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When there's not much to say, we just Walk this way.

Steven Tyler knows how to do it.
Steven Tyler knows how to do it.
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Sad news in the State of Hockey as Gophers powerhouse Amanda Kessel will skip her senior season, effectively retiring from college hockey due to continued after effects from a concussion last year.  We wish her well and hope for a full recovery.

Today's Walk includes pretty charts and #FancyStats plus a whole lot of stuff about other teams and players!

Wild News

Minnesota Wild 2014-15 Season in Charts - McKeen's
All the #FancyStats and graphs you can handle!

Bursting Through - Minnesota Wild - Blogs
3 Wild prospects are headed to USA Hockey Evaluation Camp

On Frozen Pond

Amanda Kessel: USA Olympic hockey star retires due to concussions - More Sports - SI.com
Concussions make another sad time for another #OneOfUs

Amanda Kessel to miss another season following concussion | OlympicTalk
Kessel hasn't played for the U.S. or her college team since the Sochi Olympics.

Off The Trail

NHL Standings Predictions: Off-Season Edition The Hockey Writers
Parity is alive and well in the NHL — coming out of the draft and free agency — so much so that it is almost impossible to predict next season's standings.

How many players do Stanley Cup winners usually lose in one offseason? - CBSSports.com
The Chicago Blackhawks have already lost six players from their 2014-15 Stanley Cup winning team. How does that compare to recent Stanley Cup winners?

NHL expansion deadline: No Seattle bids; Las Vegas, Quebec City apply (Reports) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Seattle, long considered the NHL’s most desired expansion city, didn’t submit a bid for a team, according to reports.

5 Dates to Circle on Your 2015-16 NHL Calendar The Hockey Writers
The NHL offseason drags on into the most boring time of the year. Therefore, here are five dates to look forward to come October.

Brodziak ready to go wild with Blues : Sports
#OldFriend

Braden Holtby asks for $8 million per season in arbitration | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Duby keeps seeming more and more affordable...

Report: Prospective Seattle owner won't bid for NHL expansion team - CBSSports.com
The dream of bringing the NHL to Seattle suffered a major setback as Victor Coleman, one of the top candidates to bring a team to the city, will reportedly not be submitting a bid.