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Wilderness Walk: Fight Night in St. Paul

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NHL: JAN 26 Flyers at Wild

A hockey game was played last night between the Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers, but we don’t really care about that right now.

Yeah, yeah, we got to watch Matt Boldy pull off a couple of goals at home and it was a nice sight to see, but in the first period was when we got to the edge of our seats.

First, the two heavyweights known as Ryan Reaves and Nic Deslauriers stood toe-to-toe.

It wasn’t the fireworks show many would expect with these two infamous fighters getting into it. But after setting up and with the crowd waiting for the first punch with bated breath, Reaves got Deslauriers in a stranglehold and landed the stronger collection of the exchanged blows.

After the two strongmen went to the penalty box, it took just 15 seconds for another fight to break out.

Then, the puck was barely dropped and Marcus Foligno went at it with Zack MacEwen.

Just 16 seconds on the game clock passed and three fights happened. What a glorious thing to watch.

That’s Wild

  • Kirill Kaprizov doesn’t wear a letter right now, but he’s certainly playing himself into being under consideration to do so. [10K Rinks]
  • What is GM Bill Guerin thinking about around the trade deadline? What Wild players are available and who are untouchable? Some answers are here. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

  • NESN broadcaster and Boston Bruins fan Jack Edwards made some pretty bad remarks about Tampa Bay Lightning’s Patrick Maroon earlier this season. Well, before the two teams faced one another again, Edwards apologized to Maroon in the locker room, who wasn’t really having it. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The Vancouver Canucks re-signed pending free agent Andrei Kuzmenko to a two-year, $11-million contract yesterday. So why did they do that? [Sportsnet]