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Good morning Wilderness! If you live in the metro area, or anywhere south I don’t have to tell you about the weather. If you live anywhere else, you probably don’t want to hear about it either. That being the case, I won’t bore you all with the details. It snowed, a lot.

Now I think like a lot of you, I’m just getting off the roller coaster that was the final 2 weeks of the Vikings season. The inevitability of it all should have had us all well prepared. Alas, that damn team has a way of sinkings its teeth into you and not letting go. Heartbreaking as it was, it is just a sports match. At this point I’m much more disappointed in how some fans in Philly conducted themselves, pure garbage.

There is not much else to say. Queue the music. Today’s music comes to you from across the pond. A little group you may have heard of before, but if not that’s ok and you’re welcome for us introducing them to you today. Please welcome to the virtual stage, Catfish and the Bottlemen!

Wild News

Wild extends home dominance by beating Senators -
Jason Zucker scored again, Alex Stalock made 37 saves.

On Frozen Pond

Top games: Edina hosts Minnetonka with payback in mind
A couple heavy hitters square off in a Class 2A showdown.

College hockey: Minnesota Duluth is suddenly streaking after sweeping No. 7 North Dakota |
NoDak is NoProb for Minnesota Duluth, who have now won 5-straight contests.

Gophers Return Home to Host Mavericks :: University of Minnesota :: Official Athletic Site
The ladies are coming off a bad outing in Ohio. Fortunately for them they seem to have the Minnesota State Mavericks number, winning the last 48 consecutive games.

Off the Trail

Mike Yeo is handling the Blues’ goaltending situation well. - St. Louis Game Time
It's so much easier when their are just 2 guys. Not like his days here with 3 goalies.

Blackhawks vs. Lightning 2018 final score and highlights - Second City Hockey
This time it was against a good team, but that doesn’t help much.

Colorado Avalanche push the winning streak to a perfect 10 in Toronto - Mile High Hockey
The folks over at MHH have a lot to be excited for right now.

Buffalo Sabres: Is Kyle Okposo Finally Back and Ready to Produce?
At the beginning of the year, there was a great deal of doubt as to whether or not Kyle Okposo would ever fully recover from his health scare at the end of last season.

Winter Olympics: NBC envisions hockey as an opportunity
NBC Sports president and executive producer Sam Flood has already added three NHL noon ET games leading into Olympic coverage.

NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition – ProHockeyTalk
The best part of NHL All Star weekend, because who really watches the games.

Troubling injury news for Bruins’ McAvoy, Lightning’s Palat – ProHockeyTalk
Scary for McAvoy. Wish you a speedy recovery kid.

The Colorado Avalanche’s win streak hits double digits – ProHockeyTalk
The Avalanche that just won't stop.

Report: 'Mighty Ducks' TV series in early development
A hockey-centric television program? This isn't Friday Night Lights folks. Not sure this will end in anything but failure.