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The Wild begin their campaign to win Lord Stanley's Cup in 3 short days... and I can't wait!

Hey all- sorry for the absence yesterday- I had some healthy issues, but they are getting sorted out. Thanks to the Noogie for taking over for me.

There's not much to say here... the playoffs are about to begin, and the Wild have a tough test in the St. Louis Blues. For your listening enjoyment, here's one of my favorite tracks of off The Mountain Goats' newest albums- Beat the Champ. It's all about pro wrestling, because of course it is.

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Wild News

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More than you ever wanted to know (unless you are a nerd like me) about the Finnish language.

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What strategy should the Minnesota Wild use to beatt the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, what Blues weaknesses can they exploit?

Wild vs Blues: The Forwards - Minnesota Wild | Wild Xtra
Giles compares the Wild's and Blues' forwards.

Predicting The Playoffs | Wild Xtra
Ben Remington runs down who the Wild will be facing on their road to the cup.

End of the (Regular) Season Grading: Goalies | Wild Xtra
Mike Berg looks at the Wild's goalies from this regular season. *SPOILER ALER* it ain't pretty.

Wild, Blues projected lineups for Thursday's Game 1 | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Russo delivers the news of what the lineups could look like on Thursday. *SPOILER ALRET* Matt Cooke might be back in the kitchen.

Wild faces daunting task against Blues in playoffs | Star Tribune
Russo tells us why we should be afraid of the Blues.

Wild's Parise, Suter bound by shared highs and lows | Star Tribune
A great read by Russo.

Blues haven't settled on goalie for playoffs | Star Tribune
WATCH PARTY ON THURSDAY!!!! Who's in? Probably not me.

Wild muscle up, gird for physical Blues team | TwinCities.com
Yet another preview.

Wild owner Craig Leipold sees open lane to Stanley Cup | TwinCities.com
Seven months after signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to 13-year, $98 million contracts, Wild owner Craig Leipold sat in his office overlooking Rice Park and laid out a blueprint for the new-look team.

Wild owner Craig Leipold sees open lane to Stanley Cup | TwinCities.com
Seven months after signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to 13-year, $98 million contracts, Wild owner Craig Leipold sat in his office overlooking Rice Park and laid out a blueprint for the new-look team.

Wild savior Devan Dubnyk eager to make postseason debut | TwinCities.com
Doobie don't care who's in net for the Blues.

Off the Trail

Blackhawks' Kane cleared to return ahead of opening round | theScore
Kaner Kould Kome KBack.

Brendan Shanahan on Maple Leafs' purge: 'Yesterday was just the beginning' | theScore
So... the Wild could get Dion???

Oilers' MacTavish: 'It's going to be a very busy summer' | theScore
Meanwhile in Edmonton...

Bruins' Chara: PCL in left knee permanently torn | theScore
Woof. That doesn't sound like fun.

Todd Richards named USA coach for World Championships | theScore
What do we think? Can they find success?

NHL Weekend: Picking Up the Regular-Season Pieces | Grantland.com
The lesson, as always: The shootout is terrible. And we’ve seen the last of it for another year. Bring on the playoffs.

when the sports media weaponizes itself | Hockey Without Propriety
An interesting read on sports media and what might be wrong with it.