The Wild play who tonight? The Avs? Again? You would think the NHL had some sort of cruel sense of humor to keep pitting these teams against each other, but it just one of those flukes of the schedule. When you play a team 6 times a year, you are bound to run into each other a few times in short time spans.
Tonight is also Andrew Brunettes 1000th game celebration. He'll get his silver stick, and likely something rather expensive from his teammates. I'll be... in class. That was a great decision. Lesson learned: IF you plan to go back for your Masters degree, make sure the first night of the program isn't the same night as a once-in-a-lifetime event.
I expect everyone at X tonight to blow the top off of that building. Make some noise, dammit.
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Injured Zidlicky has chance to be difference-maker | StarTribune.com - Imagine this team with a healthy Zids and Lats all year... just sayin...
Jose Theodore represents a net gain in Minnesota Wild playoff push - TwinCities.com - Theo has been good for this squad. My question? Will someone offer a mint for him at the deadline?
Mile High Hockey - We've gotten familiar with MHH over the past month. Stop in, say hi. Wear a helmet, and don't mention you know me.
Newspaper - I believe the beat writer is currently serving time in an Ecuadorian prison for dope muling. I could be wrong on that, though. It's just been so long since I read anything objective from Denver, I figured they must have lost him to something serious.
Hitting The Post: Tampa's "fixed" goaltending; West still interesting - See? The West is "interesting," not "terrible."
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Defending the Blue Line and Beyond - Hockey Wilderness - An excellent FanPost listing out some of the other options you have at your disposal for helping our armed forces.
Rant answers: Rangers fans struggle with slump, Red Wings fans calling for change - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN - Seems Rags fans aren't happy with Gaby. I feel so badly for them. Yeah... bad.
Cullen: Trade Deadline Playbook: Western Conference - A nice starting point for discussions at the deadline. Who might be available, what each team might do, etc...
Cullen: Trade Deadline Playbook: Eastern Conference - Same thing, but for the East.