It's my fault. I forgot to do the walk yesterday. Instead of posting some half-baked late version, though, I decided to double up today. The result is a walk that is heavy on Wild news, and some other things too.
Today also marks the start of school for many kids.... which means one thing: we are that much closer to hockey.
For our music today, enjoy the vocal-less version of the loudest concert I've ever been to: the little brother of Dream Theater: Liquid Tension Experiment
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Single-game ticket, open scrimmage, prospect tournament information | StarTribune.com
Single-game tickets for this upcoming Wild season go on sale on Saturday, Sept.
Russo: Unsigned Cooke has fire in the belly | StarTribune.com
Fire in the belly? I think they have pills for that...
2015-16 Schedule Breakdown: March/April | Wild Xtra
This seems like forever away.
2015-16 Schedule Breakdown: February | Wild Xtra
Stick Happens!: Niklas Backstrom—history repeats itself | Stick Happens
Another Year, Another Surgery...
NHL: Wild’s Dubnyk winding down from whirlwind | Duluth News Tribune
Doobie is winding down.
Top 10 Players In the Central Division | The Hockey Writers
You'll never guess which Wild is on this list.
Keith Ballard, Jordan Leopold Leaning Toward Retirement | The Hockey Writers
Who could blame them?
Poll: Will Minnesota’s power play improve this season? | ProHockeyTalk
HE GETS IT! (or does he)? Yeo: I think our net-front has probably been the worst part of our power play. That’s an area we have to improve.
Wild’s biggest question: Who will step up at center? | ProHockeyTalk
Granlund scored just eight goals last season while playing between Pominville and Parise.
Under Pressure: Devan Dubnyk | ProHockeyTalk
He'll have to prove last season was not a fluke.
Wild ’15-16 Outlook | ProHockeyTalk
PLEASE let this not be true: Ryan Suter is expected to once again play in nearly half of every game.
Tending the Fields
Looking to make the leap: Mike Reilly | ProHockeyTalk
He's hoping to crack the Wild's opening night roster after three seasons at the University of Minnesota.
Off the Trail
Nazem Kadri on playing in Toronto: 'Sometimes it's hard on young players' | theScore
I can't doubt it. Makes it hard to succeed, probably. Well, that and a terrible coach and GM.
What We Learned: Tuukka Rask and the Bruins' workload problem | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Interesting, and worth a read.
Al Arbour: 1932-2015 | Grantland.com
A great tribute to a historic coach.