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Wilderness Walk: A break from the misery

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The Wild don't lose play again for several more days, so we are sure to not be miserable until all our good players are traded away for all star John Scott.

In all seriousness.... the Wild-Fan-Stuggle is real.

In any case, let's enjoy some saxophones with traffic cones attached while we walk.

Wild News

Wild searching for answers to scoring slump | TwinCities.com
After the Wild's latest anemic offensive performance on Saturday, several players remained seated at their locker stalls, pads still on, a scene typically not witnessed until the season ends.

Minnesota Looks to Rebound in the Week Ahead
The New Year has not been kind to the Minnesota Wild, but the team looks to get back on track in the week ahead.

From the Frozen Pond

U.S. Earns Gold With 3-2 OT Win Vs. Canada | USA Hockey
Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn./Eastview High School) scored twice, including the game-tying and gold medal-clinching goals.

Letter to the editor: Rosemount needs more outdoor ice rinks | Rosemount Town Pages
Sorry, I haven't build the rink in my backyard due to dog stuff getting in the way. SHEEESH! ~Noogie

Off the Trail

Jersey Fouls of the Week: A Derian Hatcher comeback in Dallas | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Ryan White earns match penalty for head hit on Tomas Jurco (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
After an exhaustive 33-seconds in total of work, Philadelphia Flyers forward Ryan White's night ended when he was ejected from the game for elbowing Tomas Jurco of the Detroit Red Wings.

Islanders' Grabovski ejected for boarding Henrik Sedin | theScore.com
Mikhail Grabovski was thrown out of Sunday afternoon's game for a questionable hit on Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin.

Holtby expected to be fine after leaving game with dehydration | theScore.com
Braden Holtby left Sunday's game against the New York Rangers due to dehydration and didn't return.

Hockey Analysis, War on Ice and the future of stats sites | HockeyAnalysis.com
Some notes from David Johnson at Hockey Analysis.

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