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Wilderness Walk: House Plants

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Wilderness, today I’d like to feature one of my new favorite pieces of wind band literature. It’s title is "House Plants in Terra-cotta Pots". Named after the house plants in the simple ceramic pots found in homes everywhere, this piece aims to recreate the simple beauty of house plants. And so, I feature another simple beauty: Nate Prosser. Having perhaps his best season in a Wild uniform, Nate’s game is simple and effective. It is, in its own way, beautiful. As someone who gets a lot of schtick, including and especially from yours truly, this goes to you, Nate.

Wild News

Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall |
Boudreau said he was "really pleasantly surprised" by Brodin's game against Nashville.

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering |
A month’s worth of lineup tinkering might have had the desired effect.

Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked |
GM Chuck Fletcher always asserts that recalls and reassignments often occur after he asks the coaches what lineup they want to ice against a particular team.

Wild want to increase lead on rival Blackhawks before break |
The last time the Wild played host to the Chicago Blackhawks, the visitors made no attempt to downplay the game’s importance.

Off the Trail

Coyotes trade Michael Stone to Flames for picks |
The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes for a pair of draft picks Sunday, the teams announced.

Laine, Kadri, McDavid named NHL's 3 stars of week |
On the strength of five goals and eight points over four games, Winnipeg Jets star rookie Patrik Laine has earned first star of the week, the NHL announced Monday.