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Wilderness Walk for 12-9-2011

Co-dee Ahl-moaned.
Co-dee Ahl-moaned.

Good late morning as I fight through a network adapter that believes it gets union breaks.

The Wild continue to impress, and continue to win. That boring, passive forecheck last night was ridiculous in creating turned over pucks behind or near the goal line. How about that Gopher to Badger connection? That's big time, right there.

Make sure you have read Chris' take on Minnesota High School Hockey that went up earlier this morning. We'll have some power rankings at some point, too. That is... as long as my computer stays functional for that long. I swear it just doesn't enjoy being on while the sun is out.

Oh well. Enjoy your day, folks.

Wild News

Puck Daddy chats with Minnesota’s Kyle Brodziak about underestimating Wild, being a perfectionist and Heatley’s turtleneck - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports - Great interview with Brodziak. Good to see him get some big media love.

Wild wins sixth in row on road | - Gamer from Russo.

Gopher joins Badger on Wild first line | - Impressive.

Depleted Wild win again, Mike Yeo on Mikko Koivu: "We're getting this kill, ... " | - Post game Rants.

Wild recalls former Gopher Jeff Taffe; Setoguchi to miss at least 3 games | - Pregame rant.

Mikko Koivu's early tally propels Wild to wire-to-wire win over Kings | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities – Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) - The ESPN 1500 take.

Brian Monzo: Tampa Bay Lightning, Andy Sutton's Rough Stuff And Friday’s NHL Hot Five " CBS New York - I've read this three times, I still have no idea what he is trying to say.

Tending the Fields

The Third Intermission: The Aeros At The One-Third Mark - Because you were going to ask.

The Third Intermission: Some Game Photos - Always good stuff.

The Third Intermission: Aeros Lose 2-1 (Again) In Shootout (Again) - Damn kids.

Off the Trail

Kings after deadline: Terry Murray talks about 'dangerous play' - - From Kings coach Terry Murray on the Brodziak penalty: ""I was worried about that one," he said. "That's a very dangerous play. You get cross-checked into the boards like that, I've seen too many players blow their knees, break their legs in those situations. I was very concerned about that one."

Apparently, Terry was watching a different game than everyone else.