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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:

- We now know part of the reason why the Wild ultimately didn’t end up trading Zach Parise to the Islanders. [Hockey Wilderness]

- The Wild will have a lot of interesting candidates to consider in their coaching search. Should Mike Babcock be given a shot? [Hockey Wilderness]

- Minnesota’s game against the Capitals on Sunday could potentially be a big one. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

- The Maple Leafs are going to be without Jake Muzzin for four weeks as he nurses a broken hand. [Pension Plan Puppets]

- David Ayres’ underdog story was awesome, but that hasn’t stopped the army of boring hockey fans from being “embarrassed” by it. [The Hockey News]

- Jay Bouwmeester is feeling back to normal now, but he will not play for the Blues for the rest of the season. [ESPN]

- Jared Bednar was wearing a pretty interesting blazer behind the Avalanche bench last night. Want one of your own? Click here.

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