The Wild played a solid game against the Ducks last night, but still lost. Sometimes that's the way things work out. They won't be back until Thursday against the Blue Jackets, who could have seven straight losses by then unless something changes.
For your Monday morning listening we have the beautifully named The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. Enjoy.
Ducks 4, Wild 1: Road trip ends with second straight loss - TwinCities.com Details of the loss.
Wild: Thomas Vanek playing better, and he credits Charlie Coyle - TwinCities.com Thomas Vanek can only be as good as his center, right. I really care and believe what Thomas Vanek says, really.
Mikko Koivu admits facing brother on ice was uncomfortable - StarTribune.com Ducks games aren't the same without Koivu brother faceoffs. Much less confusing commentating, but not as special.
Off the Trail
The Sun Is Rising In Buffalo - Grantland Good long read.
C.J.: NHL's Jordan Leopold talks about concussions, life outside hockey - StarTribune.com Interesting to see a hockey player talk about life after hockey. He talks about his relationship with Dumba too, which is very sweet.
I'm friends with the two angriest Portland Pirate fans, and they were very excited about this picture. It's a boring Monday and I thought I might as well share this beauty with all of you.