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Wilderness Walk: Marty

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Well Wilderness, are you ready? Tonight, the Wild take on the Ducks as Bruce Boudreau looks to continue what could well be the greatest year in Minnesota professional hockey. Head on over to Anaheim Calling for all your Ducks needs, and enjoy this classic as performed by a master.

Must Read

Three-point wins could lead to late-game thrills, end faux parity | Chicago Sun-Times
"Maybe not early in the third, but definitely as the game wears on and you get in the last 10 minutes of the third, it’s impossible not to think that, ‘Hey, we’ll take the point and take our chances in overtime,’" said San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer. "I think everybody does that."

Wild News

Six Teams That Should Claim Tyler Graovac | The Hockey Writers
Please no.

Minnesota Wild Goalie Options at the Trade Deadline | The Hockey Writers
The Wild should be looking at the trade market for a backup goaltender.

Fletcher, Boudreau explain today's Wild moves |
One year ago today (Monday), Mike Yeo, 5-1 as the St. Louis Blues’ coach, was fired as the Wild’s coach.

'Intent with malice': Hockey community disgusted by high stick on Wild player |
"stick got caught". Ummm. On Spurge's face?

Is it time for the Wild to permanently move Charlie Coyle to center? |
When the puck hit the twine during Sunday’s win over the Detroit Red Wings, Charlie Coyle felt a large weight lifted from his it shoulders .

Pominville, Allen, Arvidsson named 3 stars of the week |
The Minnesota Wild forward was named the top star of the week after leading all players with six assists and eight points, helping his club go 3-0-1 in four games.

From Frozen Pond

Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt a once-in-a-decade player | MN Hockey Hub
"Casey!" a young Minnetonka fan called out. "Can I have one of your sticks?" Mittelstadt smiled before once again letting an equipment seeker down easy. "I’m sorry, but I still have to pay for my sticks," he said.

Off the Trail

Senators GM: 'Wouldn't make sense' to pursue major trade with Avalanche |
"Joe (Sakic) and I talked and, at this point in time, I can’t see us going in that direction. It wouldn’t make sense," Dorion said, according to Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia.

Nyquist waives right to in-person hearing, will phone in Wednesday |
Gustav Nyquist won't be pleading his case in-person.

3 teams that could benefit by adding Burrows |
A team with the fourth-best offense and second-best defense - in terms of goals for and goals against - needs to add very little, but some depth on the fourth line could help give the team a fully capable four-line unit.

Devin Setoguchi sent to AHL after clearing waivers | Puck Daddy
The Los Angeles Kings announced they have sent forward Devin Setoguchi to the AHL’s Ontario Reign.

What We Learned: Getting a better look at the best goalies in the NHL | Puck Daddy
There are just a few goalies who, over the course of the season, have really earned a lot of accolades for their work to this point.