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Wilderness Walk: Let’s laugh at the Coyotes

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

Minnesota Wild v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

That’s Wild

  • Calen Addison made his NHL debut last night, but it was clear from the start that his ability can bring a new dynamic to the Wild’s blue line. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • With multiple key players still on the COVID protocol list, head coach Dean Evason needed to get creative with the lineup and there are some positive notes that should be carried through the remainder of the season. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Since the Wild had multiple games postponed, the NHL needed to fit some puzzle pieces together and reschedule the missing games through the rest of the regular season. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • A wild Minnesota connection between a Viking and Wild defenseman Dakota Mermis. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

  • The Arizona Coyotes continue to mess up in new and exciting ways. After a year of front office turnover, prospect testing scandals, making a problematic draft pick, and rumors of financial troubles spreading like wildfire, the final nail in the southwest coffin might be this piece by Katie Strang. In The Athletic, it goes into the depths of the Coyotes’ issues that trickle down from the ownership group. [The Athletic]
  • Speaking of the Coyotes, they really only exist for the purpose for every other sports franchise to look better. [Defector]
  • Former NHL tough guy Brantt Myhres has written a new book about his journey that ultimately led to a lifetime ban from the NHL for “dirty” drug tests. [The Athletic]
  • Ever wonder what it’s like to be in charge of the NHL schedule? [The Athletic]
  • While goaltending is weird and unpredictable, Marc-Andre Fleury has brought himself back to life and is taking control of the Vegas Golden Knights’ net. [NBC Sports]