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Wilderness Walk: 9-9-2013: T -2 Training Camp

We are just 2 days away from players reporting for training camp. How about some links to pass the time?

Frederick Breedon

The home stretch is upon us Wilderness. Everyone's favorite hockey team is set to have players report for training camp this Wednesday. You thought this day would never come. The time to dust off your Wild Jerseys and dig out the war paint. Speaking of paint, do we even really have a "paint yourself" fanbase for the Wild? I know personally we do have such people for the Vikings, my brother is one of them. You have probably seen him on TV painted like some purple and gold version of a Star Wars character on Sundays...

but I digress...

It's time to load The Boys are Back in Town, It's the Final Countdown, and any other classic musical cliche you can muster up into you iZune or whatever that thing is, we walk

Wild News

Yeo will have Wild more aggressive, hates ‘dump-and-chase’ label | ProHockeyTalk
It's a bit funny to see Yeo try to deny dump-and-chase by calling it a turnover. It is a turnover, no matter how it happens. Call it what you want I suppose, doesn't hurt anyone.

2013-14 Central Division Preview | State of Hockey News
Our friends over at the State of Hockey News give you a peak into the Central Division.

Tending the Fields

The Team of 18,001: Top 10 Prospects: Honorable Mentions
The Team of 18,001 kicks off prospect countdown with a couple folks knocking on the door of the Top 10.

First Round Bust: FRB Top 20 Prospects: #12...Tyler Graovac
And in this corner, standing at 6'5" and 195 lbs, Tyler "The 191st over selection in the 2011 draft" Graovac! Man, somebody should come up with a better nickname for that guy.

Off the Trail - Jeff Quirin - Spitballing the Central Division
A look at the new division through some blue eyes.

Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could miss all of October - - News
It's a good thing for Oilers fans they don't play hockey in October in Edmonton anyway.

Canada to have black third jersey in Sochi Olympics? - Yahoo! Sports
Canada, so dark and mysterious!

Kings’ Mitchell on knee: ‘It’s full speed ahead’ | ProHockeyTalk
The 36-year old veteran defensemen's trying to come back after missing the entire 2013 lockout season.

Meet the St. Louis Blues--St. Louis Primed for Perennial Cup Runs - Gone Puck Wild
I got the blues, so bad.

On the Pitch

FC Edmonton, Minnesota United FC play to 1-1 draw
The 75th minute saw all the scoring in Saturday night as we welcomed FC Edmonton to Minnesota.