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Wilderness Walk for 12-3-2011

Morning, Wilderness. Only 22 shopping days left until Christmas. Just thought I'd get your blood pressure up a bit before starting.

The Walk is a little beefer than normal for a day-after-a-game Walk. That usually happens when the Wild play an east coast team. Anyone want to put $20 on the Wild being featured in many east coast newspapers after the Sharks game? Yeah, me either.

The jokes continue, the doubts continue, and yet... the winning continues. It's fun to read about, and it is fun to read as people try to wrap their heads around it. Meanwhile the Church of Yeo remains in session and the offering plater remains full. If need be, I think all of Minnesota is willing to offer sacrifices to the hockey gods as well.

Anyone know when to get an unclean lamb?

Wild News

Backstrom hurt, but NHL-leading Wild chases Brodeur, wins again | - Post game Rants. Good stuff, as always.

Goals and goalies aplenty in wild Wild win | - Chasing Brodeur had to feel good.

Casey Wellman moves up, gets first goal | - Good quotes from Cal if you missed them yesterday.

Wild's Cal Clutterbuck says NHL is giving him no respect - Apparently we have all been wrong to this point. Russo is, apparently, not the king Wild writer. His stuff doesn't get picked up by the Middle East North Africa Financial News.

Prosser, Hackett Recalled From Houston; McIntrye Reassigned | - Interesting moves. With the long trip coming, they make sense. Cody Almond must be happy.

New Jersey Devils at Minnesota Wild Game Recap - 12/02/2011 - I wonder what Cliff thinks about this.

Martin Brodeur makes Wild look like offensive juggernaut | ProHockeyTalk - Coverage that wouldn't happen had the Wild been playing the Sharks, part 1.

Niklas Backstrom gets injured, opens door for Josh Harding | ProHockeyTalk -Coverage that wouldn't have happened had the Wild been playing the Sharks, part 2.

Tending the Fields News Releases - Great jersey auction of military themed sweaters to help pay for the 3000 tickets the Aeros gave away to military folks. Check them out. Bid high. - The auction.

The Third Intermission: Aeros win 4-3 over Amerks - Darcy Kuemper wins his first AHL game.

Haula Scores Game-Winner As Gophers Drop Mavericks 4-2 - GOPHERSPORTS.COM - The Official Athletic Site of the Minnesota Gophers - Best seventh round pick in the prganization.