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The Wild’s Winning And Harding’s Thriving In Goal

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Yes, the Wild are off to a great 10-4 start.

But another story that continues to develop is how well Josh Harding has been standing out in goal for Minnesota, as he tries to put his multiple sclerosis on the back burner.

Ask Harding about his game, and he is quick to deflect.

“It’s always good being able to play games and get in a rhythm,” he said. “It’s more about how the team is playing, and the d-men (sic) are doing a great job.”

Ask his teammates, and they are more succinct.

“He came in and played really well and gives us a chance to win every night,” Jason Pominville said.

What is hardly discussed any more inside the locker room is his MS.

“This year it’s almost been a non-issue,” coach Mike Yeo said. “He’s just another player and he’s playing at such a high level.”

There’s even a little bit of conversation — with this being an Olympic year –that he could possibly be a goalie for Canada in the games.

“He’s certainly made a case for himself,” Yeo said.

Ask Harding about it and he again deflects.

“I just think about what’s going on with our team,” Harding said.

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