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Wilderness Walk: 3 in the Cage Edition

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Good morning Wilderness Walkers!!! Here we are, another Friday closer to the start of training camp and of course, the regular season. The NFL kicked off their games last night, now it almost the NHL's turn. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. It certainly almost feels like hockey weather out there right now.

Lets get right into it. There's a fun thought experiment piece in the links below, as well as some new rules for Minnesota youth hockey. Before you get to the links, be sure to clicky the play button and enjoy a lengthy rendition of  1348 by Umphrey's McGee!

Wild News

Wild goalie Backstrom caught in tenuous situation - StarTribune.com
The biggest hurdle in figuring out this Backstrom situation, his contract.

Tending the Fields

Iowa Wild announce two-year KXNO extension | Des Moines Register
The squad down the I-35 corridor have extended their contract with the local radio jockeys.

On Frozen Pond

Minnesota Hockey Announces Rule Changes For Upcoming Season | minnesotahockey.org
Couple adjustments the the ladies age brackets that will hopefully increase the competition and keep the girls in the game.

Off the Trail

NHL stars reveal dream 3-on-3 overtime squads; what’s yours? (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Who would be your dream 3-man lineup?

Jonathan Toews pulls off incredible trick shot with popped water bottle (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Gross.

Boston Bruins’ 2015 first-round picks fail conditioning test DeBrusk |
OOPS!

Former NHL star Theo Fleury releases his first country music song - CBSSports.com
For all you country music nuts out there.

Every NHL Team's Most Underrated Player Ahead of 2015-16 Season | Bleacher Report
I know you've all missed the occasional BR slideshow, don't lie. I'm hungry for pizza now.

Atlanta gets pro hockey team again, thanks to ECHL Gladiators | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The difference this time will be, crowds in the hundreds will be considered a good thing.