The inefficiency of the judicial system is the culprit for the intro for today's Walk being as brief as it is, but before we get on to the links, I would like to fill you in on what tonight's game means.
On to the Walk.
Tom Powers: Wild's goalie decision more complicated than it appears - TwinCities.com- Tom Powers tries to start a goalie controversy where there isn't one. It's still Kuemper's net. As Yeo mentions, after a lot of talk of Kuemper struggling, "I don't think he is that far off. I don't think his game has slipped that much. He's still making quality saves."
Also a fun quote: "Being named the starting goaltender for Game 1 of the playoffs is a lot like being hired for a government job; once you're in, it's almost impossible to get fired."
Kind of like a newspaper columnist, eh, Tom?
Mike Yeo talks about the Wild's goaltending situation entering the final 10 games | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com- More on the goalie situation.
Examining the Wild's goaltending plan - NHL - ESPN- Even ESPN weighs in on this. Probably because of Bryz in the trap(ezoid)
Off the Trail
Rumblings: Blues want to re-sign Miller - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN- Duh. The Wild are going to see him on Thursday. And hopefully not in the first round of the playoffs.
Evgeni Malkin out 2-3 weeks with foot injury; could the timing be any worse? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Yes. It could be the beginning of the playoffs.
Dryden, Bowman, and how unleashing certain players allows coaches to best utilize their roster | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Meditations on how good teams conform their systems to their talent, not the other way around.
30 Thoughts: Leafs' Reimer should follow Cammalleri's lead | Hockey | CBC Sports- I think that Reimer should not perform well, get blamed for all of the Toronto-playoff-missing, and get traded to the Wild for peanuts.
Why Mike Babcock will win the Jack Adams | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Apparently, it wasn't such an obvious question.
Andrew Ladd blasted for choosing birth of child over Winnipeg Jets game | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Can't we just eliminate Winnipeg from the NHL? Again? Why the hell did we bring these jerks back?
Jaromir Jagr doesn’t like autograph hounds | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- I do! They can be so pathetic and hilarious. My favorite one was when I was at a Twins game a few years back, and this 40-year-old dude was begging for Joe Nathan's autograph, and Nathan was all like, "I'm not even going to look at you, jackass." I can't tell you who won, but it was the best game of my life.
Behind Enemy Lines
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