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Wilderness Walk for 3-16-2010

Some news right off the top (all via @RussoStrib):

Defenseman Justin Falk has been recalled by the Wild. Derek Boogaard and Brent Burns both missed the morning skate. Niklas Backstrom was taking shots from Shane Hnidy. Newly acquired Casey Wellman also skated in the morning skate, and is a game time decsion.


OK, on to the walk.


Random Wild Picture of the Day:



 Wild News:

UMass center picks Wild over 21 other suitors |  - Hopefully, the first of many stories about Casey Wellman.

Excited, nervous Wellman on his way | - Current Rants. Good stuff.

Minnesota Wild sign free agent from UMass - - Turns out, the Pio noticed, too.

After flight home, Wild players need rest. Their equipment needs work. | - A different kind of article from Brian Stensaas. Enjoy.

Head Shots:

NHL gets dizzy over head shots |  - In what is about as vocal an article as I have read from Russo, he gets in a couple good barbs.

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher says concussions part of game in the NHL - - A little different twist from Bruce Brothers.

KiPA's Korner:

Hitting The Post: NHL Recap 3-15-10: Bad start dooms Bruins; Wings win showdown - Your daily wrap up.

Off the Trail:

Adversity part of the game for Lundmark family - Elliotte Friedman - Cool story about the effect trades and rumors have at the dead line. THe 30 thoughts at the end are pretty good, too.

Game Day Enemy Perspective:

Edmonton Journal - Newspaper for the Edmonton area.

The Copper & Blue - SBN blog. In a related note, Derek is one point behind me in the SBN fantasy hockey league. Keep your fingers crossed that I can hold him off and keep the top seed going into the playoffs next week.