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Wilderness Walk for 10-15-2011

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Reading a bit on Twitter about Wild fans going into panic mode already. Five games in, folks. Six points out of a possible of 10. That pace gives them 98 points over a season. That total would put the Wild in the playoffs, trust me. The Wild lost to the Red Wings, an extremely good hockey team. There are things to watch, some emerging patterns, but nothing to outright panic about.

Breathe in a deep, smooth manner, everyone. Things are going to be OK.

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Wild News

Wild gets used, abused, yet steals point from Red Wings | - Yep, that about sums it up.

Johan Franzen scores late in overtime, Red Wings beat Wild 3-2 | - Russo's gamer.

Russo's Sunday Insider: It's all about location | - The NHL needs help at the top. If "Where do the Red Wings go" is how realignment is based, the league is cracked.

Red Wings 3, Wild 2 (OT): Minnesota gives up 2-0 lead in overtime loss - - Gamer from the other paper.

First Round Bust: Tidbits: The "Get On The Good Foot" Edition - Some random thoughts from FRB.

Madden, son pay call on old team | - Good man. It's probably over, but still... good man.

DEE-ICING: 5 Games In or as I like to call it... Same Shit, Different Season - Panic: Example given.

Enemy perspective

Detroit Red Wings 3, Minnesota Wild 2 (OT): Wings complete comeback in OT | Detroit Free Press | - Too many chances.

Keep Firing A**holes - Winging it in Motown has their take on the game.

Tending the Fields


Looks good to me.

Aeros drop shootout to Rampage in 11 rounds - Houston Chronicle - 11 Rounds? I can't even imagine.

Aeros Tripped Up, Lose 4-3 - T3I with their take. Team News - Darcy Kuemper is in the ECHL. This is where.

Kuemper gives Reign four goalies, two NHL prospects. - Where the Reign reigns - Working some sources to figure out who to read and follow to cover the Reign, but this one looks like a good start.

Reign 3, Stockton 2, shootout. - Where the Reign reigns - Turns out, Kuemper won his first game. Shocking.

Wild draftee stings Warriors - Sports - - A little news on Mario Lucia.

Boston U Deats Denver U 4-3 - Charlie Coyle faces Jason Zucker, and neither show up in the gamer. Damn.

No. 3 Denver gets tough test vs. No. 1 Boston College | The Field House - Here is the Denver angle.