Hey Wilderness... I think we may have mentioned this, but perhaps it is time for you to join and donate to the Hockey Wilderness Movember team. You know you want to, and you know you're going to. You may as well just do it and get it over with. We have some pretty lofty goals this year, and right now, we are no where close. Won't you help us?
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First, let me share a little trick I learned about paywalls at newspapers. If you link directly into a story, it counts towards your monthly limit. If you go in from another source, say Google, Twitter, or Facebook, it does not. I am not sure if linking from here counts or not, but if you run into a pay wall somewhere, Google the article or head to FB or Twitter for a link from the author. I am told that will get you around it. Also... go buy a newspaper. Or buy the digital access. It's worth it.
Wild has offensive explosion in blowout of Vancouver Canucks | StarTribune.com - Some places the story of the game is something else. Here, the story is the game. 5-1 over the Canucks. Harding has given up two goals in three games against two of the highest powered offenses in the league. THAT, my friends, is the story.
Wild suddenly becomes an offensive juggernaut | StarTribune.com - Newspaper version of the story.
Wellman becomes a force in AHL | StarTribune.com - Well, man... keep it up. Ah, puns. Aren't they fun? Seriously though, glad to see him taking the reigns.
Stellar start | StarTribune.com - A chart about Josh Harding.
First Round Bust: Seven Years Ago Today - Great piece over at FRB. Seven years ago yesterday, Sergei Zholtok died. Reast in piece, good sir.
Matt Cullen scores twice as Wild's offensive drought comes to an end | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities – Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) - 1500 chimes in on the game, too.
Video: Cal Clutterbuck punches linesman in the face | ProHockeyTalk - Let's get this out of the way. You will see this everywhere today. I have included the video, but we will not make it its own post. It's a total non-issue. It was an accident, as the refs determined on the ice. Nothing else will come of it. Linesmen get hit when they try to break up fights. It happens, and it is part of the job. Moving on.
Canucks describe loss to Wild as 'the worst' - The worst. Worst. You gotta love that.
Nucks Misconduct - Always a good visit.
Off the Trail
WINGS NOTEBOOK: Relatively speaking, Miller gets hounded for running goalie - dailytribune.com - The guy who ran Harding got a call from his big brother, Ryan. Yes... that Ryan Miller. But Harding took a dive.