Wilderness Walk 9-16-2013: 1 More Sleep till Hockey Edition

Christian Petersen

The Wild opened their doors this weekend to the fans for a practice on Saturday and inter-squad scrimmage on Sunday. It is now Monday, and just 1-day away from the start of the pre-season schedule.

Good morning Wilderness. It is quite the cold morning but that should not discourage you any. It only means that the hockey season is nearly here, just over 2 short weeks away from regular season games! I cannot tell you how much easier this is to do when there is actual Minnesota Wild related links to post.

Yesterday the Wild opened their doors to the public for a scrimmage at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. A few thousand of you skipped out on football for the day and enjoyed Team White against Team Green. Indeed it was a wise choice you made.

Wild News

Koivu line with Parise, Pominville, Granlund line, Cooke shine in Sunday scrimmage | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
Russo, in mid-season form with a game recap for yesterday's scrimmage.

Wild White Squad Takes Win In Wild Scrimmage - Gone Puck Wild
A look at yesterday's scrimmage, which I was unable to attend but did catch a good portion of streaming online.

2013 Wild Training Camp Scrimmage, plenty of questions but will we really find answers? | State of Hockey News
Another look at what we learned this weekend.

The Team of 18,001: Training Camp Thoughts
Wait, nobody booed Cooke? I thought for sure we were not that passive aggressive to only complain about him on the internet.

Pominville enjoying his first Wild camp | Star Tribune
The more you watch Jason Pominville play hockey, the easier it is to understand why Zach Parise’s eyes lit up April 3 when told the Wild acquired the Buffalo Sabres captain.

HockeyBuzz.com - Brad Ratgen - Wild Training Camp: Battle for Jobs and Projected Starting Line Up
Who's in, who's out, and who's on the bubble.

Tending the Fields

The Team of 18,001: Top 10 Prospects: #4 Matt Dumba
Ah, a look at my favorite guy and number, #Dumba55

Off the Trail

Coyotes’ Klesla leaves ice on stretcher after hit by Kings’ Nolan | ProHockeyTalk
Just because it's pre-season, doesn't mean nasty injuries can't happen. Hope for the best with Klesla, never like to see or hear about this.

Report: Coyotes’ Bissonnette at risk for 10-game suspension | ProHockeyTalk
BizNasty 2.0 may have to answer a few questions, and the regular season has not even started. If he indeed left the bench on Sunday, that is.

Ovechkin on NHL’s new no-tuck jersey rule: ‘I think it’s kind of stupid’ | ProHockeyTalk
My cat says "NO!" to un-tucking his jersey.

Despite rave reviews, Hawks to return Teravainen to Finland | ProHockeyTalk
The 19-year-old forward impressed Patrick Kane, who remarked that Teravainen’s “talent level is sky high.”

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