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Wilderness Walk: Thankful Monday Edition

Things have happened since yesterday. They sure have. Definitely.

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The week of Thanksgiving is upon us at last. By the end of the week all of the Christmas displays that have been up for half a month already will be acceptable, not a crime against nature. The Wild have a bit of a breather, but then three games in four days starting Wednesday. I am very thankful for hockey because it will give me something to talk to with my uncles and cousins that isn't my life. Hopefully the Wild's Thanksgiving eve game will have some positives to discuss, but really, talking about depressing sports things is still better than answering questions about whether I'm thinking about grad school. As we inch closer to the holiday season let's take a moment to appreciate one of the beautiful things about sports: it's something you can talk to your family about. I think that's beautiful.

Anyway, enough of that. I've really been enjoying Grimes new album. It's dynamic and weird and fun — the perfect sounds to start a Monday morning.

Wild News

Wild's Thomas Vanek continues to step up in Zach Parise's absence | I'm sure we all saw this coming? No, well, it's been nice.

Wild's plan to limit Suter's minutes hasn't quite worked out | This is incredibly unsurprising. So far it's worked out alright, but still, probably not a good plan long term.

3 Wild Players Having a Better Season in 2015-16 | The Hockey Writers Think you can guess who they picked?

Off the Trail

Brendan Gallagher has ‘gross’ finger, needs surgery after blocking shot (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports It's pretty gross.

Improved Sergei Bobrovsky leading Blue Jackets' turnaround | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports Well, that makes sense considering how he was the main factor in their terrible start.

Bruins claim Ferraro off waivers from Red Wings | If he plays for Boston tonight his dad is going to be working the game for TV.

Ian White arrested on several weapons charges | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports That's not a headline you read everyday.

VIDEO: Hanifin furious as Brown fools Ward on penalty shot | 1) I didn't realize that was how the rule worked? 2) Child, you need to keep your temper under control.

HRHS Episode Three | High Heels and High Sticks Do you want to see a cool vid about the last week of hockey? Got ya covered.