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GDT: Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Whatsits

The Wild welcome their postseason nemeses the Chicago... uh... I honestly can't remember their name. I tried to find it in the Walk this morning, but it wasn't there either (apparently others here in the wilderness are stuggling too). So... the Wild welcome that team from Chicago. Whatever they are called.

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Is it too early to claim a game has playoff implications? Perhaps, but if there was one that did, this might be it. The Chicagoans have eliminated the Wild from the playoffs since Mike Yeo and company reminded us of what playoffs were. This is our first chance to see the new squad from Illinois, and tonight could give us a preview of the postseason hurdle we will likely face again.

Then again, Minnesota played rather well against Chicago last regular season, only to be broomed in the second round.

Minnesota Wild


Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville

Jason Zucker - Mikko Koivu - Nino Niederreiter

Thomas Vanek - Charlie Coyle - Justin Fontaine

Erik Haula - Ryan Carter - Chris Porter

Blue Line

Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon

Jonas Brodin - Matthew Dumba

Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser

In Net

Devan Dubnyk - Darcy Kuemper

Chicago Cubs White Sox Red Sweaters


Viktor Tikhonov - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa

Aremi Panarin - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane

Teuvo Teravainen - Tanner Kero - Ryan Garbutt

Andrew Desjardins - Marcus Kruger - Andrew Shaw

Blue Line

Viktor Svedberg - Brent Seabrook

Niklas Hjalmarsson - Trevor Van Riemsdyk

Trevor Daley - David Rundblad

In Net

Scott Darling - Corey Crawford

Gimme the Deets

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