Gird your loins, Wilderness. Hurry home, take a nap, and get ready to make some noise. Because Game 7 is tonight in Denver. Puck drops at 8:30 central time, and as has been the case, we at Hockey Wilderness will be providing material all day long.
For listening during the walk:
Star Tribune: Wild v Ave: Game 7, Nuff Said- Setting the stage for the Battle this evening.
Star Tribune: Chip Scoggins' notes Mike Yeo's calm during the playoff storm- Scoggins has #faith in Mike Yeo. Do you?
Star Tribune: Game 7 is all about the nerves- A Comparison of tonight to some big moments in MN history
Star Tribune: Game 7 is MacK v Parise- Parise and MacKinnon have one more night to battle for top point-getter in the post season.
Pioneer Press: Tom Powers- Wild Rock the X with victory- A nice feel-good piece about Parise showing up and the emotion of the victory. Could be construed as setting up for a moral victory should we lose today (but we won't).
Puck Daddy: Vanek to MN for $40M?- Speculation on Vanek in MN
Hockey Writers.com: Crank up the Stress, Game 7 is On- A good recap of the series, sets the stage for the game tonight.
Watch National LaCrosse League Semifinals free this Saturday- The Swarm's season is over, but the playoffs have yet to begin!
On the Pitch:
NASL: Minnesota United Takes League Lead- YOUR Minnesota United sit atop the league with a perfect 3-0 record
Star Tribune: MIguel Ibarra Key to Minnesota United Success- The energetic midfielder has been a mainstay of the team, and remains so.
Star Tribune: Minnesota Teen joins Villareal- ONE OF US will be joining Villareal, a top team in La Liga in Spain
NASL Player of the Week- Cristiano Diaz of YOUR Minnesota United is up for player of the week. GO VOTE!
Off the Trail:
Puck Daddy: Eulogizing the 2013-14 St. Louis Blues- A lengthy, but parody review of the Blues' season.
Puck Daddy: Wayne Simmonds thinks Sterling should sell the team- Not a Hockey article, but definitely relevant given the goings-on in the NBA
Puck Daddy: Jagr's coming back- Jaromir Jagr, resident old-guy, has signed a 1-year deal with the Devils
Grantland.com- Does a Long Round 1 Hurt Cup Run Chances?- A very good, and pertinent article on the history of long first rounds and cup runs.
NHL.com: Wayne Simmonds Scores 3 to force game 7- The Flyers have come back and have forced a 7th game in the first round.
Blue Shirt Banter: Flyers 5, Rangers 2- Familiear Scoreline, but the game wasn't even THIS close.
Broad Street Hockey: Let's Play Another!- A less pessimistic view of the above!