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Wilderness Walk: Ryan Hartman innocent

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

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That’s Wild

  • Last night against the Edmonton Oilers, our favorite Minnesota Wild player of the game, Ryan Hartman, skated in to hastily defend linemate Kirill Kaprizov against Evander Kane, and even if they couldn’t successfully and cleanly drop the gloves, he proceeded to repeatedly yell “fuck you” and flipped him off as they were carried off the ice to serve their game misconducts. What a series of events.
  • Good vibes are fueling this post-deadline streak of wins. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • In the East, the playoff picture is set. Now we’re just figuring out the order. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs seem poised to finished second in the Atlantic, mostly on the back of Auston Matthews’ insane season. But having a superstar on that kind of run can be a little... delicate. [Yahoo Sports]
  • And finally, the Leafs seem to have a shot. The Flames are sneaky lethal. The Oilers have Connor McDavid. Could this be the year the Cup goes back up north? [ESPN]