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Sure guys, now you decide to start winning....

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Just when you thought the Wild were making a big push for a great draft pick, they appear to pull the rug out from under you. Thus is the life of a Wild fan. I guess I really shouldn't be complaining. I do enjoy discussing wins more than losses so this new found glory is a bit of a refreshing reprieve from what we have been seeing of late from this squad. I do have every confidence this team will do just enough to secure themselves a horrible draft pick while not making the playoffs.

I'm so bloody excited for this!

I mean, last year the Wild picked 18th and were able to secure one gem of a player in Alex Tuch. Oh, and #ICYMI I attained my ultimate goal by getting a twitter follow from Tuch, as well as his father it appears. I guess he doesn't need a Deantervention after all.

So the Wild won, mostly on the back of Devan Dubnyk who earned his 2nd shutout in a Wild sweater. Zach Parise scored the lone goal despite the nasty gash on his face which is his 2nd gash on his face of the season, and the great Alex Tuch followed me on twitter. Eat your heart out kids!

Wild News

Dubnyk preserves 1-0 shutout for Wild in Calgary | Star Tribune
Another win, when it really doesn't matter.

Minnesota Wild: Devan Dubnyk stars again in shutout of Flames - TwinCities.com
Dooby, with the sacred shutout at the Saddledome.

Dubnyk and Wild prevail in a tense 1-0 win in Calgary | State of Hockey News
Did ya hear? The Wild worked to secure themselves the worst possible draft pick without making the playoffs last night!

Wild: No discipline with Matt Cooke on receiving end of a hit - TwinCities.com
I may have mentioned there would be no further discipline than the 2 minutes, once or twice, but whose counting?

HockeyBuzz.com - Tony Dean - WildHBcommunity: Taking Inventory on What Comes Next for Fletcher
Ya think The Dean is a fan of Yeo or Fletcher? I'm starting to think no ....

On Frozen Pond

Minnetonka defeats Eden Prairie to win Lake Conference title | MN Girls Hockey Hub
Minnetonka ladies power their way through EP to take the conference title.

Duluth Marshall defeats Duluth Denfeld | MN Boys Hockey Hub
The Battle of Duluth goes to, Duluth.

Edina shuts out Eden Prairie | MN Boys Hockey Hub
Cake eaters defeat, the other cake eaters.

Off the Trail

Fans hear pornographic sounds during Predators broadcast | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Going to go ahead and recommend you don't play the vines on you're speakers at work. This is what headphones are for.

NHL putting ads on World Cup jerseys, which are apparently for-profit | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Ads on jerseys!? What is the world coming to?

Humongous bad: Sharks chase Bryzgalov in second period | ProHockeyTalk
It's really too bad the Wild didn't retain this gem.

Babcock didn’t think Wings would be ‘near where we’re at’ | ProHockeyTalk
Nothing like a coach whose confident in his squad.

Jets waive Galiardi, again | ProHockeyTalk
Round 2, any takers?

Adding the Pacific much better for AHL than losing teams
Western-based NHL teams were bringing farm teams closer to home, with or without the AHL.

Men Allegedly Dump Beer On Native American Children At Hockey Game
You have to be fucking kidding me .... Dear assholes, get a god-damned life.

ECHL fans build beer pyramid at $1 beer night - Sportsnet.ca
Seriously, if you're going to do something with beer at a hockey game, I'd much rather read about this.

RECAPS!!!!

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