WASHINGTON, DC - Josh Harding would prefer not to speak about it. At least during the Minnesota Wild’s season.

Since his bold admission before last season, multiple sclerosis has come to define Harding. He won the hearts of hockey fans, and the Bill Masterton Trophy for his perseverance, when he spoke about being diagnosed with the incurable autoimmune disease. How a professional goaltender could thrive with a condition that can attack the very things a goaltender needs to thrive – muscle strength, orientation and vision – was a question that fascinated us.

The Wild subtly tell media wishing to speak to Harding that MS is a subject he isn’t keen to speak about in-season, and that’s fine. Like he told the Star Tribune during his revelation last fall: "I don't want people treating me different, I don't want people feeling bad for me, I don't want people moping around. I want this to be a story where when we look back, it was a happy story."

After 14 appearances. Harding’s is one of the happiest stories of the season. He’s 9-2-2 with a stellar 1.22 goals against average and a save percentage of .947, pitching two shutouts. An injury to Niklas Backstrom opened the door for Harding; now, some are clamoring that the crease stay with Harding long-term. For more on this article Click Here.