How's it going Wilderness?
Yup, it's still the offseason. Will this ever end?
It's funny really. When I mention my longing for the month of October to some of my less enthusiastic for hockey buddies, who like most people love the nice weather a Minnesota summer can bring, they look at me rather oddly and some threaten bodily harm. It's not that I want to just skip the summer months, I just want meaningful Wild hockey again. Is that so wrong?
Little Wild Registration Opens May 26 - Minnesota Wild - News
Something for those of you with kids who have a budding interest in hockey.
Off the Trail
Eugene Melnyk of Ottawa Senators recovering well after liver transplant - NHL.com - News
Doctors for Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melynk said Thursday he is recovering well after liver transplant surgery.
Tim Murray explains Babcock talks; Sabres seeking Bylsma? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Sabres hunt continues, as the Leafs bask in the glory that is The Babs.
Will Hitch be back? Blues still ‘going through the process’ | ProHockeyTalk
If he hasn't been canned yet, I don't really think he'll get the pink slip. Could still happen I suppose, but they took themselves out of the Babcock talk and quite possibly the Bylsma talk if they don't act fast.
B’s sign Finnish forward Kemppainen to one-year, $700K deal | ProHockeyTalk
Kemppainen had a decent season, but really caught fire the the playoffs over in Finland.
Commissioner Gary Bettman expects NHL salary cap to climb to $71 million for 2015-16
Depending on that damned Loonie!
RPubs - NHLbirths
Ever wanted to see a map plotting the birthplace of (almost) every NHL player ever?
Corey Perry upset with Mike Milbury's on-air injury comment (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Milbury does tend to plant his foot directly into his mouth.
NHL Recap - Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks - May 21, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Who Will Go 3rd Overall in the 2015 NHL Draft? | The Hockey Writers
Probably the most interesting pick in this years draft, who will go 3rd?
NHL Draft Primer: Second and third round options feature family pedigree, high CHL picks - Hockey's Future
A look at some of the deeper would be draft selections.