As the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt; and there’s no denying it applies to the Wild’s latest opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks.
The snow is finally dumping down on Minnesota, making December look like a wintery wonderland — outside of the road-rage-inducing, extra-long commutes of course.
The Wild’s lineup has been a little — how should we put it? — fluid lately. With a host of injuries picking on the forwards, Head Coach Mike Yeo has had to do his best fit the right pieces together like a 1,000 piece puzzle.
Either Zach Parise can’t tell time or has Wolverine-like healing powers — or so it seemed.
To everyone’s surprise, Parise stood in his usual spot on the top line as the Wild started line rushes in morning skate. Those of us present questioned whether we had somehow all missed two to three weeks of time or unknowingly took a quick ride with Doc Brown.
Consistency is a beautiful thing. It helps keep life sane and in focus.
Welcome to the Friday everyone; that wonderful day of the week where we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the weekend has finally arrived.
After a hard-hitting tilt last night, the Wild held a very optional skate this morning.
While breaks are always a nice way to unwind and take your mind off things, they must come to an end. And it’s about time; the Lighthouse was getting restless.
At times hockey is a serious business. And at other times, Matt Cooke dumps a stick blade full of snow on your head.
Today wasn’t the first time the Lighthouse witnessed Cooke pull this prank, but the young Jonas Brodin was his latest victim.
There’s nothing quite like a fall Sunday; a day to unwind and watch a little football, maybe rake a few leaves.
Head Coach Mike Yeo was able to do just that yesterday, with a much-needed day off. But try and he might, his mind is never far from hockey.