Following along on Twitter and other social media platforms this week, there seems to be a growing disdain in the Wild fan community for the Phoenix Coyotes. It isn't focused, and it isn't loud, but it is there, and it is curious. Is there something out there that the Coyotes did or represent that we here at Hockey Wilderness are unaware of? Please, if you are a member of the "I hate the Yotes" community, speak up. We would love to hear why.

As for the game (yes, apparently they still exist), the Wild need to keep whatever semblance of momentum they have going. They sit four points behind Vancouver in the Northwest, two points ahead of the Flames, and are one point out of the playoff race. Of course, the difference between fourth and eleventh in the West right now is three points.

This just in: winning games is important.