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Wilderness Walk: Hockey on the horizon

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

Colorado Avalanche v Minnesota Wild Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images

Let’s go over some news and notes:

- The Wild’s best trait is their chance-suppressing defense. But how does it compare to the Canucks blue line? [Hockey Wilderness]

- Playing against Joel Eriksson Ek isn’t easy — mainly because he’s an extremely annoying individual on the ice. [Pioneer Press]

- Want a recap of the Wild’s last game against the Canucks? Here you go. Alex Galchenyuk for league MVP. [Zone Coverage]

- In case you need a reminder, wear your damn masks.

Off the trail...

- Just weeks after ringing the bell for his last round of cancer treatment, Oskar Lindblom has signed a contract extension with the Flyers. So awesome. [Broad Street Hockey]

- The Islanders’ new arena expected to open up for the 2021-22 season officially has a name. [Lighthouse Hockey]

- Jonathan Toews was apparently one of the players who voted against the NHL’s decision to resume the season. [NBC Sports]

- Should coaches be worried about players leaving the playoff bubble without permission? It depends on the team. [ESPN]

- The new Seattle franchise is going to unveil its name today!

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