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Wilderness Walk: Weekend Edition

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The roller-coaster ride of playoff hockey continues as the Minnesota Wild now are within one game of upsetting the St. Louis Blues and advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals. Also, a bit of housekeeping but because the New York Rangers kicked the shit out of the Pittsburgh Penguins the Minnesota Wild game for tomorrow was moved up to 2 p.m. on NBC.

Wild News

Wild ranks near the top of NHL in attendance, ratings - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Bandwagon fans out in full force. Thanks for raising the ticket prices!!!!

The Greatest Playoff Goals in Minnesota Wild History
I haven't been a diehard fan until recently so I tend to value the more recent playoff goals over the ones I wasn't able to experience when they happened.

Fan quiz: Ten questions about the Minnesota Wild | Star Tribune
Take the quiz and post below how many you got right. NO CHEATING!

Devan Dubnyk stops everything except being a 2015 Vezina finalist - Minnesota Wild - Articles - Articles - Wild Xtra
Probably still doesn't have a chance to win but it's good to be a finalist.

The Good, The Bad, and The Wild - Articles - Articles - Articles - Wild Xtra
In my experience most Minnesota Sports fans are like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Devan Dubnyk Named Vezina Finalist - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Another Doobie4Vezina article.

2015 NHL Central Scouting Movement Tracker | State of Hockey News
Not that we should be looking to the draft but here is a nicely compiled scouting movement tracker if you like to see what prospects are on the rise or decline.

'Heck of a ride' for rising Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Meh...never been a huge fan of Coyle's play since being called up. I don't think he is a top-6 forward.

Price, Dubnyk, Rinne finalists for Vezina Trophy - Yahoo Sports
A brief look at all three finalists.

Off the Trail

Predators' Weber to miss remainder of Blackhawks series - Yahoo Sports
You just better not call it an ACL injury or Weber will hunt you down and kill you.

Ottawa Senators at Montréal Canadiens - 04/24/2015
Sens WILL NOT go silently into the night. Still need to win two more games though.

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers - 04/24/2015
Bye Bye Penguins. I care not for you anyways. Or any team in the East for that matter.