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Wilderness Walk: Mats Zuccarello feels bad

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Don’t worry, Mats, we forgive you.

During last night’s game against the New York Rangers, one of our favorite members of the Minnesota Wild played a key role in giving up the puck a couple times and sometimes that directly resulted in a goal scored or a very good scoring chance. Just bad timing, but the entire team was pretty damn bad in Madison Square Garden, anyways.

The entire team got outplayed by the Rangers last night. Please, don’t worry about it Zuccy.

That’s Wild

  • In case you want to read about a game where the Wild were able to sneak out with a point earned by going to a shootout, we got you covered with the recap here. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The NHL All-Star Game voting is happening right now! You get to choose two skaters and a goalie from each division to vote for every single day. As fans of the Wild, we have some favorites we would like you to consider in your voting process. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Was Ryan Reaves detrimental to the Wild being good this season? Because the timeline kind of works. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • The Philadelphia Flyers are going down in a flaming pile of Bad, so just to add some gas to the fire, they might end up trading their top defenseman who is under contract for two more season and is just 25 years old. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • It’s no secret that the Colorado Avalanche are relying heavily on Cale Makar, but here’s how they’re trying to do that without burning him out. [ESPN]