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The Wild have to get more of that (insert standard buzz phrase here)

Your Minnesota Wild returned home to yet another shutout victory courtesy of one Darcy Kuemper. It's somewhat comforting to assume that 3 out of every 4 of his starts this year he will get a shutout.

Quiet you naysayers! These are not unsustainable numbers! All hail King Kuemper!

And what's the deal with ripping the Kaptain? He hasn't nearly had enough time this season to draw the kind of ire we'd expect around December or January.

At any rate, I've got not much to say, and you'd rather click the links anyway. Go forth and prosper Wilderness!

Wild News

Minnesota Wild: A day after big deal, Charlie Coyle sparks victory - TwinCities.com
#TeamCoyle

NHL Recap - Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild - Oct 23, 2014 - CBSSports.com
So, who grabbed Kuemper in the fantasy leagues? Shutout points!

Wild wins another shutout at home | Star Tribune
We win all games! Shutout! Shutout! Shutout! All hail King Kuemper!

Wild notes: Granlund contract talks ongoing | Star Tribune
The Jonas Brodin and Charlie Coyle contract extensions were achieved within a few weeks of beginning negotiations. Sounds like Granlund will be looking for a shorter term.

Kuemper and Spurgeon help Wild earn 2-0 home victory over Arizona | State of Hockey News
RECAPSS!

Game Recap: Wild Perfect at Home, Shutout Arizona Coyotes 2-0 - Gone Puck Wild
MOAR RECAPS

Wild’s Kuemper generates third shutout in fourth start of 2014-15 | ProHockeyTalk
This one didn't come against Colorado, either. :p

Tom Powers: Minnesota Wild win, but fizzling power play is elephant in room - TwinCities.com
shhhhh, the great Tom Powers speaks!

Off the Trail

VIDEO: Junior hockey coach snaps on reporter, shouts F-bombs - CBSSports.com
Things got awfully heated in a postgame interview with OHL coach Paul Fixter leading the coach to shout profanity at one reporter.

NHL Draft: Connor McDavid puts on show for Sabres fans - CBSSports.com
Connor McDavid is really looking the part of the No. 1 overall pick. In a regular-season game played at Buffalo's First Niagara Center, he wowed the crowd with four points and some spectacular moves.

Down Goes Brown: The Kurvers Effect - How one terrible trade changed NHL history
Here in Minnesota, we call it the Herschel Walker trade. And this isn't nearly that bad.

Glenn Healy rips Alex Ovechkin and his mother | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Ovi drama starting a little early this season.

What motivates Patrick Kane? (Puck Daddy Interview) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Just where is Patrick Kane's Stanley Cup puck winner from 2010?

How the 1994 NHL lockout spared us another hideous jersey design | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
oofdah!

P.K. Subban as ‘Thriller’ Michael Jackson deserves all the Halloween candy (Photos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
He stole my costume! What a jerk!

Ryan Miller trolls St. Louis Blues with awesome save, victory (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Not the Ryan Miller the Blues faithful remember so fondly.

Report: Zdeno Chara expected to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury - CBSSports.com
Zdeno Chara left the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders in the first period after a collision with John Tavares. He is reportedly expected to miss four to six weeks.

Roy confirms Varlamov will start Friday | ProHockeyTalk
How early he will pull him in the 3rd period is yet to be released.

NHL Recap - Buffalo Sabres at Los Angeles Kings - Oct 23, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Although Jonathan Quick has a serious aversion to attention, the goalie reluctantly acknowledged the spotlight when he broke the Los Angeles Kings' 36-year-old franchise record for shutouts.

NHL Recap - Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators - Oct 23, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Peter Laviolette and his Nashville Predators, the only team in the NHL still unbeaten in regulation this season, believe they still can play better.

NHL Recap - Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues - Oct 23, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Ryan Miller was looking forward to his return to St. Louis with his new team, and the former Sabres and Blues goaltender made the most of it.

Podcast

Make sure you listen to the newest episode of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, where we talk extensions, Nino, Playing the System, and a lot more!