Wilderness Walk: The Decision II Edition

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Two Prized Free Agents Come Home

Well it was a big day for sports and homecomings.  Only hours after LeBron made his big decision to go home to Cleveland, Prior Lake native Jordan Schroeder followed suit in what some are calling the greatest free agent signing day in sports history.

In all seriousness, the Schroeder signing is a nice one for Fletcher.  The Wild also inked a two-way, one-year extension with defensemen Jonathan Blum.  Both signings are affordable with a potential upside and little cost.  Both can be quality players in the AHL and will not look out of place if called up to the big club.  At the very least, this makes the Iowa Wild a much stronger team.

The Wild's development camp completed its first open scrimmage yesterday.  I wasn't able to catch it, but apparently defensemen Gelinas, Dumba, Olofsson, and Folin stood out.  Not much of a surprise there.  There's one more open scrimmage at the X on Monday.

On to the Walk:

Wild News

Wild Extend Jonathon Blum, Sign Jordan Schroeder- More on the signings.

Wild prospect Zack Phillips hears clock ticking - TwinCities.com- I really hope Phillips isn't a first round dud, but he has yet to prove himself otherwise.  Also with the Schroeder signing, he moves one more spot back on the depth chart.

Off The Trail

Brandon Dubinsky signs 6-year extension with Blue Jackets | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Dubinsky's a quality player and he showed his worth in the playoffs this year, but this deal may not look as good in six years.

The Sharks may be in deep trouble (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- I personally think the Sharks will be fine.  It's hard to rebuild and fall when you have the scoring talent they have.

What should the Colorado Avalanche do with Ryan O’Reilly? | Post-to-Post- An O'Reilly trade could be coming.  Please send him out of the division!

Good, bad or ugly? Rating Dubinsky & Morrow deals, Sobotka’s departure, and O’Reilly/Kane trade rumors | theScore

PHOTOS: Marian Gaborik takes the Stanley Cup to Pohoda music festival | theScore- Gaborik finally gets his big moment in his home country.

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