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Wilderness Walk: Peaceful Monday Edition

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Good Morning, Wilderness! Now maybe it's just me, but I'm feeling very zen and at peace today. It could be the insta-karma of out-playing the Ducks but losing on Friday, then being out-played but beating the Blues on Saturday, it could be the podcast we just recorded, or it could be the weather, but I'm feeling good.

As I mentioned, we just recorded a podcast last night, so expect that to drop tomorrow. There's some great discussion, as well as some big breaking news, and an announcement about Wednesday evening that you should all tune in to.

Tomorrow night the Wild take on the Predators, but today is a day of preparation. So sit, enjoy the peaceful and completely-improvised sounds of Keith Jarrett live in Köln, Germany, and have a good walk. Be sure to check out the first link- really interesting read.

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Stick Taps

GUEST POST: asserting femininity with high heels at WHL games | Hockey Without Propriety
Brilliant. If you read only one thing today, read this.

Wild News

Hockey Wilderness Podcast | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand
YOU can now listen to the Hockey Wilderness Podcast via Stitcher! Come get yourself an earful of Tony, Joe, and whoever they've coerced into joining them! Last night's isn't here yet, but it will be soon!

Minnesota Wild Power Play: It's Not Too Late To Fix It | Gone Puck Wild
@trembleyemtp takes a look at how to fix the power play.

Like More Power... Plain. (SWIDT?) | Wild Xtra
Mason loft takes a look at the power play as well, and he has some good news for Wild fans.

Minnesota Wild: Josh Harding Likely to Retire at Season's End | PowerPlay Magazine
Nick Maxson is guessing that Harding will retire at the end of this year.... Personally, as much sense as that would make, I am not sure I see it.

Zach Parise Putting in Work for Minnesota Wild | The Hockey Writers
Devan Dubnyk is getting a lot of credit for the Wild's late-season playoff push, but let's not forget about how much Zach Parise has done for this team.

Wild strength coach's app offers taste of workouts | Star Tribune
Well, gosh, this sounds like something I definitely won't be doing.

Wild notes: Yeo knows he needs more from struggling power play | Star Tribune
Everyone's favorite substitute teacher is aware of the problem. And if it doesn't get fixed, we will ALL be sent to detention (the golf course).

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba's shot is making a big impression | TwinCities.com
Filed under "low hanging puns"... (but a great read nonetheless)

On Tap (Draft News)

Dylan Strome – The Next Ones: 2015 Draft Prospect Profile | The Hockey Writers
A possible draftee for the Wild? Frankly probably not- he'll move too high.

Off the Trail

Report: NHL GMs to discuss 3-on-3 overtime at annual meeting | theScore
This is good news.

Islanders prospect Ho-Sang: 'If people want to make me seem like an a--hole, go ahead' | theScore
It will be very interesting to watch JHS in the NHL.

Recaps

Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks

Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals

Philadelphia Flyers at Ottawa Senators

St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars

Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets

Florida Panthers at New York Rangers

Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins