Good news: Darcy looked great!
Bad news: The rest of the team didn't help him out and the Wild lost on a breakaway and a penalty kill.
Good news (and we'll end here to end on a good note): The Wild have a chance to get all 3 points tonight against the Sharks! Yay!!!!!!
For today's walk, enjoy this latin reimagining of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back"
Minnesota Wild D Keith Ballard Announces His Retirement | Gone Puck Wild
Today Minnesota Wild Defensemen Keith Ballard made the sad announcement that the hockey world expected that he would retire after 10 NHL seasons.
Central Division Weekend Outlook: December 11th Edition | Wild Xtra
There are a lot of Central Division matchups waiting ahead this weekend, including the two teams at the top.
HTH game recap 12-11-15 at Arizona: Heartbreak in the Desert | Hashtaghockey
The inimitable Bob Spencer breaks down the game.
Wild report: Jason Poiminville promoted to top power-play unit | TwinCities.com
Partly because of his resurgence and partly because of a power play that grew stagnant in recent days, Pominville was returned to the team's top man-advantage unit, from which he had been demoted last month.
Coyotes 2, Wild 1 (OT): Zach Parise penalty leads to another overtime loss | TwinCities.com
His high stick penalty early in overtime led to another overtime for loss for the Wild, dropping them to 1-6 in the NHL's new 3-on-3 format.
From the Frozen Pond
Where Minnesota's Best Women Play After College | Wild Xtra
With several Olympians among its ranks, the Minnesota Whitecaps, boasting most of the Midwest's best players, remain an independent team in a time where neither of the two North American women's hockey leagues have made inroads in the state.
Hard-and-fast rule: There's just something about outdoor hockey - StarTribune.com
Hockey is the Minnesota sport, but outdoor hockey might hold a place even closer to our state's collective heart.
Off the Trail
VIDEO: Max Domi had the worst night | theScore.com
He really did.
Jersey Fouls of the Week: Finding patterns with McDavid | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Some of these are interesting.