- The Minnesota's Wild top prospect and potentially the best goaltender outside of the NHL, Jesper Wallstedt, was just named AHL Player of the Week. In two starts last week, the 20-year-old netminder stopped 57 of the 60 shots he faced for a .950 save percentage. [Iowa Wild]
- Did the super line of Rossi, Boldy, and Kaprizov solve the Wild's skid? By putting a whole lot of talent on one single line, are the Wild able to continue winning more games? [Hockey Wilderness]
- Some more good news! Jared Spurgeon is going to travel with the team on the Wild's upcoming road trip and a return is possible. [The Hockey News]
Off the trail...
- A month into the season and the NHL Awards seems to be dominated by some brothers. [ESPN]
- It's great to see an entire country panic. There are no Canadians among the NHL's top-10 leading scorers and some people are freaking out about the future of the sport in that country above the border. [The Hockey News]
- At this time of the season, we're able to see some little trends peek through that could mean a whole lot more than how the first several games went for their teams. For instance, the Pittsburgh Penguins are lightening Sidney Crosby's workload, so, is this the beginning of the end of Sid? [Yahoo Sports]
- The Oilers lost to the Canucks (again) and head coach Jay Woodcroft was tossed from the game with several minutes still left. [TSN]