I see we have some new visitors here on Hockey Wilderness since out last nature walk. For the uninitiated, "The Walk" is our daily link post, bringing you the news from around the Wild organization from sources around the world. It could be anything from a quick bit on an injury, to a long, detailed Q&A. You just never know. IN the business it's called "aggregation." Here at Hockey Wilderness, we simply call it: "The Walk."
These stories come from a thorough scouring of every website on the entire interwebz, and we miss absolutely nothing, ever. In case you really are new here, that was sarcasm. You're going to want to get used to that.
We'll put the first walk after the jump. Take the first steps. Hockey season starts, today.
Daily Random Wild Picture:
It's a pink Wild watch. It's great, right?
Wild's Matt Cullen ... welcome home | StarTribune.com - The first piece from Russo to kick off the season, and it doesn't disappoint.
Michael Russo's Q&A Wild owner Craig Leipold | StarTribune.com - This is actually a couple days old, making it ancient online, but it's what you get to start the year, OK?
NHL 2010-11 Season Preview: Wrestling with Minnesota Wild - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports - Puck Daddy's Season preview for the Wild. Hey... at least he didn't write that this is Mikko Koivu's first season as captain of the team.
'There are not too many gimmes' - TwinCities.com - A Q&A with coach Todd Richards.
Wild expect to be a different kind of tough without Derek Boogaard and other heavyweights - TwinCities.com - Good to see the story make the Pioneer Press. Since everyone else was talking about it in July.
News from Around the System:
Happy Granlund - A look at Mikael Granlund. And yes, Monica already posted it. You got it twice. Read it again, it's good for you.
TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League | Tordjman ready to cross rivalry line - Tordjman is one of the goalies vying for a spot in Houston.
Former Florida Everblades defense and Minnesota Wild first round draft pick A.J. Thelen signs with Kalamazoo Wings - Blades' Blog - Now, if only we could get people to drop the link to Minnesota, we'd be just fine.
Mikael Granlund takes centre stage - Puck Worlds - SBN blog Puck Worlds looks at a very good night for one Wild prospect.
And there you have it folks... your first walk of the season. Nothing to over exert yourself on, since it's training camp for you as well. You all look like you didn't do much walking this summer. Maybe in the coming days, I'll push your heart rate a bit. Yeah... unlikely.