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Wilderness Walk for 12-13-2011: Game Day Edition

You have a ton of reading today, so we won't beat around the bush. Tons and tons of reading to do. It's like a clock went off, and suddenly there is so much to read about that you better bring a sandwich. Enjoy.

And you better get started, because shortly. you get your second verse of the 12 Days of Wild Christmas. We don't want you to miss out on singing aloud with the rest of the Wilderness.

Another game tonight. In Canada, which means the eyes of Canada are upon them. Maybe some of them will actually watch it so when they write tomorrow's news, they can actually get it right for once. Probably not, but a boy can dream, right.

Enjoy the Walk. We'll talk soon.

Wild News

Hitting The Post: Vexing Wild Driving Eggheads Crazy - Nick with his take on the problem the stat folks are having. Good read.

First Round Bust: Metrics And Minnesota: A Love Story - FRB with their two cents. Another good read.

What We Learned: Are Florida Panthers counterfeit contenders? - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports - The post that kicked off a round of blogs in the Wild blogosphere. Yes, apparently, the Wild are in first in the NW because the Canucks had a slow start. Only reason.

Wild Now" Blog Archive " A hearty hello, and notes from the X - There is a new beat writer on the scene. Let's hope he works hard (Sorry Tom).

NHL Overtime explains Wild’s winning ways | ProHockeyTalk - NBC didn't get a copy of the script. Someone call Lumburgh and get them a copy of the script.

Iginla, Hackett, Carlson are NHL's Three Stars - - News - Hackett. Second star of the week. Not bad, kid.

First visit to Winnipeg with Wild rekindles old memories for Mike Yeo - - Some memories there for Yeo.

Injured players flock back to ice for practice - Is health the only thing that could derail the Wild?

Will Jeff Carter, Devin Setoguchi and Michael Grabner survive slow starts to the season? - Fantasy Hockey - ESPN
- Setoguchi. Useelss in Fantasy hockey. You read it here first.

NHL Hockey Power Rankings - Week 11 - National Hockey League - ESPN - Wait. ESPN didn't get a script either? Dammit.

"Fearing Minnesota" – 7 Days Until The Biggest Test Of The Season | The Province - Remember while you read this that Canucks fans "rarely even think about the Wild."

Game Day: Wild at Winnipeg | - Preview from the Strib.

Clutterbuck returns, will skate with top line | - Good news. Hope he is truly well this time.

Enemy News

A new Jet age takes flight | - Youngblood takes us on a journey.

Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press - Newspaper news.

Arctic Ice Hockey - Jets home on SBNation. Yes, these guys are stats folks. Some of the biggest names in stats, in fact.

Tending the Fields

Phillips cut from Canada's roster at world juniors | - Uh... OK. | The American Hockey League | Kuemper named Player of the Week - Yep. AHL level too.

Off the Trail

Lightning ink Miettinen after unimpressive Russian league stint | ProHockeyTalk - I would laugh, but I like the Bolts.

Ranking the Names | Jacques Lemaire's Trap - Like names? Read this.