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Wilderness Walk: Let the Games Commence!

Hello! We here at Hockey Wilderness have a little something prepared for the coming weeks... we've gotten together and are going to be writing about some of our favorite hockey video games. So, get ready for some of us to get our nerd on.

Before we get to the walk- your Minnesota United FC moved to 3-0-1 on the season on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Fury, and puts them in 2nd place for the fall season (1st place in the combined season). Christian Ramirez continued his fantastic season, scoring 2 goals to lead Minnesota to the victory. The MN United game followed an international competition between English champions Manchester City and Greek champions Olympiacos, which Olympiacos won 5-4 on penalty kicks after the regulation time ended in a 1-1 draw.

That said, it's not a slow hockey news day, so let's get to the walk!

Wild News

Wild sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way deal | State of Hockey News
Not new news, but Derek has a GREAT insight into the deal. CLICK IT.

Iowa Wild Announce Preseason Schedule | Gone Puck Wild
The Iowa Wild of the AHL announced their preseason schedule for the 2014-15 season, which will feature a home-and-home with the Chicago Wolves.

Centres of Attention: How The West Will Be Won in 2014-15 | The Hockey Writers
Larry Fisher asserts that centers are the key to winning a cup, and breaks down the center depth of the Western Conference. PLUS, he says good things about the Wild.

30 Teams, 30 Bold Predictions for the Next NHL Season | The Hockey Writers
Mark Scheig makes predictions for every team. He's more optimistic about the Lanche than I am...

United States World Junior players start cam under coach Mark Osiecki | NHL
U.S. coach Mark Osiecki will get his first look at some of the players he'll have for the 2015 World Junior Championship, including the Wild's Alex Tuch and Louie Belpedio

Off the Trail

Q & A With Former NHLer Cliff Ronning | The Hockey Writers
An interesting interview with Cliff Ronning. DEFINITELY worth a read.

Ducks to retire Teemu Selanne's No. 8 before game in January |
Is it too late to offer sheet Teemu?

Report: Loiselle to replace Shanahan as VP of Player Safety | ProHockeyTalk
The DoPS has a new head... will things get any better?