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Wilderness Walk: Back in action

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

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Let’s go over some news and notes:

- Wild forward Eric Staal is fresh off a maintenance day, and he knows he needs to improve his play ahead of tonight’s contest against the Jets. [Pioneer Press]

- How did Mats Zuccarello get No. 36 from Nick Seeler? Well, not a lot other than just being cool as hell. [Wild]

- What do you do at night? Sleep? Not Bruce Boudreau. He formulates new line combinations, baby! [Star Tribune]

Off the trail...

- The Vancouver Canucks have themselves a new captain. Bo Horvat’s going to be one heck of a leader for a long time. [CBC]

- We knew the Penguins were looking to trade Jack Johnson, but now it looks like they’re trying to move Erik Gudbranson as well. [PensBurgh]

- Kaapo Kakko still hasn’t scored for the Rangers, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t playing damn well. [NHL]

- There’s no debate. Gritty is the best mascot in sports.

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