Instead of trying to say anything about the Wild, I thought I'd share a poem for us to reflect on.
O California, don’t you know the sun is only a god
if you learn to starve for him? I’m bored with the ocean
I stood at the lip of it, dressed in down, praying for snow
I know, I’m strange, too much light makes me nervous
at least in this land where the trees always bear green.
I know something that doesn’t die can’t be beautiful.
Have you ever stood on a frozen lake, California?
The sun above you, the snow & stalled sea—a field of mirror
all demanding to be the sun too, everything around you
is light & it’s gorgeous & if you stay too long it will kill you
& it’s so sad, you know? You’re the only warm thing for miles
& the only thing that can’t shine.
NHL Insider: Fan questions aplenty during Wild's slide - StarTribune.com I don't like any of these answers.
Wild notes: Suter's uncle tags along to receive honor from Sharks - StarTribune.com This is actually kind of nice. Glad to see the Wild involved in something not terrible.
Off the Trail
Report: Canadiens not making Galchenyuk available despite team's slump | theScore.com So here is a center the Wild are not trading for, okay.
Tortorella suffers 2 broken ribs in collision at Blue Jackets practice | theScore.com Torts life is just a lot okay?
Report: Lightning made Stamkos an offer at an average of $8.5M a season | theScore.com If Kopitar is getting $10k, then doesn't this seem low?
CWHL All-Star Game Recap: Poulin's two goals leads Team Chu | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports Both women's leagues are having their All-Star games this weekend.
NWHL All-Star Weekend Cocktails! - Watch This I don't drink, but these look very fancy.