Could the Wild be using this chance to rest? Hopefully. They did not look good against the Blues. At all. In any case, it's a new day and a new chance for the Wild to get right. Just a few games left in the season to cement their place in the dance.
And now, a recreation of me while podcasting:
The Devan Dubnyk regression many feared? It has happened | StarTribune.com
Dubnyk has A) not been super-stellar, but B) if the Wild were playing like they did early last year, they wouldn't need him to be. Also if C) they hadn't decided to take January and half of February off.
Minnesota Wild rekindle debate over coach's challenges | Twin Cities
If the Wild miss the playoffs by 1 point, how many fans will point to this call?
Off the Trail
Jonathan Drouin Suspension Lifted, Will Report to AHL | The Hockey Writers
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Monday that they have lifted the suspension of 20-year-old forward Jonathan Drouin. The lifting of his suspension comes in response to Drouin and agent Allan Walsh announcing that Drouin will report to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.
Jagr passes Gordie Howe on all-time points list | theScore.com
With an assist on Aleksander Barkov's first-period goal Monday, Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr collected point number 1,851 of his career,
Flames freeze season-ticket prices as Calgary's economic tailspin continues | theScore.com
The drop in global oil prices has hit Calgary's economy hard, and while the Flames have been awful on the ice, this decision is more about the community, said Rollie Cyr, the Flames' vice president of sales, ticketing, and customer service.
Women's Hockey Notebook: Cup finals, parity, Knight on leagues cooperating | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Some notes on both leagues, and definitely worth your time.