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Wilderness Walk 8-6-2013

You just got to work, it's about time for a break wouldn't you say?

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Hannah Foslien

Good morning Wilderness, and welcome to the walk. Once again we struggle to pull some news out of the NHL, but we do have a few morsels for you on this fine Tuesday.

Unfortunately the hockey world lost a great guy yesterday. Shawn Burr, long time Detroit Red Wing died yesterday after a tragic accident at his home over the weekend. Burr was loved throughout the hockey world and was always good for a laugh as those that had the privilege to play hockey with him would attest to. In 2010 Burr was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and was involved in the Take a Bite out of Cancer campaign in association with the Michigan Dental Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Burr was just 47 years old, far too young to be taken from this world.

Wild News

Predicting Minnesota Wild's Overachievers and Underachievers in 2013-14 | Bleacher Report
See if you can spot the errors in this one with our all-new Bleacher Report Follies Game! You cannot really explain away the stupid sometimes, like saying Heater is an under-achiever in an already shortened lockout season which saw him miss a pile of games due to an injury not mentioned. Say what you will about his old legs, the guy is a force in front of the net and we missed that down the stretch last season.

Tending the Fields

The ECHL - Premier 'AA' Hockey League | Three added to Solar Bears roster
Woo Hoo! Hockey news in Florida!!!

Off the Trail

Shawn Burr, Red Wings fan favorite, dies at 47 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Burr, a rugged forward who played in the NHL for 16 seasons, died on Monday after falling at his home over the weekend.

Former NHL player Shawn Burr dies at 47
Popular Red Wings player had cancer but died after an accident.

Phoenix Coyotes nightmare ends as NHL approves sale, out clause and all | Puck Daddy
IT'S OVER!!!! For 5 years at least...

NHL rumors: Alex Pietrangelo, Blues going nowhere in contract talks -
Alex Pietrangelo remains unsigned by the Blues and there appears to be no end in sight, bringing up talk of the dreaded H word: holdout.

Meet the (Old) New Guys on the Block: Chicago Blackhawks Edition - Gone Puck Wild
Gone Puck Wild takes a look at the new additions to the Chicago Blackhawks lineup going into next season.

Chris Chelios going to Sochi as an analyst
Chris Chelios is going to the Olympics again, this time as an analyst for Fox Sports 1's hockey coverage in Sochi, Russia. - Eklund - Thoughts on a Slow Day for Writers Who Write about the Writings of Others
Slow days, they pretty much all are in August. - HockeyBuzz Hotstove - Hotstove: Do You Want Hybrid Icing?
Yes please! - John Jaeckel - The Ultimate NHL Arena SWEET ROCK Playlist
Give it a go Wilderness, best arena rock hockey song, and go!