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Lucia Shines at US WJC Evaluation Camp

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Looks like Mario Lucia had a hell of a game against Team Finland during a WJC eval camp netting a Hat Trick. Its nice to see him looking good after missing most of prospect camp and coming from a relatively weaker league in the BCJHL.

Haula Pees on the Street

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Gets disorderly conduct citation. I think its funny, who hasn't peed on a street.

Becoming Wild Webisode 4

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Webisode 4 is posted, more prospect camp. Nice shots of Granlund stickhandling.

Hockey's Future interviews Jonas Brodin

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Last summer, Jonas Brodin was one of the fast risers at the 2012 NHL Draft, ultimately being taken 10th overall by the Minnesota Wild. That draft ranking came on the strength of some regular SEL play for the Swedish champion Farjestad, as well as a top-flight performance at the 2011 U18 World Championship. This past season was yet another eventful one for the 18-year-old, most especially in light of his WJC gold medal performance. After his first ever appearance for the Swedish men’s national team in a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic at the 2012 World Championships, Hockey’s Future had the opportunity to chat with the Minnesota Wild prospect.

PuckDaddy on Marek Zidlicky FTW

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Pretty much says it all... now where's my bottle of Jameson....

Hockeysfuture.com Has Granland listed as 12th best Prospect

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Not quite sure how Granlund drops in their prospect ranking from 10th last year to 12th now, after his SM-Liiga championship play, IIHF Championship play and everything else going on. But there it is.

ESPN Recognizes Wild's Prospects

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It appears it's not just those of us at Hockey Wilderness noticing the turn around in the number and quality of prospects. Its an Insider article, but here is what is wrote about the Wilds prospects ranked 6 in the NHL. 6. Minnesota Wild The Wild made a big splash at this year's draft by selecting D Jonas Brodin (10th overall, 2011) and acquiring Charlie Coyle (28th overall, 2010) from San Jose. Along with flying Finn forward Mikael Granlund (ninth overall, 2010), they lead a list of strong prospects who will find their way into the NHL. Brodin's skating and his ability to process the game and retrieve pucks will make him a regular in the NHL sooner rather than later. Coyle is the prototypical power forward who excels at both ends of the ice with intelligence and playmaking ability. Also on the radar: Johan Larsson (56th overall, 2010). Total number of top prospects: 12 Also of note is the Sharks are ranked number 30th after the summers trades.

Mittens Signs with KHL

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Russo has a snidbit at the bottom of this post that Mittens has signed with KHL Kazan... Bye Mittens, please don't write.

New ESPN Story about Boogaards Death

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New story today from ESPN's Elizabeth Merrill. Pretty good interview, lots of information about his last days and interviews with friends.

Finland vs Sweden in IIHF Gold Medal Game

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Found a live feed of the game if anyone wants to watch, not in english but most commentators suck anyways.

Granlund's Sick Lacrosse Goal. Must See

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Granlund's Sick Lacrosse Goal. Must See

For anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of Granlund, Finland is taking on Russia in the IIHF World...

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For anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of Granlund, Finland is taking on Russia in the IIHF World Championships, Versus is carrying it live right now. Check it out.

HIFK One Game Away from SM-Liiga championship

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If HIFK wins today, they have captured the SM-Liga championship with a sweep over the Espoo Blues. Granlund is leading the SM-Liiga in playoff points with 15 points in 14 games and looks to be one of the players vying for the Jari Kurri trophy for best playoff performance. Also eurohockey.com looks to be the best english site I have found for following our prospects overseas. If anyone has a better one let me know.

Win free Swarm tickets via BR and SBNation Minnesota

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Not sure why BR didn't link to this himself, but as a Swarm fanatic myself I am always trying to grow The Hive. The MN Swarm is one of the funnest times you can have watching pro sports, and they treat their fans great. Answer the questions and win some free tickets!

Mikael Granlund Running the PP for HIFK

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Puck Daddy has this clip of an amazing PP goal for HIFK, you can see Granlund running the power play by the boards, similiar to how Koivu does it. As there isn't much hockey left, I thought I would share it

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