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Wilderness Walk: Let the Countdown Begin!

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We have just 4 more days till training camp begins... and it can't come soon enough.

We recorded a new episode of the podcast last night, with a SPECIAL NEW GUEST! That should drop on Tuesday, so chiggity-check it out, and listen to the last episode in the meantime!

There is another sport happening now... something about a foot and a ball, yet feet aren't really involved and the ball is egg-shaped. Anyways, the team from Minnesota lost. We'll wish the purple all the best next week. With that, enjoy some music, and let's get to the Walk.

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Wild News

Sunday Q&A: Wild forward Jason Zucker | Star Tribune
Zucker answers some questions heading into training camp.

Stick Taps

NHL must be careful about how it handles domestic abuse | NHL - SI.com
Read this. It's pretty good, though certainly not perfect.

The NHL in Infrared | NHL - SI.com
Not at all as important as the above... but really really cool

Tending the Fields

Traverse City Day 2: How the Minnesota Wild Prospects Fared | Gone Puck Wild
Read some GREAT game summaries from the Traverse City Tournament

Wild wins prospects tournament game in OT | Star Tribune
The Wild defeated the Blues... but the best part is how it happened.

From the Frozen Pond

You Crazy Hockey Parents | Minnesota Hockey Magazine
Some thoughts on youth sports and parenting

Off the Trail

Reviewing NHL 15 | The Hockey Writers
So, should you or shouldn't you? Well... it depends.

Patrick Roy begins second season as NHL coach | The Hockey Writers
The Lanche season can be summed up in the final section of this article

Senators to try soccer-style fan section for 10 games this season | theScore
I might have to make a journey to Ottawa if this is true....

Will Marian Gaborik still be unstoppable in 2014-15? | SBNation.com
Will the former Wild star be the playoff beast or the regular season lamb?

NHL rule changes for 2014-15 | SBNation.com
The trapezoid is getting bigger, but is not yet the size it should be (the whole sheet of ice).

Does Jarome Iginla have another 30-goal season in him? | SBNation.com
Will the #WildKiller continue to be the #WildKiller?

Ten ideas for NHL to consider in new season | Sports - The Boston Globe
#2 is a nice thought... but misses the larger point.