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Wilderness Walk: Buh-bye, Blackhawks

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five

Let’s go over some news and notes:

- Ryan Donato lacked consistency during the regular season, and that continued into the Wild’s play-in series against Vancouver. [Hockey Wilderness]

- The Wild have a lot of options when it comes to buying out players, but should Victor Rask, Devan Dubnyk and Greg Pateryn be excluded from that list? [Zone Coverage]

- No one knows what the future holds for Mikko Koivu. Not even he does. [Wild]

Off the trail...

- The Golden Knights did God’s work and eliminated the pesky Blackhawks from the postseason. You truly love to see it. [Second City Hockey]

- Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is leaving the playoff bubble to have his shoulder evaluated. [St. Louis Game Time]

- It’s always so awkward when a player breaks their stick. Would should a player to in that situation, particularly when they’re in the defensive zone? [The Athletic]

- Some sad news as the hockey world mourns the death of Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuck. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

- There’s no good way to segue out of that awful Hawerchuck news, so just look at this picture of Patrick Kane being sad and laugh at it.

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