Wait... there are still hockey games to be played? When did this happen?
Turns out the deadline isn't the only thing going on this week. The Wild head to the Sunshine State for some ice time with John Madden, Jose Theodore, and the Florida Panthers. Should be a good time, and a game that will go a long way to determining what happens before Monday. Wins mean players might be sticking around. Losses mean players might be on their way out.
No matter what happens, the games must be played. And enjoyed.
Enjoy your day, Wilderness.
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Koivu, Harding Not Traveling | - Clearly, they have both been traded.
Matt Hackett recalled by Wild | StarTribune.com - Indeed, he was. Will back up Harding.
Backstrom finds form in net | StarTribune.com - He played well against Boston. Cautiously optimistic is a great phrase.
Wild Chat with Michael Russo: Read the replay | StarTribune.com - A good read, parts of which we will discuss a bit later.
Litter Box Cats - And your SBNation home for the Cats. One of my favorites on the network, even if I don't get there as much as I would like.
Tending the Fields
The Third Intermission: Tony Hrkac Update - Not directly related, but still interesting stuff.
Off the Trail
Burke on prowl for a goalie | Hockey | Sports | Calgary Sun - They say Columbus is the place goalie careers go to die. Seems Toronto may be a close 2nd.