Hey, before we get to the Wilderness Walk, which has some good stuff, let's write some stuff in really big letters.
On Saturday, August 3rd, at Ridder Arena, Defending the Blue Line- an organization that donates to keep children in military families connected to our favorite sport- will be putting on their charity game. Tickets are 10 dollars if you buy them here. You can also purchase tickets that will enable you to get autographs after the game. If you can't make it to the game, you're very welcome to donate tickets back to Defending the Blue Line, where they'll be given to military families. For more information on Defending the Blue Line, please go to their website.
On to the Walk
Tending the Fields
Wild Top Pick Gustav Olofsson A Serious Possibility for Team Sweden in 2014 WJHC - Gone Puck Wild- I can't give you an informed opinion on him, but a lot of people around the Wilderness are excited about Olofsson. Best to keep an eye on him in the WJCs, as well as his freshman season at Colorado College
Off the Trail
LGBT Olympians And Allies Should Show Up In Russia- "History remembers the athletes that showed up." A great article by Internet Übermensch Patrick Burke.
On the differences between playing on Olympic and NHL-sized ice sheets | Backhand Shelf- By
Mikael Granlund Justin Bourne.
The Six Most Perplexing Decisions of the NHL Offseason - The Triangle Blog - Grantland- Down Goes Brown looks at the things that make him go "Her?"
5 Things Bad Hockey Coaches Do | Backhand Shelf- They get themselves named Todd Richards.
Florida Panthers may be among few options for NHL free agent Tim Thomas | Home Ice - SI.com- You wonder "Why isn't that guy signed?", but then you see "Five million dollar asking price" and then go, "Yeah, that makes sense."
‘My Little Blackhawk’ is a Tumblr dedicated to drawings of the Blackhawks as ponies | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- The best kind of Bronies. Faceoffs are magic.