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The Wild lost their pre-season opener, but the rosters were... well... less than stellar.

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You've heard the news by now- the Wild are officially 0-1. It's time to rip the C, fire Yeo, and hire Big Buff as the new physical trainer. (Here is Arctic Ice Hockey's recap of the game)

Be sure to check out the new podcast, it's pretty great. I stop by and provide my thoughts on Training Camp, and then Ger and Tony chat about more Training Camp, Darcy Kuemper, and the Top 25 Under 25.

Wild News

Projecting Cody Almond's Offensive Output | The Hockey Writers
Our very own Ger Devine writes about what we can expect from Cody Almond this season, with some GREAT analysis.

Boba Fenwick Mock Draft number 1 | Hashtag Hockey
Boba takes a look at who he drafted in a fantasy hockey league mock draft.

Almond returns to Wild to show his game is NHL ready | Star Tribune
Cody Almond waxes philosophic on drinks, hockey, and Switzerland.

Wild notes: Winnipeg edges Wild | Star Tribune
The Wild are 0-1... how long till panic about Vanek's lack of production kicks in?

Jets 2, Wild 1: Niklas Backstrom gets off to encouraging start in preseason opener | TwinCities.com
Backstrom looked good, but will it continue?

Wild want Cody Almond to get defensive | TwinCities.com
Chad Graff also takes a look at Cody Almond.

Wild’s young skaters fall 2-1 in pre-season opener in Winnipeg | State of Hockey News
Theresa Ferries gives some notes and thoughts on the game last night- DEFINITELY worth a read.

From the Frozen Pond

Quick thoughts on the Big Ten hockey TV schedule | SB Nation College Hockey
Will Minnesota be in the cards? You bet your sweet butt!

Gophers Top USCHO Women’s Poll - Minnesota Hockey Magazine
Where do the Gophers rank?

Tending the Fields

Niklas Folin commits to UMass Lowell - SB Nation College Hockey
Christian's brother Niklas will ALSO be playing for UMass Lowell... will he become a Wild as well?

Off the Trail

The Flyers replaced their 'Ice Girls' with 'Ice Guys' and Philly fans booed - SBNation.com
Flyers fans aren't happy that the Ice Girls are gone. So there's that.

On carrying three goalies, and which teams might be forced to do it | ProHockeyTalk
How is MN not the first team listed? It's not in alphabetical order, so this officially makes NO sense.

Roundup: New Jersey Devils defeat New York Rangers on Day 2 of NHL preseason - NHL.com - News
A roundup of scores from around the league.

Pavel Datsyuk of Detroit Red Wings leaves game with injury: report | NHL.com - News
A Datsyukian injury? Say it ain't so!