Good morning Wilderness! Welcome to your final Sunday before your favorite team reports to training camp. We are literally on the cusp of kicking off another season. It won't be long now before your Minnesota Wild will be dropping the puck on their 14th year in the NHL.
Wanna see something cute?
Charlie Coyle and kids go together like the NFL and dysfunctional administration.
But lets talk about today's headline, hockey player names. There are so many great names out there, but which is the best? Now I'm sure everyone has their own, and there is nothing wrong with that. Personally, I'm very fond of Kari Takko. For the younger generation who may have never heard of him, Kari Takko was a Finnish goalie who played 6 NHL seasons. From 1985 to 1991 he guarded the pipes for the Minnesota North Stars before (and he must have really pissed somebody off) being traded to the Edmonton Oilers where he finished the season, and his career. Poor guy. I'd probably retire after playing in Edmonton too.
Wild Fans Speak, 2014-15 Pre-Season Edition | State of Hockey News
Some fans chime in on what they think about this years Minnesota Wild squad.
Tending the Fields
Wild Prospects Edge Blues In Overtime - Minnesota Wild - News
Prospect Wild get a win in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.
Off the Trail
Pass or Fail: New Dallas Stars mascot Victor E. Green, a weird alien booger thing | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
And you thought Nordy was bad.
Trotz shares his thoughts on hockey analytics | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Barry Trotz thinks the world of fancy stats doesn't pay attention to situational hockey.
Snider: Flyers not hiding behind ‘horrible mistake’ of signing Bryzgalov | ProHockeyTalk
The Flyers bought out Bryz after just 2 years of a 9 year contract. Lucky for them, they had a lockout on their side.
Report: Columbus first-round pick Milano could miss eight weeks with facial fractures | ProHockeyTalk
Yikes, that doesn't sound good.
Report: Ruslan Fedotenko to attend Devils camp | ProHockeyTalk
Ruslan Fedotenko! I think this is one of my favorite hockey names out there. He's no Karri Takko! I don't think that name will ever be topped in my book! What say you Wilderness, what are some of your favorite hockey names?