Wilderness Walk: 6-13-2013

Andrew Shaw is fucking happy that he fucking won Game 1 for the fucking Blackhawks. - USA TODAY Sports

This game will never end- Oh, wait, it just did.

I was starting to write about how this game would never end, and that I just wanted to go to bed.

And then Andrew Shaw scored. So thanks for ending the game, and no thanks for ruining a perfectly good gimmick!

So, Chicago won Game 1. The series isn't over by any means, as this was a highly contested game, and the Hawks won on home ice- hardly a death blow for the Bruins.

Game 2 is in 2 days, but it's hard to believe they'll top a 3 OT game.

The Wild are grabbing headlines themselves though, what with their re-signing of Stephane Veilleux. So there's that.

Here are your links.

Wild News

Veilleux re-signed to two-year deal | StarTribune.com- Nothing to see here, really. A two-way deal is no big financial commitment at all, and he's decent depth.

First Round Bust: Wild Continue Winning the Marek Zidlicky Trade By Re-Signing Stephane Veilleux- If all they got for Zidlicky was him leaving his stick tape in the locker room, they'd have won this trade.

Minnesota Wild Re-Sign Stephane Veilleux To 2 Year Deal - Gone Puck Wild- Hopefully, something happens so that stuff like re-signing Veilleux doesn't have to dominate the Wild News Cycle.

2013 NHL Awards Watch: P.K. Subban Likely Norris Winner, Ryan Suter Robbed? - Gone Puck Wild- Yes. So very robbed.

Tending the Fields

2013 NHL Entry Draft Speculation for the Minnesota Wild: Defenseman- I prefer the third guy, as he's more of a two-way guy, but adding some mean into the system for defensemen isn't a bad idea, especially with Suter, Spurgeon, and Brodin to move the puck.

Could The Sabres' Pick of Taro Tsujimoto Happen Today? | The Hockey Writers- I think this did happen. Eero Elo, anyone? But seriously, a GM pulling this would be fired for doing so. There are enough 7th rounders that can be had for at least organizational depth that not taking them seriously would strike many, including me, as unacceptably arrogant and foolish.

Off the Trail

Andrew Shaw wins Game 1, drops F-bomb on NBC for Blackhawks (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- F-bombs + TV = Must-watch.

Tale of the Tape: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- A bunch of Stanley Cup Previewing today. Here's a small cross-section:

Blackhawks vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Preview: Who has the better forwards? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Blackhawks vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Preview: Who has the better goalie? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Blackhawks vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Preview: Who has the better celebrity fans? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Mindy Kaling definitely tilts this in favor of Boston, since she's adorbs and way funnier than Vince Vaughn.

Puck Daddy’s 2013 Stanley Cup Final Staff Prognostications | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

An Aesthetic of Violence | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Boston's toughness starts a conversation about the role of violence in hockey.

The Whiteboard: On the Boston Bruins and the concept of defensive layers | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Systems Analrapist time!

Looking back at every overtime goal from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- ZUCKER!

Eulogy: Remembering the 2012-13 Los Angeles Kings | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- We hardly knew ye.

Flyers acquire rights to Mark Streit from Islanders; buyouts for Bryz, Briere? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Philly gets aggressive.

Papa John’s asks if you like Penguins over Bruins in Stanley Cup Final Game 1 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- In fairness, Papa John is a busy guy. Threatening to lay off workers if forced to give them health care is a busy, strenuous job.

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