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Wilderness Walk: Friday Frolic Edition

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Good morning Wilderness!

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Here we are, on the cusp of another weekend in the offseason. We've handed out a Cup, given away some awards, drafted some kids, and now our last order of business is upon us as Development Camp has opened. That's right sports fans, we are not too far away from the darkest depths of the hockey offseason. No sense in being all glum about it though. We're not there yet, and all it means is that we are getting that much closer to the start of the regular season.

Anybody got plans to head up to the X on Saturday? I'm going to try and make it myself. The weather is getting warmer, nothing like sitting in a cold hockey arena on a hot summer day!

Wild News

Wild prospect Alex Tuch looks to build off strong freshman season -
The great Alex Tuch stands out as the Wild kick of prospect development camp.

Tending the Fields

2015 NHL Draft: Minnesota Wild draft review - Hockey's Future
Hockey's Future writer Peter Prohaska reviews the Minnesota Wild selections from the 2015 NHL Draft, including footage of draftee Gustav Bouramman.

Off the Trail

Inaugural NWHL season to feature Minnesota connections | Let's Play Hockey
The National Womens Hockey League will drop the puck starting this October.

Tampa Bay boosts hockey cred with 2018 World Juniors bid | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Lose a Cup, maybe win a World Juniors tournament.

Down Goes Brown: Making sense of Vladimir Tarasenko's monster contract
Why not throw a pile of money at an unproven kid and hope it all pans out?

Joshua Ho-Sang wants to play for New York Islanders next season - Prospects
The nice thing about Ho-Sang playing for the Islanders, is they'll probably mismanage him and end up trading him to the Wild for peanuts.

Futures List indicates great depth for 2016 NHL Draft - Prospects
It's never to early to start talking 2016 draft, right?

Eddie Lack has Roberto Luongo on goalie mask for Carolina Hurricanes - - News
Eddie Lack needed a new goalie mask after being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes. He included former Vancouver Canucks teammate Roberto Luongo.

Why elite centers are the NHL's most precious commodity | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I can't wait till the Wild get a first-line center!