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Wilderness Walk: Game Day Edition, Again

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After a nice long layoff, the Wild were back on the ice last night, defending their undefeated season against another undefeated team in the Arizona Coyotes. There can be only one, and that one was your Minnesota Wild who skated on to a 4-3 win against the Coyotes. Again, it wasn't the prettiest of games, especially in the 3rd period. Yet a win is a win is a win, and that's 3 wins folks!

With Zach Parise notching his 5th goal of the season, Thomas Vanek getting his 300th career NHL goal, a goal from Mikael Granlund and a shorty from the Kaptain Mikko Koivu, the Wild looked great through 2 periods. Still looking for the team to throw together a complete game, and with tired legs tonight I wouldn't expect it to look great.

Another late one tonight sports fans, as the Wild face off against the Los Angeles Kings who are looking for their first win of the season. It's a battle of the unbeaten vs the repeatedly beaten in sunny California.

Your musical selection today is, well ... Money. Because the Wild have been money this season.

Wild News

Kuemper will get chance to start for Wild vs. Kings -
Who's Darcy Kuemper?

Veteran Wild hangs on the beat young Arizona -
Russo's gamer from last night.

Minnesota Wild start fast, improve to 3-0 with win over Coyotes -
Graff gamer from last night.

NHL Recap - Minnesota Wild at Arizona Coyotes - Oct 15, 2015 -
Zach Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild remained undefeated by holding off the previously-unbeaten Arizona Coyotes 4-3 Thursday night.

NHL Preview - Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings - Oct 16, 2015 -
Fifteen months removed from a second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings are in danger of making history of a different kind.

On Frozen Pond

Gophers hockey: Minnesota hasn't forgotten loss to familiar rival UMD -
A little bit of revenge is on the mind of the Gophers

Men's hockey: SCSU hires former Iowa WIld coach as temporary assistant
Kurt Kleinendorst is making his way to St. Cloud.

Off the Trail

Parody video for hockey parents - NHL -
A fun little video created by Game On! Minnesota. Sad part is, there are probably some parent's out there clamoring for this sort of thing.

NHL email in concussion lawsuit makes league look bad - NHL -
An unsealed 2009 NHL email makes the league appear uncaring about retired players who are suffering from long-term concussion problems.

NHL life 'not going to get any easier' for Connor McDavid -
Maybe he should just retire already?

Panic meter: Ranking the Winless Eight NHL teams | USA Today
Eight NHL teams have yet to win a game and some of those teams were expected to roar out of the gate.

NHL odds: Bruins' Claude Julien early favorite to be first coach fired -

Islanders fans take issue with Barclays Center warm up policy | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Brooklyn is not looking like a happy home for Islanders fans.

Video: Bolts’ Nesterov tossed for hitting from behind (Update: McKenzie hospitalized) | ProHockeyTalk
Gross ...

Kings to pay Mike Richards $10.5 million through 2031-32: Report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Pay to not play.


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NHL Recap - Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers - Oct 15, 2015 -

NHL Recap - Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning - Oct 15, 2015 -

NHL Recap - Nashville Predators at New York Islanders - Oct 15, 2015 -

NHL Recap - Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins - Oct 15, 2015 -

NHL Recap - Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals - Oct 15, 2015 -

Keep Your Enemies Closer

Be sure to stop by Jewels From the Crown for the latest Kings news. Of course, if Battle of California is more your speed, you can stop by there as well. Something to note, #ICYMI, Jabs is a LA King now.

Vancouver shuts out 'too soft,' winless Kings - LA Times
The Kings are still looking for that first win. They'll be hungry tonight.

Ex-Bruin Milan Lucic Not Off To Good Start With Los Angeles Kings (Video) | The Instigators |
Lucic is struggling to find the sun in California.