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Wilderness! Hockey is back! The Wild take on the... uh, hold on I have it here somewhere. *squints at paper* The Canvouver Nacucks? Something like that. Van-Hoover-Ham-hocks? Close enough for jazz, I guess.

In any case, make sure you head over to Nucks Misconduct to hear their side of the story. They’ll probably have donuts for you there!

IN the meantime, enjoy this old chestnut from the masters themselves.

Wild News

I Was Wrong About Mike Yeo | Cold Omaha
BenRem comes clean on Mike Yeo.

Minnesota Wild: Stalock's Re-Up Secures Wild's Goaltending Future | Gone Puck Wild
The Minnesota Wild made a big move yesterday to secure and shape the future of their goaltending group by re-upping Alex Stalock for 2-years and $1.3 million.  His signing will allow for a lot of obvious and not so obvious roster flexablity in the future.

3 Predictions for the Wild Home Stretch | The Hockey Writers
The Minnesota Wild are nearing the home stretch of the regular season with 32 games to go.

Coyle dropped to Wild's fourth line; Tuch to debut Saturday | StarTribune.com
Coming off a 5-1 loss to Calgary, the Wild began with passing drills, then a long special teams practice and then basically tried to refine every part of the game.

Is Jason Zucker untouchable? It's looking that way for the Wild | Twincities.com
Minnesota Wild left winger Jason Zucker is currently the only NHL player from Nevada.

From Frozen Pond

Gophers hockey routs Penn State 5-1 at Mariucci Arena | StarTribune.com
The Gophers raced out to a 3-0 lead and won for the 11th time in their past 14 games.

College hockey: Penn State's swift rise good for Big Ten | Twincities.com
three and a half years after Penn State christened a $102 million hockey arena with an 8-26-2 inaugural season

Off the Trail

The Kitten Bowl is better than the Puppy Bowl because cats are better than dogs - SBNation.com
Cats are creatures to be revered, not mocked by rhetorical questions about who’s a good boy.

2017 NHL Draft Consensus Rankings | The Hockey Writers
We’re now more than halfway through the junior and college hockey seasons. Most rankings entities have put out several lists featuring prospects for the upcoming 2017 NHL Draft, and the esteemed Bob McKenzie of TSN has finally put out his midseason rankings.

NHL goaltenders resigned to their new, tighter pants | Twincities.com
In February, talk about who’s wearing what is usually reserved for the Academy Awards red carpet, but in 2017, it has come to NHL dressing rooms.

ASU pulls out of potential partnership with Coyotes on arena deal | theScore.com
Arizona State University has pulled the plug on the Arizona Coyotes' proposed new home in Tempe.

Panthers owner Viola withdraws name from Secretary of Army nomination | theScore.com
Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola has pulled his name out of nomination for Secretary of the Army, the club confirmed to George Richards of The Miami Herald.

Watch: Kessel celebrates 800th career game with classic snipe | theScore.com
Phil Kessel might be good guys.

Connecticut governor invites Islanders to use Hartford arena | theScore.com
Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy is presenting an interesting option amid the New York Islanders' uncertainty surrounding their present and future home.

Shaw volunteered to be Montreal's You Can Play ambassador | theScore.com
Storyline developing.

IIHF president needs more info on NHL's Olympic stance by mid-March | theScore.com
The NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, and IOC met in New York City on Friday to discuss the NHL's participation in the 2018 Olympics, and while it seems once again that little progress was made, it appears there's a rough deadline in place.

On the Fly: Mapping trades for 5 of the deadline's biggest names | theScore.com
Should the Wild be in on any of these guys?

Predators place Ribeiro on waivers | theScore.com
Should the Wild be interested?

5 players guaranteed to be moved before trade deadline day | theScore.com
While names likes Matt Duchene, Ben Bishop, and Marc-Andre Fleury continue to be thrown around, it's important to recall almost every other trade deadline of the past five years.