Well, they say it's your birthday. Happy birthday to ya.
Quality over quantity today. I have to try and wedge my foot in the door of the NCAA regionals coming up at the end of the month. No coverage all year, now it's time. Should be interesting. Like Russo covering luge.Hellova way to spend your birthday, right?
Gamers & more:
Saddledome no longer rink of horrors for Wild | StarTribune.com - I thought for sure this was Russo's first win at the Saddledome. I was informed it is, in fact, his third. So there's that. Your random useless stat of the day.
Wild 4, Calgary Flames 0; Wild interested in re-signing Nolan | StarTribune.com - Post game Russo's Rants
Minnesota Wild shut out Calgary in return from Olympic break - TwinCities.com - The article from across the river.
Deadline Wild News:
Belanger goes; Nolan stays | StarTribune.com - Russo referring to himself in the third person. Gotta love it.
Trade frees up ice time at center for Ebbett, Sheppard | StarTribune.com - The biggest, newest thing from this article? "No teams inquired about Harding before Wednesday's 2 p.m. trade deadline." We may need to explore that a bit.
Belanger reaction to trade to Washington; Wild's lines; Opportunity for Ebbett, Sheppard | StarTribune.com - Russo's Rants right after the trade.
Minnesota Wild deal Eric Belanger to Washington for second-round draft pick - TwinCities.com - Not to be out done, here is Bruce Brothers on the trade.
Hitting The Post: NHL Recap 3-3-10: Booth's Revenge; Persistent Blackhawks - Not thinking David Booth should be fighting at all, but this may be the exception. Good on ya, Boothy.
That's it. Enjoy. I'm off to spend my day trying to write a crash course in NCAA hockey. Should be really, really fun.