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Wilderness Walk: No Bronze for You

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The US men's team laid down an egg in the bronze medal game yesterday. Of course that means "Michael" Granlund will be bringing back a shiny new medal to dangle in front of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

Martin Rose

Greetings Wilderness! It has been awhile since we last spoke in this forum. Olympic hockey is putting on it's final showing for us this morning in the gold medal game between Canada and Sweden. Of course the bronze medal game yesterday was a complete dud for the US men's squad, but at least we won't have to listen to the Olympic broadcasters mispronounce Mikael Granlund anymore.

Hope you're enjoying the game folks, here's a little reading material to help you out.

Wild News

Minnesota Wild's Granlund, Finland Win Bronze with 5-0 Win over USA
Before the puck even dropped today, it was known at least one Minnesota Wild player would return with a medal.

Wild's Parise reflects on the one that got away | Star Tribune
I don't believe he's talking about an old high school crush.

NHL Insider: Will Wild make a play for veteran goalie? | Star Tribune
As the Olympic trade freeze is lifted Sunday night and the NHL's March 5 trade deadline fast approaches, the elephant in the Wild's room revolves around its always blurry goaltending situation.

Tending the Fields

Lake Erie Monsters defeat Iowa Wild, 3-2, in front of 15,258 | cleveland.com
The Monsters were relentless on Joe Haden bobblehead night and defeated the Iowa Wild, 3-2, Saturday in front of 15,258 fans.

Laxidasicle Meanderings

Swatted! Rock disperse Swarm, 14-12 | National Lacrosse League
The Swarm's struggles continue.

Off the Trail

Teemu Selanne ends memorable international career with one last Finnish Olympic medal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Why is everybody so convinced this was his last? Just because he said it was his last season.

Peter Forsberg not happy with Canadian refs for Sweden-Canada - CBSSports.com
Three of the four officials in the gold-medal game between Sweden and Canada are Canadian. The fourth, an American, lives in Calgary. Peter Forsberg is not pleased about this.

Lightning to part ways with ’06 first rounder Helenius | ProHockeyTalk
He's been squeezed out of the picture by other goalies. Anybody want a moody goalie?

Four More Ex-Players Join Concussion Lawsuit Against NHL | NESN.com
A couple big names get on board.