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Where MLB meets NHL and how to survive the 63 days between now and hockey.

Black Jack Morris and MLB meet the NHL face to face.
Black Jack Morris and MLB meet the NHL face to face.
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Hey Wilderness, it's August.  There's not much going on in the hockey world, but it's coming soon.  Get out and enjoy the fantastic weather we've been afforded this summer and know that Hockey is just around the corner.  We're starting to see a few really early season previews, conclusion of offseason reviews and #HotTakes springing up everywhere - which means we're getting there.  So, hold on tight, enjoy the dog days and rest well knowing hockey is coming.  Yesterday's press conference regarding the Stadium Series is proof.

Some great bits on August survival, MLB/NHL and the NWHL today.  Let's Walk.

Wild News

Wild outdoor game ticket prices: Top ticket is $449 - StarTribune.com
#MakeItRain

Minnesota Wild | 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ - Minnesota Wild | 2016 Coors Light Stadium Series
Minnesota Wild® face-off against Central Division rival Chicago Blackhawks® in the first-ever NHL® outdoor matchup in the State of Hockey - Feb 21.

Wild owner: TCF Bank Stadium offers 'incredible' sightlines for NHL outdoor game - TwinCities.com
Wild owner Craig Leipold was at the outdoor game played between the University of Minnesota and Ohio State at TCF Bank Stadium in January 2014.

Expectations For Minnesota Wild Must Be High The Hockey Writers
Minnesota has been on the cusp of contending for a Stanley Cup the past few seasons and despite a strong central division, expectations should be high.

Future Winter Classic Match-Ups the NHL Must Set Up: Part One The Hockey Writers
#2 is a State of Hockey dream come true and celebrity death match all in one.

Tending the Fields

Iowa Wild to play preseason games in Grand Forks and Fargo - Minor Leagues - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
Minnesota Wild AHL affiliate Iowa Wild and Winnipeg Jets AHL affiliate Manitoba Moose both announced on Tuesday that Fargo and Grand Forks will host preseason games with the two clubs in early October.

Off the Trail

A Hockey Fan's Guide To Surviving August The Hockey Writers
August is a tough month for hockey fans. Hockey seems to be a distant memory and isn't on the horizon. Here's how to survive August and get to next season.

NHL star Patrick Kane is subject of police probe, sources say - BN Hockey
#RuhRoh

John Shipley: NHL players' head trauma lawsuit coming to St. Paul - TwinCities.com
Don't bump your head, Gary.

Playing favorites in the NWHL - Along the Boards
With so much time before the NWHL's inaugural season starts in October, what's the best way to choose your favorite team? Christina Jacobs has some answers.

NHL forges digital partnership with MLBAM: 5 things to know - CBSSports.com
With the NHL forging a new partnership with MLB Advanced Media, the way NHL fans consume the sport is bound to change. Here's five important things to know about the future of the NHL.

Did Your Team Blow It At The Trade Deadline? | FiveThirtyEight
This is about Baseball, but the rule applies to hockey too.

Red Wings, Avalanche alumni game to include 'rivalry era' players - CBSSports.com
The Red Wings and Avalanche had one of the fiercest rivalries in the NHL. The key figures of those battles will be back in an alumni game for the NHL's Stadium Series.

Summer Stock: Atlantic Division - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
Boston BruinsHow They Fared- Not well. Missed the playoffs by two points via The Hamburglar. Then very levelheadedly fired their GM Peter Chiarelli and replaced him with Don Sweeney…Their Offseason- Sweeney then went on to blow sh*t up. Out wit...

Canucks lock up Sutter with five-year deal - Article - TSN
#HeGotPaid