Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund (64) scores the game-winning during overtime against the Colorado Avalanche in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 1-0 in overtime. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Lemaire You Know: Moment by Moment

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Minnesota Wild News
This is a seriously fantastic moment-by-moment breakdown of Mikael Granlund’s OT winner in the Colorado series, which was voted one of the ten best goals of the season over at SB Nation.

Here’s an interview with Iowa Wild GM Jim Mill.

Could Alex Tuch and Charlie Coyle be a great tandem on the wings? Rant Sports thinks so.

Here are my seven bold predictions for the Minnesota Wild’s season.

In case you missed some posts here at GPW this week:
A Wild fan’s perspective on the Winnipeg Jets
New GPW contributor Jon Nomland projects the forward depth chart.
Ilya Bryzgalov is interested in returning to the Wild. (Bear joke withheld.)
The NHL announced the complete preseason schedule.

Around the League
The big news of the week from the NHL is that they’ve announce a two-year plan to implement changes to the draft lottery system. Sorry Buffalo, there are a few teams that are in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes now.

Blackhawks’ ‘The Stripper’ Is Gone But Sexism Remains by Kate Cimini for The Hockey Writers. Good piece on a topic that should get a little more attention around the league.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere has officially announced his retirement from the NHL.

The San Jose Sharks are maybe hoping to enter the Connor McDavid/Jack Eichel sweepstakes as they do everything in their power to sow discord in their own locker room. They’ve removed Joe Thornton’s “C” (he’s not happy about it) and Patrick Marleau’s “A,” signed John Scott, and now Raffi Torres is having knee surgery again with an optimistic time table of a January return.
Here’s a sampling of recent headlines about the Sharks to give you an idea what the NHL’s best sideshow is up to:
The San Jose Sharks Have Lost Their Minds
Sharks Stripping Thornton of Captaincy Disgraceful, Patronizing
Sharks Must Now Solve Dressing Room Problem
San Jose Sharks Take Away Captaincy from Joe Thornton in Latest PR Move
Sharks fans fair to question front office
How bad is John Scott going to be for the Sharks?
Rough offseason.

Speaking of Fear the Fin (the John Scott article is from FTF), they put together an excellent breakdown of where to get your advanced stats now that Extra Skater is gone.

On Minnesota
There are a lot of Minnesotans on the U.S. Women’s U-22 and U-18 Select Teams.

Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith played on Letterman this week.

Because
Death From Above 1979 – “Government Trash”

Battle Trance – “Palace of Wind I”
Here’s a little more on this album that’s coming out soon. In love with this piece.

Beach Boys – “That Same Song” (w/ choir)

Echo and the Bunnymen – “Holy Moses”

Deafheaven – “From the Kettle Onto the Coil”
Because the because section was a little muted at times this week.

Diarrhea Planet – “Spooners”

Lemaire You Know, whoosh.

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