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Come catch up on the latest news in hockey as the Minnesota Wild’s bye week continues.

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The Minnesota Wild don’t play again until Saturday, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of hockey news and analysis to read through while we drudge through the week.

Wild News

Breaking Down Minnesota’s Third Period Defensive Clinic Against Colorado | Zone Coverage

“You may not have noticed the Avs’ top line in the third period on Wednesday. The Wild’s defense suffocated them to secure an important win.”

Minnesota Wild’s Devan Dubnyk named NHL’s Third Star of the Week | Wild Official Site

“Before All-Star heroics, goaltender stopped 50 of 54 shots at Vegas, Colorado to help Wild stay third in Central heading into break.”

Minnesota Wild to host NHL 19 tournament with FACEIT | Esports Insider

“The 2019 Wild Gaming Tournament has a prize pool of $7,400 with finals taking place at the Mall of America.”

Wild-Fired Kitchen | The Growler

“For Ryan Stechschulte and KZ ProVisioning, feeding the Minnesota Wild is a job and a passion.”

Tending the Fields

Mayhew hopes to bring #GerryTime to the NHL | Wild Official Site

“Iowa forward has nearly equaled his point total from all of last season by the AHL All-Star break.”

News of Note

USA Hockey’s New Trans and Non-Binary Guidelines Don’t Amount to Inclusion for Many Trans and Non-Binary Athletes | The Victory Press

“This past week, USA Hockey released its new regulations for transgender and non-binary inclusion.”

NWHL Weekend Wrap: Week Thirteen | The Victory Press

“In the lone NWHL game this weekend, the Buffalo Beauts outpowered the Boston Pride en route to a 4-1 victory that evened the two teams in league standings.”

Former Whale Goalie Walther Talks Coaching, Growth & ‘Lift the Mask’ | The Hockey Writers

“Former Connecticut Whale goaltender Sam Walther has a lot on her platter these days, but make no mistake – she is exactly where she belongs in life right now.”

An Australian hockey analytics odyssey | The Ice Garden

“Or, how to drag your barebones stats league into the analytics era”

Chicago’s Kendall Coyne Schofield lands NBC Sports broadcasting gig after NHL All-Star skills event | Second City Hockey

“The U.S. national team member will work NBC Sports Network’s “Wednesday Night Rivalry” game this week.”

Off the Ice

The Epilogue to Quantifying Differences between the Regular Season and the Playoffs | Hockey Graphs

“Hockey Graphs’ Mentee Jason Baik wraps up his thoughts on quantifying the differences between regular season play and playoff hockey.”

Agent: Panarin won’t discuss Blue Jackets future until end of season | Sportsnet

Artemi Panarin‘s agent has shut the door on any potential negotiations during the season over his client’s future with the Columbus Blue Jackets.”

Deadline War Room: Jets on mission for No. 2 centre | TSN

“The question now is: Where can Cheveldayoff find this year’s version of Stastny?”

All Around the Nation

Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Jake Muzzin From Kings | Pension Plan Puppets

“Bye week gets busy as the Leafs deal prospects for a Top Four defenceman.”

Jamie Oleksiak Traded Back to Dallas in Mystifying Move, Marc Methot Officially Done for Season | Defending Big D

“On Monday, the team announced that it hit Ctrl+Z on last year’s Jamie Oleksiak trade to the Penguins. Seriously.”

Bruins place Tuukka Rask on IR, recall Zane McIntyre | Stanley Cup of Chowder

“Stupid concussion.”

Defending the Blue Line | Stanley Cup of Chowder

“A look at how the Bruins defend zone entries.”

We Should Be Hearing Less About Character, More About Talent | Copper and Blue

“Yeah yeah yeah. Character. We got it.”