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Wilderness Walk: Game 7 West Edition

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In the Western Conference semi finals - it's win-or-go-home for EVERYONE! Tonight we'll find out if Dallas or Saint Louis advance to the Conference Finals.

Take that, Couture.
Take that, Couture.
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There's nothing greater than game 7 - so those of us who are fans in the Western Conference are in for a treat with both series coming to their ultimate conclusion over the next two nights.  What could be more exciting????

Also, Bruce Boudreau holds court for the first time at the X and plenty more continues to flood in regarding the new head coach.

Sir Paul dishes an ode to those about to move on or out of the playoffs.  Walk it out.

Wild News

Boudreau takes over Wild: 'There's not a situation I haven't faced' - StarTribune.com
Known for an aggressive, offensive style and for getting the most out of his players, Bruce Boudreau had some memorable lines right out of the gate.

Bruce Boudreau in Minnesota: 'This is the last place I'm going' - Sportsnet.ca
Bruce Boudreau's teams have been remarkably consistent and successful over nearly a decade on the bench in the NHL.

New Wild coach Bruce Boudreau calls self 'positive communicator'
Bruce Boudreau, 61, started his hockey career in St. Paul. 'Hopefully I can end my career there,' said the new Minnesota Wild head coach.

Is Bruce Boudreau the Wild's version of Mike Zimmer? - StarTribune.com
Hockey fans might know Bruce Boudreau best from his fiery speech documented during HBO's 24/7 sports series in 2010.

Reusse: New Wild coach Boudreau has built-in fans in Eden Prairie - StarTribune.com
Unlikely reunion in the State of Hockey

Rand: No guarantee Boudreau can get more out of Wild than Yeo - StarTribune.com
Surprisingly different take

Former player about Boudreau: 'He just cares about people' - StarTribune.com
Former Hastings star and Gophers hockey player Danny Welch played his first professional games for the Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs of the AHL in 2002 under an up-and-coming coach named Bruce Boudreau.

Wild Gets Their Man In Bruce Boudreau " WCCO | CBS Minnesota
Just because we can't get enough BB

#BecauseItsTheCup

Stars hold on to force Game 7 with Blues - Article - TSN
Do or die for both teams, yay!

Tyler Seguin skates with Stars before Game 7 - Sportsnet.ca
Sidelined for two weeks and counting, will Dallas star Tyler Seguin return for Wednesday's Game 7? He looks good.

Predators send it to Game 7 after OT win over Sharks - Article - TSN
Moar do or die!!!!

Off The Trail

Sens want to make it clear - they chose Boucher over Boudreau - Article - TSN
Oh really?

Teammates what's separating Matthews and Laine at worlds - Sportsnet.ca
It was a day Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine found themselves on opposite benches playing for their respective countries at the world championship.

Oilers Could Trade 4th Overall Pick
Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has repeatedly stated that he's willing to trade the 4th overall pick at the draft. Now he's getting calls.

Travis Hamonic rescinds trade request from Islanders - Sportsnet.ca
This could generate more trade partners for the Wild

NHL to Las Vegas: Speculation intense for expansion or relocation | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
So yeah, they’re ready for the NHL in Vegas. But is the NHL ready for Vegas?

Funniest hockey non-fight of 2016, starring Germany vs. Finland (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
These two young gents look like they hate each other, until they look deep into each others eyes and realize their undying love for one another.