The Minnesota Wild are on vacation with their families, which are some of the biggest in the league. I guess that comes with being the oldest team.
Anyways, the Wild don’t play again until Thursday, so we hope you all enjoy Christmas and your brief reprieve from the Wild’s latest slump.
“Wild coach discusses the holiday break and the important stretch of games that follows over the next couple weeks.”
On the Frozen Pond
“Twenty-three players from 10 states selected to represent the U.S. at 2019 IIHF WJC in Vancouver & Victoria, B.C.”
News of Note
“Poulin and Bettez are both riding unbelievable point streaks.”
“Just because they weren’t drafted doesn’t mean they won’t play.”
Off the Trail
“Former Detroit Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen has opened up about his career-ending concussions in a new interview.”
“Erik Karlsson will miss the San Jose Sharks’ final game before the Christmas break and first one when they return on Thursday.”
“The longtime voice of the Buffalo Sabres hasn’t been silenced after being wheeled out of the press box on a stretcher.”
All Around the Nation
“The two-time Stanley Cup champion is calling out the NHL for failing to protect its players and educate them about the risks of head trauma.”
“The injuries keep coming to the Leafs as they are now down to 11 forwards on the roster who can skate.”
“Half the battle is knowing what kind of problem the Dallas Stars have. Unfortunately, the other have is having the assets to do something about it.”