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The Wild sign a shiny new goalie and the rest of the world watches and waits for the Stanley Cup to be captured.

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Well, the Wild found themselves a new netminder in the form of 22 year old Hungarian Adam Vay.  Vay joins the fray of hulking goaltenders in the Wild organization and is expected to challenge Stephen Michalek and Brody Hoffman for minutes in Iowa.  The Wild don't have a type when it comes to goalies, do they?

Plenty to get to today, so we'll keep it short.  Enjoy your Thursday.

Today's music is dedicated to one of our fearless leaders, Tony, who last week completed his first Wilderness Walk in recent memory.

Wild News

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