Its another day closer to the start of the NHL regular season, despite how it may feel outside right now. I've given up on the outdoor hockey rink for now, I don't really have the yard for it anyway. Even if I were to build the thing, I'm sure some of these kids around my neighborhood would ruin it (said the cranky old man).
Grab a gallon of water, put on the comfy shoes because it is time, we walk.
2013-14 Season Preview - Minnesota Wild - SenShot - An Ottawa Senators Fan Site
After committing nearly $200M to two players, the Wild struggled to find traction last season. With some late season addition and a maturing prospect pool, they hope to make a deeper push into the playoffs.
Minnesota Wild Player Previews 2013/2014: Ryan Suter - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site
Some of them stinky stats regarding Wild blue-liner Ryan Suter.
Wild's Parise sets bar high for Team USA: 'We're going to Russia to win' | Star Tribune
I'm sure hoping he has set the bar equally high for the Wild this season.
The Team of 18,001: A New Face In The State Of Hockey: Jonathon Blum
Getting to know Jonathon Blum. Another defender "stolen" from the Nashville Predators.
First Round Bust: 2014 US Olympic Camp: Zach Parise & Ryan Suter Lead, Take The High Road
I love a good Mighty Ducks reference!
Off the Trail
Ilya Kovalchuk weighs in on Russia’s anti-gay laws: ‘I agree, of course’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I wholeheartedly disagree with you Mr. Kovalchuk. It may be your country and it may be your line, but like you say, its a free world (except if you are gay in Russia) and I most certainly do NOT have to respect that. With all due respect Mr. Kovalchuk, your countries laws suck.
Fantasy Hockey - 2013 Draft Prep: Western Conferece role changes : FantasyNews.CBSSports.com
A look into the new division.
Will David Backes beat up Canadians again to prepare for Sochi Games? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Does Backes do this? I don't recall reading about this the last go around.
Blues’ Pietrangelo ‘not even thinking about holding out’ | ProHockeyTalk
Despite the fact he's still without a contract. Something I like hearing though, shows some commitment to his squad.
Jonathan Quick aims for U.S. starting role after taste of Olympics in Vancouver | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I can get behind Jonathan Quick between the pipes for team USA. Although Ryan Miller stopped the Canadian invasion pretty well last time. The competition is a welcome one for Team USA.
Meet the Nashville Predators--A Team Littered with New Faces - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site
Meet the Nashville Predators we allowed them to keep ...
The Gopher Hole
Condon, Rau Named Gopher Hockey Captains - University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site
Condon and Rau carry on a Gopher tradition of captains that dates to the first season of Gopher hockey in 1921-22.