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Wilderness Walk: Off-kilter

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The Wild are off kilter, and so is this song. Here’s hoping for a couple wins this weekend.

Wild News

Should Mikael Granlund be Considered Elite? | The Hockey Writers
It’s been a career year for 25-year-old Mikael Granlund.

Boudreau goes with film session, optional skate at Friday's practice | StarTribune.com
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is getting kind of tired of this whole fatigue conversation. Nonetheless, after a 3-1 loss to Philadelphia Thursday, and with back-to-back matinee games scheduled for the weekend, he had the players sit for an extended video session, followed by a (very) optional skate.

Boudreau urging Wild players to 'learn from your mistakes' | StarTribune.com
Defenseman Christian Folin, who hurt his arm March 5, should return to action this weekend, with Gustav Olofsson sent back to Iowa.

From Frozen Pond

When Jake Bischoff hurts, it helps Gophers hockey | StarTribune.com
Not that blocking shots is *bad* but if you're doing it that much, maybe try getting the puck into the other end? #ExpertCoaching

Off the Trail

Watch: Kucherov strikes in overtime, keeping Lightning in hot pursuit | theScore.com
Kucherov is #Good

NHLPA backs U.S. women's national team's labor fight | theScore.com
The NHLPA has thrown its support behind the U.S. women's national team and its ongoing labor dispute with USA Hockey

NHLPA mulling rule banning agents from contacting players younger than 16 | theScore.com
Good luck enforcing this.

MLBPA supports U.S. women's hockey team amid wage dispute | theScore.com
Enter the Major League Baseball Players Association, which threw its support behind the boycotting female players' cause and issued a call to action Friday.

Iginla gets Masterton nomination for toiling with Avs before trade | theScore.com
Yeesh. A Masterton nom for being on a crappy team?