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Wilderness Walk for 1-19-2010

Here's your daily time wasters. Now, get back to work.

First off:

Pension Plan Puppets raises a boat load of money - In a donation per comment manner, PPP looks to have raised a bunch of money to help in Haiti. Very cool, boys and girls. Very cool.

How The Canon can help Haiti - Following a very successful campaign last night by PPP to raise money for Haiti, our friends at the Blue Jackets blog, The Canon, will be attempting to recreate that success. Please visit and comment. That's all you have to do. Talk about the game, and they will donate money. Awesome.

SBN News:

SB Nation's Hockey Roundtable: The State Of The NHL, Part One - SB Nation
With the 2009-2010 season well past the half-way mark and the Winter Olympic break looming around the corner, some of the excellent SB Nation hockey bloggers were brought together to discuss some of the top storylines from the season thus far. From illegal hits, to the trade deadline to the Winter Olympics, our bloggers discussed a wide variety of topics in our SB Nation chat. - Enjoyable read. Great insight. You'd be a sucker not to read it.

Gamers & More:

Wild's late rally falls short once more | - Russo's gamer. Some good quotes, as always.

(updated) Stars 4, Wild 3; Burns medically cleared to practice | - Russo's extras. Good news on Burns being medically cleared to practice. Welcome back Burnsy!

Josh Harding, Minnesota Wild go down swinging in loss to Stars - - Bruce Brothers' gamer.

Stars Jump Out Early Then Hang On Late For 4-3 Win Over Wild - Defending Big D - Game Re-cap from our brethren at Defending Big D.

Harding Fights Ott (Gloves on) - The "fight' between Hards and Ott. Personally, my biggest beef in this entire thing is with the rest of the team. Ott is sitting on Harding, and the boys simply continue on the break out as though nothing is heppening. Everyone has to come rushing back when they see what is happening. Next time, Schultzie, kill the guy.

Dallas Stars Blog - Thoughts on the Stars' 4-3 win - ESPN Dallas - Who knew ESPN had hockey blogs?


Wild News:

Your daily dose of Lats stories.

Latendresse: From banger to big-time scorer | - Russo's story on Lats.

Minnesota Wild winger Guillaume Latendresse making his points - - Brothers' Lats story.

Wild's Latendresse has been nothing short of spectacular - - Brothers' other Lats story.

Latendresse Named NHL's Third Star - Minnesota Wild - News - From the NHL. Lats named the third star. Obvious to honor him, but still pretty cool. Congrats, Lats.

Proof I will Never have a Fantasy Hockey Column - News I Did not know:

Who knew Turco was in trouble? Or at least, in more trouble than usual?

Does Alex Auld Deserve Another Shot As Starter? - Defending Big D

Stars' goalie Alex Auld makes starting case after 4-3 win | Dallas Morning News - This one is also the gamer from Dallas.

Emergence of Alex Auld for Dallas Stars brings up concerns about future at goal - ESPN Dallas - Hellfire and damnation, it's a hockey story on ESPN!

Other Hockey Stuff:

Jr. captain Cormier suspended indefinitely - NHL - Yahoo! Canada Sports - Rouyn-Noranda centre Patrice Cormier has been suspended indefinitely by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Monday following a hit that sent Quebec Remparts defenceman Mikaël Tam to hospital. - National Hockey League news - The kid should never be allowed to skate again. Ever. Moron. I have seen video now of two other similar elbows within the past couple months. So, he got away with it a few times, so why not keep trying it, right? - Blogs - Should the NHL consider microphones on referees? - In the wake of Auger vs Burrows, a suggetion to mic up all refs and record everything they say. And an announcement before all games to the players that "This call may be recorded for quality and training purposes."

Concussion term confuses parents: study - "Concussion" or "Traumatic Brain Injury?" Which sounds worse to you?

KiPA's NHL Recap - Good Stuff, as always.

There you have it, Wilderness. Enjoy your day. Those of you who had yesterday off, sucks to be back at work, doesn't it? For those of you who didn't... well... sorry.