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Wilderness Walk: 21 days till Training Camp Edition

That's right Wilderness, 21 more sleeps till the Wild open training camp.

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21 days kids.
21 days kids.
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We are nearly in the home stretch now Wilderness. The Wild are set to open their training camp just 3 weeks from today. Things are starting to pick up again around the NHL as coaches and GM's makes their final plans before camp opens up. Stay tuned, it's about to get very fun!


Anything, anything for the start of the hockey season.

Children by the millions scream for Alex Chilton!

Wild News

Mike Yeo says Minnesota Wild starting job in goal is wide open - - NHL Insider
Wide open, yet crowded. It's an amazing conundrum.

Replay: Wild's Yeo talks with Russo at the State Fair | Star Tribune
#ICYMI Coach Yeo sits down the Michael Russo at the State Fair.

Time for a new Wild goal Anthem? - Gone Puck Wild - A Minnesota Wild Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
I could get behind a movement for a new goal song. Crowd Chant has lost it's "new car smell".

Tending the Fields

Minnesota Wild's Traverse City prospects tournament roster | Russo's Rants |
Traverse City is just around the corner. Get all your info on the prospect tournament here.

NBCSN Announces Their 2014-2015 College Hockey Television Line-Up - SB Nation College Hockey
If your a fan of Notre Dame hockey (*cough cough* Mario Lucia) you will be extremely happy with this television schedule.

Rioux returns to Mallards; team also signs forward
The Quad-City Mallards' defense picked up another key returner Tuesday as they announced they have re-signed defenseman Nicholas Rioux in addition to signing forward Kyle Thomas.

Mallards to hold auditions - Quad Cities Online
I got hoop dreams coach!

On Frozen Pond

Despite new law, parents' complaints remain an issue for high school coaches | Star Tribune
A new law enacted to keep disgruntled parents from costing Minnesota high school coaches their jobs seems to have quelled some of the potential firings

Off the Trail

2014 Season Review: Mike Richards - Jewels From The Crown
A extensive piece about Mike Richards in L.A. Very well done. I almost understood some of the fancy stats.

Injured player pushes warning track in hockey | USA Today
Warning track, coming to an ice rink near you?

The 10 most fascinating NHL players in 2014-15 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports


Half Of The NHL’s Rumored Expansion Cities Don’t Make Sense | FiveThirtyEight
Point, counter-point.

Predicting How 2013-14 NHL Rookie Standouts Will Fare During Sophomore Seasons
I hear slide show's are only 18 as well. (That's not true)

The 10 most fascinating NHL teams in 2014-15 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Do the Wild and their boring play merit a mention on this list?

Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Pittsburgh Penguins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I always enjoy hearing about a Penguins downfall.