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Wilderness Walk 8-20-2013: 43 Days Edition

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We're getting closer Wilderness...

In honor of 43 days til the regular season begins, we give you Warren Peters.  He looks pretty happy eh?
In honor of 43 days til the regular season begins, we give you Warren Peters. He looks pretty happy eh?
Hannah Foslien

Good morning Wilderness, and welcome to another edition of the Wilderness Walk. Bringing you all the best links to help get you through the day. Here we are folks, yet another day closer to the start of the 2013-14 NHL season. Can you just feel it in the air? Can you hear the sounds of skates carving out freshly resurfaced ice? The sound of a Ryan Suter slap shot from the point? The crunch of a Mike Rupp hit against the boards? If you close your eyes real tight, I bet you can even hear 'Lets Play Hockey!'

It's coming Wilderness, and the season will be upon us before you know it. As we are want to do to get to where we need to go, we walk.

Wild News

State Fair news? State Fair news | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com
The Wild announced it will reveal a new white road jersey for the season at the State Fair on Sept. 1 at the FAN Central Building.

Wild Goalie Josh Harding Raising Awareness For MS " CBS Minnesota
Harding made the rounds yesterday at a few of the local media sites to spread the word about his charity, Harding's Hope, and their even this Sunday at the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis.

Meet the Dallas Stars--Hello, Again, Old Friend - Gone Puck Wild
Gone Puck Wild kicks off Dallas Stars Week with a look at the new additions to the roster.

Tending the Fields

Iowa Wild Inaugural Rookie Camp Schedule - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site
Gone Puck Wild has everything you need to know about tonight's Iowa Wild Inaugural Rookie Camp schedule.

The ECHL - Premier 'AA' Hockey League | Rutherford, Areshenko join Solar Bears
The Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs, announced that they have agreed to terms with forward David Rutherford and defenseman Jake Areshenko.

Off the Trail

Henrik Lundqvist explains silence on Russia’s anti-gay laws | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Although I'm not certain participants in the upcoming Olympic's can change the social policy of a nation, it certainly would not hurt if they spoke out about it.

Hawks believe Raanta is ‘different than any other goalies’ | ProHockeyTalk
#RantaWatch

Former Wild defenseman Brent Burns finds bizarre item on golf course | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities
Looks like the squatch found some old remains of one of his kills while out hitting the links.

Behold 195 Philadelphia Flyers fans that watched paint dry for world record attempt (Video) | Puck Daddy
Oh Boy!

San Jose Sharks’ innovative tease for new jersey design (Photo) | Puck Daddy
I saw one on Twitter yesterday I liked a bunch more. I guess it just isn't meant to be.

NHL sour on second Toronto franchise? | Puck Daddy
I'm not sure how this would work out as far as East/West alignment goes. Do you put a 2nd Toronto team in the West to help balance out the conferences? Doesn't seem fair for their travel schedule. Do you shift a team back from the East (sorry Detroit)?

HockeyBuzz.com - HockeyBuzz Hotstove - Hotstove: Goal Line Technology?
This idea adapted from soccer could benefit the NHL, then again how this would work with all the traffic and line of sight issues just reminds me of another failed NHL experiment, the glowing puck.