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Wilderness Walk: Something Different Edition

You know the drill by now, there's not a lot of news, there's still a while till Hockey comes back, and only weirdos like me are excited about the return of the English Premier League...

BUT, I've just returned this weekend from Drum Corps International's World Championships. What's DCI, you ask? It's basically mecca for band geeks, where a bunch of kids who have spent 3 months working with a marching band compete for the biggest nerd. Marching in a show is also roughly the equivalent of running a marathon, though.

Take, for instance, this marching band interpretation of Dante's Inferno:

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Or this (older) version of Phantom of the Opera

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Wild News

Jason Zucker Primed For Big Year In Minnesota | The Hockey Writers
Could Zucker finally have the big year we've thought was coming?

Wild's Jonathon Blum Headed to KHL | The Hockey Writers
With the Iowa Wild, where he did get that kind of usage, he had a lot of success last season. He finished second on the team in points behind center Tyler Graovac, posting 12 goals and 25 assists in 66 games. While he wasn’t climbing the ranks for the NHL club, his departure is a big loss for the last place Iowa Wild.

Tending the Fields

Fedotenko eyeing a return to the NHL | ProHockeyTalk
MN's big offseason signing...

Off the Trail

Patrick Kane hires lawyer amid investigation; spends day with Cup privately | theScore
Hamburg, N.Y. police chief Gregory Wickett confirmed Friday that his department is investigating Kane over an alleged incident last weekend, and that it is gathering information and awaiting forensic test results.

5 players due to break out in '15-'16 | theScore
Are there Wild on the list? Come find out.

3 worst signings of the offseason | theScore
Vanek, Vanek, and Vanek, #amirite???

Top 5 goalie tandems heading into the 2015-16 season | theScore
What, you mean Backy's NOT on this list???

Reviews of EA NHL 15 EASHL beta, video games, EA Sports, demos, hockey | ProHockeyTalk
The re-introduced game mode was tested for a week.