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Wilderness Walk: Waiting

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As the ASB continues... we wait. There's nothing else to do.

So, enjoy the walk, and enjoy a great tune form Hunchback of Notre Dame (the studio recording by Patrick Page and Michael Arden

Wild News

Minnesota Wild: Five Thoughts at Mid-Season | Gone Puck Wild
January has been tough for the Minnesota Wild. As the they head into the break lets reflect on Five things that have shaped the first half of the season.

NHL Playoff Probabilities: All-Star Break Analysis | The Hockey Writers
A few notable surprises on this list was the variation in the probabilities of the New York Islanders, the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild. However, when you examine the team’s play at even strength, their Corsi For Percentages, it’s logical that no one is sure about these teams. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses, but their poor play at even strength is not a solid indicator for their future.

On Frozen Pond

North Star Cup: Gophers hope to reverse course against in-state rivals | Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team isn’t used to losing in bunches to its in-state rivals. In fact, the Gophers are sick of it.

College hockey: With Lakeville’s Charlie Lindgren in net, St. Cloud State among nation’s elite | Twin Cities
The first time Charlie Lindgren played goalie as a kid, he said he let in 13 goals. That number is up for debate. "I think it was more like 14," said Bob Lindgren, Charlie’s dad. "It was a long, long morning."

Off the Trail

Enforcer John Scott enjoying moment as NHL All-Star captain | StarTribune.com
Does anyone buy this quote from Bettman? "And he's more than welcome to be here," Bettman told The Associated Press. "We're happy he's here. The fans spoke, and we're happy to reflect their will."

John Scott in Hardest Shot; Gaudreau left out of Breakaway Challenge | theScore.com
Here's how each of the events will shape up:

On The Fly, NHL Roundtable: How long should Dennis Wideman be suspended? | theScore.com
Editors Craig Hagerman, Mark Millard, and Josh Gold-Smith debate how many games Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman should sit out for cross-checking linesman Don Henderson.

3 of the NHL's most significant suspensions for abuse of an official | theScore.com
Although the veteran defenseman claims the incident was "completely unintentional," he's facing potential long-term supplemental discipline from the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

Learning curve is catching up with fledgling NWHL | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Just shy of four months into their inaugural season, the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) seems have grown out of adorable infancy and right into their awkward middle school years.