Lighthouse Lookout – February 3rd, 2014


Feb 1, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard (2) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the very first edition of “Lighthouse Lookout”, a morning link dump of the day’s latest and greatest Minnesota Wild, Central Division and general NHL news! Well, let’s get started.

Latest From Gone Puck Wild:

Minnesota Wild Taking Day by Day Approach to 2014 Trade Deadline – The Minnesota Wild have dealt with big injuries to key players, yet still have somehow found a way to stay afloat in the National Hockey League’s wild, wild West. Even so, could there be a trade on the horizon?

Mathew Dumba’s Impressive Play Has Many Thinking of the Future – Minnesota’s top defensive prospect is on track for his best season yet.

Minnesota Wild News Around the Web:

Prosser’s steady defense for Wild includes an occasional scuffle – He doesn’t shy away from physical play, and his strong numbers on the Wild blue line have elevated his status.

What Are the Minnesota Wild’s Best Options in Goal with Josh Harding Out? – Bleacher Report hashes it out while the rest of us know it’s either Darcy Kuemper or a lonely guy in Florida named Jose Theodore.

Latest Central Division News via Fansided:

Chris Stewart Trade Bait? – Is Chris Stewart on the block in St. Louis?

Three Blackhawks That Will Benefit The Most From The Olympic Break! – There aren’t too many teams in the league that can go on a little bit of a downward spiral and still manage to collect points. Chicago seems to be the exception to that rule, but, boy, are they excited for the Olympic break!

Three Reasons the Predators are Playing Better – Nashville’s been pretty solid lately.

General NHL News:

NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin lifts Capitals in OT – Did anyone not see that one coming? I mean, a power play for the Caps in overtime, a frustrated Ovi and a puck just begging to be deposited in the back of the net. You just knew the game was over as soon as the penalty was drawn.

And that’s a wrap, have a great day, folks!