Not much ado with nothing to do in the Wilderness. We're continuing our slow crawl through August and hockey is getting closer. Players are still signing, some retiring. Some continue to make headlines, while most lay dormant. We get a virtual look into the proposed arena in Vegas as well as more information on the Adidas sweater takeover.
Today's musical selection comes to you live from the Cabooze in Minneapolis where local purveyors of funk Circle of Heat meets local favorite McNasty Brass Band.
On Frozen Pond
Gopher Hockey Notebook: Summer Hockey Travels Edition - SB Nation College Hockey
Nate gives us a summer Rodent update
Off The Trail
Patrick Kane's Lawyer Is Arguing With People On Facebook
Patrick Kane’s attorney Paul Cambria felt compelled today to reply to a Facebook post
The NHL Needs to Make the Shootout History The Hockey Writers
The shootout has been condemned as an awful way to end hockey games, so why does it still exist? How else can the NHL end games?
Report: Adidas wins rights to NHL's jerseys; big changes coming? - CBSSports.com
Adidas has secured the rights to make the NHL's uniforms starting in 2017-18, according to reports. So what does that mean for the future of NHL uniforms?
Gotta See It: Virtual tour of Las Vegas arena - Sportsnet.ca
The partnership behind the new 20,000-seat, $350-million Las Vegas arena project have released a digitally rendered virtual tour of the facility.
Mike Babcock won't save Maple Leafs in Year 1, and that's just fine - CBSSports.com
Mike Babcock will be taking over the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, but he is not going to be a savior for the team in the short-term.
Ducks Sign Mike Santorelli to 1-Year Deal The Hockey Writers
The Anaheim Ducks have signed unrestricted free agent forward Mike Santorelli to a one-year contract that is a steep step down from last year's deal.
Top 5 Daniel Briere Moments The Hockey Writers
Shock and Awe: Five offences on the rise in 2015-16 - Along the Boards
Now that the offseason is nearly in the books, which teams will be the most improved on offense in the NHL when next season's done?