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Wilderness Walk: Some people love the Wild kids

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That’s Wild

  • Matt Dumba is going to be out for a good chunk of time, so we tried to come up with some replacements to play next to Jonas Brodin, because he deserves the world. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler has the Wild’s prospect pool ranked at No. 8. Pretty good for a team that barely picks in the top-10. [The Athletic]
  • Minnesota Wild head coach Dean Evason felt that a positive COVID-19 test was inevitable. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Minnesota Whitecaps fought really hard in their eventual defeat to the Toronto Six, before the NWHL bubble had teams leaving it. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Marco Rossi is missing out on an entire season of development because of lasting COVID-19 complications, but he wants to focus on his long-term health. [ESPN]

Off the trail...

  • One NBA fan received a massive package full of Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara’s gigantic sticks.
  • Looks like Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian is making his way around the Tkachuk family and starting fresh rivalries.