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Wilderness Walk: Way Back Wednesday

Commentary on society, hockey news, and live-orchestra techno - we've got it all. 57 days until Wild Hockey.

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The Dub Abides.
The Dub Abides.
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We've searched, scoured, sifted, combed, explored and examined, but there's only so much juice you can squeeze out of a rock.  Not much to report on the Wild front today other than there's only 57 days until opening night.   We are able to continue the conversation of sexual transgressions and sports with plenty of local and recent ties, but can also reach back into history and find very similar trends that tend to repeat themselves (see: Norm Green, Rachel Blount) and why this should remain an open conversation throughout the sports world.

To lighten the mood, here is BBC Radio1 throwing it WAY BACK to the infancy of electronic music by playing foundational house and trance pieces with a live orchestra - nothing but pure fun!  We Walk.

Sports and Society

Sports’ problem with violence and sexism towards women rears its ugly head again - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog
Connecting Kane to Peterson to Teague and the problems they present.

Star Tribune sportswriter says Norwood Teague harassed her, too -
Check out Rachel Blount's tweets at the bottom of the article to remind us another reason #NormGreenSucks

Thoughts from the Stands: My own thoughts on the treatment of female sports reporters
Heather weighs in on her experience as a female sports journalist

Wild News

Why Ruslan Fedotenko Could Actually Make The Wild - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra

Off The Trail

The Impact of Cognitive Biases on our Evaluation of Play - Own The Puck
Great read on #FancyStats and how they apply to players like Sean Bergenheim

Hockey fan uses melted ice from favorite team's rink for daughter's baptism | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Church of Hockey.

Jori Lehtera out 6-to-8 weeks after ankle surgery | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Blues announced the news Monday morning. Lehtera underwent the procedure Aug. 4. The team said he suffered the injury the end of the 2014-5 season.

Rangers take a chance on Jarret Stoll, sign him for one year -
This should work out well.

Why the Coyotes can survive and eventually thrive in Arizona -
The Arizona Coyotes have had everything going against them this summer, but instead of seeing this as the beginning of the end, it could be the turning point the franchise needs.

World Cup of Hockey: Early predictions for USA's roster
With roughly a year to go before the 2016 World Cup, USA Hockey named Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi to serve as the team’s general manager.

Watch Kris Versteeg, Jason Demers perform unique dance at Devin Setoguchi's wedding (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
#OldFriend Devin Setoguchi has some strange friends.