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Wilderness Walk: Trade Deadline Edition

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Getting ready for a big trade deadline day.

Hey there, Wilderness.

It's here. TDD. Trade Deadline Day. And I have a feeling it is going to be a crazy one. The has a handy-dandy Trade Deadline Day Updater to keep up with the most recent transiactions.

Tomorrow, the Wild take on the Senators and try to glean some more points before chaos hits. The Wild face 4 back-to-backs this month, and they need to get ahold of whatever points they can.

I hate to disappoint you, but the musical selection today is not "Final Countdown." We're going cheesy 80's... but Europe's only hit wasn't good enough. It wasn't cheesy enough. This level of hype calls for only the cheesiest, hair-iest, 80's pop tune around.

So enjoy.

Wild News

Five Story Lines For The Minnesota Wild in March | Gone Puck Wild
Travis runs down 5 things to look out for in the Wilderness.

Why The Wild Should Trade For Jordan Leopold | Gone Puck Wild
Should the Wild bring Leopold home?

Patrick Wiercioch An Option For The Wild? | Gone Puck Wild
Should the Wild vie for Wiercioch?

Minnesota Wild: Chuck Fletcher a "Trade Master" | PowerPlay Magazine
A rundown of some great trades made by GMCF. And a reminder of the Barker... event.

Devan Dubnyk named NHL's First Star of the Month | Russo's Rants |
This move by the league has me nodding my head like "yeah" or moving my hips like "yeah" like I've never done before.

Wild keeps calm as Avalanche loses its head | Star Tribune
"Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, captain Gabriel Landeskog and McLeod are all expected to be fined by the NHL for the antics Yeo called "garbage" in the waning seconds. The league feels Roy needlessly put McLeod on the ice that late shift..."

Wild seem content to stand pat at NHL trade deadline |
Here's hoping Graff is wrong, and there's an LD coming our way.

Tending the Fields

Iowa Wild Sweep Weekend Meeting With Monsters | Gone Puck Wild
ALL. WE. DO. IS. BEAT. TEAMS. FROM COLORADO. and their affiliates.

2015 NHL Draft: Generals' Vande Sompel gearing up for extended playoff run | Hockey's Future
A look at a possible draftee next summer.

The Ice Hole

NCAA Hockey Bracketology: March 1st | SB Nation College Hockey
A look at the NCAA tournament.

Minnesota State Extends WCHA Lead with 4-2 Win Over Michigan Tech | SB Nation College Hockey
Minnesota State's 4-2 win over Michigan Tech put them on the verge of winning their first ever MacNaughton Cup.

Trader Joe's Chuck's

Buyers Beware: The Worst Contracts On All 30 NHL Teams | The Hockey Writers
As a teacher, I give this list an A+ for including Stoner, but an F- for not including the obvious albatrosses of Parise and Suter.

How Do Retained Salary Trades Work? | The Hockey Writers
The 2013 CBA gave teams the flexibility to retain a percentage of salary and cap hits in trades. There are a few key limitations to keep in mind.

Coyotes trade Yandle to Rangers in 4-player deal | theScore
NYR is going for broke.

Report: Rangers, Zuccarello agree to terms on 4-year, $18-million extension | theScore
NYR's own Zucker-man is coming back.

Rangers trade Stempniak to Jets for Klingberg | theScore

Rangers acquire James Sheppard from Sharks | theScore
That 'stache... and that hair. oh my.

Stars trade veteran Cole to Red Wings for prospects | theScore

Curtis Glencross dealt to Capitals for pair of 2015 draft picks | Puck Daddy
Picking up two extra draft picks for a 32-year old you weren’t going to extend is just good business, especially if the GM still in the market for a defenseman and newly-acquired assets in hand.

Blues' Elliott pulls self, confronted by coach Hitchcock | theScore


St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks
Who looks worse: the Canucks that gave up the lead, or the Blues, who's goalie pulled himself?

Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars

Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals

Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins

Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings at Winnipeg Jets