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Wilderness Walk: Get a Groove

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

The Wild won in overtime, and they’ll be looking to get in a groove.

There’s no one who knows more about getting in grooves than a bass player. So let’s go to the best.

Wild News

Finnish Born, Minnesota Raised | The Players' Tribune
Not a new read, but still a worthwhile one.

Keeping up with Luke Kunin | The Hockey Writers
he’s not your average college sophomore

Minnesota Wild: Carter Gives the Wild Options | Gone Puck Wild
Please no.

Charlie Coyle back at right wing on Wild's top line |
The biggest news here is that Coyle Is back at right wing on the team’s top line after two strong games at center.

Low-scoring game goes Wild's way in 2-1 shootout victory over Tampa Bay |
But in the shootout the Wild found a way to win again.

Ryan Carter, with nothing certain, gives Wild another try |
For the first time since surgery in early October to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Carter took to the ice to skate with the team he hopes he will be a part of again.

Veteran Ryan Carter attempting comeback with Wild |
There were many times over the past few months that NHL veteran Ryan Carter would sit at home wondering if his career was over.

Thomas Vanek: 'No bitter feelings' toward Wild |
In the midst of a career resurgence and his best point-per-game production in three years, Thomas Vanek said he has no ill will toward the Wild, who bought out the final year of his contract last summer.

Former Wild coach John Torchetti glad to see Mikael Granlund still winging it |
The idea first came up in a cramped coaches’ room about this time last year, one of the few things that stuck from a brainstorming session that included Wild coach John Torchetti, assistant coach Andrew Brunette, general manager Chuck Fletcher and assistant GM Brent Flahr. Also on the internet, where several fans suggested it.

From Frozen Pond

Casey Mittelstadt: The Makings of a Star | The Hockey Writers
In other years, Mittelstadt’s pure ability would project him to the top of most draft boards, but this shifty scorer isn’t getting the respect he deserves in mock drafts all over the web.

Athletes need better training on sexual misconduct, U says |
1) No duh. 2) I'd say everyone does, not just athletes.

Off the Trial

2017 NHL Trade Deadline: Top 25 Available Players | The Hockey Writers
Who should the Wild move on?

Hockey world pays tribute to Mike Ilitch |
The death of Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was felt throughout hockey circles Friday evening, as well wishes came from far and wide.

Report: At least 6 teams have reached out to pick brain of Vegas management |
Have the Wild? Should they?