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Wilderness Walk: “Super Monday” Edition

Is any Monday really super? Probably not, but with all the weekend’s NHL news and rumors, we hope to make yours a little better.

Minnesota Wild v Dallas Stars

Apparently, there was a significant sporting event last night, and, apparently, there was some controversy or other.

In any case, the Minnesota Wild pick back up tomorrow night against Mike Yeo and the St. Louis Blues.

Wild News

Stars celebrate their move from Minnesota by routing Wild | Pioneer Press

Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist during a four-goal second period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 6-1 Saturday night.”

Wild’s Coyle focused on maintaining offensive aggression | Star Tribune

“In the Wild’s first two games back from the All-Star break last week, Charlie Coyle scored a goal in each — and not off a lucky deflection or well-positioned redirect but a surefire windup.”

NHL Insider: Cullen says he’s proud of being oldest player in the NHL | Star Tribune

“Jaromir Jagr’s recent exit from the Calgary Flames to play in his native Czech Republic means the Wild’s Matt Cullen was now the oldest player in the league at 41.”

Off the Trail

NHL scoring is up, and increased slashing calls are partly responsible | Star Tribune

“There are a few reasons behind this revival of scoring. First, NHL power plays are converting at a rate they haven’t been in a long time. Teams also are putting more shots on goal.”

NHL Trade Rumors: Green, McDonagh, Pacioretty | The Hockey Writers

“In this edition of the Rumor Rundown, we take a look at three players who are rumored to be on the move.”

The Disappointments: 31 NHL Players who should be better than this

“Take a team-by-team look at the NHL’s biggest underachievers this season.”

Critical Mistakes Dooming Blue Jackets | The Hockey Writers

“The Columbus Blue Jackets’ last two games can be summed up in just a few words. They are as follows: critical mistakes, losing momentum, failure to regain momentum. Repeat.”

Josh Leivo has reportedly asked for a trade out of Toronto | Yahoo Sports

“Josh Leivo seems to have finally had enough of his limited ice time with the Maple Leafs, and has reportedly asked to be dealt.”