While we're a too-long two months from the season, here's something to get excited about:
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.
Now on to the Walk.
Off the Trail
For players, today is the unofficial start of the hockey season | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Wish we could say the same.
Why you don’t want your team’s goaltender to play in the Olympics | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Good news for the Wild, perhaps?
Panthers Should Be Commended For $7 Season Tickets- Pretty great for them. Makes me sad I don't live in Florida.
Anaheim Ducks: National Hockey League of Nations | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- I hope to be taking some part in the Wild's article.
New Bakersfield Condors jerseys have metallic wings, are ‘most expensive in ECHL history’ (Photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- As a formerly way more die-hard San Diego Gulls fan, I gotta say "Fuck Bakersfield".
Nikolai Zherdev crashes car, gets in hotel fight, has pretty much worst week ever | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- My friend Timmy, who loved playing with Zherdev on NHL '06, will be very sad about this.