Welcome to Monday. There are three days between now and when the Wild play next. I hope you survive them well.
With the unseasonably nice weekend over it's supposed to start actually feeling like fall, and some nice old crackly folk music seems like the right thing to keep warm with.
NHL Insider: Wild prepares to pay next wave of youth - StarTribune.com The future is terrifying.
Wild's lines show they're comfortable in any matchup - StarTribune.com This show balance and depth or something? It's defintiely a good thing.
Off the Trail
NWHL opens to passionate fans, dreams come true for women’s hockey | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports It seems like the first day of the NWHL was a great success.
Robin Lehner out 6-10 weeks with high ankle sprain | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports But apparently they aren't interested in a slightly used Nik Backstrom... at least not yet.
Torrey Mitchell loses it, slew-foots Zac Rinaldo, gets ejected (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports Fun story, last fall I was watching the Wild play the Sabres at a bar with a friend, and Torrey Mitchell did... something, I don't remember, it wasn't actually anything interesting. But something that made my friend turn and ask me who that was, and I said, "Torrey Mitchell," and she didn't know who that was even though Torrey Mitchell had played for the Wild for a couple years. She used to know this. We had conversations about Torrey Mitchell, or at least conversations that recognized his existence. But since the trade deadline she had managed to completely forget he existed. That's how important Torrey Mitchell is.