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Got mumps?
Got mumps?
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So, mumps. Yeah. Starting to get a wee bit old hearing about this, wouldn't you say?

So tonight the Wild look to get one back from the Ducks who, if they know what is good for them, will start Ilya Bryzgalov tonight at the X. I honestly think Wild fans would struggle with who to cheer for, and for a change the Wild might actually hear cheering on the power play. #ZING!

Today's music video has to one of the most fantastic acid trips to make it out of the 90's.

*EDIT: I have to apologize Wilderness, I totally buried the lead today. I have just been informed via the bookface that it is somebodies birthday today. So here, we get 2 musical selections! Make sure you wish Chris (mntrumpterguy) a very happy birthday!!!!

Wild News

How good would the Wild be if their power play worked? -
Ummmmm, probably a lot better than they are now? It's a wonder why they don't work on it.

Wild think Christian Folin found his game in Iowa -
Does this mean we get to keep him?

Parise: Booing Wild's bad power play doesn't help | Star Tribune
Yeah, but it certainly can't make it any worse, can it?

Wild's Suter diagnosed with the mumps | Star Tribune

Ducks-Wild Preview - Yahoo Sports
The Wild looks to get one back from the Ducks tonight.

On Frozen Pond

Gophers hockey: Minnesota ranks at top of slow-starting Big Ten -
The Gophers haven't exactly been scorching through the early part of their season, yet are still favored to top the Big Ten.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey: Michigan State Spartans Q&A With The Only Colors - The Daily Gopher
This weekend, the Minnesota Golden Gophers head to East Lansing for their first Big Ten action of the year against the Michigan State Spartans.

Off the Trail

ECHL Player Sneaks 7 'Meows' into 40-Second Interview | Bleacher Report
I love Super Troopers.

Adrian Dater fired by Denver Post for social media abuse | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Jay Feaster trolls Oilers on Twitter, wins Battle of Alberta | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Just a thing of beauty. When a former GM can troll his old team on twitter, I think it makes the world a better place.

Ken Hitchcock wants Paul Stastny to 'play better' | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Lets see if this works.

Daniel Alfredsson completes his short victory lap with Ottawa | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
There was a time, when Alfie won me a fantasy hockey league or two. Take another lap kid.


NHL Recap - St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators - Dec 04, 2014 -
Mike Ribeiro scored a goal and had two assists, and the Nashville Predators spoiled goalie Martin Brodeur's debut with the Blues by beating St. Louis 4-3 on Thursday night.

NHL Recap - New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators - Dec 04, 2014 -
After the Ottawa Senators honored longtime former captain Daniel Alfredsson, they were done in by Jaroslav Halak and the surging New York Islanders.

NHL Recap - New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs - Dec 04, 2014 -
Mike Cammalleri and Eric Gelinas scored power-play goals and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Thursday night.

NHL Recap - Vancouver Canucks at Pittsburgh Penguins - Dec 04, 2014 -
The Vancouver Canucks are having fun on their longest road trip of the season.

NHL Recap - Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes - Dec 04, 2014 -
Eric Fehr takes pride in doing some dirty work for the Washington Capitals.

Duck Hunting

Be sure to visit our friends over at Anaheim Calling for the latest and greatest Mighty Duck news. And if you feel like taking a little abuse, I hear the folks at Battle of California love when Wild fans stop by. The obsession is almost sad, hilariously sad.

Anaheim Ducks Defeat Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in Shootout - Pucks of a Feather
The Ducks edge out the Flyers in a shootout Wednesday night.

Ilya Bryzgalov to join Anaheim Ducks on a tryout | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Wild fans should be happy to see him on the ice again this season, right?