Another quick walk, as plans have once again changed this morning, and I am off to assist with home repairs rather than going to camp. One of these days, I'll be able to make it, I promise.
Make the jump for Youngblood on goalie masks, Russo on a whole host of things, Brothers on Wellman and Havlat, and a pretty cool photo slide show from the StarTrib.
Random Wild Photo of the Day:
This way, you can see to eat your toast and check what time it is.
Man behind Backstrom's mask is 15-year-old artist | StarTribune.com - Sweet design, awesome execution by Matt Niska. Backstrom should be proud to sport this mask.
*Correction.. Todd Miska made the mask. It was early when I wrote this. Apologies.*
Wild opens camp with banter and questions | StarTribune.com - Russo with some of the player-on-player heckling going on at camp.
#mnwild training camp opens; teenager presents Backstrom with mask (updated twice) | StarTribune.com - Russo's Rants recapping the day.
Young Casey Wellman ready to battle Wild crowd at center - TwinCities.com - Not sure he has much of a chance at center, but from all reports, he is going to either be on the team, or a top guy in Houston.
With Derek Boogaard gone, Minnesota Wild's Martin Havlat snags jersey No. 24 - TwinCities.com - All of you who bought Havlat 14 jerseys can line up at the "Oh, That's too bad, that'll be $185 for a new one, please" booth.
Minnesota Wild hold their first practice of the new season | StarTribune.com - Very cool photo slide show from Jim Gerhz.