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Wilderness Walk - 5-29-2013: Almost a Month until Draft Day Edition

The Kings are getting closer to possibly seeing another Stanley Cup.
The Kings are getting closer to possibly seeing another Stanley Cup.

Good day, Wilderness! Are you all still anxiously awaiting draft day like I am? Don't worry, it's only a little over a month away now, so your wait is almost over. Some of my Wild shirts are soon going to see a little bit of love again before the preseason starts. Ready for today's Walk? Get your hiking gear on, and let's hop to it.

Wild News

Wild Increase Ticket Prices For 2013-14 Season - Gone Puck Wild - Surprise, surprise. No matter where you go, you just can't avoid the raising price things. If this keeps happening every season, it's going to be tougher and tougher for a lot of people to come out to Wild games. On the bright side, the Wild were 10th in the NHL for attendance, bringing in over 450,000 fans to 24 games.

Dany Heatley: Is His Time With The Minnesota Wild At Its End? - Rant Sports - It could be. He had to miss the last month of the regular season (as well as our short-lived first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs), and he only picked up 21 points in 36 games during the regular season. Not exactly the performance we expect from someone with an giant $7.5 million salary cap.

Harding looks forward to offseason of training - KTTC - He should be. His stunning performance against the Hawks (despite the Wild's loss) was just surprising to everyone. Let's hope his training this off-season can transform him into an entirely different animal this next full season.

Off the Trail

NHL releases Eastern Conference Final schedule, West scenarios - NHL News | FOX Sports on MSN - Here's how the Eastern Conference Finals schedule is looking. This is going to be one tough matchup, as both the Penguins and Bruins have outstanding players. The Western Conference Finals schedule should be released after tonight's game 7 of the Red Wings and Blackhawks.

Coyotes making progress toward stability - Havasu News: Sports - Just get the Coyotes out of Phoenix already! I said this before, and I'll say it again: hockey and deserts don't go together at all...

Justin Williams sends LA Kings to conference final, eliminates Sharks in Game 7 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports - Will the Kings be able to make it past the mighty Blackhawks and see another Stanley Cup Final game? We will all soon find out.

Detroit Red Wings looking for special teams to win Game 7 against Chicago Blackhawks – NHL news | - They sure need to be focused on this. If they want to avoid being pounced all over by the Hawks and being bounced from the playoffs, they need to change something tonight.