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Wilderness Walk: 10-8-2013: Game Day Edition

Two teams without a win faceoff to to test see who's head coach gets fired next...

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Thanks to the Philadelphia Flyers it should be expected that whomever loses tonight's game will promptly fire their head coach, right there in the arena, in front of everyone. The 'Fire Yeo' crowd will be cheering heavily in favor of theNashville Predators tonight with expectations of their wildest dreams coming true.

So the Minnesota Wild are in Nashville tonight to take on the Predators, both teams have yet to find the win column on this young season and both should be hungry for get to the promised land for the first time this year. Of course this game wont be without its Ryan "The Traitor" Suter drama, I cannot wait to hear the boo's. Nothing makes me as supremely happy as another fan bases perceived scorn and bitter X syndrome.

Stay tuned all day folks, we will bring you all your typical game day fun here at Hockey Wilderness, but first we walk...

Wild News

Wild gameday at Nashville | Star Tribune
Wild gameday brought to you by the great Michael Russo.

Zucker returns to Wild, says 'I have to be better' | Star Tribune
Russo does another video, this time he doesn't look like he's filming it from the back alley of a seedy bar downtown.

Wild notes: Scandella will stay in lineup | Star Tribune
Hopefully he can get his act together and quick. He seemed uninterested at times last game and that is just not acceptable.

The Team of 18,001: Tale of the Tape: Marco Scandella's Game vs Anaheim
All that really needs to be said is gross, just gross.

Zucker, Granlund motivated to replace Coyle; Parise leaves practice sick | Russo's Rants |
Parise not feeling good but expected to play tonight in Nashville. They would certainly miss his energy out there.

Minnesota Wild Player Previews 2013/2014: Mike Rupp - Gone Puck Wild
Getting to know Mike "The Ripper" Rupp!

Tending the Fields

YP Spotlight: Playing professional hockey is dream job for Iowa Wild's Chad Rau, 26 | The Des Moines Register
Iowa Wild center Chad Rau talks about his second stint of playing hockey in Des Moines.

Solar Bears training camp teaches players with AHL experience - Orlando Sentinel
And I thought I had moved a lot in the last 4 years.

Off the Trails

Peter Laviolette fired by Flyers, taking fall for bad luck and worse management | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Well that sure didn't take long ... - Josh Rimer - Tiger Williams message to those who want to take fighting out of the game.
Meat head alert ... oh boy.

Martin Brodeur tabs Roberto Luongo as Team Canada's No. 1 goalie -
Eh, Canadians are pretty nice to each other eh?

Pass or Fail: Czech Republic’s Olympic jerseys deserve a flagging | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Eh, call it a push.

Jersey Fouls: Koval-suck; Blackhawks’ 17 seconds; sinking in the Shark Tank | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Yikes! Yikes! And more yikes! Jersey fouls galore!

NHL Fantasy Hockey: Most, Least Valuable Players for Week 1 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Kinda makes me feel sorry for the poor saps who didn't show up for our drafts and autopicked Taylor Hall. Wait, no I don't!

Enemy News

On the Forecheck - For Nashville Predators Fans
Your best source for quality Nashville Predators news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Nashville Predators count on Matt Cullen for boost vs. Minnesota Wild | The Tennessean |
It's definitely not a stretch to understand how quickly Matt Cullen has fit in with the Nashville Predators. A solid, character guy they should be very happy to have.

Nashville Predators' 0-2 record doesn't reflect improvement | The Tennessean |
A couple of teams without one in the win column square off to eliminate that burden from one of them.

Predators’ Seth Jones embraces role as NHL’s new face of diversity - The Washington Post
Seth Jones, the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, embraces his complex position as a young NHL star and role model.