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Wilderness Walk 3/31/2012: Game Day Edition

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Yep, it's late. A morning of Go Diego Go! Dora the Explorer and playground time "got in the way".

Here you go:

Current Positioning

Draft Position: 4th overall, 2 points ahead of Montreal (3rd overall), 3 points ahead of Edmonton (2nd overall).

Wild News

Kings Vs. Wild: Minnesota Can Play Spoiler Against Los Angeles - SB Nation Minnesota - The Minnesota Wild host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night as the two teams will approach the game from completely different mind sets.

Wild-Los Angeles game preview | StarTribune.com - The Wild broke a three-game losing streak with its overtime win vs. Florida on Thursday. After Saturday's game, the Wild will play two games on the road before returning for two home games to end the season.

Backstrom is in the nets tonight | StarTribune.com - Niklas Backstrom will be in goal for the Wild tonight against the L.A. Kings. It promises to be a pretty intense game, given L.A.'s playoff drive.

Gilbert filling need for Wild | StarTribune.com - The Wild wanted Gilbert because of the offense he could bring to the blue line. Gilbert, who played both forward and defense growing up before going to defense full time in junior hockey, appears to have found a comfort zone with the Wild. Still, he said he's looking forward to next season, when he can have a full training camp with the Wild.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Los Angeles Kings - USATODAY.com - Los Angeles is wrapping a four-game road trip tonight and will look to win the season series from Minnesota. The Kings have won two of the three meetings this year, including a 4-0 triumph in its last trip to Minnesota.

Minnesota Wild MVP could be Kyle Brodziak - TwinCities.com - Kyle Brodziak, who has career highs with 21 goals and 43 points while playing in every game for the Wild, might be the team's most valuable player this season.

Wild's high-energy Stephane Veilleux hopes he's a keeper - TwinCities.com - Like a half-dozen Wild players, Veilleux is auditioning for a team that will inspect plenty of young talent and re-examine numerous injured players next fall. Borderline guys such as Veilleux, Warren Peters, Jed Ortmeyer, Matt Kassian and possibly even Erik Christensen, Darroll Powe and Nick Johnson could get shoved aside.

Enemy Perspective

Jewels From The Crown: The SB Nation Site for the Los Angeles Kings