Minnesota Wild's extra defensemen too good to scratch - TwinCities.com- If that's true, Mike Yeo needs to trust them with 3-5 more minutes of ice time so Suter can get a break.
Off the Trail
Evaluating Teams on the NHL Playoff Bubble- Grantland- The Minnesota Wild are apparently in good shape.
In praise of Patrick Kane | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- I'm convinced Emilie kidnapped Justin Bourne, and forced him to write this at gunpoint.
Five rules changes not submitted at NHL GM meetings (but should have been) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- I only liked the first one, and kind of the last one.
Which NHL teams are the best and worst closers? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- The Wild fared pretty well in this, despite blowing two third period leads in the last week.
How John Tavares helped 11-year old bullied fan from Winnipeg | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- If you're getting in an 11 year old's face, and you're under the age of 14, you're a loser. Congrats, Winnipeg.
Ex-NHLer Kapanen calls it a career | ProHockeyTalk- Another NHL Hitz veteran retires.
Hockey fans force arena to change beer cups after YouTube reveals suds scam | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- How small is your life when you're suing over this?