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Wilderness Walk for 2-5-2012: You Aren't Paying Attention Anyway Edition

The Minnesota Wild's new tactic for the shootout yields the same result, at a much lower price.
The Minnesota Wild's new tactic for the shootout yields the same result, at a much lower price.

Happy Superbowl Sunday, all. Since none of you will be around for anything, Hockey Wilderness will be radio silent today, barring any news. Enjoy the game. Or the commercials. I will be enjoying a nice steak and writing for school. Yep, I'm living the good life. Friday night at 11PM, I was doing my taxes. During the Superbowl, I'll be doing schoolwork.

Living the dream.

Oh, and can we please kill the idea that Jeff Carter is a good trade for the Wild to make? Please? Eleven years left on his contract, under performing, locker room issue... why would the Wild want that? Why? Let it go, folks. ELEVEN YEARS?!? No.

So, enjoy the day. Be safe.

GO VOTE

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Wild News

Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com - Good news - Prosser about to ink a two year deal, and the Wild did play well.

Michael Russo's Sunday Insider: Straight talk on Parise | StarTribune.com - Looking forward to Parise? Take a deep breath.

With meetings over, coaches put Zidlicky on ice, and on notice | StarTribune.com - And? He bombed.

Wild falls in shootout after rally to force OT | StarTribune.com - Indeed.

Zidlicky unchained, will return to the lineup tonight at Dallas | StarTribune.com - He did, indeed, return. Did he provide value? Not so much.

Tending the Fields

The Third Intermission: Do You Believe In Miracles? The Aeros Win In The Shootout - Aeros win in shootout. At home. Cats, dogs married.

Off the Trail

Contenders line up for Smyth | Hockey | Sports | Toronto Sun - One day, I am going to find a way to get paid a full time salary by simply making crap up and putting it in a newspaper. According to Bruce "Malkin to the Kings" Garrioch, Niklas Backstrom "may be the odd man out" if a Wild goalie is traded. No mention of the NTC or the $6 million contract.

Just pay me. I can make up better than that.