Wilderness Walk: All-Star Game Edition

The Real All-Star Game!!! - Ben Nelms

I thought the All-Star Game consisted of Dany Heatley playing against himself until somebody scored 50 goals, just like back in 07! Wow, was I wrong.

Did a meaningful baseball game just take place in the Twin Cities? Did I miss something? Is Kirby Puckett still playing? What year is it, 1991? ... More importantly, why won't ownership spend some money and resurrect this Minnesota Twins franchise???

On a side note: every time I attend a game at Target Field, regardless of who is playing, I am still more excited about the outrageously expensive food available than the actual game being played. Kramarczuk's and AZ Canteen anyone? YUM!

So while most of the sports world and state focuses on the MLB All-Star game (Yawn) taking place in the Twin Cities. We instead should be focused on real sporting news, the new extension of Jason Zucker!

While Zucks probably wishes he was signing a Jonathan Toews sized contract extension, he will gladly take this "prove it" contract from the Wild Brass.

This 2 year contract shows that:
-Chuck/The Church of Yeo still has faith in Zucker as a player
-that they still believe he can carve out a place on a deep Wild team
-that after starting the year out in Iowa, Zucks will make the leap to MN
-or that they just want him around so they can trade him in a year, when his value increases!

Anybody else envisioning a Zucker-Haula-Coyle third line, talk about speed!!!

Heater’s gonna Heat!

On to your Walk

Minnesota News

#ESPNplayerNHL: Top Wild player? - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
State of Hockey, vote for your favorite Wild player of all time. Wes, Gaborik, or Brunno

Zach Parise, other celebrities attend autograph event at Children’s Hospital | Star Tribune
Zach Parise is awesome

Minnesota Wild re-sign forward Jason Zucker to two-year deal - TwinCities.com
Minnesota Wild re-sign forward Jason Zucker to two-year deal

Giddy fans bask in glory of Minneapolis' All-Star day | Star Tribune
Minnesotans love their baseball, a look at the All-Star Game

Lawyer says Chris Kluwe to sue Minnesota Vikings over anti-gay conduct by Mike Priefer - ESPN
Why is this guy still in the news? If the Raiders cut you, then you know your finished

Other News

Know Thine Enemy: The Winnipeg Jets - Defending Big D
The fans in Dallas take a look at examining the Wall

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock on Paul Statsny, Jake Allen - NHL.com - Five Questions With…
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock believes things, read here to see more

Penguins say Crosby will not need wrist surgery after all
Crosby Crosby Crosby, updated information on the most interesting man in the NHL

Kirill Kabanov placed on waivers by New York Islanders - NHL Free Agency 2014
Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers, should the Wild bite???

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill Has Dallas Stars Focused on Winning...Now - Defending Big D
The Dallas Stars have a very good hockey team, it's amazing they turned the team around this quickly

Offseason top 200 fantasy hockey rankings - Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis
NHL.com ranks the top 200 overall fantasy hockey players during the offseason. Vanrk is all over the place

Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy sign one-year contracts with Nashville Predators - NHL Free Agency 2014
Shit,, I had no idea Roy was available. Why didn't we sign Roy for the 4th line?

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