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Wilderness Walk: Blind Melon Edition

News is lite, and seeing as my favorite band on this planet is Blind Melon I thought I would treat you fine folks to some of their work not titled No Rain.

Aaron Holm

Can we still offer sheet Subban?

No?

Fair enough, glad that's over!

Welcome to another Sunday Funday edition of your Wilderness Walk.  The news in the hockey world, as always this time of year, is pretty light.  I'm not going to church it up for you folks, besides the Subban drama coming to a close, basically nothing happened.

On the bright side, I'm finally starting to come around from an illness that had me dragging in the worst way.  I love you antibiotics!  So if I've been scarce here, or on the twittersphere lately that is why.  I'll also be taking a trip up to the the North Shore come this Wednesday so if your in the Grand Marais area and see me with my family, keep walking!

Wild News

Jake Dowell Signs Deal With Hamilton Bulldogs
Jake has been in the system for a long time.  He's moving on now, and if you didn't see his feature on E:60 a while back be sure to check it out within this article.  Be warned, it's not always easy to watch.

Family traditions carry on in Jim Dowd All-Star hockey game
Yeah, not exactly Wild news, but Jim Dowd was liked well enough around these parts I feel this belongs here.  The vanRiemsdyk brothers have been a fixture in the game over the years, as have other standout skaters.

Off the Trail

Subban: Sticking with Montreal ‘wasn’t about the dollar signs’ | ProHockeyTalk
Because if it was about the money, he would have pushed for much more of it.

Lightning hand Bishop a two-year, $11.9M extension | ProHockeyTalk
Bishop inked through the 2016-17 season now for nearly 6 million clams a year.

Anaheim Ducks sign LW Patrick Maroon to 3-year extension, sign 1st-round pick Nick Ritchie - The Hockey News
In other news, Ducks re-sign their guy and get their draft pick inked.

Poll: Should the Jets trade Evander Kane? | ProHockeyTalk
They probably should, and get rid of any other talent they have too.

Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Calgary Flames | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
A look at the horrible side of a franchise throughout the years.

BarDown: Awesome GIF of every past NHL team jersey
Who doesn't like a trip down memory lane? Pro tip: Avoid the Stars jersey, it will just piss you off.