In a game that felt more like it should have been in the beginning of the season, the Wild had another game where they outplayed their competition 5v5, but ended up losing. At least, like the earlier parts of the season, the loss at least came with a consolation point, so there's that. If you're going to lose, at least help with playoff positioning.
But hey, at least the Vikings tanked their tanking with a win, right?
This was, due to things like not having cable, and my work schedule, the first time I got to actually watch the Wild since they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks. What was particularly nice about this was continuing to see Mikael Granlund playing, and he did not disappoint. He looked really good, and seemed to be involved in anything good that happened. I'm pretty sure he played goalie for every shot but the two that the Capitals scored.
Is it time for the Walk? Yes, I think it's time for the Walk.
Wild notes: 'Flyby' celebrations diminishing in popularity | Star Tribune- A silly little debate.
Wild: Clayton Stoner has teammates' back, and coach likes that - TwinCities.com- So, that's pretty good.
Off the Trail
On slumps, the stages of denial, and Claude Giroux | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Inside the mind of a
carjacker slumping player.
Why is the Metropolitan Division terrible? - Grantland- Answer: Not enough Minnesotans.
Canadiens coach benching P.K. Subban causes controversy in Montreal | Home Ice - SI.com- Guess who wasn't benched? Ryan Suter.
Bakersfield Condors Win Prize for Ugliest Jersey Ever- Again. Because Bakersfield is the worst. It's a sin that the San Diego Gulls disappeared to make room for this garbage.