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Wilderness Walk: Gaborik 3, Pouliot 1

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Two former Wild 1st rounders gave been dueling it out here in the SCF.

4th. Overall.
4th. Overall.

We're approaching dark times here in Minnesota Sports Land, for within the next week either Marian Gaborik or Benoit Pouliot (BOY does that name bounce) will be lifting the Stanley Cup. Yep. Talk about worst case scenario.

As someone whose username typically runs along the lines of DashLovesGaborik/DashLovesGabby, I would absolutely, with out hesitation, be tipping trash cans all across North America if Gaborik won the cup.

You've been warned.

In other news, Ryan Johansen is RFA. A right handed playmaker. With size. Who is right handed. Who scored 30 goals. While being right handed. On the fucking BJ's. Not to say Colombus isn't a good hockey team, I actually am in love with how the team is built, but they only had two other 20 goal scorers (21, 22).

Yesterday, the oh-so wonderful Dakota Case put up a piece on how P.K. Subban(man) is EXACTLY what the Minnesota Wild need! Other than the obvious "@so does every other team@", I believe the wild already have a discount-P.K. in the wings in Matt Dumba. So for less resources, we go after Johansen with a with our projected d-core in tact and I think we come out as either just as good or slightly better than the Minnesota Subban's and co. Although P.K. is a game-breaker, I like depth. I don't really like the idea of giving up Brodin, Coyle, and a first when we could get better while keeping those resources.

Also, I trashed Dustin Byfuglien again:

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Let's Walk.

WILD NEWS

The Team of 18,001: 2013-14 Season In Review: Zach Parise

Zach Parise, makin' it easy!

The Team of 18,001: 2013-14 Season In Review: Mikko Koivu

Mikko Koivu, already past you!

The Team of 18,001: 2013-14 Season In Review: Ryan Suter

Ryan Suter, dying to soothe her...?!?

IN THE HUNT

Hagelin thinks Nash 'will score tomorrow’ as Richards deals with demotion | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Guarantee, Part Deux.

Conn Smythe Watch: Can Henrik Lundqvist do this 3 more times? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Can he? Yes. Will he? Hmmm....

Sutter says momentum is media created, doesn’t carry over | ProHockeyTalk
Sutter saying Sutter things.

Catching Up With the Cup

It's DGB. Click it already.

OTHER NEWS

Penguins make Jason Karmanos VP of Hockey Operations | ProHockeyTalk
Car-Man-Os? Now that's a name.

Evander Kane claims he acted in self-defence in response to civil suit | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Damn it, Vancouver...

Cam Neely's Sea Bass cameo in 'Dumb and Dumber To' may make final cut | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
PLEASE.

Blue Jackets prepared to match any potential offer sheets for Ryan Johansen | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The aforementioned Johansen won't be easy to pick up, however.