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Wilderness Walk: Dubois Drama

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

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That’s Wild

  • The Minnesota Wild finished both of their SoCal series with a win over the Anaheim Ducks, and a fairly decisive one at that. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The NWHL bubble in Lake Placid is starting tomorrow, so let’s get pumped up and read about your new favorite team, the Minnesota Whitecaps. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • For a young goaltender, sometimes all they need is a nice rub on the back and some assurance. Well, Kaapo Kahkonen didn’t look too hot in Wednesday night’s win, but he still got a nice hat. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Michael Russo takes you further in-depth with the Wild’s third win in their first four games. [The Athletic]
  • Filip Johansson, the Wild’s 2018 first-rounder, is doing stuff over in Sweden. Finally. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pierre-Luc Dubois are playing this awkward game with each other. Ever since the young center formally requested a trade out of Ohio, his presence on this team has been just so, eerie. Well, head coach John Tortorella thought so as well and benched their best player for the majority of the game. Let the speculation begin.
  • Marshawn Lynch went skating with Akim Aliu and it was highly entertaining. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The Washington Capitals players that broke protocol and forced the NHL to lay down a hefty $100,000 fine on the club, are likely going to miss at least the next four games. [ProHockeyTalk]