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Wilderness Walk: 8-1-2013

We're one month closer to real, actual hockey.

You get to find out where Johan Larsson stacks up in Buffalo's system.
You get to find out where Johan Larsson stacks up in Buffalo's system.

So, while the news hasn't been exploding like you'd ideally want to see, but that doesn't mean that there isn't anything going on. Check this out:

On Saturday, August 3rd, at Ridder Arena, Defending the Blue Line - an organization that donates to keep children in military families connected to their 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. The game will also be streamed online. For more information on Defending the Blue Line, please go to their website.

I've nothing to add. Let's go to the Walk.

Wild News

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Tending the Fields

Hockey Prospectus | Top 10 Prospects 2013: Buffalo Sabres- Look at future star Johan Larsson.

Off the Trail

Seattle NHL expansion pushed by Gary Bettman for 2014-2015 season? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- I'd love to go to Seattle, so this would make for as good an excuse as any.

Seven other things the NFL should totally steal from the NHL | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- The NHL has good enough ideas for the NHL to steal, it seems.

Dave Lozo’s Bag Skate: 16-ish ways to make hockey better for everyone (mostly the fans though) | Backhand Shelf- But hey, there's always room for improvement.

The best NHL jerseys of all time, by team - NHL - Sporting News- Listen to people with bad taste tell you that the grodie Anaheim Ducks jersey was really awesome.

Scott Gomez brings his goal-scoring prowess to Florida Panthers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports-

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