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Weekly Wild Update for 1-16-2012: Well, It's Been Fun

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Anyone want to keep looking? Grab an umbrella, and that big metal pipe.
Anyone want to keep looking? Grab an umbrella, and that big metal pipe.

A month or so ago, the question was: How many ways can we come up with to say the Wild are pretty good? Now, the question is: How many ways can we come up with to say the Wild are absolutely cooked?

Last night's news about Mikko Koivu is not going to be well received. By any one. One thing I am a bit disappointed about, but not completely surprised, is the reaction from fans outside Minnesota is more about who replaces Koivu in the All-Star game than who replaces Koivu in the Wild line-up. Which is fair, but it sure would be nice to read about something that matters, and not the corporate boondoggle that is about to take place in Ottawa.

Ah well.

Links after the jump. I wonder what they're about.

Wild News

Mikko Koivu injures shoulder during shootout loss at St. Louis | StarTribune.com - Le sigh.

Koivu injury could throw team in even larger state of flux | StarTribune.com - Indeed. What happens next is anyone's guess.

Time to pack it in? Mikko Koivu out at least a month with shoulder injury | ProHockeyTalk - Yes. Yes it is.

Report: Minnesota Wild lose NHL All-Star Mikko Koivu for month; can they survive? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - No, they can't survive.

Wild blue-liners lacking offensive punch | StarTribune.com - Pretty helpful group, they are.

Tending the Fields

The Third Intermission: Weekend wrap-up - Hope the folks in Houston are ready to lose player after player the rest of the year.