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The Wild take the ice again tonight in St. Louis against the big bad Blues.

Will they play? Who knows. But they will undoubtedly be present. Physically.

It's also hockey day Minnesota! So stick around all day for coverage and conversation about the big celebration!

For now, enjoy this musical description of the Wild's existence:

Wild News

Front office mum as Wild muddle through latest slump | Twin Cities
Each loss – 12 in their past 15 games and three in a row — worsens an already dire situation. One consolation is that the team they’re chasing in the wild-card race – the Nashville Predators (24-20-8) — is struggling, too.

In-house solutions remain the target for struggling Wild | StarTribune.com
With the Wild, 1-8-1 in its past 10 and 3-9-3 in 2016, facing its latest pivotal game Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues, there are a number of concerns

What's Wrong With the Minnesota Wild, Pt. I: Everything | The Hockey Writers
The narrative being sold is that goal scoring has been tough to come by and that the Wild just can’t get any of those darned "bounces." That’s true, or it’s part of the truth. Their 5.1% even strength shooting percentage since the first of the year is the worst mark in the NHL.

What's Wrong With the Minnesota Wild, pt II: Shot Quality | The Hockey Writers
In a couple different ways we’re seeing reduced scoring opportunities coming from the Wild, both in the potential quality of an individual shot and in the total number of quality shots taken.

Fletcher To Try Unplugging Wild, Plugging It Back In | Wild Xtra
"I’ve come across this problem before, and last year all I needed to do was trade away like three draft picks." Fletcher said, scratching his head, while looking over some roster sheets of the team. "I mean, I can’t do that again this year, I don’t have any left, so I don’t know what else to do, besides trying unplugging it and plugging it back in."

From Frozen Pond

Kessel's two assists in return help Gophers defeat North Dakota 3-0 | StarTribune.com
This was Kessel’s first game since she helped lead the Gophers to a 41-0-0 record and a national championship in the 2012-13 season.

2016 Ms. Hockey/Mr. Hockey Finalists Announced | Wild Xtra
Who will be the winner this year?