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Wilderness Walk: Game Day....

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The Wild could win tonight. Without Brodin... without Spurgeon... without a functioning power play... but the Wild could win! It could happen!

Better news: We recorded a podcast last night, and it's positively punderful. really good stuff.

In any case! Enjoy this recreation of my daily recorder class by middle-aged Austrian men.

Wild News

Wild targeted Marian Gaborik early, then won coin toss | Twin Cities
An interesting story I hadn't heard.

Slumping Wild comes home, looking for help |
Yeo is basically asking the fans to help the Wild get off to a strong start against a Dallas team that has come back from two- and three-goal deficits win at Xcel Energy Center this season.

Spurgeon, Koivu miss Wild's practice; Reilly recalled |
Mike Reilly was recalled from AHL Iowa. To make room with Jared Spurgeon's injury considered minor (meaning no injured reserve), Tyler Graovac was reassigned.

Jared Spurgeon Doubtful Tuesday for Minnesota | The Hockey Writers
The Minnesota Wild could have a tougher go of breaking their slump on Tuesday with news that Jared Spurgeon is doubtful for Tuesday's game.

6 Teams Who Should Consider an Andrew Ladd Trade | The Hockey Writers
Should the Wild be on this list?

From Frozen Pond

UMD's Brenden Kotyk, Lowell's Adam Chapie Each Suspended One Game | SB Nation College Hockey
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Brenden Kotyk received a one-game suspension from the NCHC

Off the Trail

NWHL: No "Power" for the Buffalo Beauts | Victory Press
The Buffalo Beauts went 0-for-7 on the power play Sunday afternoon as they fell in overtime to the Connecticut Whale, 3-2.

NWHL: Riveters Keep Falling | Victory Press
The Boston Pride plowed over the New York Riveters by a score of 6-1 on Saturday night in New York's penultimate home game of the season.

Devils unveil Brodeur statue |
The team officially unveiled a statue of the league's all-time leader in wins Monday inside the Prudential Center ahead of the club's game against the New York Rangers back in Manhattan.

Byfuglien deal a coup that gives Jets flexibility to build contender |
Andrew Ladd - the other uncertainty - is reportedly being shopped, and his play has dropped off dramatically since he authored a career-best season in 2014-15. Captaincy aside, parting with Ladd is academic now, as the Jets look to rebuild with more affordable talent.

Jagr becomes 10th player to appear in 1,600 NHL games |
The Florida Panthers forward appeared in his 1,600th career NHL game Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the 10th player in league history to accomplish the feat.