Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. CST
A pretty quiet day on the ice. Ten Wild players took to the ice, mostly younger players, plus both goalies and Eric Belanger. Derek Boogaard (ill) and Marc-Andre Bergeron (upper body soreness) were both held out, but are expected to participate in practice tomorrow.
Jacques Lemaire didn’t go on the ice either, as his assistant coaches ran practice. The guys worked hard on individual drills, then played a half-ice, 2-on-2 game.
I watched most of practice from the press box, where I hosted a group of 25 high school media students as part of the Minnesota High School Press Association Media Day. I had 10 guest speakers from both the Wild organization, and both the local papers. The group interviewed Cal Clutterbuck
Everyone should be back on the ice tomorrow. It will be a much more up tempo game, gearing up for Thursday’s tilt against the Flames, who play host to Vancouver tonight.
Doug Risebrough will be a guest with Matt Thomas tonight on KSTP-1500 at 7:10, and Nick Schultz will go on with WCCO Radio’s Mike Max at 7:40 tonight.
Be back tomorrow, when I will fill you in on some interesting Calgary notes, like star Jarome Iginla has gone two straight games against the Wild without recording a point – he’s never gone three in a row without finding the scoresheet versus Minnesota.