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Wilderness Walk: Game-Day Edition

Tonight the Minnesota Wild welcome the Ottawa Senators to the Xcel Energy Center to kick off a 3-game home stand.

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Good morning Wilderness! Another game-day is upon us as the Minnesota Wild welcome the Ottawa Senators to St. Paul. The Wild look to continue their new-found winning ways in the new year. Both teams are coming off wins against the Nashville Predators as the Senators put down the Preds 2 - 1 on Saturday.

We got plenty to get to today so I'm not going to waste your time here. Lets get right into the links.

Wild News

Gameday preview: Ottawa at Wild | Star Tribune
Darcy Kuemper seems to be in line to get his second consecutive start for the Minnesota Wild.

Wild: Charlie Coyle raises his game, with assist from Dany Heatley -
The kid is starting to pick it up a notch. Can't complain about that!

Working 'After Hours' pays off for young Wild players | Star Tribune
You put in a little extra time and things are bound to start going your way.

The Team of 18,001: Its Dany Heatley Week!
Happy Dany Heatley week everybody! Do we get cake?

Is Minnesota Wild Coach Mike Yeo Off the Hot Seat or is His Job Still in Jeopardy? - Yahoo Sports
Coach Yeo's job seems safe .... for now.

Harding deserves widespread recognition " Sansevere's Huddle
Bob Sansevere is ready to give Wild goalie Josh Harding sportsman of the year, and I really can't argue with that.

Laxidasicle Meanderings

NLL Power Rankings: Week 3 | National Lacrosse League
The Swarm are still searching for their first win on the young season, and it shows in this weeks NLL power rankings.

Off the Trail

NHL Recap - Calgary Flames at Carolina Hurricanes - Jan 13, 2014 -
The Calgary Flames shutout the Carolina Hurricanes on the road.

NHL Recap - Phoenix Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets - Jan 13, 2014 -
The Phoenix Coyotes drop their third straight to the Winnipeg Jets.

New York Islanders negotiating Thomas Vanek’s extension on the ice | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The New York Islanders trying to convince Thomas Vanek to stay through wins.

Maple Leafs-Red Wings Winter Classic delivers $20 million profit for NHL (Report) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
That's a lot of scratch folks!

Capitals Wish kid throws Steve Ott out of ceremonial faceoff, has best weekend ever (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Awesome, well done kid!

Incredible backyard rink has ice-level bar, golf cart Zamboni (Photos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

NHL Dodger Stadium game has beach volleyball court, roller hockey rink | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Because what screams hockey more that beach volleyball?

Former NHL star Kovalchuk ‘really enjoying’ life in KHL, Russia | ProHockeyTalk
Just living the sweet life in Russia.

Massive hockey brawl: Players ejected, coaches battle, announcer goes nuts (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
17 minutes of insanity on the ice. Refs with blood on their jerseys, players coming off the bench, fans getting rowdy and an announcer going bonkers!

Report: Florida to host 2015 NHL Entry Draft | ProHockeyTalk
Because who doesn't like Florida in the summer?

Enemy News

The Official Website - Ottawa Senators
Stop by the Senators official website for all the latest team news.

Silver Seven - For Ottawa Senators Fans
Your best source for quality Ottawa Senators news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Sens’ GM Murray gets two-year contract extension | ProHockeyTalk
Senators are satisfied with Bryan Murray enough to keep him on board through 2016.

Murray says Senators are exploring trade market and 'available to make a deal' - The Hockey News
The Senators are shaping up to be buyers with the March 5 trade deadline creeping closer.