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The Minnesota Wild will face off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight.

Jonas Brodin won't play against the Flyers tonight. Can the Wild still come away victorious?
Jonas Brodin won't play against the Flyers tonight. Can the Wild still come away victorious?
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Hey, bros!

Stay tuned at Hockey Wilderness all day as we give you coverage of tonight's Wild-Flyers game. If you want some more Wild discussion in your life, you should definitely check out our podcast recorded earlier this week. We discuss the recent cold and hot streaks the Wild were on, Nino being on fire, whether the Wild should trade for another defenseman, and more.

I know it's late, so on to the Walk.

Wild News

Coyle moves to center to punch up Wild offense | Star Tribune- Charlie Coyle gets to be Thomas Vanek's new running mate.

Wild hope line changes produce better road results - TwinCities.com- They should just play the system.

Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin won't make trip to Philadelphia - TwinCities.com- That's unfortunate.

Analyzing Mathew Dumba's struggles - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More- Kirby looks at some of Dumba's mistakes, but I thought he's done pretty well the last few games.

Ryan Carter's Solid Play Key to the Wild's Success - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More- Yeah, Ryan Carter's been playing quite well thus far. He's one point away from matching his total from last year, which he achieved in 62 games.

Tending the Fields

Meanwhile, in Iowa - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra- Ben looks at the Wild's goalie situation, particularly concerning Josh Harding.

Off the Trail

Blind-sided: Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson is bankrupt; who led him there is biggest shocker | BlueJackets Xtra- Yikes. Shitty parents. That's some De'Londa territory, there.

Pascal Dupuis out at least six months with blood clot | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Scary news yet again for Pittsburgh.

What’s gone wrong with the Dallas Stars? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Everything, but mostly the part about them not having Valeri Nichushkin.

Calgary Flames fire towards success in spite of questions | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

2014-15 NHL season -- #NHLrank defensemen - ESPN- Two Wild defensemen represent. Are they the right ones?

Behind Enemy Lines

The unintentionally hilarious Claude Giroux injury drama timeline | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- It was a weird day for Claude Giroux and the Flyers yesterday. After the injury drama, Giroux played over 25 minutes. Ryan Suter territory, there.

Ron Hextall explodes after Flyers loss to Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Ron be all like #FireHextall.