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Wilderness Walk for 4-10-2011: Game Day Edition

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You feel it yet? This is it, folks. Today and then nothing until October. Nothing. Le sigh. Even with as bad as the past two months have been, it still sucks that the season is over. Sure would be nice to have some playoff hockey around here, wouldn't it? While other fans are just now gearing up for the most exciting hockey of the year, Wild fans are gearing up for a long, depressing summer.

We'll still be here, by the way. While things slow down a bit, Hockey Wilderness is around all summer. We'll be watching the playoffs, we'll (hopefully) be at the draft, we'll cover free agency, development camp, training camp, and before you know it, it will be October again. So, while things may get a little think in July and August, we're around for the long haul. Watch your baseball, but come and visit from time to time.

Don't forget to check out the Facebook Question of the Day, and check out the bracket challenge. Everything will be set tonight, and you have until Wednesday to get them in. Don't dilly dally, OK? OK.

First Things First

NCAA Frozen Four: Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Win 1st NCAA Hockey Title In Overtime Thriller - SB Nation Minnesota - Congrats to the Bulldogs. Good to see the championship in Minnesota, and no one wanted Michigan to work, so good job, Dogs.

Wild News

Analysis: Wild's early progress is long forgotten | StarTribune.com - Must read of the day. Russo has a look at what happens now.

The good and the bad of the 2010-11 Wild | StarTribune.com - Good of Russo to include some good stuff. Couldn't have been easy to balance that out.

If anyone has a copy of the Pioneer Press, let us know if there is anything in there about the Wild, because there is nothing on the site.

System News

Gettin’ Some Local Media Lovin’ " Pilot to Gunner - The Aeros are getting noticed in Houston, so that's something.

Monica's Meanderings

From Abdelkader to Zuccarello – 10 April 2011 | The Hockey Writers - NHL Recap

Off the Trail

Sunday Insider: Two-man race for NHL MVP | StarTribune.com - Can I vote for "Neither."