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Wilderness Walk: Hate to say it...

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Oh who am I kidding, I love saying I told you so. Not that I enjoy having been correct, but the Wild were winning on borrowed time. And now they're paying the price.

Don't believe the narratives the the Wild were "one or two bounces" away from winning. While that's true, they were also one or two bounces away from losing 6-0. We've seen time and again that a team cannot get outshot night-in and night-out and keep winning.

And so:

Wild News

Wings Survive In The Wild - Detroit 3 Minnesota 2 | Winging It In Motown
Winging it in Motown's breakdown of the game.

Slow start, late lost battle along the wall cost the Wild |
The Wild didn't play for the first half of the game; why are we surprised they lost?

Detroit hands Wild its second loss in as many nights |
The Wild lose. Again.

Minnesota Wild lose to Red Wings in midst of playoff race | Twin Cities
Parise and Suter each finished with two assists. However, the Red Wings ended Haula’s 10-game point streak, leaving him tied with Andrew Brunette’s 2002 franchise record.

Wild’s Jared Spurgeon out of Detroit game with injury | Twin Cities
Injured Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon was sidelined for Friday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings and will be evaluated on a "day-to-day" basis, according to Wild coach John Torchetti.

Off the Trail

The High Heels VLog is up!

Duncan Keith Suspended 6 Games | The Hockey Writers
Probably not enough, but exactly what was expected.

Wiseman Named Riveters General Manager | The Hockey Writers
During the inaugural season the Riveters had a 4-12-2 record which placed them last in the league. They were then swept by the Boston Pride in the first round of the Isobel Cup Playoffs.

Capitals establish franchise record with 55th win |
Washington became just the 10th team in NHL history to accumulate 55 wins in a season, triumphing 4-2 over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Las Vegas arena opening for business next week |
The newest addition to the glittering Las Vegas Strip debuts next week without a slot machine or a blackjack table in sight

Kariya, Mogilny among hundreds of former NHLers compensated for head trauma |
Hundreds of former NHL players - including Paul Kariya, Alex Mogilny, and Darcy Tucker - have received workers compensation in California for head injuries suffered in their playing careers, TSN's Rick Westhead reports.

NWHL introduces restricted free agency, 'draft tax' for year two | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
All coaches, general managers, and players had signed one year contracts to get them through the first season. Now it's time start getting the teams ready for year two.

Kadri, Yakupov, Hanzal fined by NHL for diving/embellishment | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If Nazem Kadri receives another citation for diving/embellishment by the NHL this season, head coach Mike Babcock will receive a fine.

NWHL's Beauts, Whale See Front Office Changes | Victory Press
After all of this, we're still left with a few questions. Who will the Beauts pick up as another coach? And, of course -- how will free agency change the way the teams look when they hit the ice this October?

2016 IIHF Women's World Championships: Day 2 | Victory Press
Some notes on the IIHF Championships.