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Wilderness Walk: Two Step

43 Days until opening night, only 26 till preseason

This many days until hockey.
This many days until hockey.
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Another day, another leaked logo for the stadium series.  Are these legit?  We'll find out soon enough as the season gets started.  August is waning, and as the calendar turns over to September, we know that means hockey is upon us.  This is also evident in the amount of Wild and other NHL news that is being churned out on a more regular basis.  The anticipation is in high gear and we'll continue to get you ready for the season.

Today we Walk two steps down the trail with one of the greatest jams of all time.

Wild News

Minnesota Wild: Ready to Break Out - The Hockey Writers
Eric opines that the Wild will have their breakthrough this season at THW

Want to talk Wild hockey? Come to Star Tribune booth Friday -
Sweet Martha, Bottomless Milk and Russo.

NHL Stadium Series logos leak for Red Wings, Avalanche and Wild | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: According to a recently released Reebok catalogue that was screen-capped by graphic designer Conrad Burry, the Wild, Avalanche and Red Wings will all have new looks for the games.

Wild Xtra Prospect Rankings: 11-15 - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
WX continues their prospect reviews

Minnesota Wild Players That Make Great Fantasy Steals

Tending the Fields

Iowa Wild Hockey: News Releases
Torchetti excited for new season

Off The Trail

The final 2015-16 NHL standings, brought to you in August 2015 | theScore

What if NHL doesn’t expand to Quebec City, Las Vegas after all? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
John Shannon of Sportsnet is also playing the skeptic, particularly about Quebec City getting a team:

Atlantic Division Preseason Power Rankings
Who will come out on top of the Atlantic division in 2015-16? Read to find out who triumphed in our preseason power rankings.

Pacific Division preseason power rankings
With a lot of new talent was brought in to the Pacific division, we look at who is in the best position to win with our preseason power rankings

Top 5 Question Marks for the Blues this Season The Hockey Writers
A look at the biggest concerns the St. Louis Blues will face heading into the 2015-2016 season.

Nicklas Backstrom unsure if he’ll be ready for start of Capitals' season | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "I don’t know if I will be able to play right away when the season starts," he said.

Wayne Simmonds on Flyers: We don’t want ‘repeat of last year’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "We’re a good team right now," Simmonds said.