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Wilderness Walk: Summer, pt 2 Edition

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Wilderness! The weekend is upon us and the weather here in the State of Hockey has been unseasonably warm a good portion of the week. Really cannot complain about 70’s in late October. Now if only this Saturday morning rain would die down so I could let the dogs outside. Right?

The Wild traveled up north to faceoff against the Winnipeg Jets last night, and they certainly looked like a team that hadn’t played and NHL game in about a week. Defensive lapses galore along with the Wild’s injury situation and they just did not have enough in the tank to hold on to a lead and were eventually topped by a late game-winning goal from Blake Wheeler. Jerk is supposed to be one of us.

Let’s get right into it, after our musical selection of course. Today I thought it would be fun to bring you a band called Greta Van Fleet. This singer is nearly a Robert Plant clone. Give it a listen here. Good bluesy rock with powerful vocals.

Wild News

Boudreau: "It seems like we're afraid to win'' -

Still-porous Wild defense can't protect lead at Winnipeg -
Really ruff...

Recap: Jets Wild About Winning Again - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Winnipeg Jets edged their neighbours to the south by a 4-3 score, buoyed by a pair of Patrik Laine goals.

Recap: Jets win a Wild one in Winnipeg - Arctic Ice Hockey
Again from AIH, because 2 recaps are better than one

On Frozen Pond

Gophers express frustration over TV situation for games at North Dakota -
Did you get to watch last nights Gophers game?

Off the Trail

World Air Hockey Championships coming to Rice University |
Unfortunately you'll need Flash enabled to watch the video.

A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem | New York Post
A big problem too. All those goofy numbers, what ever do they mean?

NHL -- Fantasy hockey forecaster for the week of Oct. 23-29
ESPN doesn't give a rip about real hockey, but maybe your fantasy team filled with Nino's and Coyle's need a waiver wire love. Can't be that bad, right?

The Buzzer: Ovechkin’s blast lifts Capitals in OT, Sheary speeds by Panthers – ProHockeyTalk
Stuff from NBC. It's fun enough.

Devils place goalie Cory Schneider on injured reserve – ProHockeyTalk
Not a good ...

Roberto Luongo leaves game with apparent injury, as Panthers fall to Penguins – ProHockeyTalk
... good day for goalies.

NHL admits off-side challenge error that cost Avalanche a goal – ProHockeyTalk

Athanasiou agrees to one-year contract with Red Wings |
Restricted free agent forward Andreas Athanasiou agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.