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In the hopes of inspiring our own Devan Dubnyk, I've dedicated today's musical selection to him. Not only does it feature one of the only songs I enjoy by the Foo Fighters (Yeah, I said it), but it features one of the best goalkeepers in the world: Petr Cech, formerly of Chelsea Football Club and now of Arsenal in North London. Boom. good at goalie, good at drums. Apparently. He also has a cover of toxicity, but it's sloppy, so I picked this one.

The Wild play the Avalanche tonight, so head to Mile High Hockey for Avs coverage... they're good folk!

Wild News

Twelve skaters take part in optional Wild practice | StarTribune.com
Twelve skaters along with goalies Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper took the ice at Xcel Energy center for Friday's optional practice.

Wild's Parise eager to rediscover his old form | StarTribune.com
Parise was off to a strong start when he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Nov. 2 against Nashville. But the eight-game layoff applied a layer of rust Parise is still trying to work off. And even though he knew he’d have to go through this, it hasn’t been easy.

Wild: Coach's challenge netting results from Matt Dumba | TwinCities.com
With the Wild in the midst of six losses in seven games last week, coach Mike Yeo challenged struggling young defenseman Matt Dumba "pretty hard" physically and mentally.

From the Frozen Pond

U rallies from two-goal deficit to beat Buckeyes in OT | StarTribune.com
A good end of the game for the Gophs.

St. Cloud State Tops Omaha 4-1 in Series Opener | SB Nation College Hockey
The Huskies move to 6-1-0 in the NCHC, tied with North Dakota for first place in the league, while Omaha drops to 3-3-1 in league play.

Off the Trail

Jersey Fouls of the Week: A hopeful St. Louis Blues fan | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Oh lordy...

Watch KHL goalie make diving stick save with wide open net (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Dub 2: Electric Doobie-Doo

Chinese player banned for life after using stick to assault opponent | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
According to IIHF.com, Lang elbowed China’s U20 team captain Peng Huang in the head and then used his stick to stab Huang in the mouth, causing 42 stitches in his cheek and the loss of three teeth.

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