Start time is at 8:00 p.m. Central. Make sure you hang around the Wilderness for a more in-depth game preview and the game thread.
On to the Walk:
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Wild coming back with Darcy Kuemper in Denver | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com- Yeo picks Kuemper over Backstrom.
Wild, Avalanche building a rivalry that should last - TwinCities.com- Is it our best rivalry? Debatable, but it could be getting there.
Damned Lies and Statistics -The Minnesota Wild shooting tendencies under Mike Yeo- Must read stuff from Bob Spencer on where on the ice the Wild like to shoot from.
Gameday preview: Wild at Colorado | Star Tribune- Info on tonight's game.
Hashtag Hockey Podcast episode 32 – Wild vs Avs: plus ca change, et cetera |- The boys at Hashtag Hockey break down the game and more.
Trending The Fields
Iowa Signs Olivier Archambault and Sets Opening Night Lineup- Iowa signs goalie prospect Achambault and sends him to Alaska.
On The Frozen Pond
Gophers hockey hangs on for 4-3 victory over Minnesota Duluth in season-opener | Star Tribune- The Gophers opened the season in the Ice Breaker Tournament with a win over UMD. They will play Louie Nanne and RPI for the championship on Sunday.
Off The Trail
Where the NHL got the Pronger thing wrong (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Pronger is promoted to the Department of Player Safety. Good idea or bad?
NHL Draft heading to Buffalo in 2016, according to report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Buffalo gets the draft the year after the McDavid sweepstakes.
Sidney Crosby's unique shooting style baffles goaltenders | theScore- Good stuff from Justin Bourne on what make Sid the Kid so special.
NHL Grab Bag: Welcome Back!- Good news everyone! Sean McIndoe's always entertaining grab bag is back.