As if the Minnesota Wild wasn’t dealing with enough absences, another key player will be out tonight. Cal Clutterbuck is ill, and is not expected to be in the lineup. In addition to Carson McMillan, the Wild will also recall Jed Ortmeyer.
So if you’ve lost track, the Wild lineup will consist of six players who wore an Aeros jersey at some point this season: Colton Gillies, McMillan, Ortmeyer, Justin Falk, Maxim Noreau and Jared Spurgeon.
So, the Wild might have a bit of a challenge tonight, but that’s what makes it fun. Kind of a Daniel LaRusso vs. Cobra Kai thing going on tonight in Vancouver.
There’s a lot of excitement around downtown St. Paul right now. The beautiful weather is allowing for a lot of college hockey fans to mill about before the big games tonight.
It should be an electric atmosphere today, and as many of you may know, I’ll be pulling for the home state Bulldogs. If the Bulldogs win the national championship on Saturday night, I promise to run directly to Downtown St. Paul Holiday Inn and jump into the pool with all my clothes on. I’m not kidding. Hopefully Wild goalie coach Bob Mason will join me.