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Wilderness Walk 9-16-2013: 1 More Sleep till Hockey Edition

The Wild opened their doors this weekend to the fans for a practice on Saturday and inter-squad scrimmage on Sunday. It is now Monday, and just 1-day away from the start of the pre-season schedule.

Christian Petersen

Good morning Wilderness. It is quite the cold morning but that should not discourage you any. It only means that the hockey season is nearly here, just over 2 short weeks away from regular season games! I cannot tell you how much easier this is to do when there is actual Minnesota Wild related links to post.

Yesterday the Wild opened their doors to the public for a scrimmage at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. A few thousand of you skipped out on football for the day and enjoyed Team White against Team Green. Indeed it was a wise choice you made.

Wild News

Koivu line with Parise, Pominville, Granlund line, Cooke shine in Sunday scrimmage | Russo's Rants |
Russo, in mid-season form with a game recap for yesterday's scrimmage.

Wild White Squad Takes Win In Wild Scrimmage - Gone Puck Wild
A look at yesterday's scrimmage, which I was unable to attend but did catch a good portion of streaming online.

2013 Wild Training Camp Scrimmage, plenty of questions but will we really find answers? | State of Hockey News
Another look at what we learned this weekend.

The Team of 18,001: Training Camp Thoughts
Wait, nobody booed Cooke? I thought for sure we were not that passive aggressive to only complain about him on the internet.

Pominville enjoying his first Wild camp | Star Tribune
The more you watch Jason Pominville play hockey, the easier it is to understand why Zach Parise’s eyes lit up April 3 when told the Wild acquired the Buffalo Sabres captain. - Brad Ratgen - Wild Training Camp: Battle for Jobs and Projected Starting Line Up
Who's in, who's out, and who's on the bubble.

Tending the Fields

The Team of 18,001: Top 10 Prospects: #4 Matt Dumba
Ah, a look at my favorite guy and number, #Dumba55

Off the Trail

Coyotes’ Klesla leaves ice on stretcher after hit by Kings’ Nolan | ProHockeyTalk
Just because it's pre-season, doesn't mean nasty injuries can't happen. Hope for the best with Klesla, never like to see or hear about this.

Report: Coyotes’ Bissonnette at risk for 10-game suspension | ProHockeyTalk
BizNasty 2.0 may have to answer a few questions, and the regular season has not even started. If he indeed left the bench on Sunday, that is.

Ovechkin on NHL’s new no-tuck jersey rule: ‘I think it’s kind of stupid’ | ProHockeyTalk
My cat says "NO!" to un-tucking his jersey.

Despite rave reviews, Hawks to return Teravainen to Finland | ProHockeyTalk
The 19-year-old forward impressed Patrick Kane, who remarked that Teravainen’s “talent level is sky high.”