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Wilderness Walk 08-15-2013: League of Nations Edition

In which the Minnesota Wild finally get their own League of Nations.

Snubbed from the League of Nations of the team he captains. No respect.
Snubbed from the League of Nations of the team he captains. No respect.

August marches on, and even though we're still, what? A month from training camp? I can't get these dates straight. Whatever. You look them up. I'm not an expert on these matters. Anyway, training camp will be here, most likely a bit of time before the Opening Day of October 3rd, which is like, a month and a half from now. Unless there's a lockout. Is there a lockout this year? Or a strike? I don't really know. I'm digressing from the point: Even if there is hockey somewhere reasonably around the corner, the doldrums of August aren't doing us any favors in giving us a lot of stuff.

But there's stuff to make due with. Chief among them, our friends at Hitting the Post have been granted the task of assembling the Minnesota Wild's League of Nations for Puck Daddy, and it'll be just about the only Minnesota Wild link for the day.

But it's not just that! We get to look at jersey numbers, the playoff format, and even Roberto Luongo's tires, because, Ha!

Is it hockey yet? On to the Walk.

Wild News

Minnesota Wild, National Hockey League of Nations | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- The meat of today- it's what we've (maybe? I don't want to be putting words in your mouth.), brought to you by our friends at Hitting the Post. I think that when it's all said and done, putting Backstrom over Koivu is going to seem silly.

Off the Trail

Understanding jersey numbers in our current era | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | A look at who gets what jersey number, and the politics and whatnot surrounding that.

The new playoff format is baffling, awful and interesting I guess? | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | This article isn't going to do much for dispelling the notion Lambert loves trolling Wild fans.

Henrik Lundqvist and the 8-year dilemma for NY Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- This is going on, too.

Players coming back to Earth - The Hockey News- Or, "Beware, Vanek-lovers".

Predators declare war on Blackhawks fans that invade Nashville’s arena | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Plenty of Minnesota single-gamers for purchase with no strings attatched, probably.

Roberto Luongo has tires stolen from SUV in most ironic crime ever perpetrated | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- A fun laugh for today, and also, a look into the First World Problems of Jordan Schroeder.