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Wilderness Walk: Oh No JoBro

Brodin is out for a few weeks, celebrating some impressive women in sports, and a look at the power rankings

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The Minnesota Wild are going to have to rely on their vaunted (and possibly overrated) defensive depth with Jonas Brodin out for a few weeks to recover from hand surgery. The calm, cool, and collected Swede might not be your favorite member of the Wild’s blueline, but I think every Wild fan is going to miss the steadily reliable presence he brings.

Wild News

Injury to Brodin downside of impressive win for Wild -
Sarah McLellan recaps the 6-2 victory over the Blues in her Wild wrap-up.

Wild: While Jonas Brodin is out, opportunity knocks
Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss three to four weeks after having surgery to repair a broken left hand, the team announced a few hours after Wednesday's practice.

Brodin to miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing hand surgery |

On Frozen Pond

University of Minnesota Athletics News :: Official Athletic Site
The link text doesn’t show it, but this is an article about the celebrating women in sports. There have been some pretty tremendous successes by women for the U of M this past year.

Off the Trail

31 Thoughts: Trying to remedy the NHL's goalie interference controversy -
After the all-star break the NHL shifted to favour the goals instead of the goalies, but that led to more controversy late last week. In this week's 31 Thoughts, we explore one potential fix, touch on trade rumour, and much more.

NHL Power Rankings: Greatest Trade Needs Edition -
The Wild are in the awkward position of being on the bubble. Should they double down on making a run or try to cash in?

Power Rankings: Brilliant Bruins set to get even better with Marchand's return | The Hockey News
The Wild are making moves.

5 Cup-Winning NHL Trade Deadline Pickups
Former Wild player Marion Gaborik helping to justify deadline moves.

Breaking down one of the tightest Vezina Trophy races in recent memory | The Hockey News
Don’t count out the Doob.

Buffalo Sabres: Matt Moulson's Disappearing Act
Remember when the Wild traded for him? No? Lucky you.

Five Ring Circus

Erin Hamlin selected as U.S. flag bearer for opening ceremony

First U.S. athlete to medal in the luge in the 50 years it has been an event. Yeah, I’d say four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin deserves it.

Bizarro Olympics: The could-have-been rosters for Canada and Team USA | The Hockey News
Excited for Jordan Greenway but man these teams could have been good.