Wilderness Walk 9-8-2013: Sunday Sleeper Edition

Hannah Foslien

Another lazy Sunday is upon us, but the start of the new week in which the Minnesota Wild open up training camp!

That is correct Wilderness, training camp! The Wild are set to report for camp this coming Wednesday and will take to the ice for their first practice on Thursday. The real question is were they able to get the X cleaned up from the 2 nights of Taylor Swift? A rowdy crowd indeed!

Today we bring you a standard fare of news clippings including a Q&A with Head Coach Mike Yeo. Also, if anyone is interested we have our Hockey Wilderness Fantasy Hockey League up and running again this year. You will be able to find all the info in the fanpost here. Still some room left so if you're interested stop on by and we'll get you signed up.

Things are picking up folks, hockey is almost back in full swing! Really we have but one thing left to do, so we walk...

Wild News

Canadian-born NHL player Clayton Stoner takes heat for killing grizzly bear | CTV News
You can decide for yourself what you think about this. I have no issue at all with a legitimate hunt. It's what he does with the kill that I find slightly, disheartening.

Minnesota Wild and Advanced Stats: Charlie Coyle's Hidden Game - Gone Puck Wild
Charlie Coyle had a great rookie season - but traditional stats belie his success. Advanced stats show what Coyle really adds to the Minnesota Wild.

NHL - Minnesota Wild projections for 2013-14 - ESPN
If you're an ESPN Insider ...

Wild coach Mike Yeo: 'We're going to be more aggressive' | Star Tribune
When Russo asks, you answer!

Chart: Key dates for the Minnesota Wild | Star Tribune
Looking forward to the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

Tending the Fields

Minnesota Wild Prospects Lose to St. Louis Blues In OT - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site
The Wild prospects are struggling to get things done in Traverse City Michigan.

Off the Trail

The Team of 18,001: Remembering Pavol Demitra
2-Years ago yesterday .... RIP Lokomotiv.

Hall of Famer Brett Hull to rejoin Blues organization - The Hockey News
I was wondering when the ageless Hall would lace them up again!

Colorado Avalanche, 2013-14 (Puck Daddy Gold Medal Preview) - Yahoo! Sports
A look at your new-look Colorado Avalanche.

Meet the St. Louis Blues--2013 Draft Class Filled with Long-Term Projects - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The St. Louis Blues focus on the long-term depth of the prospect pool with their 2013 draft class.

Five bothersome questions about Brian Burke’s hiring by the Calgary Flames - Yahoo! Sports
"We’re not saying Gary Bettman’s the reason Brian Burke got hired in Calgary. Just that the NHL can be a very chummy place sometimes."

HockeyBuzz.com - Todd Cordell - Vancouver Canucks Nearing Extensions With Sedin Twins
At least they aren't our problem anymore!

Casual reminder: Shallow nets are ready for training camp | ProHockeyTalk
I had completely forgotten about this. The speed of PMB may be missed on some wrap-around attempts this season.

Taylor Hall may start season at center | ProHockeyTalk
The question on everyone's mind: Will it be 2nd or 3rd line?

Report: Tom Gilbert may be headed for Switzerland | ProHockeyTalk
Gilby has had a rough go of finding another job in the NHL. Sounds like Europe will be his new home, and all because Dany Heatley wasn't medically cleared to be bought out.

Granlund making a name for himself | Calgary Herald
A little something on Mikael's little brother Markus, a Calgary Flames prospect.

NHL players looking forward to new divisions, conferences - NHL.com - NHL Insider
The division and conference changes might have made the playoffs tougher to get into for some teams, but the players are excited for the new look.

Edina's Nanne decommits from Gophers hockey team | Star Tribune
Sucks for the Gophers, but good for the kid who wants to strike out on his own.

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