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Wilderness Walk: Fletcher’s Return

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Catch up on the latest news in hockey as Chuck Fletcher’s new team visits Minnesota for the first time since he took charge.

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The Minnesota Wild face off against the Philadelphia Flyers and former general manager Chuck Fletcher later tonight at 7:00 PM Central. Until then, enjoy the walk!

Wild News

Down on the Farm: Bouramman no stranger to adversity on the ice | Wild Official Site

“Defenseman has focused on honing his defensive game in the AHL this season.”

Wild’s home-ice advantage at Xcel Center isn’t what is used to be | Star Tribune

“The Wild has lost its home-ice mojo, with an 8-10-2 record in St. Paul since Nov. 13.”

Wiggle room in Wild’s playoff picture is shrinking amid slump | Star Tribune

“With only one victory in its past six games, Minnesota’s buffer for a playoff spot has busted.”

News of Note

The Naisten Liiga playoffs are set | The Ice Garden

“Six teams will play for the prettiest trophy in sports.”

Weekend Update: Feb. 9 - 10 | The Ice Garden

“The NWHL celebrates its All-Star Weekend and Les Canadiennes and the Inferno pick up big wins.”

Off the Trail

An Excerpt from Tape to Space: Redefining Modern Hockey Tactics | Hockey Graphs

“With the release of the Kindle version of my book, I wanted to provide an excerpt to promote it.” - Ryan Stimson

Jets could put top prospect Sami Niku on trade market | Sportsnet

“The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators have plenty in common... both clubs have an enticing piece they could put into play.”

Evaluating every new head coach in the 2018-19 NHL season | ESPN

“Following the firing of Randy Carlyle in Anaheim, Bob Murray becomes the 12th new coach this season. How have changes played out?”

All Around the Nation

Does Nashville move prospects at the deadline? | On the Forecheck

“The insiders think Poile will swing for the fences; what’s his history in this department?”

Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford feels ‘back to normal’ after concussion | Second City Hockey

“The goaltender hasn’t considered retirement.”

A Reflection: Randy Carlyle | Anaheim Calling

“The pundits said that Anaheim was always scary to play against. Then one day the Ducks were not.”