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Wilderness Walk: Back to Normal...

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We've made it through the doldrums that is the All Star Game break... the competitions are done, the game is played, and the goalies are humiliated. How can you not be, when a collective 29 goals were scored?

There were a few cool moments; Ovi giving a car to a hockey team with special needs, Chris Sutter coaching on the bench... but ultimately it just made me miss full-speed hockey, defense included.

Though, I can't say the goalie play was noticeably different from the Wild's regular season (ba-dum dum...)

The Wild are back at it tomorrow, taking on the oh-so-bad Oilers. Will Hall, Eberle, Yak and co. be able to down the Wild? We'll have to wait and see.

In any case, on to the Walk! And have a great week. Or don't- your choice.

For our musical selection: the newly-released track of The Mountain Goats' new album (all about pro wrestling).

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Warning: TP's normal #hot #taekery is present.... but spoiler: He thinks trading for Jagr is the answer.

Tending the Fields

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Reid Duke is doing... ok (1 PPG?), Adam "Happy" Gilmour is better than Eichel (Eichel goes to Boston, right???), and Tanner Faith... well, I'll let you read that on your own.

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On Tap (Draft News)

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Come see the complete list of people the Wild might draft next season.

Off the Trail

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RIDICULOUS.