Of course, with the March 5th trade deadline looming on the horizon the trade rumors are starting to kick back into high gear with the Wild's need for some consistency between the pipes taking center stage here in the State of Hockey. We'll have all your trade rumors covered here at Hockey Wilderness leading up to the deadline as well as a look at the options available around the league for your favorite squad.
Winter has a firm grasp on Minnesota once again, so lets get bundled up and go for a walk.
Minnesota Wild try to get their four Olympians focused on stretch run - TwinCities.com
As the Olympians return, the focus turns to just 23 games before the most exciting post-season in sports kicks off.
Wild gears up to recapture winning formula | Star Tribune
The Wild are looking to put the pieces back in place for the stretch run towards the playoffs.
Selanne: Olympics were Granlund’s ‘business card’ to show the world | ProHockeyTalk
"He's going to have a great career ahead."
Tending the Fields
Ruskowski ejected in Mallards' loss
A string of controversial calls led to coach Terry Ruskowski's ejection as the Quad-City Mallards fell 6-2 to the Allen Americans Sunday at the Allen Event Center.
Off the Trail
Sweden claims IOC conspiracy over Nicklas Backstrom’s failed doping test | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Backstrom has taken Zyrtec-D for the last seven years. It’s a drug that contains pseudoephedrine, a decongestant that helps reduce stuffy noses.
Olympic Hockey Hugs: Czech sneering, Teemu in the bronze age | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Hockey Hugs is a feature that celebrates the best in hugging from around the sport of hockey, because who doesn't love a good hug now and then? Have you seen a particularly good hug photo lately?
Takeaways from the Sochi Olympics for the NHL stretch drive and beyond | Home Ice - SI.com
Some things to remember as we get back to action in the NHL.
Couture expects to be back Thursday | ProHockeyTalk
His injured hand "feels good as its felt in three months."
Stamkos hopes to rejoin Lightning on March 6 | ProHockeyTalk
He has another evaluation scheduled for the day before.
Always an Av: Hejduk officially announces retirement | ProHockeyTalk
FINALLY! I mean he hasn't played a game this season, but still.
Avalanche forward Parenteau wants to stay in Colorado | ProHockeyTalk
He’s been a healthy scratch. He’s been injured. And his name has been part of trade rumors. It has been a tough season for him.
10 More Medal Events for Sochi Olympic Hockey | Grandland.com
Some individual awards for the players.