Wild's Best Of The Web - Dec. 11
It’s not always easy staying tuned in to all things Wild online. Whether it’s a story or a funny Tweet, we’ve got you covered with the best links from around the web.
IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN
On Monday Dec. 10, the Wild held it’s annual Wild About Children charity event, benefitting Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and the Wild Foundation. Once again it was a special night for all those involved as the Wild players got to meet fans away from the rink.
Wild.com was able to catch up with a few Wild players who were working the event for the first time, as well as chat with the Rock family, who was this year’s featured guests.
Marco Scandella timed his first goal of the season perfectly. Tied 3-3 with the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks last Thursday, the blueliner wound and fired from the point with 1:48 to go in the game. The Wild won 4-3. And with the goal came one exuberant celebration, capturing the emotions of the moment perfectly.
With the game-winning goal, Scandella had one of the largest post-game scrums Thursday night that he’s seen in quite sometime, which @mnwildPR was nice enough to share with the rest of us. Also, stick tap to Wild.com Managing Editor Mike Doyle for that header.
JUST JOSHING AROUND
It’s not the first time he’s done it this season, but goaltender Josh Harding sure knows how to make a highlight-reel save.
Sunday night against the Sharks, Harding beautifully gloved a Joe Pavelski shot while in full splits. Later that evening, @mnwildPR tweeted out Harding’s updated stats at home and they’re pretty impressive.
TRYING TO FULFILL A DREAM
Today it was announced that Matt Dumba will attend the Canadian National Junior Team Camp as the World Junior Tournament looms ever closer. While it’s still uncertain whether he’ll make the team Wild Radio’s Kevin Falness caught up with the young defenseman about the opportunity.
Dumba has been invited to this camp the previous two years but was one of the final cuts last year. This year he hopes things end a little differently. Check out what he has to say here at the 4:30 minute mark.
WAITING FOR A TURN
Nate Prosser has had to patiently wait, a lot, this season. Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press was able to catch up with the defensemen at Monday’s optional skate about the difficulties of watching from the press box. Check out the full details here.
A FRESH START
Nino Niederreiter has quickly become a fan-favorite in the State of Hockey. Heck his name is just fun to say. But the forward has started to find his niche with the team and the fans, both on and off the ice.
Last week, the NHL featured a story on Nino and his progress since joining the Wild this offseason.
NEW MONTH, NEW STORIES
If you haven’t made your way to a game yet this month and, as a result, have yet to read the latest stuff from this month’s game program, we’ve got you covered!
This month we featured Charlie Coyle (written by yours truly) and his path this season: from standing out in camp to suffering an injury in the second game of the season which sidelined him for a month to his recovery process.
Wild.com managing editor Mike Doyle also tackled a tricky subject in this month’s Sate of Hockey Feature: letting kids be kids and not forcing them to specialize in one sport too early.
If you follow @mnwildPR or @mnwild, just about every gameday you’ll see a tweet with a picture and the hashtag #trickpics. These photos are artistically crafted from the Wild’s Assistant Equipment Manager Rick Bronwell, nicknamed Tricky.