Wilderness Walk 8-18-2013

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It's time for your morning walk.

Good morning Wilderness! It is Sunday, the day of rest as some might call it. But it is going to be a beautiful day out here in the Twin Cities, so after you're done reading today's links, get out there and enjoy yourselves! Of course, remember to check in here from time to time, you just never know when a stats war will break out around here these day.

With that, we walk ...

Wild News

Minnesota Wild Offseason Report Card - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site
Getting graded out by the enemy.

Tending the Fields

WATCH: Painting the ice for the Iowa Wild at Wells Fargo Arena | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com
The Register's Tommy Birch stopped by Wells Fargo Arena on Friday as ice for Des Moines' newest hockey team, the Iowa Wild, was being painted. Team president Todd Frederickson spoke briefly.

Off the Trail

Selanne seeking minutes? - The Hockey News
Will ice time be the key to Teemu's return to the Ducks? Will Boyle finish with the Sharks? Brunner waiting for right fit.

An NHL team in Las Vegas? - The Hockey News
One catch, they have to play outdoors.

Watch one of hockey’s slickest shootout moves through the eyes of the shooter (Video) | Puck Daddy
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Eye On Hockey - CBSSports.com Claude Giroux injures finger in golf accident, out five to six weeks
The Flyers say Claude Giroux injured his right index finger in a freak accident while golfing Thursday. Just how will the Flyers manage to go forward without him during the offseason.

HockeyBuzz.com - Ryan Wilson - Are The Penguins Playing Some Home Games In Anaheim?
Without really analyzing the picture attached to a link in this one, I couldn't tell the difference.

Babcock calls Detroit landing Alfredsson ‘unbelievable’ | ProHockeyTalk
I think it's plenty believable. it's been awhile now, time to act like you've been here before.

Can the Stars return to relevance in Dallas? | ProHockeyTalk
They need more than a new look, for sure.

Hockey boycott of Sochi Olympics to protest anti-gay laws? Yeah, not so much | Puck Daddy
I say they just play, what would be worse PR for the Russian Olympics than if they actually arrested an Olympic athlete for displaying their sexuality or a couple of countries taking their ball and going home?

On the Pitch

LAST MINUTE HEROICS Rowdies get a last gasp tie with Minnesota
Andres Arango scored with a header in stoppage time of the second half to give the Tampa Bay Rowdies a 1-1 tie on the road with Minnesota United FC at NSC Stadium Saturday night.

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