Hey Wilderness, plenty to get to today, but first, let's be reminded about the exciting things happening with our friends at Defending the Blue Line.
On Saturday, August 3rd, at Ridder Arena, Defending the Blue Line - an organization that donates to keep children in military families connected to their favorite sport - will be putting on their charity game. Tickets are 10 dollars if you buy them here. You can also purchase tickets that will enable you to get autographs after the game. If you can't make it to the game, you're very welcome to donate tickets back to Defending the Blue Line, where they'll be given to military families. The game will also be streamed online. For more information on Defending the Blue Line, please go to their website.
For even more information, check out our article from yesterday.
Now, on to the Walk.
Wild re-signs Cuma | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com- Just in case you were worried.
First Round Bust: The Wild reportedly lost $30 million this season...and that's okay- Just in case you were still worried.
Hitting The Post: Wild Expectations- Nick in New York looking at his expectations for the upcoming season.
First Round Bust: 2014 NHL Betting Odds: Minnesota and Edmonton both at 20-1- Unlike First Round Bust, Tony Wiseau encourages irresponsible gambling. Give me all your money on Edmonton winning the Cup. I'll give you 30-1 odds.
First Round Bust: A month until the Minnesota State Fair and a new Jersey- Very excited for a new Wild sweater. The road whites pale in comparison to the red and greens. Anything that ties the two sweaters together would be cool. Perhaps the crest on the sleeves, with the Minnesota Wild script?
Tending the Fields
Iowa Wild hire Kurt Kleinendorst as its first Head Coach | July | 2013 Articles- A look at Kleinendorst, as well as a breakdown of the job he has in store for him.
First Round Bust: Tyler Cuma Re-signs So The Gang Is All Back Together- Yep. Just in case you were worried whether you were dreaming the Russo article or not.
Off the Trail
2013 NHL offseason - How Central Division teams are trending - ESPN- INsider, article. Quick summary- Everyone but Chicago is trending up.
The top 10 goalies in the NHL | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Nowhere to be found is Niklas Backstrom. Concerned, Wilderness?
How Bad Has Toronto's Offseason Been? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland- It was pretty bad.
Joe Pavelski, Sharks agree on 5-year extension; overpaid or solid investment? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Solid investment. I'd take that deal on my team.
Why Zach Bogosian’s contract can’t quite be compared with other recent long-term contracts | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Some context that goes into Bogosian's contract.
Foster signs with KHL club | ProHockeyTalk- Good luck, Fozzy.
Justin Bieber revenge: Blackhawks fans step on singer’s face at convention | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- This is pretty hilarious.