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Wilderness Walk: Last Sunday Before the Season Edition

Your morning read, including a Granlund profile and much more.

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By next Sunday the Wild will have played two games, and we'll have something more interesting to talk about. I can't wait. Until then, here's some morning reading.

Basically the only thing I've listened to/thought about for the last week is the Hamilton musical, which you should definitely check out. Get history stuck in your head!

Wild News

Wild waits on Granlund to show his ability - So many feelings about Mikko Koivu being a good mentor.

Wild claim Parise’s buddy, Chris Porter, off waivers from Philly | ProHockeyTalk Okay, here's a game.You can add any player from around the league, but they have to be besties with someone  currently on the Wild's roster. Who do you take? Without thinking too hard my answer is Tyler Ennis.

Off the Trail

Report: No coach's challenge in preseason; league uncomfortable with test drive | theScore I forgot this was going to be a thing. It'll be interesting to see how it works out.

Eddie Lack signs 2-year, $5.5-million extension with Hurricanes | theScore Sensible.

30 Thoughts: Why the sudden delay in expansion talk? - Essential reading.

NWHL Release of Player Finances Raises Questions - TSS Oh look, a league that knows its fans care about how much players make. Interesting.

Nick Bjugstad on Panthers' playoff hopes, learning from Jaromir Jagr | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports #oneofus

Further Off the Trail

WNBA Finals: Lynx come together just in time for rematch with Indiana Fever - Why are we talking about hockey when the Lynx are in the finals. Jump on the bandwagon and cheer for the Minnesota team least likely to cause you pain.