-I posted this on Twitter yesterday but if you missed it, here is Mikael Granlund acting in a Finnish commercial
Someone can correct this if it's wrong (we're big in Finland) but apparently it's for a Finnish betting company (that's kosher over there). Joining Granlund in the ad is Jari Kurri, Ilari Filppula (as the joker) and former Toronto goalie Vesa Toskala.
-Josh Harding's mask this season honors three fallen ex-teammates: Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien (who played with Harding in juniors) and Pavol Demitra. (h/t FRB contributor Cole and Puck Daddy)
-It appears that Minnesota will be looking for a new ECHL affiliate. After two seasons as the Wild affiliate, the Baskersfield Condors will spend next season as an independent club. (h/t @swamphockey)
-With today being the day NHL.com previews Minnesota, Hockey Wilderness has fun with the "You know you're a Wild fan..." Twitter responses. Personally, I know I'm a Wild fan because I miss James Sheppard.
-KFAN continues their excellent coverage of the Wild since gaining their radio rights as Brandon Mileski nods his approval over Mike Yeo's line selections.