the League in hits last season and set what the NHL called a single-season record in that category. Unfortunately, "hits" appear to be as nebulous and inaccurate a figure as the attendance numbers in NHL box scores.